I am sorry if just saying what I think makes me come off as a crusader. I usually do not find these subjects critical enough that I want to argue over them. I just react to people's attitudes when it annoys me. I however understand your point and will keep any further "forum chatter" out of your thread
It's not meant to be personal or anything. I'm just sayin' I don't pay much mind to what goes on in the portable section or what five out of six head-fiers think about brand X or whatever these days. If I post a link for a company, it's because I'm genuinely interested in them for my own reasons, and I try not to let hype or anti-hype sway me or bother me. If folks want to use the impressions I post as a guideline that's fine by me, but I don't go out of my way to guide people outside of this thread or the PMs I get. If others on the forums want to try and counter perceived wrongs outside of this thread that's fine by me too, but I'm fine being an uninvested digital recluse.
The Abyss can sound glorious on a $500 amp.
I'm also glad it was released, because contrary to the sentiments of those determined to hate it, I feel it's one of the best headphones ever engineered.