Design sort of look like a direct rip off the LCD2's most likely these also take balanced mini xlr 3 or 4 pin cables.
Anyone up for one?
Fixed and they look horrible and pale in comparison to the LCD series.
Yes, the price is in the same range as the 009. Might be nice to read a post from someone that has actually heard the headphone as opposed to griping about how expensive they are. Got "news" for you folks, TOTL audio gear is expensive!
At least the posting of the link showing where one might actually purchase a pair is helpful.
If memory serves, you don't care much for the 009 do you spritzer. What can are you listening to?
The tone on the 009 doesn't suit me at all but I also never felt they were truly superior to the other Stax flagships. More impressive, yes, but they never gave me anything new. I'm long past being moved by impressive treble and associating it with better detail retrieval.
I have way too many headphones but right now I'm listening to a Sennheiser HE90 with DIY drivers. Sitting on the rack are two SR-Omegas, SR-X Mk3 Pro and a very early SR-1.
I doubt if even many fellow Icelanders are as esoteric as you are. I've read your posts. You know a lot about Head-Fi gear.
You dissuaded me from purchasing an 009/BHSE rig.
So what's the prospective market for this?
Looks like they are an audio cable company, and going for a 5k headphone as introductory product seems like a very bold step.
I mean, STAX has been around forever in the headphone world and are a tried and true expert in this field. Hell, if I had the disposable income I'd consider getting a SR-009 rig, but personally I'd never even consider the Abyss headphone.
Of course your opinion might vary, I'm just curious what their target audience is.
Looks like a medieval torture device. Hopefully it sounds better than it looks.
I don't see how anything this handsome will have trouble sounding better than the looks. Peter, long time no talk. Hello from humid Florida!
Hey Nick....I was just there a few weeks back and got to enjoy it! Took the family to Disneyworld for a glorious week of heat and sun!
Meanwhile, back in Toronto, we got flurries today.