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post #331 of 1084

After the whole initial excitement for W3000, is there a consensus as to which other Audio-Technica headphones W3000 is most similar to? Is it W5000 or another AT model? I used to have W5000, but never managed to really like it. I wonder if it would be also the case with W3000 for me.

post #332 of 1084
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

I suppose W3000 will be for vocals, but what about other genres?

 

Can't answer your other questions other than that the Asgard didn't work out that well with the W3000ANV. Can't speak for Bifrost/Lyr.

 

I find the W3000 to be great across every genre in general. It is an extremely versatile headphone and I can easily live with it as my only headphone. Had it for a year now.

 

Vocals is its killer but that doesn't mean it performs poorly in other area. Absolutely not.

post #333 of 1084
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

I suppose W3000 will be for vocals, but what about other genres?

I did not own the Lyr and W3K concurrently but separate time spent with both would lead me to guess they are not a good match at all. These ATs are very sensitive for full sized cans and the Lyr is great with hard to drive headphones but not at all brilliant with something very sensitive.

Agree with uelover, the W3Ks are very versatile. I tend to use mine for anything intimate, studio recordings, and of course vocals - Stacey Kent & Sarah McLachlan for example are unbelievably good with these. The T1s do orchestral duty and anything where a larger sound stage is an important factor, or where I don't want anything messing with the timbre (piano). The D7Ks are for rock - especially live concerts - and when I want to enjoy the full impact of cello and double bass. Apart from that, for me it's less about genre and more about setting/staging/atmosphere.

The AT's get the most play time, followed by the Denons. (Partly because I listen to a lot of classical throughout the day, but using speakers.)
post #334 of 1084

Well, W3000 aren't the fastest headphones around but I must admit I really like them when listening to metal/rock I listen to. I love metal balads from Iron Maiden, Dance of death/Hallowed be thy name are magical. Also Nightwish sounds really good with them, they make Tarjas voice really shine.

 

By the way, did anyone have a chance to try W3000 on Svetlana 2 and WA2 (ideally without upgrades)? I need to upgrade my dac/amp section and I am thinking going directly for big guns in amp department. I love how WA2 looks but I am bit concerned how it drives low impedance/high sensitive headphones like W3000, OTL design does not really favor this kind of headphones. I want good synergy and dead-silent background, right now I hear a lot of noise. I have heard only good things about Svetlana 2+W3000 combo, but thats 500$ on top of WA2 (well, maxxed WA2 is roughly 1500$ as well, so in case Maxxed WA2 vs Svetlana 2 I would go for Svetlana 2 without hesitation).

post #335 of 1084
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Originally Posted by korzena View Post

After the whole initial excitement for W3000, is there a consensus as to which other Audio-Technica headphones W3000 is most similar to? Is it W5000 or another AT model? I used to have W5000, but never managed to really like it. I wonder if it would be also the case with W3000 for me.


There is a review on headpfonia that compares both

http://www.headfonia.com/wooden-kings-w1000x-w3000anv-and-w5000/

post #336 of 1084
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Originally Posted by filuS View Post

Well, W3000 aren't the fastest headphones around but I must admit I really like them when listening to metal/rock I listen to. I love metal balads from Iron Maiden, Dance of death/Hallowed be thy name are magical. Also Nightwish sounds really good with them, they make Tarjas voice really shine.

 

By the way, did anyone have a chance to try W3000 on Svetlana 2 and WA2 (ideally without upgrades)? I need to upgrade my dac/amp section and I am thinking going directly for big guns in amp department. I love how WA2 looks but I am bit concerned how it drives low impedance/high sensitive headphones like W3000, OTL design does not really favor this kind of headphones. I want good synergy and dead-silent background, right now I hear a lot of noise. I have heard only good things about Svetlana 2+W3000 combo, but thats 500$ on top of WA2 (well, maxxed WA2 is roughly 1500$ as well, so in case Maxxed WA2 vs Svetlana 2 I would go for Svetlana 2 without hesitation).

