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post #436 of 1084
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

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.

 

 

Got a pair coming your way.  I was thinking about grabbing a pair of the Lawton pads for them.  Are the easy to put on?


Edited by preproman - 3/29/13 at 1:44pm
post #437 of 1084

Very simple to install the J$ pads.  If the Lawtons are constructed similarly, they should work as well.  I mis-wrote earlier - I have the J$ Beyers on.  I didn't put the Denon's on since the frame is already angled on the W3000ANV.  I just wanted more padding not more angle.  Not sure about how the  additional angle will play with the sound.

post #438 of 1084
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

Very simple to install the J$ pads.  If the Lawtons are constructed similarly, they should work as well.  I mis-wrote earlier - I have the J$ Beyers on.  I didn't put the Denon's on since the frame is already angled on the W3000ANV.  I just wanted more padding not more angle.  Not sure about how the  additional angle will play with the sound.

 

 

Just saw I can get some L3000 pads.  I'll try those instead..

post #439 of 1084
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Just saw I can get some L3000 pads.  I'll try those instead..

 

The L3000 pads work well with the W3000ANV, softer leather and padding that better conforms to the side of your head.  

post #440 of 1084
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The L3000 pads work well with the W3000ANV, softer leather and padding that better conforms to the side of your head.  


Where to get them the cheapest, audiocubes2?

post #441 of 1084
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Where to get them the cheapest, audiocubes2?

audiocubes2 was the only place I can find them, and they weren't all that cheap at about $110 shipped per pair.  This was about a year ago so maybe they're cheaper.

post #442 of 1084

Interested in the pad mods as well.  I'd be looking for some more padding to create some distance from the driver and my ears.  How exactly do the stock pads come off?  Can I use Denon D-X000 series pads?

post #443 of 1084
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Interested in the pad mods as well.  I'd be looking for some more padding to create some distance from the driver and my ears.  How exactly do the stock pads come off?  Can I use Denon D-X000 series pads?

 

You just pinch near the interior edge of it where it dips into the housing and pull it off gently.  

post #444 of 1084

just placed my order for a W3000ANV! :)

 

I'm looking to order a Minute 45 tube amp for this.  Do you guys think the W3000ANV mixes well with very stereotypically "tubey" amps like the MInute 45 apparently is?  That's the kinda sound I tend to enjoy so I'd be pleased to hear if W3000ANV is good with that kinda amp :)

post #445 of 1084

This headphone is already pretty colored with a very euphonic sound.  The mids are to die for IMO.  The TH900s has more bass quantity but I like the bass on these better.  It's not overbearing as the bass can be on the TH900s at times.  The treble is smooth but not very well extended but none the less still sexy.  

 

A tube amp that sounds "tuby"  I don't know how that will sound.  On headphones like this I like to put a really good SS amp on them for the transparency.  I don't want to add any more color to these.  

 

That's Just me..biggrin.gif

post #446 of 1084

I'm using a vintage tube amp on mine, and it's a very warm sounding tube amp. I was worried that it would be too much of a good thing. Well, the pairing is more colored than any solid state amp I've tried, but it's even more of a pleasing sound and doesn't sound too thick or syrupy at all. It sounds even more intimate, while not quiet having the transparency of my solid state amps, they're still very transparent. It's just a very fun musical sound. Technically all of my solid state amps are a better match, but that combo just does a wonderful job of making music. Jmo though, so take that with a grain of salt.

post #447 of 1084
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I'm using a vintage tube amp on mine, and it's a very warm sounding tube amp. I was worried that it would be too much of a good thing. Well, the pairing is more colored than any solid state amp I've tried, but it's even more of a pleasing sound and doesn't sound too thick or syrupy at all. It sounds even more intimate, while not quiet having the transparency of my solid state amps, they're still very transparent. It's just a very fun musical sound. Technically all of my solid state amps are a better match, but that combo just does a wonderful job of making music. Jmo though, so take that with a grain of salt.

 

I pair the ATW3k with the EAR HP4 rolled with NOS RCA's. I prefer that combo over the SS Bakoon AMP-11R. The vocals are just so intimate and while no doubt the presentation is colored, it is entrancing to listen to.

post #448 of 1084
Yeah, it doesn't make much sense. The typical thing to do is pair colored cans with neutral sounding gear. And one would think colored headphones and warm amps wouldn't be a good pairing, but maybe these are the exception to the rule.
post #449 of 1084

Would anyone in EU like to sell me their w3000ANV? I'm really desperate to find these second hand.

 

Thanks.
 

post #450 of 1084

How much are you willing to suffer? wink.gif

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