The french market is currently very targeted for the Abyss; difficult to escape at this headphone on HCFR , its hype and this slogan "The Finest Headphones For Musical Reproduction". To believe that the electrostatics headphones are coarse .
JPS Lab (or AlterAudio, the French importer ?) is pretty presumptuous If he thinks that more expensive = better.
That's in their interest.
I remember that Alter audio once told me that the sr009 was so "great and popular" that they didn't need to ship demo headphones to brick and mortar dealers.
"The people who can afford don't need to test it, they're staxes after all"... What I'm sure of, though, is that those guys have more money than brains...