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post #721 of 1468
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

I know exactly how you feel.

Do you plan on running them from a portabl? I tried in on one of my portable amos - the Leckerton. It sounds pretty good - rather surprised.

Thank you purrin for your help with your impression
Please try it with Hi Fi M8 , please choose very good Lod to USB , you will get audiophile portable SQ

For the best result I pair with my desktop pre amp tube T+A P 10.2
post #722 of 1468

On a business trip to Malaysia, I left my 1266 at home... I miss them now.

post #723 of 1468
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

On a business trip to Malaysia, I left my 1266 at home... I miss them now.

Hi VZ
I am sure everybody who own Abyss can miss Abyss so much like me too biggrin.gif
For traveling is impossible to use in the plane , your neighbour can be angry biggrin.gif
In the car during traffic jam I use Hi Fi M8 / Cyberlabs Theorem with iPhone 4S to pair with Abyss
Or 3 stack : iPhone 4S + Go Dap DD 1 LE 12 Volt with Muse 02 + Pico Power / Intruder

These two are very good for traveling use

Enjoy your trip
post #724 of 1468
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Hi VZ
I am sure everybody who own Abyss can miss Abyss so much like me too biggrin.gif
For traveling is impossible to use in the plane , your neighbour can be angry biggrin.gif
In the car during traffic jam I use Hi Fi M8 / Cyberlabs Theorem with iPhone 4S to pair with Abyss
Or 3 stack : iPhone 4S + Go Dap DD 1 LE 12 Volt with Muse 02 + Pico Power / Intruder

These two are very good for traveling use

Enjoy your trip

 

Thanks man,

 

I have tried it as well with The International by ALO and the Intruder by RSA. Both are very good amps IMO to use with it. I also got to try it with my ipod classic-GoDAP 12v LTD-Apex Glacier and it did very well.

 

At home i use it with my Macbook Pro-Invicta Mirus-Cavalli LAu.

post #725 of 1468
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

Thanks man,

I have tried it as well with The International by ALO and the Intruder by RSA. Both are very good amps IMO to use with it. I also got to try it with my ipod classic-GoDAP 12v LTD-Apex Glacier and it did very well.

At home i use it with my Macbook Pro-Invicta Mirus-Cavalli LAu.

I haven't heard LAu according to Gavin and Joe is excellent SQ
post #726 of 1468

Just put everything together and 5 minutes in these puppies are surprisingly comfortable.  I parted ways with the LCD3 in March, but from what I remember, the Abyss are definitely more comfortable.  

 

Big thanks to Joe at Cable Co. and Joe at JPS for the great and friendly service.  I haven't known them for long, but am definitely glad that I do.

post #727 of 1468
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Originally Posted by Naras View Post
 

Just put everything together and 5 minutes in these puppies are surprisingly comfortable.  I parted ways with the LCD3 in March, but from what I remember, the Abyss are definitely more comfortable.  

 

Big thanks to Joe at Cable Co. and Joe at JPS for the great and friendly service.  I haven't known them for long, but am definitely glad that I do.

 

Agreed on both fronts :)

post #728 of 1468

This has not been mentioned much so I thought :-

 

 

"A quick guide to adjustments that works perfectly for me in making the Abyss sound sensational"

 

 

The Abyss needs to be adjusted as if you were placing a pair of speakers in a room. As Dave Wilson say, " an inch here or there will make all the difference". With the Abyss a few mm here or there, is all it takes.

 

 

- attach the ear cups with the stitching pointing straight ahead, or at 90 degrees

 

- with the Abyss on, one needs to adjust the bass performance and to do this, pull the drivers away from your ears and you should notice the bass increasing. Adjust the headband outwards. 

 

- repeat the above until you will get to a point where you are at the fine line of, the Abyss having near perfect bass or sounding diffused

 

- with the bass dialed in, It is time to adjust the tonal balance. This basically requires the rotation of the ear cups. I will refer to the stitching, moving it upwards increases the highs and downwards the bass. It is a matter of adjusting the cups for personal preference, and allowing for upstream components.

