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No they're not a basshead's can. The sound is very, very much in line with the Audeze family. None of the Audeze's sound all that open to me, which contrasts with my feelings about the HiFiMan line. With that said, I don't find a large difference in sound between the open and closed Audeze's. Unfortunately, they weren't allowing us to use our source, unlike many of the booths, so I couldn't use my test tracks to really understand the sound. IMHO, if you like the Audeze house sound, but need more isolation or even just prefer the look of the closed, as I do, you needn't hesitate in their purchase. By the way, here is the prototype DAC/amp they were powered from:

:basshead:  What the

 

Audez'e is making their own amp/dac now?

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basshead.gif   What the

Audez'e is making their own amp/dac now?
Yes, with DSP interestingly. It sounded like the DSP simulates 18 different headphones, but the rep didn't speak English well so I couldn't really understand what he meant. I tried them pure, without DSP.
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Yes, with DSP interestingly. It sounded like the DSP simulates 18 different headphones, but the rep didn't speak English well so I couldn't really understand what he meant. I tried them pure, without DSP.

Audez'e has reps who don't speak English very well? :basshead:

 

Are they Hifiman spies in disguise?:evil:

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Audez'e has reps who don't speak English very well? basshead.gif

Are they Hifiman spies in disguise?evil_smiley.gif
Lol only one of several reps
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Lol only one of several reps

Make sure it's not Fang Bian in a wig with a fake nose. :devil_face:

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I have a couple more Audeze pics y'all might like biggrin.gif
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Gotta have them all. Audeze should just sell them as extra options!
Totally agree. If Audeze is listening, I'd buy each colour and interchange them throughout the year(s). I also think I'd go for the brown leather, as it looks better with wood somehow.
Edited by deafanddumb - 10/12/13 at 3:53am
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My thoughts on the look..

I REALLY hope the aluminum rings are dark on the production models. The bright aluminum looks...ugh. Brown leather as on the LCD-3 is much nicer, imo. Hopefully the leather will be brown. Especially with the wood options on the closed cans.

And the wood...I'd have to go with purpleheart. Or bubinga. Both very nice. Purpleheart does change color quite a bit as it ages. It mellows into a darker brown shade. So keep that in mind. Unless Audeze is using a UV blocking finish, that can keep the purple color as it ages.

They should totally sell the wood cups separately to change up!
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I really wanna know how it looks like with the Walnut. 

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HOW DOES IT SOUND, apprently not to my liking. As I enjoy open... and while I like "dark" I like "bright" a little more

 

Just wondering what the upgrade for my my w1000x would be... I modded them and added the L3000 pads... and honestly... the sound for a closed headphone is wonderful with my HM 801... and pb1 and I'm just wondering what is the upgrade... what headphone could have the same... neutral linear sound, with those gorgeous wooden mids... and wonderfully taught bass, but the issue... the one glaring issue. Is the treble... I like that it's bright! But it's not too smooth, but non of my headphones are smooth in the treble. The more I'm listening the more I'm hearing it. It's not a big big deal, but I'd like a wooden back upgrade 

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If the wood that's encasing your headphones is responsible for creating a timbre characteristic of the mids then something is wrong with that headphone.  These are music playback devices we're talking about here, not violins or cellos. 

 

 

Some more pictures via Aueze's facebook. I really don't know if I like the darker anodized aluminum or not. 

 

 

 


Edited by TMRaven - 10/12/13 at 1:44pm
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If the wood that's encasing your headphones is responsible for creating a timbre characteristic of the mids then something is wrong with that headphone.  These are music playback devices we're talking about here, not violins or cellos. 

 

 

Some more pictures via Aueze's facebook. I really don't know if I like the darker anodized aluminum or not. 

 

 

 

The wood is not just for looks, you do realize that it resonnates, and that resonnance is feed back as part of the overall sonic presentation. Yea it's very faint, but there is... just a really nice quality to the wooden backs. Not to mention the W1000x has "bass ports" deep pockets right under the screws, these ofc increase the bass presenation with some extra resonnance! OH YEA WOOD YAY, yea it's not a Cello or a Violin, but I'll be darned if Cellos and Double basses don't sound wonderful on the w1000x. Doesn't the Alpha Dog have some kind of bass screw? A chamber that deepens or shallows to adjust the bass... hmmm yea the w1000x has those as well and it really adds a nice sound to the bass and low mids! 

 

Still thank you as always TmRaven, your questions make for wonderful conversation! 

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I'll be damned if Audeze put wooden cups on their XC to 'add' to their sonic characteristic.  I would not buy the XC at all.

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I'll be damned if Audeze put wooden cups on their XC to 'add' to their sonic characteristic.  I would not buy the XC at all.

It depends on how they inside is lined. I doubt the wood is a sonic addition honestly, I mean the Audio Technica Wood Series kinda plays with that sonic addition the wood adds, the W3000 anv are VERY mid heavy, and I'm sure they are like that to further take advantage of the sonic tone the woods adds [and it's not a bad quality at all] the timbre of Accoustic instruments on the w1000x is really top notch. Not even the Dt 880 in all it's fully balanced glory can touch those accoustic mid and bass notes on the W1000x

 

although I did mod mine a good bit. THe stock version has way to much decay, and sounds overly romantic

 

I would assume the XC has sufficent dampening inside, or an inner cage of sorts to prevent any coloration. Heck even grado's get some color from their wooden enclosures, you do know there is a BIG Wood Modd community, I know there are a couple of guys who make custom wooden cups for a few kinds of can. I'm not going to go as far as claiming I can hear the differance between the types of wood, but like Op Amps and Tube Rolling, Wood Enclousres to add something to the sound... 

 

Still it could be for looks, espically if they are aiming for a "studio" sound 

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If the wood that's encasing your headphones is responsible for creating a timbre characteristic of the mids then something is wrong with that headphone.  These are music playback devices we're talking about here, not violins or cellos. 


Some more pictures via Aueze's facebook. I really don't know if I like the darker anodized aluminum or not. 






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