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A head-fier friend that's tried on the Abyss told me he found them uncomfortable to wear, I'll never find that out because I'm not brave enough to put them on my head.

He also told me how they sounded, but I'll leave it to him to post his thoughts assuming he'd want to.
post #1052 of 1451
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

A head-fier friend that's tried on the Abyss told me he found them uncomfortable to wear, I'll never find that out because I'm not brave enough to put them on my head.

He also told me how they sounded, but I'll leave it to him to post his thoughts assuming he'd want to.

Really, uncomfortable how? I mean they're not as comfortable as the HD800, but I can wear them indefinitely without discomfort. More comfortable than both the PS1000, T1 and SRH940 even with glasses.
They are heavy though which might be it, though the weight isn't as noticeable as with audeze phones. Just gotta do more shrugs at the gym smily_headphones1.gif
post #1053 of 1451
Tyll's review on Inner Fidelity says he had to spend quite sometime working with the adjustments. Once he got the adjustments, right, he said the AB-1266 were comfortable enough to wear for extended periods. Looks like these HPs are not like your traditional HPs where the ear pieces rest on top of your ears. They are supposed to surround your ears without resting on top of you ears and hence the time needed for initial setup. Imagine putting a weight almost double that of LCD-3 on your ear!!

I am expecting to get these for 2 weeks as a loaner in Aug or October. Super excited!
post #1054 of 1451
been a while since i tried it but it was surprisingly comfortable for such a heavy can and it sounded awesome. the earpads surrounded my ears and the idea is to have a light seal.
post #1055 of 1451
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Originally Posted by Fririce0003 View Post

Really, uncomfortable how? I mean they're not as comfortable as the HD800, but I can wear them indefinitely without discomfort. More comfortable than both the PS1000, T1 and SRH940 even with glasses.
They are heavy though which might be it, though the weight isn't as noticeable as with audeze phones. Just gotta do more shrugs at the gym smily_headphones1.gif

 

My head-fier friend did say one of the reasons he found the Abyss uncomfortable was their weight, but he also said he couldn't get them to fit properly.

I have the LCD-XC's so weight wouldn't be a problem regarding me wearing the Abyss, I just won't put them on my head because IMO they're so darn UGLY.

post #1056 of 1451
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My head-fier friend did say one of the reasons he found the Abyss uncomfortable was their weight, but he also said he couldn't get them to fit properly.

I have the LCD-XC's so weight wouldn't be a problem regarding me wearing the Abyss, I just won't put them on my head because IMO they're so darn UGLY.

Is this fashion-fi?:)

post #1057 of 1451
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

A head-fier friend that's tried on the Abyss told me he found them uncomfortable to wear, I'll never find that out because I'm not brave enough to put them on my head.

He also told me how they sounded, but I'll leave it to him to post his thoughts assuming he'd want to.

I and my friends who own Abyss don't have any problem to wear thus Abyss 1266 for long listening time

The design make the weight distribution to our head excellent , the pressure is less than my Audeze headphones .

Abyss is revealing headphone , abyss need very good source and amps
Once you get the synergy , the round quality is excellent compare to another headphones .

What kind of source and amps has your friend ?
post #1058 of 1451
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post
 

Is this fashion-fi?:)

 

If you like the look of them then that's your choice, but please try wearing them while walking through a city so everyone can see them, then count how many laughs you get.

post #1059 of 1451
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If you like the look of them then that's your choice, but please try wearing them while walking through a city so everyone can see them, then count how many laughs you get.

:D

 

Especially as they're, IMHO, way worse-looking in the metal... 

 

How can one sell a pair of cans for 6K$ and mess up with something as simple as the look fit and finish though, is beyond me.


Edited by customcoco - 6/28/14 at 10:23am
post #1060 of 1451
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

My head-fier friend did say one of the reasons he found the Abyss uncomfortable was their weight, but he also said he couldn't get them to fit properly.
I have the LCD-XC's so weight wouldn't be a problem regarding me wearing the Abyss, I just won't put them on my head because IMO they're so darn UGLY.

Hahaha they're not the prettiest cans, but at least once you've got them on you can't see them! Well unless you have a mirror by your head-fi station :P
post #1061 of 1451
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

I and my friends who own Abyss don't have any problem to wear thus Abyss 1266 for long listening time

The design make the weight distribution to our head excellent , the pressure is less than my Audeze headphones .

Abyss is revealing headphone , abyss need very good source and amps
Once you get the synergy , the round quality is excellent compare to another headphones .

What kind of source and amps has your friend ?

 

My friend doesn't own a pair of Abyss, he tried them at a headphone place.

He doesn't know what source was being used, but the amp was a Bryston.

post #1062 of 1451
Come on, Home Headphones are not fashion accessories. These are not HPs you use for mobile use. These are for stationary use. They may be ugly. But if they do the job: details almost as good Stax 009, imaging as good as HD800 and LCD-3's bass and fun listening, who gives a damn if it is UGLY.

This is Head-Fi, it's all about the sound. Do your ears like what they hear?

By the way, there is 1-2 month wait on these "ugly" HPs.
post #1063 of 1451

Just got mine from Woo Audio, Jack seems still have some left in stock. 

post #1064 of 1451

I sure don't wear any of my headphones outside unless it's my Dr. Dre Beats..  

post #1065 of 1451

The Abyss and AKG K1000 are the geekiest looking headphones ever :)

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