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post #946 of 1540
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Originally Posted by ericfarrell85 View Post

Has anyone compared the Abyss with a powerfully amped HE6?

 

First they have to enjoy the HE-6 to start with.

post #947 of 1540
Yeah, yeah D. Not everyone has the F1J to enjoy with their HE6.
post #948 of 1540
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


I like Mass Ko Bo 394 ver much , I try to speak with Mr Masuda San to sell his demo unit to me , but he don't want to sell the demo unit , because he promise someone in Japan for demoing his Mass Ko Bo 394 , than was not my luck.biggrin.gif

I haven't heard LAu , many friends said LAu sound quality very good too , I don't know LAu. Sound character warm or bright ?

Just heard the Mass Kobo 394 driving the Abyss at a shop and I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Brief comparison with the LAu, I found the treble on the 394 to be more open with a bit more extension while the LAu is smoother but a bit laid back. Mids sounded quite natural on the 394 whereas LAu is more vivid and lush. Bass extension and control is great on both amps while impact favours the LAu. I'm really tempted to pick it up and see how it'll do under controlled environment and tweaks.

 

Btw, the 394 does also drive the HD800 extremely well, a really great solid state alternative to my beloved ALO SS.

post #949 of 1540

Couldn't get the Mass Kobo 394 off my mind last night so end up adding it to the stable 

 

 

Letting it settle for a few days before more comparative listening...

post #950 of 1540

do you agree with one of  these  terms of describing them ? what would you add or subtract or modify ??? 

 

 the Abyss and the LCD3 have a family resemblance, both bring their own strengths to the table, and both are superb, with the Abyss having more of a 3D stage and a deep open-hall bass,

while the LCD3s are more intimate, with more liquidity, and very sweet highs. I love the LCD3 highs as just the right balance of soaring to the heights but without fatigue or brittleness with any music.

 

Abyss 1266 is combination from Stax Sr 009 and LCD 3


Edited by starstern - 3/25/14 at 10:20pm
post #951 of 1540
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Originally Posted by kiertijai View Post
 

here are the amplifiers that we tested and matched very well with the JPS Abyss (which still needs more burn in)

Mal Valve Three in fully balanced setup is one of the best combo out there especially it brings life to the mid

especially for vocal music for the Abyss, if you want more laid back mid you may try Bakoon Amplifier and for

really good dynamic swing AudioGD is the better one.  Burson Conductor and other in Munkong are under power

the mal valve rather then the http://www.ttvjaudio.com/EAR_HP4_Headphone_Amplifier_p/ear0000015.htm  ??

post #952 of 1540

These pictures are  ab-1266 with a new pad that designed to ease the pain due to the rubber band.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by kimdaeim - 3/29/14 at 5:40pm
post #953 of 1540

That is very well done. I don't find the stock band uncomfortable but if you have to make your own, this is surely the way to do it..dB

post #954 of 1540
Looks quite a bit better that way, a bit warmer to the eye...
post #955 of 1540

Takes the eyes away from the vice.

post #956 of 1540

The stock band was uncomfortable and painful to me. so i designed the new pad and made it at the leather arts shop.

I have read some complains about abyss's stock band in Head-fi forum. I hope that these pictures are a solution for them. 


Edited by kimdaeim - 3/30/14 at 2:25am
post #957 of 1540
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

 

First they have to enjoy the HE-6 to start with.

:beerchug: 

post #958 of 1540
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Originally Posted by kimdaeim View Post
 

These pictures are  ab-1266 with a new pad that designed to ease the pain due to the rubber band.

 

 

 

 

Wow, great idea! The stock band isn't too comfortable for me and always sags down a bit. With the new anchor position, I should be able to get the large portion of the band to rest on my head rather than less than 1/2 for the stock one. I'll see if I can have one made up with some adjustability. Besides, these look much more sturdy than the rubberband!

post #959 of 1540
That headband probably adds to the comfort, but IMO they are still ugly headphones.
post #960 of 1540
won't win any beauty contests but they're pretty awesome sounding cans
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