Just wanted to clear a little something up: The Abyss I heard was a very early unit and had a wrinkled diaphragm. That review, and especially that statement, is likely not indicative of current production units.
You bet. Shortly I'll be posting a video of comments from vendors about what it's like to become a part of this community. The comments from John Franks of Chord are particularly telling. He's stoked to have found his way into the headphone enthusiast community.
Very cool! I have to tell you that Sunday planar magnetic panel where only Fang showed up was the highlight of the show for me. What could have been a disaster turned into one of the most interesting conversations I've ever had with a headphone company CEO. We basically chatted our way through Fangs life and how he got into audio as a youngster. I've known the guy for years, but never heard about his origins. It's an amazing story.
Right now I think I'd like to focus on bulking up the list of stock headphones, but sometime in the future I might be willing.
Maybe do something like focus on one particular model and see what peoples mods of it look like. Dunno.
But if you feel like it you can contact me next year and maybe I can do something.