It's the opposite with the HD800; SW R3 gives them a fuller, more natural sound. Saying that, if you like Grado's, you'd probably prefer the brighter (thinner, compared to the EQ'ed version) stock HD800 sound.
Yes I noticed that too (I want another for my headphone rig). Well spotted, I was set the wrong model. Need to contact the seller and get it changed. Not sure of the other features of the RL would me a difference.
Not sure where to put this, but I know many of the people here are into this; power.
Just installed a SurgeX 2213 power conditioner in my home studio (top stuff) and the difference is big! Much more clarity, air and soundstage. Incredibly happy.
The best bit - £255 on Amazon (when in stock). I've tried audiophile options costing far more than that (and not found them worth it).
A bit of a bargain :¬)
Different solutions really. SW is a 1-click affair for anybody (and does an amazing job), DMG is a rather advanced EQ for those who can tweak with their own ears and preferences. I use DMG Equilibrium also, it's a fantastic plugin. Then again, so is all of DMGs stuff :¬)
Agreed, eBay is not the best place for something as niche as the Abyss. You'd think that something so expensive that doesn't have adjustable height - and hence not a good fit for many (which is crucial with these cans) - would include the band. How much is it?