This thread has been created for a specific purpose, that of trying to understand how ortho-dynamic headphones, as innovative as it is, and as expensive as it is (Nb: the price does not mean much, and it is positioning range, often with little relation to the actual quality) is currently perceived by a majority of testers of my country, as one of the best headphones ever listen if not the best, to the point that a reseller Stax in France (admittedly also dealer JPS Abyss
) publicly stated that the Abyss associated with Audiovalve RKV mark 3 is for him the best overall headphones + amp never listen (the most resulted), apparently better (for him) than the SR-009 + Electra and better than the SRM T2 + SR Omega (or SR-009).
However, the measurement curves and distortion of Abyss vs. SR-009 are not very conclusive.
In theory, the electrostatic headphones , with lighter membranes should normally remain the fastest and most accurate headphones (because less inertia ) .
The truth seems to be different for those who have heard; Abyss is almost unanimously acclaimed by the testers of the Abyss HCFR thread, and I want to understand why
, hence the assumption of a significant technological advance, with the emergence of a new class of headphones with innovative technology : the revolutionary "asymmetric ortho-dynamic" .
(with a single row of magnets instead of two , on one side , and natural damping by air) .
Promising new technology which, if confirmed with other versions ( cheaper ) of the Abyss, could undermine the " old " technologies headphones (become now obsolete) : Electrodynamic, Electrostatic and "old" Ortho-dynamic generation headphones.
Hence the title of the thread and the issue of obsolescence of these "old" technologies of Headphones. Now ?