Electrodynamic and electrostatic headphones now obsolete ?
When we read the passionate thread of the revolutionary and allrounder JPS Lab Abyss headphone on French forum HCFR, it would seem that this new planar magnetic headphones Abyss , revolutionary in its design, has become , for all its extraordinary qualities, the best headphone ever produced in the world (at least in France ) , ridiculing all tenors headphone until each category : electrodynamic headphones (Sennheiser HD -800 head) ; headphones Planar Magnetic legacy ( Audeez LCD3 ), and even the electrostatic headphones (Stax SR- 009 head).
The Abyss headphone seem revolutionary by its original construction ( a single row of magnets ( asymmetric ) instead of two) and gain on almost all audio criteria studied (transparency , speed, sound stage, euphony , quality and impact of low, the natural reproduction, etc.). Just could you blame him a slight lack of presence in the top medium and Its price is elitist ; but we are promised for 2014 versions more affordable of this headphone.
Finally, to believe that a significant page in the history of headphone has been turned and that we can now considerer old technologies headphones (as Eletrodynamique and electrostatic) as now obsolete, at least for the high-end headphones ; it is the question I ask myself now.
Links (in french)
http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post177900249.html#p177900249 (great trilogy report of abyss by dub) (in french)
Assessments of Pierre Paya and Superfred 21, also (in french)
And some pictures to decorate the post
Edited by eric65 - 12/10/13 at 10:02am