 

The Svetlana 2 thread had some impressions on the combination.  I think uelover has posted in this thread as well about the two.  

post #337 of 1084

I am aware of good synergy between Svetlana 2 and W3000, I have read few impressions/reviews and apparently it's match made in heaven. On the other hand, there are almost none more in depth impression of WA2+W3000 combo. On paper, they should not really match, but specification isn't everything. Eventhough I am strongly leaning towards getting Svetlana 2, I want to check other options as well, and WA2 is an amp that I felt in love with at the first sight, it's stunningly beautiful :) (and in base version, 500$ cheaper).

post #338 of 1084
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Originally Posted by filuS View Post

I am aware of good synergy between Svetlana 2 and W3000, I have read few impressions/reviews and apparently it's match made in heaven. On the other hand, there are almost none more in depth impression of WA2+W3000 combo. On paper, they should not really match, but specification isn't everything. Eventhough I am strongly leaning towards getting Svetlana 2, I want to check other options as well, and WA2 is an amp that I felt in love with at the first sight, it's stunningly beautiful :) (and in base version, 500$ cheaper).

 

The WA6SE is a better match than WA2 at the same price for W3000 (from what Woo Audio told me).i love the look of the Woo as well but I had more faith in Project86's words so I went for it. It went beyond my expectation and the Svetlana 2 is really a mighty amp for the W3000. Shipping is already included in the price so the price difference is less than 500. 

post #339 of 1084

Got mine yesterday :) love them :)

post #340 of 1084
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Got mine yesterday smily_headphones1.gif love them smily_headphones1.gif

Congratulations! smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by MDCLXVI - 2/13/13 at 10:49pm
post #341 of 1084
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

Can't answer your other questions other than that the Asgard didn't work out that well with the W3000ANV. Can't speak for Bifrost/Lyr.

 

I find the W3000 to be great across every genre in general. It is an extremely versatile headphone and I can easily live with it as my only headphone. Had it for a year now.

 

Vocals is its killer but that doesn't mean it performs poorly in other area. Absolutely not.

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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post


I did not own the Lyr and W3K concurrently but separate time spent with both would lead me to guess they are not a good match at all. These ATs are very sensitive for full sized cans and the Lyr is great with hard to drive headphones but not at all brilliant with something very sensitive.

Agree with uelover, the W3Ks are very versatile. I tend to use mine for anything intimate, studio recordings, and of course vocals - Stacey Kent & Sarah McLachlan for example are unbelievably good with these. The T1s do orchestral duty and anything where a larger sound stage is an important factor, or where I don't want anything messing with the timbre (piano). The D7Ks are for rock - especially live concerts - and when I want to enjoy the full impact of cello and double bass. Apart from that, for me it's less about genre and more about setting/staging/atmosphere.

The AT's get the most play time, followed by the Denons. (Partly because I listen to a lot of classical throughout the day, but using speakers.)

Thanks for the info!

This is what I suspected - W3K being very sensitive headphone probably won't work well with Lyr. I had this experience with my Denon D7000, too.

post #342 of 1084
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


There is a review on headpfonia that compares both

http://www.headfonia.com/wooden-kings-w1000x-w3000anv-and-w5000/

Thanks, I knew this review. I was looking for impressions from other users, too. However if the conclusions from the review fit the general consensus than I can say I've got the idea.

post #343 of 1084
proszę


I can imagine the Denon's would be the same. I have come to love the D7K with a pioneer receiver - synergy is truly good, but you have to accept a small amount of background. The AT's, even though higher impedance, are more sensitive than the Denons making the background even more prevalent. I imagine the Lyr would be the same. For some music it goes completely unnoticed, but for some quiet vocals (stuff that the W3Ks adore) it does not.
post #344 of 1084
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

proszę


I can imagine the Denon's would be the same. I have come to love the D7K with a pioneer receiver - synergy is truly good, but you have to accept a small amount of background. The AT's, even though higher impedance, are more sensitive than the Denons making the background even more prevalent. I imagine the Lyr would be the same. For some music it goes completely unnoticed, but for some quiet vocals (stuff that the W3Ks adore) it does not.

dziękuję:)

 

Actually I remember playing my W5000 on Lyr, too. It had the problem with the background noise which wasn't a nice thing. Definitely I would need a different kind of amp for AT or Denon. Thanks for bringing it up.

post #345 of 1084

A couple peole blew up Denon D7K drivers on the Lyr. I wouldnt use that amp with the AT3000anv for fear of the same happening to them. I like both my csp2 and the V200 for the at3000anv. 

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