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post #931 of 1100

During one year, i've used my w3k with an audio-gd 5.2 Sounding good, but always missed something. This spring, i've bought violectrics v800and v200 and.....wow ! terrific increase for my cans ! V200 have my recommendation with my audio technica. : more details, more impact in bass : especially for acoustic jazz bass.

post #932 of 1100
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Originally Posted by r one View Post

During one year, i've used my w3k with an audio-gd 5.2 Sounding good, but always missed something. This spring, i've bought violectrics v800and v200 and.....wow ! terrific increase for my cans ! V200 have my recommendation with my audio technica. : more details, more impact in bass : especially for acoustic jazz bass.

I think the changing of the DAC would have more of an impact! But still interesting to hear. Did you find it as mid forward after with the Violectric setup
post #933 of 1100

Not especially. V800 is transparent dac who respect natural flavor of the W3000. Mids are a little bit less forward in comparaison with my audio-gd, but more organics with the violectrics. Like a tubey Sound. For me, it's an end game for W3000. When i'll buy a TH900, i will buy the HPA8 for it.

post #934 of 1100

How much should a used pair of these go for these days?

post #935 of 1100

Loaded question :wink:

post #936 of 1100

Eh? :)

post #937 of 1100

How much they are going for. You can't get them so probably over the retail price which i think was over $1300.   Loaded because most who own them love them meaning, how much would you take to part with one of the best closed headphones that is not available anymore. I mean, everything i own is for sale for the right price:biggrin: I would take $3500. for these. They don't have a scratch on them……..  Maybe my favorite headphones although the HD800 thru the Zana Duex is pretty nice too. There is noise here so i need closed but for the above price i could probably justify going back to my DX1000 or just use ED8 or Sig pro and slum it :cool:  //oh but i see you already own them so you must know all of this…..


Edited by dallan - 7/21/14 at 2:02pm
post #938 of 1100

Well, I wouldn't mind buying them for the $1300 you mention but I certainly wouldn't pay all that much more.

I owned two of them before and they did sound pretty nice to me but they certainly ain't no L3000.

post #939 of 1100

I would say that if you look hard enough you will probably be able to find a pair for between $1500. and $2000.  The 3500 was in jest but harder to buy something not really for sale. Saying it on the thread may get someone who has lost interest to let go of their pair for that price though, who knows.

post #940 of 1100
thinking about selling mine to finance new speakers wink.gif
post #941 of 1100
What setups pair well with the W3000anv?
Basically my feeling with the W3000anv is:
Slow
Congested
Euphonic
Forward mids

For these reasons I find they're really genre specific.
Have you guys used setups that made these maybe less colored/congested? Maybe a touch faster?
Currently using a lowly X5
post #942 of 1100
fair call. warm, euphonic tube amps wouldn't be a good match. better to go with solid state.
post #943 of 1100
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Originally Posted by dallan View Post

I would say that if you look hard enough you will probably be able to find a pair for between $1500. and $2000

Maybe for a new-in-box one.

I've seen several go for the triple digits over the past six months or so. They're not really worth over $1200 or so, rarity included.
post #944 of 1100

Well there were a lot of people that purchased at $999 from Beach Camera in the US, but the problem now it it's not a item that can be bought.  Not an efficient market and the sellers have more of the leverage.  There's 2000 of them so I think it's not all that limited so prices should only rise extremely slowly, but they will rise.

post #945 of 1100
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Maybe for a new-in-box one.

I've seen several go for the triple digits over the past six months or so. They're not really worth over $1200 or so, rarity included.

 

 

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Well there were a lot of people that purchased at $999 from Beach Camera in the US, but the problem now it it's not a item that can be bought.  Not an efficient market and the sellers have more of the leverage.  There's 2000 of them so I think it's not all that limited so prices should only rise extremely slowly, but they will rise.

 

Agree on borh counts. After having owned 2 pairs of them and having sold them I wouldn't pay over 1K€ for them though.

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