or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread - Page 4

post #46 of 5065

Bring them down to $2k.  I'll be more likely to buy a pair.  Seems like others would as well.  Looks like the LCD-3s are selling hand over fist the last few months..  

post #47 of 5065

Get them while they're still exotic.

post #48 of 5065
Quote:
Originally Posted by grokit View Post

They seem like $2,000 headphones. Add $1,000 for "exclusivity and vanity", so okay $3K... but $5K?

 

Maybe they're just not worth making really hard to make.


I'm thinking 2500 top limit and that only as an appeal to the American made (and god help them if theres componentry in there that isn't) panacea. Other than that 2K is the limit the market would most likely stand.

 

Vanity ain't gonna cut it here, I'm afraid. Unless maybe you get Carly Simon to do endorsements.wink.gif

post #49 of 5065
Vanity is the customer they will sell them to with the FU money and there's a lot of them in this hobby (says the snarky little peon with pretzel money). But no one wants to be hoodwinked for buying them first without the "gift from the creator" sound confirmed. So we wait to see who's the first intrepid spirit willing to be the guinea pig that's part of the gang. They have a strike against them already being from a cable co. cause we all know the shineola in that industry as indicated by the roll out price. rolleyes.gif

Tick, tick, tick..........

If you feel this unfair, our community has been duped by many and once the money is gone, sorry bout your wallet.......... cause there's no one protecting the poor innocent victims. If they want to make a splash with a good product, send out a few for review. We are always ready for another advancement in reference. If they are looking to make a score and split, circle the wagons.
post #50 of 5065
Quote:
Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

Vanity is the customer they will sell them to with the FU money and there's a lot of them in this hobby (says the snarky little peon with pretzel money). But no one wants to be hoodwinked for buying them first without the "gift from the creator" sound confirmed. So we wait to see who's the first intrepid spirit willing to be the guinea pig that's part of the gang. They have a strike against them already being from a cable co. cause we all know the shineola in that industry as indicated by the roll out price. rolleyes.gif

Tick, tick, tick..........

If you feel this unfair, our community has been duped by many and once the money is gone, sorry bout your wallet.......... cause there's no one protecting the poor innocent victims. If they want to make a splash with a good product, send out a few for review. We are always ready for another advancement in reference. If they are looking to make a score and split, circle the wagons.

could not have said it better myself! beerchug.gif

post #51 of 5065

Very true.

post #52 of 5065

Hmm, probably it's a bit unfair to say the pricetag is too much, since it is meant for people with the STAX-level budget.

 

Would love to A-B Abyss and 009, both with their best setup biggrin.gif

post #53 of 5065

I honestly can safely say the Abyss won't stand a chance. Much bias to Ortho heads out there though.

post #54 of 5065
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

I honestly can safely say the Abyss won't stand a chance. Much bias to Ortho heads out there though.


Well they may have dug a deep grave here. If they attempt a price cut of 50 points or better, anyone who has bought a pair already will go ballistic.

post #55 of 5065

The Abyss for $2500? $2000?

 

Stop talking crazy guys! Do you how much R&D went into the cables alone? Jesus Christ, the gorgeous state-of-the-art cables by themselves are easily worth $5000~$6000. They're practically giving the headphone away as an accessory to the awesome cable. The fact that the headphones look just as gorgeous as the cable is a HUGE PLUS and probably one of the first reasons to buy this. Out of the many many reasons.

 

Now don't let me get started on the patent-pending awesome leather satchel and headphone stand. JPS is no doubt taking a huge loss selling these for such a low price. The Abyss is the bargain of the decade. It'll easily be product of 2013, or better yet the best value/performance of the decade. Buy these quickly before JPS raises the price to what these should be.  


Edited by M-13 - 6/7/13 at 8:47pm
post #56 of 5065
No worries, I'll wait for them to increase the price. :-$

I don't feel exclusive enough at the current price.

My savings for that pathetic Stax 007/BH can wait.
post #57 of 5065
Quote:
Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

No worries, I'll wait for them to increase the price. :-$

I don't feel exclusive enough at the current price.

My savings for that pathetic Stax 007/BH can wait.


Ah, Just buy a pair of Wilson WATT's and screw a headband on em. Might need a neckbrace but hell, when you put those on at a meet.......biggrin.gif

post #58 of 5065
Hutnicks,

I am disappoint! They are not electrostats and I wouldn't listen to pleb dynamics. Shoo Shoo!

;-) Hugs his Stax ;-)
post #59 of 5065
Quote:
Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Hutnicks,

I am disappoint! They are not electrostats and I wouldn't listen to pleb dynamics. Shoo Shoo!

;-) Hugs his Stax ;-)


I figured you might draw the line at wearing a pair of ESL63's. Totally capture the retro crowd with that though. And save about 3500 to boot!

post #60 of 5065
That's more like it my good friend Hutnicks or how else am I to show off my not so considerable wealth. Couple of lackies to hold my McIntosh amps and I'll show these Abyss fellows how it's done.

Back to topic now :-P
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: High-end Audio Forum
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Summit-Fi (High-End Audio) › High-end Audio Forum › The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread