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post #136 of 5065
Time will tell...
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post #137 of 5065
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post #138 of 5065
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So there is nothing in the works right now? You are not even doing any concept concept exploration or analysis of alternatives?

post #139 of 5065
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So there is nothing in the works right now? You are not even doing any concept concept exploration or analysis of alternatives?


I think the decision will be made after how successful these are..

post #140 of 5065
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I think the decision will be made after how successful these are..

+1.

 

These will sell better if they were marked at $2000-2800. 

post #141 of 5065
From the Abyss website:

“Machined aluminum construction and high quality finishes made to last a lifetime, lambskin and leather padding for a soft connection to the ears and head, and a pleather of adjustability for fit adds to your enjoyment of music for years to come“

Perhaps they meant “plethora"...there better not be any pleather anywhere near this thing...not for 5K! LOL
post #142 of 5065
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

From the Abyss website:

“Machined aluminum construction and high quality finishes made to last a lifetime, lambskin and leather padding for a soft connection to the ears and head, and a pleather of adjustability for fit adds to your enjoyment of music for years to come“

Perhaps they meant “plethora"...there better not be any pleather anywhere near this thing...not for 5K! LOL


No kidding. And would it not be Plambskin?

post #143 of 5065
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View PostPerhaps they meant “plethora"...there better not be any pleather anywhere near this thing...not for 5K! LOL

Sennheiser's more expensive HE90 uses pleather IIRC. tongue_smile.gif

post #144 of 5065
I just thought it was a funny/unfortunately placed typo, as it was in the section describing the high quality materials. smily_headphones1.gif

"Plambskin" Lol. Good one

I've noticed now the typo on their site has been corrected! That was quick!

You're welcome, Joe...wink.gif

Despite the price, it would be very interesting to hear these vs. my LCD-3.
Edited by thegrobe - 6/23/13 at 8:55am
post #145 of 5065

I found the Abyss frustrating - as much as I liked the sound, pretty much everything else about them is anything from a minor disappointment to a deal breaker.

 

As to sound quality, there's nothing I can complain about. From me, that's a ringing endorsement.

 

I couldn't get a good fit - perhaps if I was lying down with a couple of pillows to keep my head and the phones in the just right alignment. Not bloody likely.

 

These things were apparently styled by a blacksmith, an impatient blacksmith. And the finish - just toss it all in the anodizing bath. Call it goth or call it tactical, it's so last millennium.

 

Why am I being so harsh? The price. If these were $500, I'd happily overlook the flaws. If they were $2K, I'd imagine Audeze would be worried. Hell, I'd own a pair.

 

While I'm sure JPS incurred significant R&D and tooling costs, I suspect they made a calculated (and to my mind cynical) decision on pricing. That is, to emulate Rolex, Porsche, Armani etc. and attempt to become a status symbol. Guaranteeing exclusivity by pricing the proletariat out of the experience. And hey, nothing wrong with that.

 

While these are closer to an electrostat than the Audeze, I don't believe they're a real threat to the 009s. A stat diaphragm will always be lighter than a planar, all else being equal. Thus the Stax will always be more accurate, especially when it comes to acoustic music.

post #146 of 5065
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Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post

I found the Abyss frustrating - as much as I liked the sound, pretty much everything else about them is anything from a minor disappointment to a deal breaker.

 

As to sound quality, there's nothing I can complain about. From me, that's a ringing endorsement.

 

I couldn't get a good fit - perhaps if I was lying down with a couple of pillows to keep my head and the phones in the just right alignment. Not bloody likely.

 

These things were apparently styled by a blacksmith, an impatient blacksmith. And the finish - just toss it all in the anodizing bath. Call it goth or call it tactical, it's so last millennium.

 

Why am I being so harsh? The price. If these were $500, I'd happily overlook the flaws. If they were $2K, I'd imagine Audeze would be worried. Hell, I'd own a pair.

 

While I'm sure JPS incurred significant R&D and tooling costs, I suspect they made a calculated (and to my mind cynical) decision on pricing. That is, to emulate Rolex, Porsche, Armani etc. and attempt to become a status symbol. Guaranteeing exclusivity by pricing the proletariat out of the experience. And hey, nothing wrong with that.

 

While these are closer to an electrostat than the Audeze, I don't believe they're a real threat to the 009s. A stat diaphragm will always be lighter than a planar, all else being equal. Thus the Stax will always be more accurate, especially when it comes to acoustic music.

Totally agree with the status symbol paragraph.

post #147 of 5065
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Originally Posted by thegrobe View Post

I just thought it was a funny/unfortunately placed typo, as it was in the section describing the high quality materials. smily_headphones1.gif

"Plambskin" Lol. Good one

I've noticed now the typo on their site has been corrected! That was quick!

You're welcome, Joe...wink.gif

Despite the price, it would be very interesting to hear these vs. my LCD-3.

LOL very_evil_smiley.gif

post #148 of 5065
I am very interested to hear what people say about these as more people get to hear these headphones. I'd like to hear what Tyll thinks of these.
post #149 of 5065
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Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post

I found the Abyss frustrating - as much as I liked the sound, pretty much everything else about them is anything from a minor disappointment to a deal breaker.

 

As to sound quality, there's nothing I can complain about. From me, that's a ringing endorsement.

 

I couldn't get a good fit - perhaps if I was lying down with a couple of pillows to keep my head and the phones in the just right alignment. Not bloody likely.

 

These things were apparently styled by a blacksmith, an impatient blacksmith. And the finish - just toss it all in the anodizing bath. Call it goth or call it tactical, it's so last millennium.

 

Why am I being so harsh? The price. If these were $500, I'd happily overlook the flaws. If they were $2K, I'd imagine Audeze would be worried. Hell, I'd own a pair.

 

While I'm sure JPS incurred significant R&D and tooling costs, I suspect they made a calculated (and to my mind cynical) decision on pricing. That is, to emulate Rolex, Porsche, Armani etc. and attempt to become a status symbol. Guaranteeing exclusivity by pricing the proletariat out of the experience. And hey, nothing wrong with that.

 

While these are closer to an electrostat than the Audeze, I don't believe they're a real threat to the 009s. A stat diaphragm will always be lighter than a planar, all else being equal. Thus the Stax will always be more accurate, especially when it comes to acoustic music.

 

Totally agree with the status symbol paragraph.

 

Yeah that was a good one tongue.gif

post #150 of 5065
Quote:thegrobe
there better not be any pleather anywhere near this thing...not for 5K! LOL

Maybe they should have opted for alcantara for that durable characteristic.

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