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post #8011 of 13423

I believe Tyll of inner fidelity ranks the HD800 above the Abyss. He did an abyss review and didn't exactly shower it with praise while he still very much liked the HD800. Could be wrong here but that's what I got reading between the lines. But he's a HD800 fan...

 

Just shows how much personal preference plays a part at this level.


Edited by TwoEars - 2/8/14 at 11:14pm
post #8012 of 13423

Beware Tyll tested Abyss prototype that not reflect exactly the final production

post #8013 of 13423
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Beware Tyll tested Abyss prototype that not reflect exactly the final production

 

This the HD800 appreciation thread. The HD800 is superior. :biggrin:

post #8014 of 13423
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This the HD800 appreciation thread. The HD800 is superior. :biggrin:

+1 :tongue_smile:

 

Also, I do believe that although Tyll rates the HD800 as the best dynamic hp available. His personal preference is for darker sound sigs like Audeze. The treble was a little too much for him subjectively, in his review.  

post #8015 of 13423

From my own personal experience, the best dynamic headphones are easily the HD 800. Whilst the best planars are the Abyss and the best (currently still in production) electrostatics are the SR-009. 

Comparing the three, I would place the HD 800 as being on par with the Abyss and the SR-009 as slightly above both.

Having said that, I'd take the HD 800 any day.

post #8016 of 13423

I will give a feedback about the Abyss in a few day and compare it to my preferred headphone the HD800 haha

post #8017 of 13423

Abyss driven by a Liquid Gold = great but IMO, a bit overpriced.  At that $ range, there're a lot of options that would give comparable or even better SQ, subjectively of course.

post #8018 of 13423

What could be better ?

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What could be better ?

 

Your own string quartet? The price isn't far off... :rolleyes:

post #8020 of 13423

well im pretty happy with my HE-6 right now and i would never consider getting an abyss + liquid gold, it definitely doesn't sound as good as it should.

post #8021 of 13423
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What could be better ?

 

Maybe, just maybe the SuSy Dynahi..  


Edited by preproman - 2/9/14 at 2:39pm
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I do not know much about this Susy :redface:

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Originally Posted by TwoEars View Post
 

I believe Tyll of inner fidelity ranks the HD800 above the Abyss. He did an abyss review and didn't exactly shower it with praise while he still very much liked the HD800. Could be wrong here but that's what I got reading between the lines. But he's a HD800 fan...

 

Just shows how much personal preference plays a part at this level.


Even if the Abyss was better and would cost "only the same" as the HD800, I wouldn't want to switch.

Simple reason: weight.

 

Even before sound quality, comfort is a critical "must have".

At around 1.5 lb or 660grs (w/o cable) the Abyss is so heavy, I wouldn't be able to comfortably listen to them for an hour. That's a no go in my book. I am not sacrificing comfort over the last bit of SQ in return for a headache or muscle pain.

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@Dubstep Girl, got your car yet?

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@Dubstep Girl, got your car yet?

Boy did she!.....(Mercedes alert!)

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