Wow... my PC headphone is Bose AE2's.... Then again, I don't use it for anything beyond Youtube and such usually so...
At least it's extremely comfortable though.
Still loving mine but they are only six months old. Heavy rotation position. Have them in my Pelican case. I do still jump to the DX1000's for bassier stuff at times. The HD800's get a little less use due to both leakage and house noise. My wife's computer speakers are like nails on a chalkboard. Gotta say even the ED8 gets a lot of time when kicking back too, due to the design of the cups...you can lay back on a pillow without having them get pushed out of place.
How would you describe the sound of these headphones compared with T1 and the LCD-2? Could you put it in between? I like the musicality of the LCD-2, but they are a little to dark, the T1 lacks a little bass punch and is too bright. I'm looking for bass punch, enjoyable (doesn't mean neutral, but natural) mids and neutral highs, soundstage isn't really important to me. Favorite music is rock of every kind (classic rock, rock'n roll, hard rock, progressive, also some alternative,...) , metal (heavy, thrash, some death metal) indie, folk and pop.
What would you as W3000ANV owners recommend for a good one-box DAC/amp solution for the office? Have a pair on the way but can't get anything too conspicuos for our open plan office. Open budget, just can't be too big or with tubes sticking out. And ideally one-box solution. I already get enough questions about my headphones setup as it is (Pico/HF-2); don't want to explain why I need a separate DAC and amp. Any suggestions much appreciated :)
PS: Hope the W3000ANV are good. Never heard them but I like the ESW9 and I just didn't like any of the current production closed headphones I auditioned (Beyer T5P, Denon 71000, Fostex TH-900).
I purchased my pair shortly after last year's Bay Area meet when I spent a bit of time with the pair you had at the time, and have used the W3000ANV exclusively the past nine or so months. They're very comfortable for me to wear for long periods of time and music is really engaging yet non fatiguing.
Both are excellent headphones. The V200 is warmer sounding and dead quiet as is the Soloist but it is not warm and does have the click sound in the attenuator. If you like a warmer sound the V200 is your ticket the Soloist is more neutral. cant go wrong with either.