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post #16 of 34
I haven't heard them, but most ultrasone's have recessed mids. Classical will sound just fine, but not great.
post #17 of 34
Thread Starter 

So I went and tried the Momentums, but they don't seem as detailed as I hoped...

It was also loud, so that might have changed things...

post #18 of 34

heheh lots of bass heavy recomendations

 

Aww Closed, yea try to find a D2k. Woodies sound amazing. And if you like TIGHT bass I do enjoy my w1000x, they are however... bright and lean more so than warm but the sound stage is VERY big and detailed 

post #19 of 34
Thread Starter 

hmmm

how big are the w1000x's?

 

Is there any easy way to transport them safely?

post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by maymur8 View Post

hmmm

how big are the w1000x's?

 

Is there any easy way to transport them safely?

Hell no, and they are pretty damn big. You don't want to be running around with the w1000x, the wood Finish is gorgeous! 

 

If I HAD to transport them [and they have a 1/4" adapter btw] I'd be in an equally stunning Wooden Suitcase, fitted with a nice secure wooden headphone stand for the cans... actually I totally wanna make something like that for my w1000x :O

 

But yea not portable imo, I'm already pissed I got a minor scuff on them today...have to buff that out later q.q] 

post #21 of 34
Thread Starter 

hmmm, I need to think about this

 

Thanks for the help!

post #22 of 34

+1 on the ATH-w1000x. Very good subbass and closed, and the finish is gorgeous. pretty comfortable too, but definitely not portable. Doesn't require an amp, but I've used it with my CEntrance DACPort and have gotten good results (ironic that i happened to sell mine today to fund other stuff)

 

It's new on buydig for $469. Which sucks, cuz it was only $390 a few weeks ago, which is a steal
 

post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by davisxu View Post

+1 on the ATH-w1000x. Very good subbass and closed, and the finish is gorgeous. pretty comfortable too, but definitely not portable. Doesn't require an amp, but I've used it with my CEntrance DACPort and have gotten good results (ironic that i happened to sell mine today to fund other stuff)

 

It's new on buydig for $469. Which sucks, cuz it was only $390 a few weeks ago, which is a steal
 

Indeed, and I've never tried them un amped. and WOW 390 NEW is a steal. I paid 350 used >.>, still though I liked mine much more after I Modded them... and they do get better with amp and source although the iPod is a pretty clean source... still I'd run it through a Line out to an Amp. I like a little bass boost when I do edm on the w1000x 

post #24 of 34
Thread Starter 

I think I'll get the W1000X, but I'll wait for the price to come down from its current $480...

Or I'll just lose patience and get them next week biggrin.gif

post #25 of 34

I've heard that the WX000 series is notoriously picky with amps, although that opinion was by very experienced audiophiles and if you don't have "golden ears" you may not hear the difference.

post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 

I don't think I have those "golden ears" just yet, but I've slowly been working my way up

I think they should hold me for at least a year before I start looking around for anything else...

 

On a sidenote any opinions about the Ultrasone Edition 8's?

(Just trying to consider all options before jumping the gun)

 

They are more portable, but are pricier....

post #27 of 34
Never heard them, but Ultrasones are generally known for their harsh highs.
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

Never heard them, but Ultrasones are generally known for their harsh highs.

The lower end models, yes, up to the Pro 900. The highs are fine on the higher end Signature Pro and DJ, and probably on the Edition 8 as well.

post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by maymur8 View Post

I don't think I have those "golden ears" just yet, but I've slowly been working my way up
I think they should hold me for at least a year before I start looking around for anything else...

On a sidenote any opinions about the Ultrasone Edition 8's?
(Just trying to consider all options before jumping the gun)

They are more portable, but are pricier....

I got Edition 8's last week. Comfy, very sleek, probably the best portable there is and sharp looking. You can get them for $700 ish as well. Sound is good, a little light on the bass for my preference but if you add it via amp/EQ it is there. I may prefer the Ultrasone Pro900's because their bass is to me the best I've heard.
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

I've heard that the WX000 series is notoriously picky with amps, although that opinion was by very experienced audiophiles and if you don't have "golden ears" you may not hear the difference.

really... I guess that's good to know. My Solid Stage and my Tube sound completely different. My Matrix has much better highs and bass, but [due to some recent mods] lacks a little bit of the woody mids that make this can as great and unique as it is! 

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