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post #31 of 1114

Yeah, the pads are just fine (and thanks to the lamb).

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Hey, I finally got curious enough to get the W3000ANVs and I was shocked at how good they are!

I bought the ATHW5000s a few years back and didn't like them at all and quickly sold them (they sounded weird and squirmy and a little tipped up and didn't have a firm bass, 

and this turned me off to ATH for a long time).

So I was really surprised that these are so great, with smooth organic vocals, pristine highs, firm bass, litte if any midrange glare from CDs, and nice balanced sound,

and I couldn't stop listening to them last night. My HD800s have a little too analytical vocal reproduction for me sometimes, and the ATHs are more relaxing and silky,

and maybe a little less detailed, but not obviously so. They don't gloss over things or sound blunted at all. They are very well tuned for my tastes.

 

They are right up there in quality with my LCD3s and TH900s, and, although they are a new toy, I may actually like the sound better in some important ways.

There is something very organic and liquid and saturated and addictive about the mids, especially as noted the vocals.

 

The fit is slightly strange, and I have to adjust them a bit to avoid feeling like they are falling off my head, but I've got that figured out now. (There seems to be no adjustment mechanism on them that I can find.)

And they are very light, too. 

 

So I'm very happy with these, and I recommend them as a real bargain.

 

Welcome to the W3000ANV club! My W5000 experiences mirror yours too and I was equally shocked just how much I enjoyed the W3000s when I first heard them. Amazing just how much Audio Technica kicked it up with these cans.

 

While I hold the TH-900s in high regard, the W3000s are my favourite closed cans. Throw in the fact that they actually behave like "closed headphones" with pretty good isolation and minimal leakage, I haven't looked anywhere else for a closed pair of headphones.

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Can someone point to who sells these? Thanks.

post #35 of 1114

Or more importantly: How do these differ from the W5000?

post #36 of 1114
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Or more importantly: How do these differ from the W5000?

Kinda summed up here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630386/the-audio-technica-w3000anv-appreciation-thread/15#post_8772849

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Can someone point to who sells these? Thanks.


I just ordered a pair from Amazon (Firemall LLC), they have a few left.

post #38 of 1114

Thanks guys.

post #39 of 1114

Yeah, these phones just let the music flow without a lot of hype or pain.


Edited by rgs9200m - 10/12/12 at 10:13pm
post #40 of 1114
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!
post #41 of 1114
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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!

If new pads could feel better that's always a good thing, but I personally  would not want the mids any more forward than they are, as that would make them fatiguing definitely.

In fact, I would not toy with the sonics at all. There is a nice delicate balance, and I'd never disturb that. 

For the sonics, why break what isn't broken?


Edited by rgs9200m - 10/13/12 at 6:58am
post #42 of 1114
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In fact, I would not toy with the sonics at all. There is a nice delicate balance, and I'd never disturb that. 

 

 

This, and the pads smell great.

 

While the W3000ANV sounds great out of anything, it's the first Audio- Technica for me that really shines with proper amping and source. All the earlier ATs wowed me completely unamped while the W3000 doesn't impress that much until you gear it up.

post #43 of 1114

I actually like both my W3000 and W5000! In fact the W5000 sounds a lot better on young female vocal than the W3000 does. But the W3000 sounds better on other genres.

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I actually like both my W3000 and W5000! In fact the W5000 sounds a lot better on young female vocal than the W3000 does. But the W3000 sounds better on other genres.

+1.  I concur as I have both.

post #45 of 1114

Can anyone comment on how these compare/contrast with the Beyer T1's?

 

How do people find the AT's for classical/large orchestral music? Or might they be more suited for chamber/more intimate recordings?

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