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post #211 of 1100

I just received my ATH-W3000ANV L3000.gif

 

Gorgeous....but I find that it is not tight enough on my hear. The headphone seems to be designed for SUPER_BIG heads ! sound is leaking  ! triportsad.gif

 

-->  I don't find any adjustment possible ?   Is it normal ?

 

--> Is there a way to make the headphone more tight-fit on the head ?

post #212 of 1100

Bend the metal headband.

 

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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

I just received my ATH-W3000ANV L3000.gif

 

Gorgeous....but I find that it is not tight enough on my hear. The headphone seems to be designed for SUPER_BIG heads ! sound is leaking  ! triportsad.gif

 

-->  I don't find any adjustment possible ?   Is it normal ?

 

--> Is there a way to make the headphone more tight-fit on the head ?

post #213 of 1100

I found the clamp to be sort a Vish so I bent the headband carefully to give a more natural clamp for my head.  I also just used floss to hold the two headband pieces together.  Doesn't make a huge difference for me since my head is huge, but does improve long term comfort and seems necessary if your head isn't at least 25% larger than normal lol.

post #214 of 1100
Actually it is that loose feel by design in my opinion. They have a unique way of sitting on your head that just takes some getting used to. I have a slightly smaller than normal head and use them as is.
post #215 of 1100

The problem with me is that after using them for more than an hour or so without floss they start to droop slightly on my ears which exerts pressure on the top of my ears thanks to the pads and creates discomfort.  Their long term comfort improved was amazing for me, I can only wonder how people with normal heads, or even worse small heads, feel above these without holding the headband together.  Gives me shivers

post #216 of 1100
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by unspool View Post

I hear some sibilance. Shimmering highs come at a cost. wink.gif

Might be what you're feeding them too? 

post #217 of 1100

Hi guys, do these cans pair better with tubed or solid state amps? I have heard they pair the best with the Yamamoto headamp (can't quite recall the model number). I have a transformer coupled tube amp and the vintage Pioneer SX-1280 so hopefully either one will make it sound good biggrin.gif

post #218 of 1100
You are in good shape there!
post #219 of 1100

I see you have a SX-1280 as well? smily_headphones1.gif

post #220 of 1100
Nope. 980
post #221 of 1100

Just as good!

post #222 of 1100
It's brilliant for most tracks. However, a few that really need a black background don't work as well with the 980->W3k, and require a different amp. For most music though, I love these two together.
Edited by Pudu - 12/20/12 at 5:21am
post #223 of 1100

Do you guys like these phones more than Audeze LCD-2 ?

post #224 of 1100
Substantially - if only for comfort.

But I also think they are better for a wider range of music.
post #225 of 1100

Are they good for metal? Specifically the more extreme kind.

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