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post #256 of 1088

How is the EC 2A3 compared to the ZD for these headphones?

post #257 of 1088
Frank, dallan - thanks for the V200 impressions. It sounds like a good match for the W3k. I'd love to be able to spring for a ZD, however it wouldn't be worth it - the return on investment would be drowned out by spousal sounds of disapproval.

I'll finish going through the V200 thread, but this looks like the best candidate to flesh out my sound stable. Apart from the ZD, it seems hard to find a consensus on a moderately priced, synergistic partner for these particular ATs.
post #258 of 1088

Hello,

 

First post here, but been lurking I guess for over 6 years (is anyone able to top that? Lol)

 

My current setup is:

iPod classic > Wadia 171i dock/transport > Burson Conductor > ATH-W3000ANV

 

I've not listened to many different systems but to me, this combination is amazing enough to last me for quite a while. I also have HD800s which were also not bad with the Conductor, but since I got the W3000s a couple of days ago, I've spent most of the weekend just sitting and listening with a big silly grin on my face :)

 

It was actually the thread with the 50+ flagships compared that made me give in and buy the W3000s, and I'm really glad I did; I have nowhere near the audio experience David has, but his (and others') description of the W3000s having a euphonic, soulful sound was exactly what I was looking for, as a complement to the HD800s.

 

This addictive musicality, along with the beautiful design of the headphones themselves, and I don't believe I will ever give the W3000s up. Truly a special headphone in my opinion.

post #259 of 1088

Congrats, welcome to Head Fi...  biggrin.gif

 

Yes, these are very addictive.. I had mine before David posted his review.  I already new how addictive they were.  

 

Oh yeah...

 

 

post #260 of 1088
Thanks preproman! Just wondering about something; I read in one of the old threads that due to the wood lacquer finish, it's best to keep these away from direct sunlight.. good advice?
post #261 of 1088
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Originally Posted by MDCLXVI View Post

Thanks preproman! Just wondering about something; I read in one of the old threads that due to the wood lacquer finish, it's best to keep these away from direct sunlight.. good advice?

 

Well, I keep mine in it's cae if not in use.  So I wouldn't know..

post #262 of 1088
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post


The v200 is wonderful with the w3000anv and you would think perfect not hearing anything else. It drives them well and is very full sounding. The Zana Deux is the other amp I routinely use with them. It is more dynamic and has a dead black background however is not as full sounding as the v200. The Zana Deux is in a league above the v200 and you can tell but there are atributes of the v200 that make it better in some ways for the w3000anv as well. Just a quick answer, maybe not sufficient....I'm at work peaking it ot on ipad mini. Good Luck, can't really go wrong with v200 in my opinion, well suited to wide range of phones.

I agree with the V200. It is an excellent solid state amp that has tremendous bass. I miss not having one in house. I loved it with my low impedance cans and it also sounds great using the balanced connections into my Oppo. i guess I will have to figure out how to get another one i  here again,

post #263 of 1088
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Well, I keep mine in it's cae if not in use.  So I wouldn't know..

Decided to keep mine tucked inside a big microfibre blanket when not used.. trying to avoid a single scratch to these beautiful phones smily_headphones1.gif
post #264 of 1088
I use a Pelican case.
post #265 of 1088
These gems deserve a sophisticated storage solution ...

post #266 of 1088
Nice! And that's a beautiful amp smily_headphones1.gif
post #267 of 1088
Cheers.

I originally sold it a bit short with respect to the W3k, but I've been enjoying the two together the last couple of nights.
post #268 of 1088
My first pair arrived today.

I have never had a pair of dynamics I put on my ears and just sounded so ....naturally right. Today I have had two.

The other one was the Grado HP-2.

However, while the HP-2 was used with a Liquid Fire, these were being driven by another unit. A recent acquisition:



I have never been blown away with anything in this hobby. But these gave me a nice little surprise. Hiromi should be happy the way her music sounds through these.

Hopefully my second pair will arrive soon wink.gif
Edited by En_R - 1/16/13 at 1:07am
post #269 of 1088

So I've had the W3000s for a week now, been listening every evening after getting back home and the sound is still as wonderful as it first appeared, if not even more so.

 

Just sounds naturally right as you say. Even though the colouration is obvious, it enhances without seeming to hide or take anything away. I can just set my playlist to random and the W3000s will make it such a pleasure to listen, whatever song comes up. Definitely my favourite headphone at the moment.

post #270 of 1088
I have had my AT3000s for about a week now and I am really enjoying them. They are quite different from my LCD-3s which I have listened to exclusively for over a year now. The 3000s are so detailed yet natural sounding. They just let the music flow through. They are a little light on the bass but not terribly.

Currently I am listening to them with my Decware Taboo. Soon I will try them with my Leben 300.
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