I've said many times ( some will think too many ) that when I go for headphones and also amp and source, I don't just go for SQ but looks as well.
I was never happy with how the 009's looked with it's original headband which is why I did something about it.
Now I'm not going to knock the Abyss's looks anymore but let's assume we were all given $250,000 or £150,000 but we could only spend it on one of two new vehicles, either a Ferrari California of a Tractor. Farmers not included, hands up how many would be going for a tractor.
I saw your custom SR-009 headband! I always thought the stock headband made it look like a penguin wearing a tuxedo, and much sillier when sticking out above your head.
Personally, I think both headphones look really cool in their own way. I wouldn't wear either in public, though.
Speaking of supercars and tractors, Lamborghini actually started out making those.