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post #481 of 1100

Tried my modded LCD-2 Rev. 1 pads.  They are a touch larger in diameter, but they fit pretty well.  They help fit the headphones to my head even more than the others.  They are angled so it adds a little space to the soundstage, with intimacy as a trade off.  I like it.  From what I understand the LCD-2 rev. 2 pads are softer, so would be even more comfy.  

 

I think of all the pads I have tried, these work best for me.

post #482 of 1100
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

 

 

If you are looking for the W3000ANV to match the technicalities of an HD800, TH-900, or even LCD-2s, I think you might be disappointed, but I think their going price of around $1000ish (used) can still be justified.  When I first got mine, I wasn't impressed since I was coming from the HD800s.  

 

 I find them to have a good amount of bass, though not the sub-bass that the TH900s nor HD800s (they go low, just not a lot of quantity) have.  Now, I still don't know if I am going to keep mine, for as much as I do like them (and I am a hoarder so a limited edition has special appeal), I just don't listen to them with the HD800s and LCD-2s on hand.  

 

 

I own and love my HD800s but when i need a closed headphone due to noisy home or don't want to let noise out, the W3000anv is a perfect backup.  I wouldn't even consider the LCD-2 after listening to those.  In opposition, the W3000anv is up there head an head with the HD800 and sometimes even trumps it depending on mood.  So i can't say i agree with this.  I a/b them with the top closed phones and they are neck and neck with the TH900 and are better than other previous top tier closed phones imo.

 

I also own JVC DX1000's which are no slouch and Edition 8's to compare to at home as well as listening at meets and others homes to form these opinions.

post #483 of 1100

I agree the isolation is nice (listening to them right now), and they are truly wonderful sounding.  I just don't see as deep into the recording as other headphones allow me to.  That isn't always the goal when I listen, but when I speak of technicalities, that is what I mean.  With the HD800s and even the LCD-2's, I can hear things and hear them in a more realistic way than with the W3000ANVs.  Hard to beat them for pure liquid musicality, though.

post #484 of 1100
Ok, the 800 has great detail retrieval, although jh13s may even be better but I don't use hose as often as the 800s or 3000s. All opinions any way, just my 2 cents. They are good. Funny rereading my post, I didn't proofread it, must have been focused on heads and necks.
post #485 of 1100

Here's my comparison with 3 pads on the W3000ANV. 

 

First the Beyer J$ pads, they are rather hard compared to the stock pads.  The comfort just wasnt as good as the stock.  Sound wise, it does really well.  These pads will enhance or give you more bass then stock pads.  You loose a bit of the mids and highs but gain more bass. 

 

Second are the J$ Denon pads.  These are a little more comfortable then the Beyer but still not as comfy as stock.  Sound wise, the bass is gone, no bass at all.  Mids and highs are less pronounced.  These pads kills the W3000ANV sound signature.  Its like listening to a completely different phone.  Also these are pita to put on compared to the other two. 

 

The third and still best overall are the stock pads. 

post #486 of 1100
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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post

Here's my comparison with 3 pads on the W3000ANV. 

First the Beyer J$ pads, they are rather hard compared to the stock pads.  The comfort just wasnt as good as the stock.  Sound wise, it does really well.  These pads will enhance or give you more bass then stock pads.  You loose a bit of the mids and highs but gain more bass. 
Thanks, this helps. Your experience with the J$ Beyers sounds consistent with by observations versus stock pads on the W1000X. It turned them into manageable and well-behaved basshead headphones and fixed the annoying treble and lack of sub-bass with the stock pads.

If I get the W3000ANV I'm pretty sure I'd be using them with the J$ Beyer pads as well. Which is kind of silly since the pads look somewhat goofy (overly thick and not of the same craftsmanship/fit-and-finish as the stock pads).
post #487 of 1100

I recommend the L3000 pads.  No change in SQ but are increasingly more comfortable.

post #488 of 1100

I immediately returned my pair after purchase because the sound stage is shifted about 10 degrees to the right. I used to own a complete collection of all vintage wooden headphones by ATH, from W10VTG to W3000ANV, also including L3000. I think compare to ATH W11JPN, the W3000ANV is still quite far from the best sound of Audio Technica.

post #489 of 1100
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Originally Posted by minami View Post

I immediately returned my pair after purchase because the sound stage is shifted about 10 degrees to the right. I used to own a complete collection of all vintage wooden headphones by ATH, from W10VTG to W3000ANV, also including L3000. I think compare to ATH W11JPN, the W3000ANV is still quite far from the best sound of Audio Technica.

How do you think the W11JPN is different from the W3000ANV? Does the former have relatively more bass?L3000.gif I'm trying to decide between looking for either of the two.

 

EDIT: Based on what I've been reading, it seems that the W11JPN or W2002 are what I'm actually looking for.


Edited by 3X0 - 4/30/13 at 5:32am
post #490 of 1100
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Originally Posted by minami View Post

I immediately returned my pair after purchase because the sound stage is shifted about 10 degrees to the right. I used to own a complete collection of all vintage wooden headphones by ATH, from W10VTG to W3000ANV, also including L3000. I think compare to ATH W11JPN, the W3000ANV is still quite far from the best sound of Audio Technica.

 

Very interesteing.  I have a dead center soundstage with both the GS-X mkII and my B22.

post #491 of 1100
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

I recommend the L3000 pads.  No change in SQ but are increasingly more comfortable.

How easy are they to install? Thanks in advance for the advice Preproman.

post #492 of 1100
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

How easy are they to install? Thanks in advance for the advice Preproman.

It's as easy as pinching the current pads and removing them and then slowly placing the lip of the L3000 pad's and stretching them lightly so that the lip slips into the slot in the headphone.  

post #493 of 1100

The important thing/feature to note, if the W3000ANV is anything like other ATH woodies, is that there is a fat "lip" of the pad that corresponds to the "fat" part of the earcup rim.

post #494 of 1100
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

It's as easy as pinching the current pads and removing them and then slowly placing the lip of the L3000 pad's and stretching them lightly so that the lip slips into the slot in the headphone.  

Thank you. That's just what I was looking for. 

I love those vocals to death on the W3000s.

As a total package, I turn to HD800s, LCD3s, or 009s, but W3000s do vocals in a special way that makes some music worth a 2nd

listen often enough.

post #495 of 1100

Hello there,

 

i'm a new member of the head-fi community, i live in France and i'm headphone lover ! Actually, i've got two headphones : a denon 7100 and a W3000anv (and previously a W1000X) working with an audio-gd nfb 5.2

I'm looking for upgrade with a violectric V800 cad and V200 amplifier. if someone have this configuration, would you like to tell me if it will be a good association ? Perhaps it'll be too much powerfull for my cans ?

 

many thanks for responses, and sorry for my limited english written !


Edited by r one - 5/1/13 at 2:22am
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