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post #31 of 243
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Could be anything, that just one individual opinion. Do a search for W5000 in the title, it has pretty wide fanbase. On my setup they get same or more headtime than HD800, I think of them as of HD800 with soul as they have comparable details and soundstage but W5000 adds very nice euphonic coloration to midrange, some do prefer more neutral presentation. Another thing, with wrong amp and bad seal they sound thin and distant.

 

i see... what amp are you driving it with?
post #32 of 243
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how much did you get it for?

 

I only demoed them, but they cost around $800 from Amazon.jp. I saw one go on eBay for around $300 and I'm quite sad I didn't have the funds for it.

post #33 of 243
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i see... what amp are you driving it with?

ATH designed special amp for them AT-HA5000 that supposed to pair extremely well, I haven't heard that one myself but feedback is very positive.

 

I liked them with original GS-1, but new modules from Justin (Dynalo+, same that go into new GS-X MK II) brought them to another level by adding extra weight.

 

You may want to look at W5000 Owners' Amp Registry thread, it has quite a few options that people liked listed.

 

For proper fit 90% of people need to bend the headband to increase clamping force and in order to create the required seal, rotate cups slightly forward after putting phones on, so earpads "lock" around ears. Bizkid posted that hint he learned from L3000 manual.

The seam on the pad should be aligned with the cup mounting screw on front (for most people), this is stock orientation, but you can also experiment with rotating earpads as well, they just spin around, to find the best position.

 

 

post #34 of 243
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Originally Posted by whoelse View Post

HP-100 has generated quite an interest here lately smily_headphones1.gif
Yes, they have with good reason.
I second that choice: HP100
post #35 of 243
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

ATH designed special amp for them AT-HA5000 that supposed to pair extremely well, I haven't heard that one myself but feedback is very positive.

 

I liked them with original GS-1, but new modules from Justin (Dynalo+, same that go into new GS-X MK II) brought them to another level by adding extra weight.

 

You may want to look at W5000 Owners' Amp Registry thread, it has quite a few options that people liked listed.

 

For proper fit 90% of people need to bend the headband to increase clamping force and in order to create the required seal, rotate cups slightly forward after putting phones on, so earpads "lock" around ears. Bizkid posted that hint he learned from L3000 manual.

The seam on the pad should be aligned with the cup mounting screw on front (for most people), this is stock orientation, but you can also experiment with rotating earpads as well, they just spin around, to find the best position.

 

 

 

 

thanks for the tips, i will look into it after i finish my final

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

 

I only demoed them, but they cost around $800 from Amazon.jp. I saw one go on eBay for around $300 and I'm quite sad I didn't have the funds for it.

 

 

 

300 on ebay? is it new?

post #36 of 243

IMHO

 

Ultrsone Sig Pros, followed closely by the Sony MDR-7520 (yes better than the Z1000), but soon the Audez'e closed back will dethrone both.

 

TH900 is closed technically, but leaks sound like an open can, so not sure if these will work for you.

 

Haven't had a chance to try the Mad Dogs or Paradox, but those two might be even better than the one's I've mentioned above.

post #37 of 243
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

mrviolin, didnt you tell me you finally decided to not get it or something?

I got it but wanted open phones instead and returned the z1000 

post #38 of 243
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

I got it but wanted open phones instead and returned the z1000 


Oh have you listened to it? What open headphone did you finally get?
post #39 of 243
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

IMHO

 

Ultrsone Sig Pros, followed closely by the Sony MDR-7520 (yes better than the Z1000), but soon the Audez'e closed back will dethrone both.

 

TH900 is closed technically, but leaks sound like an open can, so not sure if these will work for you.

 

Haven't had a chance to try the Mad Dogs or Paradox, but those two might be even better than the one's I've mentioned above.

I think the Z1000's are great, and

I think their 'Professional' version, the MDR-7520's are even better,

 

Phenomenal closed headphones.

post #40 of 243
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Oh have you listened to it? What open headphone did you finally get?

still deciding on that tongue.gif

post #41 of 243
Damn it, why did I get the z1000? redface.gif anyone thinks the z1000 is better? biggrin.gif
post #42 of 243
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

still deciding on that tongue.gif


Have you ever listened to the z1000 though?
post #43 of 243
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

still deciding on that tongue.gif


Have you ever listened to the z1000 though?
post #44 of 243
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

Damn it, why did I get the z1000? redface.gif anyone thinks the z1000 is better? biggrin.gif

the 7520 is just slightly different. Tuned driver/innard change, different padding and the foam that covers drivers.

 

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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post


Have you ever listened to the z1000 though?

No because I thought that it'd be un returnable :/


Edited by MrViolin - 3/21/13 at 8:23pm
post #45 of 243
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

Damn it, why did I get the z1000? redface.gifanyone thinks the z1000 is better? biggrin.gif

 

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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

the 7520 is just slightly different. Tuned driver/innard change, different padding and the foam that covers drivers.

 

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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post


Have you ever listened to the z1000 though?

No because I thought that it'd be un returnable :/

 

I think the Z1000's do sound better on some recordings,

although I prefer the 7520's overall.

 

I'm glad to have both; they're definitely my two favorite closed headphones.

Sony did a great job with those.

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