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post #346 of 1142

Glad to see an appreciation thread for this amazing headphone :D. I'm just in love with it's sound with my HA-160D, but I've never tried it with other amps to see how they fair with the HA-160D. Do anyone have much experience with this combination as well as other amps?

post #347 of 1142

Just got possibly the last (if not one of) retail pair available in the UK. Sr. 1961

 

Beautiful headphone. I'm burning it in now as it seemed a little shrill and thin sounding immediately out of the box... normal i guess.. Looking forward to seeing how they improve.

 

The fit is very odd though... quite loose. Not unwearable or uncomfortable, just feels unstable. Any opinions on this besides putting a rubber band on the wings?

post #348 of 1142

I think that's just the way the Audio-Technica headband is designed. With the wings they just "float" on the head, which can give the unstable feeling. You could use a rubber band but I just got used to it after a few days :)

post #349 of 1142

Actually, compared to W1000X, W3000 are much looser on the head, like it's going to fall off any second. W1000X seem to be a tiny bit smaller and thus tighter, more stable sitting. But I have to point out I have rather small head and it's not as dramatic as it feels on first "sight". It just takes a few days to get used to it, especially if you are used to something much snugger.

post #350 of 1142
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Originally Posted by filuS View Post

Actually, compared to W1000X, W3000 are much looser on the head, like it's going to fall off any second. W1000X seem to be a tiny bit smaller and thus tighter, more stable sitting. But I have to point out I have rather small head and it's not as dramatic as it feels on first "sight". It just takes a few days to get used to it, especially if you are used to something much snugger.

The same with the AD2Ks they fit tighter / better.  The W3Ks are much looser.  Is there a way to tighten it?

post #351 of 1142

50 hours of burn in now :) they fit just nice for me.btw how do you tie the headbands?

post #352 of 1142
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

The same with the AD2Ks they fit tighter / better.  The W3Ks are much looser.  Is there a way to tighten it?

 

You can string an elastic hair band or a rubber band between the wings to pull them closer together.  My head shape seems to work well with all the AT headphone wing systems I've tried on since they all fit fairly snugly and don't flop around my head if I move normally or even headbang lightly.  

post #353 of 1142
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Originally Posted by digiman View Post

Just got possibly the last (if not one of) retail pair available in the UK. Sr. 1961

 

 

Actually mine is something like 1970's and I got it around nine or ten months ago, so who knows.  Maybe they were all produced in a batch and sent out.

post #354 of 1142
On my W3000s the earcups press against each other at the bottom, and the right earpad sort of "digs in" to the left one, creating a small groove in the leather.. it doesn't affect anything when I'm using them but I'm wondering if anyone else's also has this?
post #355 of 1142
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Well, W3000 aren't the fastest headphones around but I must admit I really like them.....

 

 

Could someone explain to me what is meant by "fastest headphones".  I've heard it before in describing headphones.

post #356 of 1142

listening to Coleman Hawkins "love song from Apache"  It will melt your heart.  Breathtaking listening with the W3000.

post #357 of 1142
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Originally Posted by q-tip View Post

Could someone explain to me what is meant by "fastest headphones".  I've heard it before in describing headphones.

 

My definition of speed is how quickly sound decays before the next note plays.  If a headphone is 'slow', residual notes stay within the cup and muddles a bit with the next note on higher speed music.

post #358 of 1142

To me slow headphones have trouble playing quick detailed music correctly.  Notes that would have been fine alone or slower sound distorted and notes begin to blend together where they shouldn't.  Quick headphones can create these notes properly even if the music is fast/detailed

post #359 of 1142
So people are still enjoying these?
post #360 of 1142

Absolutely!!

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