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post #511 of 1415

I enjoy my W3000anv with the HA5000. The extra bass and the vocal boost on the HA5000 makes them sound amazing!

post #512 of 1415

The W3k already has an internalized vocal boost built in the drivers of the headphone from design for your listening pleasure. Every time I put them on I'm reminded of this b/c the vocals surround my inner head in forward motion from every angle. Or could that be how some of the songs were produced? I can't tell which.


Edited by 3rdear - 5/25/13 at 3:55pm
post #513 of 1415

I must say.  The W3K and the GS-X mk2 sounds outstanding together.  

post #514 of 1415

Fairly new owner here. They don't replace some other essential headphones, but I still enjoy them very much.

post #515 of 1415

Compared to other ATH woodies the W3000 can barely be called a vocal boost imo...

post #516 of 1415
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Originally Posted by 3rdear View Post

The W3k already has an internalized vocal boost built in the drivers of the headphone from design for your listening pleasure. Every time I put them on I'm reminded of this b/c the vocals surround my inner head in forward motion from every angle. Or could that be how some of the songs were produced? I can't tell which.

 

It's that closed design and the sound signature that hypnotizes me. It just sounds like you are the microphone and the singer is singing into you. 

 

 

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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.  

 

I don't think I'd be parting with this rig for years to come. 

 

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

 

That's great! You think it's worth the hassle to try different expensive sources to see what works better or does changing a tube make the most difference? I just have an Anedio D1 now. It's just being on this forum that makes me think that there's always something better.

post #517 of 1415
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It's that closed design and the sound signature that hypnotizes me. It just sounds like you are the microphone and the singer is singing into you. 

It's certainly very special, but makes me very curious about the other LTDs and JPNs. There is such limited information available on those that I am quite curious how "unheard of" the W3000ANVs will be over the span of the next decade.

 

I'm not even sure where the W3Ks stand in the limited line-up, though I've read one or two posts claiming it sits at the top of the wooden series. I'm still curious as to whether the W3000ANV or L3000 rule the throne overall -- the latter would have to have some ludicrously advanced diaphragm to age well into today. I do remember the last time I heard the L3Ks I wasn't overly impressed with them, especially not for the price.

post #518 of 1415
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I'm not even sure where the W3Ks stand in the limited line-up, though I've read one or two posts claiming it sits at the top of the wooden series. I'm still curious as to whether the W3000ANV or L3000 rule the throne overall -- the latter would have to have some ludicrously advanced diaphragm to age well into today. I do remember the last time I heard the L3Ks I wasn't overly impressed with them, especially not for the price.

 

I only spent a short time with the L3000 about a year ago at a meet, but I think the L3000 has a bit more bass and less of a mid range hump compared to the W3000ANV.  It's a really good headphone, but not at the prices it's going for whenever I've seen it offered.  

post #519 of 1415
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

It's certainly very special, but makes me very curious about the other LTDs and JPNs. There is such limited information available on those that I am quite curious how "unheard of" the W3000ANVs will be over the span of the next decade.

 

I'm not even sure where the W3Ks stand in the limited line-up, though I've read one or two posts claiming it sits at the top of the wooden series. I'm still curious as to whether the W3000ANV or L3000 rule the throne overall -- the latter would have to have some ludicrously advanced diaphragm to age well into today. I do remember the last time I heard the L3Ks I wasn't overly impressed with them, especially not for the price.

 

I had some discussions about ATH woodies in Head-fi before. There's a long discussion in my W11R review located in my sig. Compared W1000X, W1000, W5000, W11JPN, W5000, W11R, and W2002. People come in to talk about W10VTG, W10LTD and some other ancient models that I think I'm forgetting. The W3000ANV has been clearly my favorite next to the W11R and W2002. The W2002 was simply phenomenal with pop music. Can't forget that headphone. The W11R was superb with rock. I miss listening to rock with the W11R. Both emphasized vocals, but a tad differently. The W3000ANV is still the headphone to beat them all though. If I had the money, I would buy the W2002 and W11R back. Then I'd probably get an L3000 too. I hear they are even better at rock than the W11R.

post #520 of 1415
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Originally Posted by daigo View Post

 

I only spent a short time with the L3000 about a year ago at a meet, but I think the L3000 has a bit more bass and less of a mid range hump compared to the W3000ANV.  It's a really good headphone, but not at the prices it's going for whenever I've seen it offered.  

 

Personally I thought the L3000 was one of the most unacceptably colored headphones I have ever owned.  I so wanted to love it, it's so beautiful...but I didn't even LIKE it, much less love it.

 

The W3000ANV is vastly superior, IMO.

post #521 of 1415

^^^eek.gif^^^

post #522 of 1415
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

 

Personally I thought the L3000 was one of the most unacceptably colored headphones I have ever owned.  I so wanted to love it, it's so beautiful...but I didn't even LIKE it, much less love it.

 

The W3000ANV is vastly superior, IMO.

 

Did you hear it out of the DHA-3000 amplifier? I hear those amps are even more difficult to find than the headphones themselves. It's been difficult for me to imagine the sound of the L3000 with the extremely polar opinions of it here. Some people swear by it for rock, but I also hear that it must be coupled with it's signature amp which if I was hesitant about buying an L3000 to try before, makes it that much less appealing to go through the cost+effort.

post #523 of 1415
No, did not hear it from that amp. I bought a pair, tried a bunch of amps, none worked, sold the pair.
post #524 of 1415

They are great phones for sure. I don't bother listening to anything else really, unless I'm on the go. Their ability to sound good on nearly anything and spectacular with a wide range of amps makes it easy, and their beauty and build quality make them something I really enjoy using. Wish I'd hung onto my ZD, but they work beautifully with the Rogue and Cary.

 

best,

 

o

post #525 of 1415

I've got my 3000 anv since few months. More i listen to him and more i love him.Definitely, it's the most immersive closed headphones that i've heard.

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