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post #496 of 1100

i am also about to make the leap from w1000x to w3000anv soon

hoping to hear what im looking for

post #497 of 1100

That's what i've done..incredible 3000anv !

post #498 of 1100

I'm a bit surprised to be honest. Coming from the W1000X, the W3000ANV is much more polite. If I were to show these off to friends I think they would be more immediately wow'd by the W1000X (though the looks of the W3000 are peerless really).

 

I'm also not disappointed with the bass at all, except for sub-bass response. The W1000X with the J$ pads has it beat on sub-bass for sure.

post #499 of 1100

I felt the same impression after my first listening, but after many hours you won't come back to the W1000x ever.
 

post #500 of 1100
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

I'm a bit surprised to be honest. Coming from the W1000X, the W3000ANV is much more polite. If I were to show these off to friends I think they would be more immediately wow'd by the W1000X (though the looks of the W3000 are peerless really).

 

I'm also not disappointed with the bass at all, except for sub-bass response. The W1000X with the J$ pads has it beat on sub-bass for sure.

 

Have you tried the J$ pads on the W3000anv?

post #501 of 1100
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Have you tried the J$ pads on the W3000anv?

I plan on doing so one of these weekends. I'm a bit intimidated though since the stock pads on the W3000ANV are so nice! I can see why the AT pads are at a premium over J$ and Audeze pads.

post #502 of 1100
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

I plan on doing so one of these weekends. I'm a bit intimidated though since the stock pads on the W3000ANV are so nice! I can see why the AT pads are at a premium over J$ and Audeze pads.

 

Nice but thin as %#%  I put a pair of L3000 pads on mine.  Not as thick as the J$ but better IMO over the stock W3000anv..

post #503 of 1100
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

Nice but thin as %#%  I put a pair of L3000 pads on mine.  Not as thick as the J$ but better IMO over the stock W3000anv..


I imagine that the L3000 pads improved the bass response a tiny bit and widened the soundstage? I know those were the two main improvements with the J$ pads on the W1000X (along with a smoothing of the upper mids and lower treble).

 

I find with the stock pads, the W3000ANV's comfort is in fact superior to the stock or J$ W1000Xs, and quite probably the most comfortable full-size headphones I've worn. I find the stock configuration to be astonishingly intimate however; it may just be the midrange but I feel the soundstage is even slightly smaller than that offered by my JH13s.eek.gif

post #504 of 1100

I've been enjoying these for a few months now. My only other ref is a pair of Senn HD600's which I have owned for 15 years! 

 

They are truly stunning phones, for they get everything right, Rock is always fun and reminds me why I liked it in the first place, Jazz swings, classical with emotion.

 

Just one caveat: Piano, solo in particular always slightly grates with a hard treble. It may be a closed back compromise but I find I avoid playing this type of music as a result. Unfortunate as it's one of my favourite genres, I will be looking for a 'piano' headphone. Any recs?

post #505 of 1100
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View PostThe 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?

I'm curious about this as well. I'm sure by now most of us that actually listen to these regularly have some micro scratches on the lacquer. tongue_smile.gif Anyone try touching up yet?

post #506 of 1100

It's been awhile since I've posted on the forums and it's a nice surprise! It's very nice that MacedonianHero has created this thread. It doesn't seem like much has changed in the last year or so in regards to the high end. It's still the LCD-3 and 009 making the summit-fi, though I've been very happy with the W3000ANV and Zana Deux combo. I guess it is as it should be. If anyone's interested, I did get to try a new driver tube, Brimar 6SL7GT, and it is smoother in the upper mids than the stock Tung Sol. Less pronounced and less grainy/distorted. A better match, essentially. I still wonder if there should be a better match than my Anedio D1 DAC.

 

Had a friend try out my rig. He said it sounds creepy and real. :)


Edited by wind016 - 5/23/13 at 2:02pm
post #507 of 1100
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

It's been awhile since I've posted on the forums and it's a nice surprise! It's very nice that MacedonianHero has created this thread. It doesn't seem like much has changed in the last year or so in regards to the high end. It's still the LCD-3 and 009 making the summit-fi, though I've been very happy with the W3000ANV and Zana Deux combo. I guess it is as it should be. If anyone's interested, I did get to try a new driver tube, Brimar 6SL7GT, and it is smoother in the upper mids than the stock Tung Sol. Less pronounced and less grainy/distorted. A better match, essentially. I still wonder if there should be a better match than my Anedio D1 DAC.

 

Had a friend try out my rig. He said it sounds creepy and real. :)

 

I think it's admirable to find contentment in a combination of gear and just enjoy the music.  Helps that the Zana Deux and W3000ANV are both great, though.  I'm on the look out for a decently priced ZDSE in the used forum, but have been more than happy to just enjoy what I have for now.  

post #508 of 1100
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Originally Posted by wind016 View Post

It's been awhile since I've posted on the forums and it's a nice surprise! It's very nice that MacedonianHero has created this thread. It doesn't seem like much has changed in the last year or so in regards to the high end. It's still the LCD-3 and 009 making the summit-fi, though I've been very happy with the W3000ANV and Zana Deux combo. I guess it is as it should be. If anyone's interested, I did get to try a new driver tube, Brimar 6SL7GT, and it is smoother in the upper mids than the stock Tung Sol. Less pronounced and less grainy/distorted. A better match, essentially. I still wonder if there should be a better match than my Anedio D1 DAC.

Had a friend try out my rig. He said it sounds creepy and real. smily_headphones1.gif




Funny, that is the tube I have settled on and am using it daily for months with the w3000anv fed from the Zana Deux.
post #509 of 1100

For fun, I added a quick +2dB to 55Hz via foobar and will have to find some time to pick my jaw up from the floor. I'd like to re-audition some MDR-R10s ASAP because I suspect I might prefer the W3Ks to them with the sub-bass ever so slightly compensated.

 

I guess that cements the only reservation I had for these being in sub-bass performance...

post #510 of 1100

I have mine boosted in the sub bass area about 1/2 increments on Itunes. I'd go down to 20/30hz but it doesn't extend that low.

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