Originally Posted by citadel
When an amp has an output of 1 W into 32 ohm, I would get worried bout using it with HE6 and Abyss.
This is a technical recommendation based from my experience with the HE6.
I am a huge fan of the Abyss. Nothing to be ashamed about here. Some people cant admit they are
stax (or any other make/model) fanboys and pretend they are absolutely objective in their assessment.
I would like to inform you that the Japanese Bakoon amp that I used when I auditioned the Abyss is a totally different design than the international Korean Bakoons. The 1 W into 32 Ohm amp must be the HPA-21 which is a totally different model and design than the HDA-5210 Mk3.
Though I'm not sure what the specs of the 5210 Mk3 are because of the absolute absence of info on the internet (that one is a particularly obscure model), I believe from what I heard by auditioning that they provide more than enough juice to power anything well except electrostats obviously.
Though not to bash the Abyss which is a fine headphone in itself (I'll gloss over the looks) I just think that it's just too expensive for what it delivers sonically. A top of the line headphone that deserves the Summit-Fi place? Absolutely but I just feel that its price is not entirely justified.
Edited by VortexBlast - 7/31/13 at 11:47pm