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post #181 of 1100

It's a magnificent looking head amp. Have you tried the W3000ANV with the Stratus?

post #182 of 1100
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It's a magnificent looking head amp. Have you tried the W3000ANV with the Stratus?


Briefly, it sounded very good.

post #183 of 1100

my friend kindly lend me some of his cd collection (mostly jazz) to me this week,
while i'm not that good to write about SQ ,i'd say the more i listen to this headphones ,the more i love it . Ella Fitzgerald's "But not for me" vocal sounds so alluring on this cans.

post #184 of 1100
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I have put on pads with a bigger opening and the results were a bigger soundstage, more forward mids and a better bass response.......really liking the mids....the lambskin pads sit on my ears, and my current pads fit around, circumaural!


Yep, I would love circumaural pads on mine I decided if there is any way to do this.

post #185 of 1100
Just ordered mine today from A2A for $999.00
post #186 of 1100

That's a great price. Is A2A an internet seller and does it have the W3000ANV in stock?

post #187 of 1100

How specifically should the headband (the top frame that does not touch your head)

on the ATH3000anv be adjusted (bent) to make the cups lie more flat in the vertical plane?

 

The cups seem to be angled where the lower part of each cup digs into a spot below my ear.

In other words, looking at the phone from the front, the cups look like this: \ /

and I want them more like this:  | | 

 

In Tyll's Innerfidelity review on youtube of the similarly constructed AT W1000X, he talks about bending this top frame, but it's just a very

quick demo, but he does mention exactly this fit problem I am having:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ACScGFWtjQ&feature=related

 

Thanks.


Edited by rgs9200m - 11/24/12 at 10:11am
post #188 of 1100
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Originally Posted by unspool View Post

That's a great price. Is A2A an internet seller and does it have the W3000ANV in stock?
A2A is Addicted to Audio, they ship only to Australia and New Zealand.
post #189 of 1100

I've seen them mentioned around the threads. They've also been offering the best price I've seen for the TH900 and without supply delays.

post #190 of 1100

If you contact them - they may be willing to ship to the US.  You have to cover all the cost..

post #191 of 1100

I'm good thanks. smile.gif Just commenting on A2A's excellent prices for both phones.

post #192 of 1100

OK guys, you convinced me... I just bought on SON&VIDEO my ATH-W3000ANV  L3000.gif    Looking forward receiving it !

 

At home I will use it with the new DAC/AMP from RedWineAudio.  Vinnie from RedWineAudio confirmed that it will be a very good match (he uses it himself).

 

But... for my portable use (OK OK not in the subway... but during Week-end) I need a good source.

 

I was wondering if the  iBasso DX100 will be OK ? Will it have a good synergy with the ATH-W3000 ?   I know the DX100 is a very good DAP, but I read somewhere here that it does not pair very well with the ATH-W3000 ?!

 

Alternatively, I can wait for the Centrance Hifi-M8  DAC/AMP and use it with a SAMSUNG S3 (with special firmware to support 24/192 mHz).  

 

And.. last question : Has someone tried re-wiring the ATH-W3000 with BALANCED cable/plug (RedWineAudio DAC/AMP offer Single Ended AND Balanced output) ?    Or has someone just re-wired it SE with higher quality SE cabling ?   does it make sense and offer better sound ? 

post #193 of 1100

You're actually going to take it out of the house? wink.gif My appreciation of this phone has been renewed of late. We Head-Fi'ers can be a fickle lot.

post #194 of 1100

I demoed these for about 1.5 hours at Earphoneshop in Seoul, Korea, and wow... these absolutely floored me! I initially only intended to demo them for half an hour, but the fact that I stayed there for that much longer speaks volumes on how impressed I was with these headphones. Absolutely magical midrange, very fun, tight, attacking bass and non-offensive highs... Not unlike the ESW10JPN's I used to have.  Comfort was very good as well, as the pads were very soft and plush (unlike the pleathers that were on W1000X that hurt my ears after an hour or so) with minimal clamp.  Bit better isolation than I expected as well.  And all this was all unamped out of an Iphone 5 as well. They're definitely a coloured headphone but very pleasantly so, exactly in the type of flavour that I enjoy.  I see one of these in my collection sometime in my future for sure.

post #195 of 1100
Can't watch movies on my comp with these on after listening to Lana Del Ray. I get ready to watch something and the next song starts <3
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