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post #61 of 5072
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

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.  

Good point, would be interesting to know how much the cables and headphones cost individually. My assumption is judging from the attitude and position Joe said in my other thread about how they invested $50k on tools and machinery to make these, it comes off to me that they are actually doing the right thing selling these at $5k, so it is justifiable for them to keep making them because they invested $50k on machinery sort of leveraging the cost of tools acquired alone.

 

Oh and for that matter I wouldn't be surprised if there $250-1000 are worth no more than $50 for parts and all. I suggest those interested in why I said this to google Virtual Dynamics - $15 cable.

post #62 of 5072
To those who have heard these, how do they compare to the HE6. Please ignore the price difference between them.
post #63 of 5072

Abyss on speaker taps vs HE6 on speaker taps GO!

post #64 of 5072
My money is on the HE6 after reading the comments so far but then again.
post #65 of 5072

Same here.

post #66 of 5072
I'm willing to lend my HE6 if someone can compare them in Melbourne. Won't be buying the Abyss in this lifetime but for the sake of comparison.
post #67 of 5072
Thread Starter 

I've mentioned in the original post already, but both Rendra and George were telling me that "the cables themselves are worth about a fifth to a quarter of the asking price ($1000-$1250)".

post #68 of 5072
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Originally Posted by scolaiw View Post

I've mentioned in the original post already, but both Rendra and George were telling me that "the cables themselves are worth about a fifth to a quarter of the asking price ($1000-$1250)".

Sorry didn't read it.....but WTF?

post #69 of 5072
So despite using $1k cables, it still doesn't sound worth 5k.
Draw your own conclusions.
post #70 of 5072

I think they should've done something like this:

 

http://www.crystalrocked.com/store/index.php/shop/gold-dr-dre.html

 

To the Abyss so it would be more worthy of the 5k.

 

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post #71 of 5072

Looks like what they should have done was to go all out and made it an electrostat headphone.  

post #72 of 5072
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post


Yup, and charge $10000 for the privilege of selling an electrostat.
post #73 of 5072
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post


Yup, and charge $10000 for the privilege of selling an electrostat.

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I should have said at that price they should have made it an electrostat..

post #74 of 5072
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post


Yup, and charge $10000 for the privilege of selling an electrostat.

$15000, because Joe from JPS will make up an excuse "oh but we invested $xxxxxxxx amount of dollars in machinery so we are charging $10000 for the headphones + $5000 for the cables because it uses 5 specially made unicorn hair wire strands able to withstand 580v of smack". rolleyes.gif

 

It pisses me off just thinking about it and his response in my thread.

post #75 of 5072
Seriously though stats are much harder to engineer and manufacture. They need some really good infrastructure to get going. As much as I like Hifiman for their value and sound, the Jade proved to be their Waterloo. JPS will need someone of Fang,s calibre if they want to make a proper stat.
Kingsound has been in the business for a decade and even they screw up sometimes with their speakers. I ended up getting a Nakamichi clone stat speaker set instead of Kingsound due to reliability reports.
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