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W3000 ANV yes no maybe?

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I've always been wanting to own a wooden one, i've tried the w3000 anv, denon d7000 lcd2, lcd 3 and this certainly has caught my eye. Any comments? :)

post #2 of 15

If you want the W3000ANV you shouldn't be here asking questions right now. Stock is running low on new pairs.

 

D7000 has already been discontinued and some people are selling 2-3 year old pairs at a higher price than they purchased new. Can't blame them though. 

 

LCD-2 and LCD-3 I have no experience with. They should be great sounding cans, but require some serious amplification, and driver inconsistency is what's keeping me away from orthodynamics in general.

post #3 of 15

There's an appreciation thread in the high-end forum where you can find lots of impressions; the W3000ANVs are my favourite headphones.

 

I've never heard a more euphonic sounding headphone, so if you're looking for that kind of lush, musical sound, then I fully recommend them.

post #4 of 15
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okay i think i'll get one :) thank you for the feedback. Actually i was pretty sure about getting one until i saw their 40th anniversary version, W2002. I expected them to fetch at least a good one quarter increment in price, but the price went downhill instead.

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You're welcome smily_headphones1.gif

Dunno whether the W3000s will increase in value in the future.. only 2000 pairs worldwide so it would be nice if they do, but I'm definitely not selling mine any time soon smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by MDCLXVI - 1/20/13 at 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by Mussicc View Post

I've always been wanting to own a wooden one, i've tried the w3000 anv, denon d7000 lcd2, lcd 3 and this certainly has caught my eye. Any comments? :)

Of the wooden cans I've owned, here's how I would rank them on SQ:

 

LCD-3 > TH-900 > LCD-2 > W3000ANV > D7000

 

The W3000ANVs are spectacular headphones IMHO.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Of the wooden cans I've owned, here's how I would rank them on SQ:

 

LCD-3 > TH-900 > LCD-2 > W3000ANV > D7000

 

The W3000ANVs are spectacular headphones IMHO.


Interesting you rated LCD-2 higher than  W3000ANV, to my tastes W5000 edges LCD-2, but LCD-2.2 is so naturally sounding when W5000 is quite colored despite certain technical advantages so it could be just a toss between the two. Modded D5K is certainly at the bottom of the food chain.

 

EDIT: Yes, I know you never liked W5000. cool.gif


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 1/20/13 at 6:00pm
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EDIT: Yes, I know you never liked W5000. cool.gif

Exactly!

post #9 of 15
W3000 is good for vocals. Good bass extension, lush mids and decent highs. Treble is good and sparkly too. These are source picky though and do gets confused by fast paced and especially complex music. Isolation is great and if you're willing to bend the headband and tie the y wings together comfort is also superb. I found that they had too much of a v shaped clamp stock though so bending the headband was necessary for me. Don't need very much power to drive these, actually it's comparable to my grado 225is which are notorious for not needing an amp to sound pretty good.
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Originally Posted by scott5526 View Post

W3000 is good for vocals. Good bass extension, lush mids and decent highs. Treble is good and sparkly too. These are source picky though and do gets confused by fast paced and especially complex music. Isolation is great and if you're willing to bend the headband and tie the y wings together comfort is also superb. I found that they had too much of a v shaped clamp stock though so bending the headband was necessary for me. Don't need very much power to drive these, actually it's comparable to my grado 225is which are notorious for not needing an amp to sound pretty good.

how do you bend and tie the headbands together? Their trademark headband build is kinda fragile IMO

post #11 of 15
The headband is responsible for the v clamp and its actually pretty sturdy. I just carefully pushed in on the very top and pulled outward on the sides to help alleviate the clamp. Ive seen some pretty scary headbands from audio technica that are still held together so i wouldnt worry about bending the headband too much. For the y wings i just tied them together using thick floss at the point where they sit comfortably over my ears
post #12 of 15
Does the W3000 sound similar to the portable ATH-ESW9?
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by scott5526 View Post

W3000 is good for vocals. Good bass extension, lush mids and decent highs. Treble is good and sparkly too. These are source picky though and do gets confused by fast paced and especially complex music. Isolation is great and if you're willing to bend the headband and tie the y wings together comfort is also superb. I found that they had too much of a v shaped clamp stock though so bending the headband was necessary for me. Don't need very much power to drive these, actually it's comparable to my grado 225is which are notorious for not needing an amp to sound pretty good.

 

Good description.

 

I adore these for jazz, folksy, acoustic or vocals-oriented stuff. Never listen to metal from them.

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Does the W3000 sound similar to the portable ATH-ESW9?

 

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!

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