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post #526 of 1100
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

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

It was the l3000(and more so the w5000) that initally had me on the fence about the w3000anv. I didn't like the w5000 at all, the l3000 was much better. But they didn't compete with any of the other high end cans I've own. The w3000 sounds superb to me. It hits all of my emotions and then some. Still not for everyone I guess, but they're just right for me.

post #527 of 1100

i just received mine couple hours ago. I feel so lucky i got chance to own them as this is one of the last 3 unit left available in Indonesia (there will be no more). And after i tried them...the more i feel how lucky i am. Because IMO, this 3000anv is unbeatable in term the MIDS's presentation. I think my T1 wins in term of detail and clarity, but this ATH3000anv, especially during my female vocal jazz listening...made me almost cry ! The sweetness of the vocal is REALLY stunned me !  And the fitting...is one of the best...and i do feel this is more comfortable than the T1.

 

post #528 of 1100
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

... Because IMO, this 3000anv is unbeatable in term the MIDS's presentation. I think my T1 wins in term of detail and clarity, but this ATH3000anv, especially during my female vocal jazz listening...made me almost cry ! The sweetness of the vocal is REALLY stunned me !  ...

 

 

 

 

I know that feeling - I almost shed a tear when I heard mine for the first time. It was like suddenly all my problems fade away and all I want to do at that point was to dive into someone beautiful voice. These headphones might not be the best all-rounder for its price, but gosh, with the right music they can lift one to the audio-heaven. I actually love them with classic metal more than jazz (I listen a lot to trumpet players and since I am trumpet player myself I can get very sensitive/judgmental on imperfections in trumpet presentation), they are suprisingly fast, but I guess that is just my personal perception based on what I was used to before (W1000X).

post #529 of 1100

Recently, I have  found that W3kanv is also good at symphonies. Really like it!beyersmile.png

Sorry for my horrible photo by mobilephone

post #530 of 1100
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Originally Posted by filuS View Post

 

I know that feeling - I almost shed a tear when I heard mine for the first time. It was like suddenly all my problems fade away and all I want to do at that point was to dive into someone beautiful voice. These headphones might not be the best all-rounder for its price, but gosh, with the right music they can lift one to the audio-heaven. I actually love them with classic metal more than jazz (I listen a lot to trumpet players and since I am trumpet player myself I can get very sensitive/judgmental on imperfections in trumpet presentation), they are suprisingly fast, but I guess that is just my personal perception based on what I was used to before (W1000X).

 

Haha..that's exactly how i felt. Also i agree with you that this headphone is not at best for all rounder. The bass somewhat need to go a bit deeper IMO. the qty of the bass is all right. Listening to song with a faster pace is also good, but not that perfect, still lacking a bit of impact and accuracy IMO, but i am very fine with that, still good though. I just did a short comparison with my T1.

 

Both Headphone are quite good, but:

 

  • The 3000anv is definitely more warmer sounding headphones to the T1. But the level of its warmth is really suit my taste (not like the HD650 which sometimes i feel is too warm for my taste)
  • for the sound-staging, imaging, transparency and detail, also the accuracy, the T1 is the winner. Well, not by much, but T1 is better in this respect.
  • for the MID's presentation, the 3000anv is so excellent. The mids is a bit forward compared to the T1, which gives me more intimate feel during my listening, especially for vocal song. I mean...this headphone able to make the sound of the singer are even much more sweeter , the vocal through this headphone is just so damn beautiful, very addictive. The mids is VERY sweet and lust and very smooth almost perfect for vocal. This 3000anv is very well suit to the song like by Anne Muray, Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Mary Black, Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, or any songs similar to these i mentioned, which to me, i don't really requires detail perfection to enjoy it. The vocal is more important for this kind of song where i can just flow into the music with the sweetness and lushness of the vocal.
  • The T1 is more neutral headphone IMO. the sound is very clean, perfect detailed, and one think impressed me most with this headphone is the ability to image the sound. Some recording i have heard using this T1, really made me feel like i was "there" and also sometimes made me feeling creepy as well because i heard things like outside the headphone and made me took the headphone off my head and look for it, hahaha..
  • While i do prefer the vocal presentation of the 3000anv in almost every jazz song i played than the T1, but T1 also able to perform better at some other songs as well. Some of the songs performed by Kari Bremnes, Kelly Flint, Patricia Barber, Inger Marie Gundersen, these kind of music, i do require better detail and accuracy and perfect imaging to really enjoy it. Especially, the song like "Black Magic Woman", performed by Patricia Barber in her album "Companion", listening this song through the T1 is so darn amazing, the audience's clapping hand, the shouting, the cymbals, the snares, the drums, also the vocal it self, when played together, the T1 is able to perform in an extraordinary way i would say, i mean is like i was "there" together with the audience, and that snares and cymbals and drums when they hit was like a real snap from the devil !! Not only drag my full emotion into it during my listening, but i was thinking like my soul already taken as well by this performance. Just like crazy...hahaha..

