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post #421 of 1415

Hi All, I haven't made it through all of this thread yet, but I was wondering if people could offer their thoughts on the differences between the W3000ANV and the W1000X (my apologies if this has already been discussed). I just heard the 1000X recently and liked it a lot-- a headphone that is still available. But I'm wondering if the W3000ANV is that much better that I should try and find a used pair for sale somewhere? My amp would be the Woo WA6. Thoughts are appreciated.

post #422 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

Hi All, I haven't made it through all of this thread yet, but I was wondering if people could offer their thoughts on the differences between the W3000ANV and the W1000X (my apologies if this has already been discussed). I just heard the 1000X recently and liked it a lot-- a headphone that is still available. But I'm wondering if the W3000ANV is that much better that I should try and find a used pair for sale somewhere? My amp would be the Woo WA6. Thoughts are appreciated.

 

 

Did you read this?

 

W5000 vs W3000ANV

post #423 of 1415
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Did you read this?

 

W5000 vs W3000ANV

Thanks. Damn. I was hoping it wasn't that significant of a difference! Oh well. Man, why must they make their best headphone a limited edition? Before I found out about it and could save up for it, it was gone. Alas. Maybe a new model down the pike?...

post #424 of 1415

I definitely sold my W1000X after I got my hands on the W3000ANV. I am sure Audio Technica keeps the tradition for releasing new woodies. But we really don't know when.

post #425 of 1415

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Edited by kolyas - 4/5/13 at 11:01pm
post #426 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Arcamera View Post

Hi All, I haven't made it through all of this thread yet, but I was wondering if people could offer their thoughts on the differences between the W3000ANV and the W1000X (my apologies if this has already been discussed). I just heard the 1000X recently and liked it a lot-- a headphone that is still available. But I'm wondering if the W3000ANV is that much better that I should try and find a used pair for sale somewhere? My amp would be the Woo WA6. Thoughts are appreciated.

 

W1000X is more forward sounding with more aggressive upper mids and lower treble. W3000ANV has more of a cupped hands coloration in the mids which you may or may not like. The W1000X seemed to have more bass extension than W3000ANV, but W3000ANV has more midbass and is more punchy sounding. The mid-treble of the W3000ANV is very smooth. 

 

The W1000X is slightly sloppy sounding compared to the W3000X, the overall sound is not as precise, tight and controlled as the W3000ANV. The W3000 also seems more detailed.

 

The WA6 is a good amp which should work well with the W3000ANV. The WA6SE is even better if you like the WA6. You can always roll tubes to get the sound you want. I've heard the right tubes ameliorate the weirdness of the W3000ANV. The fun part of this hobby is to keep buying stuff until you are happy. Unfortunately, happiness is a temporary state which never seems to last long enough.


Edited by purrin - 3/25/13 at 7:02pm
post #427 of 1415
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Originally Posted by phonyx View Post

Interesting thanks for the feedback. Since I cannot audition these, but i have heard the W5000, how do the 'coloured' mids of the W3000ANV's compared to those of the W5000?

 

Personally, I feel the mids (taken in isolation with the rest of the spectrum) of the W3000ANV and W5000 are extremely similar. What really throws a wrench in the works with the W5000 is that the W5000s have much lower bass volume in relation to the mids. The W3000ANV has a midbass bump, so this balances out the bumped up weird cupped-hands coloration of its midrange. The W5000's bass has good extension and a decent amount of presence, but in my opinion, the amount is not nearly sufficient to keep the W5000 from sounding like midrange honk city.

 

All of the AT woodies sound weird. The W3000ANV is the least weird, or most normal, out of all of them.


Edited by purrin - 3/25/13 at 7:10pm
post #428 of 1415
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Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post

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Well there's a first for everything I guess. I like the W3000ANV based on looks over the Paradox... I'm also sick with chicken pox that might be playing with my head wink.gif. In all seriousness, I really like my Paradox. It's got me wanting to get an Audeze LCD something.

 

If you appreciate the neutrality and versatility of the Paradox, and the charms (weird yet strangely overall balanced sound) of the W3000, you may be disappointed with the Audezes. You can simulate the sound of the Audezes by applying a -10db treble shelving filter @ 1.5kHz in a PEQ to the Paradox.

post #429 of 1415

Some people say ATH has a "nasally" tone to its mids. If you listen to female Jpop, you'll find that a lot of the modern pop singers sound like they're singing through their nose. I think their tuning is to suit their own market.

post #430 of 1415

I'm glad to hear kolyas!

 

Thanks purrin for the description. The distinctive AT sound is very beguiling.

post #431 of 1415

And just in case anyone wants to sell their W3000ANV, I'll happily buy them! Or a partial trade for the Grado HP1000 smile.gif

post #432 of 1415

For any steep price? Haha they are limited after all and probably all units have found an owner by now.

post #433 of 1415

Hi All, FYI I just put an ad in the trade section: if anyone wants to trade your W3000ANV for a pair of Grado HP1000/H2 headphones in good condition, send me a pm. Thanks.

post #434 of 1415
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Originally Posted by kolyas View Post

 

 

Components on the inside of the Svetlana 2 do look fairly plain, but the pcb work is pretty clean.  It's one of the amps I've been curious about but are very obscure over here in the US.  

post #435 of 1415

Just got a pair of these in a trade and they are real beauties.  The pair I have has some micro scratches that I'd like to buff or polish out if possible, but I haven't had to take care of wood like this before.  Does anyone have any suggestions for covering up or buffing out scratches?

 

Also, I have a pair of J$ Denon pads on mine and they are much more comfortable than the stock pads.  I guess my head is borderline for a good fit, but the pads help quite a bit.  I haven't noticed too much of a difference in sound.  The bass might be a touch boomier, but everything still seems in line.

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