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The Audio Technica W3000ANV Thread

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by macedonianhero, Oct 4, 2012.
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    I would say the highs are a little too bright. Getting some sibilance. Whilst not a horrid amount of Sses, it's still there... I guess no female vocals for the 3000.
  2. AppleheadMay
    What amp/dac are you using? W3000 is a charm for female vocals.
  3. MacedonianHero Contributor
    Agreed, its one of the best headphones I've heard with female vocals.
  4. up late

    good result
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    Hmm, I should really move my amp upgrade along. I've got a Muses upgraded HP1 M-Stage. I tried stock op-amps, much worse.
    I'm trying to get the HA5000anv for my Audio Technica woodies. Any suggestions for the mean time? (since it is a temporary, I'll try to keep it under $1,000. I'm in Australia)
  6. AppleheadMay
    I had the HA5000ANV and though I never had the HA5000 it is known to be almost the same amp. Of course, you won't get the same wood as your phones.
    Other top amps I owned that match well with these kinds of phones: HP4, Zana, Yamamoto HA-02.
    On the cheaper side if you want something temporary: Fostex HP-P1, quite powerful and lively sound, certainly not sharp.
    What I'm looking for myself atm: Bakoon 5210MkIII and GS-X MkII.
    All these are with closed dynamic sensitive phones in mind.
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    I am seriously considering the EAR HP4 but I cannot find a retailer here. Not really keen on buying it sight unseen. It's expensive enough to warrant an audition.
  8. up late
    that's expensive kit alright. would steer away from tube amps that sound lush and euphonic. could be too much of a good thing with the w3000anv. think the matching a-t amp is ss.
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    I agree. I tried the the woodies with the Schiit Lyr. It was wrong for so many reasons. I've plugged them directly into my Muses Op Amped STX and it still didn't take away the sibilance. 
    I don't have any nice amps to go with at the moment, and I can't seem to source any amps that I want. It's a tough life down under.
  10. up late
    i hear sibilance with the w3000anv too. not sure if changing amps will solve it tho.
  11. filuS
    I don't hear any sibilance at all with my Svetlana 2, another excellent amp that comes very great with AT woodies.
  12. up late
    funny how it goes for different folks
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    I see a few head-fiers are looking for a pair of 3000 :wink: good luck, guys.
    I'm certainly still enjoying the outstanding looks of the 3000, and I am about to pull the trigger on the TH900 :p shoot out time.
    Let's see if the Fostex does better with sibilance with my current set up.
  14. AppleheadMay
    Hehe, just doing the opposite here.
    I did own 2 pairs of them a few years back though so I know what they sound like.
    Never had sibilance with either pair I must say.
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    Just held back from getting the TH900. Occurred to me that I just unboxed a thousand over dollar pair of headphones not even a week ago. Starting to look like a high-end headphone shop in my listening room. Also occurred to me that I have a couple of recessed spots on my carpet with speaker cables lying next to it and no speakers. 
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