Originally Posted by forbigger
what qualifies you to say that this / that amp not adequate for driving abyss? you an engineer? amp builder? making such unwarranted claims without even hearing ? just because some guys thing that you're favorite headphone is not as stellar as 009 and you jump out and accused the amp is not adequate? do you aware that power is not everything needed to drive a headphone? have you heard about slew rate??
I can tell you that I have read many recommendations on how to drive the HE6, most of which state that the headphones need around 5W at 40-50ohms to not sound bright. From my own limited personal experience, I would have to agree with this.
I dont know if you own a pair of HE6's, but please read some threads regarding this. As for the slew rate, that is fair enough. However, are you saying that something that outputs less than half the "recommended" output can make up for it in the slew rate (this is a serious question btw, I am not an engineer and do not have proficient technical knowledge in this area)?
Can we all agree to drop any attacks (of all forms)? Most of mine have been in retaliation to comments made by a particular user who just blindly badmouthed the Abyss (saying its only good at bass) and criticised it for its looks and price. This 'fanboy' comment I made was done because I got quite angry with such unfair criticisms. It felt sabotagical since I got the impression that such posters didnt own or demo them substantially. I also found some posts directed a Joe a tad bit disrespectful. I would be grateful (liking the Abyss or not) if he explained the design process and decisions.
I dont think I deserved the "crossing the line fanboy" comment from inferring my own and other people's experiences with the HE6 to the Abyss. This is purely an observational comment. I did say I trusted the reviewers feedback with regards to this amp.
Now, I never personally said I thought Stax was not as good. I merely rebutted some ill conceived comments. I may love Stax headphones as much or even more than this Abyss if I demoed them. Please, if you are a Stax fan, dont take my earlier comments as anti-Stax, but rather "In defense of the Abyss and proper evaluating".
Ladies and gentlemen, I apologise to you all if my comments and it's responses have dominated this thread. Again, my main objective was to rebutt some ill-focused comments towards the Abyss. The emphasis should be moreso on its sound signature (and analysis, measurements) rather than the price/looks (Again,I love the looks of the headphone) or claiming it has the intention to "wipe away" competitors like Stax, Sennheiser and Audeze..