 

 

Once dialed in, for me, the Abyss is by far my favorite pair of Headphones......................

post #729 of 1468
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

This has not been mentioned much so I thought :-


"A quick guide to adjustments that works perfectly for me in making the Abyss sound sensational"


The Abyss needs to be adjusted as if you were placing a pair of speakers in a room. As Dave Wilson say, " an inch here or there will make all the difference". With the Abyss a few mm here or there, is all it takes.


- attach the ear cups with the stitching pointing straight ahead, or at 90 degrees

- with the Abyss on, one needs to adjust the bass performance and to do this, pull the drivers away from your ears and you should notice the bass increasing. Adjust the headband outwards. 

- repeat the above until you will get to a point where you are at the fine line of, the Abyss having near perfect bass or sounding diffused

- with the bass dialed in, It is time to adjust the tonal balance. This basically requires the rotation of the ear cups. I will refer to the stitching, moving it upwards increases the highs and downwards the bass. It is a matter of adjusting the cups for personal preference, and allowing for upstream components.


Once dialed in, for me, the Abyss is by far my favorite pair of Headphones......................

Omgwat i never knew that
post #730 of 1468
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post


Omgwat i never knew that

Is this not in the manual? Thought it'd be pretty important to add in amongst all the other stuff that came with it. (I might have to save that post for when I buy my pair… in like 20 years.)

post #731 of 1468

Here's a song that sounds magnificent on the Abyss especially the drums and cymbals.

 

The song is from the album "Jazz Them Up" by canto-jazz artist Bianca Wu. It is in Mandarin which I don't understand but damn it sounds great! 

 

 

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61845253/01%20-%20%E8%83%A1%E7%90%B3%20-%20%E6%88%91%E6%98%AF%E4%B8%8D%E6%98%AF%E8%A9%B2%E5%AE%89%E9%9D%9C%E7%9A%84%E8%B5%B0%E9%96%8B.flac

 

EDIT:

I will leave the link up for a day if anyone is interested.


Edited by spkrs01 - 11/1/13 at 9:20pm
post #732 of 1468
That's the most interesting thread I've read for a while, sounds a lot of fun:D
post #733 of 1468
I find this interesting that you're playing with the leakage from cushion to adjust the bass level. This is bound to push the mid bass and rolloff the sub-bass, thus artificially increasing bass presence. The same can be done with any planar or stat phone to the same effect actually,

I was trying, but never achieved, to get a proper seal with the abyss when I tried it the other day, now I understand this lack of seal is per design then?
post #734 of 1468

Arnaud

 

Hiya there! 

 

When I asked you last weekend how you found the Abyss, I kinda knew exactly what you heard as you were trying to achieve a seal on them. I would imagine you heard them like a pair of IEMs, pretty clean and clear sounding...not much bass, perhaps slightly harsh in the lower highs................

 

I find rather than artificially increasing bass, it is more part and parcel of how the Abyss are and their adjustment. When I pull the cups out with other planars such as the LCD3, what I achieve is a diffused sound with a sense of an increase in the mid bass but muddy and slow and not really enhancing anything positively. Contrary to popular believe, it is bass and in particular lower bass performance that defines soundstaging, and the Abyss has one of the largest most realistic soundstages that I have head from a pair headphone, and for me surpassing the great HD800 in this department..........

 

You should try the Abyss again hopefully with it better adjusted, and away from the norm that is associated with Headphones of "obtaining a seal".

 

Hope to see you again, next year.........

 

Gavin


Edited by spkrs01 - 11/2/13 at 4:18am
post #735 of 1468
Not sure if this was mentioned in a previous post, but to echo Gavin's post above, JPS labs also said that I won't need a perfect seal, and I'll want to let in some air for a better bass response. This must be why there are so many adjustment options on the Abyss.

Also, to add to Gavin's excellent "start-up" guide, the mechanism at the top of th Abyss lets you angle the cups towards the front or back of your head when resting on your ears. I found this also helped with comfort levels and let me further customize SQ.
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