 

That's it my early impression from these both beautiful headphones. I think the T1 and ATH3000anv are really good complementary to each other. Both has each their own scores. I can not say and very hard for me to say actually which of which is better. I think they will be my ears best friend for a long time...

 

* still waiting my HD800 to arrive. really excited how this will compete with the two.

post #531 of 1100
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

i just received mine couple hours ago. I feel so lucky i got chance to own them as this is one of the last 3 unit left available in Indonesia (there will be no more). And after i tried them...the more i feel how lucky i am. Because IMO, this 3000anv is unbeatable in term the MIDS's presentation. I think my T1 wins in term of detail and clarity, but this ATH3000anv, especially during my female vocal jazz listening...made me almost cry ! The sweetness of the vocal is REALLY stunned me !  And the fitting...is one of the best...and i do feel this is more comfortable than the T1.

 

Congratulations on purchasing your copy. what is the serial number?

what an incredible sound huh?!

post #532 of 1100

The comparison with the T1 sounds right.  The difference is the T1 is an open headphone, which affords it advantages when compared to a closed.  I usually listen to my HD800 which although is less intimate is more true to the sound for me.  On the other hand, i very often need a closed HP due to household and i also at times want a more intimate listening experience and for those things, the W3000anv is perfect.

post #533 of 1100
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Originally Posted by r one View Post

Congratulations on purchasing your copy. what is the serial number?

what an incredible sound huh?!

 

Thanks. Mine the serial number is #1127.

The sound is very good, i like it much. Also i found this can be driven easily as well with any of my portable amps. Good news too. Even though the amp like HP-HP1 drives this baby easily.

 

post #534 of 1100
I got mine well over a year ago and the series number is in the 1900's.
post #535 of 1100
That means...i paid a new price...for an old stock frown.gif
post #536 of 1100

Hi,muzic4life,don't worry about that. Actually, w3ks are distributed all over the world in different places. So the fact that w3k of bigger number was sold earlier is reasonable . It doesn't mean that you w3k is in an old stock. My serial number is 1366 and I just bought it in Hong Kong several weeks ago. Enjoy itbeerchug.gif  


Edited by joyway - 6/18/13 at 12:25am
post #537 of 1100
Hi Joyway...just checked with friend at jaben...he guaranteed me that unit is fresh from the oven. Si it must be fine. I really enjoy this beauty. smily_headphones1.gif
post #538 of 1100
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Originally Posted by joyway View Post

Hi,muzic4life,don't worry about that. Actually, w3ks are distributed all over the world in different places. So the fact that w3k of bigger number was sold earlier is reasonable . It doesn't mean that you w3k is in an old stock. My serial number is 1366 and I just bought it in Hong Kong several weeks ago. Enjoy itbeerchug.gif  

Pretty much this.  I bought my pair from a US distributor a year ago and the serial was in the 1800's.  

post #539 of 1100
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

That means...i paid a new price...for an old stock frown.gif

Oi pak :D

 

After the official release time, actually the ATH distribute the W3000ANV almost at the same time to many countries, so the series number can't be used to detect which one is old stock nor the new stock. This happen due the limited unit of W3000ANV. They also use this distribute system for other limited series such as ESW11LTD. ( I think at first they already made 2000 unit of W3000, before they start to distribute them)

 

 

This distribute system is different compare to T1 or HD800, which is the series number show the old/new batch :)

post #540 of 1100

That is what i assume too.  One batch.

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