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post #76 of 106
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Recently, I was asked (indirectly) on HCFR if I was, ultimately, disappointed by my 009 and now embittered since marketing of the Abyss ?

http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post177912945.html#p177912945 (in french)

 

The answer is clearly no ; I love my 009 and his listening is always great.

 

As to the use of a subwoofer to try to have for super bass striking, the answer is no ; the 009 (with a good amp) does not need to the subwoofer smeared the bass of the 009 (very clean for the Stax).

 

As for buying one day Abyss? The answer is clearly no, because it is too expensive, too ugly, and poorly adapted to the size of the heads ; unlike some who have "little heads", I rather have a "big head" ; no one is perfect in this world ;), nor even a headphone as expensive and innovative that it is ......

 

Eric


Edited by eric65 - 12/16/13 at 2:12am
post #77 of 106
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Arnaud, on HCFR, tries to express his doubts about the unconventional Abyss (which largely defy the laws of physics, or at least those of others Orthos), but the "french sect" pro Abyss on the Abyss thread of HCFR always resist, against all odds. 


Who will be the next convert ?

 

http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post177913658.html#p177913658 (in french)

post #78 of 106

There is no way that electrostatic headphones are going to be obsolete. 

post #79 of 106

Unless planar magnetic headphones can be made a lot lighter, they aren't going to be a real winner, IMO.  I even convert a pair of planar magnetic headphones into electrostatic and they sound amazingly good.

 

 

Wachara C.


Edited by chinsettawong - 12/16/13 at 7:19am
post #80 of 106
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Following of the events on HCFR : the Abyss of Pierre Paya will be lended and tested soon  for another member of the french forum ; it will be, this time, compared to an modified HE-500 (improved) and measured, especially in comparison to the HE-500 headphone ; research correlation measurement / listening will be tempted by the experimenter not yet adept to the inconditional French group of listening Abyss.

 

http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post177914301.html#p177914301

 

Eric

 

PS : for information : price of HE-500 is $699 ; Price of Abyss (in France) is  6,000 €   


Edited by eric65 - 12/16/13 at 10:52am
post #81 of 106

I'm sure anyone who wants to know what's going on at HCFR can just visit there using google translate or the like.  We do not need a play-by-play on HF, seriously.

post #82 of 106
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Sorry.


In the background you're right, I'm a very bad commentator and especially poor translator. Do not hesitate to use GoogleTranslate (or other) if you're interested.


Edited by eric65 - 12/16/13 at 12:13pm
post #83 of 106
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A-t-on une petite idée du nombre de casques Abyss produit par JPS Lab (et acheté) dans le monde depuis la commercialisation de ce casque ?

 

Translation (Google Translate) : 

A Will is a small idea of ​​how many helmets Abyss produced by JPS Lab (and bought) in the world since the commercialization of this helmet?

 

Improved translation:
Can we have an idea of the number of Abyss headphones produced by JPS Lab (and bought) in the world since marketing of this headphone ?

post #84 of 106

:rolleyes:

post #85 of 106

Qu'est-ce?

post #86 of 106
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I'm sure anyone who wants to know what's going on at HCFR can just visit there using google translate or the like.  We do not need a play-by-play on HF, seriously.

 

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Originally Posted by eric65 View Post
 

Sorry.

 

In the background you're right, I'm a very bad commentator and especially poor translator. Do not hesitate to use GoogleTranslate (or other) if you're interested.

 

I don't visit the HCFR site much and therefore appreciate the occasional links to the highlights there. I can only read french, and even then not that well; so Eric's pointing out of specific posts is actually helpful to me.

 

The Google Translation of "Abyss headphone" to "Abyss helmet" is indeed correct.


Edited by purrin - 12/16/13 at 9:46pm
post #87 of 106

Maybe though it would be more helpful if the threads eric65 started contained in the title the statement "Currently on HCFR....", and keep such cross-posting limited to those threads. Just a thought.

post #88 of 106
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I don't visit the HCFR site much and therefore appreciate the occasional links to the highlights there. I can only read french, and even then not that well; so Eric's pointing out of specific posts is actually helpful to me.

Especially you might find your username sprinkled here and there lol smily_headphones1.gif
post #89 of 106
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In the ranking of David Mahler "Battle Of The Flagships ... " http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-58-headphones-compared-update-audeze-lcd-2-revision-2-6-4-13, some headphones have flavors (or color) chocolate, others vanilla  ...


How should we situate the Abyss compared to all these flavors, and overall ranking that can be expected, according to criteria specific of comparisons (with strengths and weaknesses) as established rigorously by David Mahler.


The Abyss deserves its place in the top 10, or even better?

 

This is my question.

 

Eric

post #90 of 106
Thread Starter 

Sorry if you already know the story:

 

Based on these photos. For your opinion, what is the most faithful headphones to the original sound ?

 

(NB: one good answer only)
(NB bis: I said the most faithful, not the prettiest nor the most expensive ... :biggrin:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo source unknown except for the last pic (source Innerfidelity : http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/headphones-absolute-fidelity-zimoun)

 

Eric


Edited by eric65 - 12/17/13 at 3:33pm
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