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Diana: the second release by Abyss Headphones!

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by music alchemist, Aug 13, 2015.
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  1. mulder01
    A bigger helmet?
  2. FastAndClean
    he means the Abyss 1266
  3. FLTWS
    Right. As it is I have to stretch my 1266 to the limit to get a comfortable fit. They slip on easier than they slip off for some reason. I don't believe my head is that big (LOL, well, maybe), but I'm not short or of slight build. But the photo makes the Diana look so tiny by comparison to the 1266.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  4. mulder01
    It's quite deceiving - both of those are adjusted to fit my head - the Diana is just a much slimmer design. I have my 1266's frame adjusted all the way out then bent out a little bit wider as well, before angling a little bit back inward.
    The vertical part of the Diana headband extends similar to the way most headphones adjust - they can come down 4 clicks and I've got it clicked down 2.
  5. FLTWS
    Well then, I'll probably get around to renting Diana when the demand slacks off just to compare it to my Phi. How did you find the ear cup opening compared to the Phi size wise?
    I'll be there on Sunday. Got the mothers bday, have to take her out.
  7. mulder01
    Keep in mind, it's a model down from the 1266, 2/3rds the price and (trans)portable, and the 1266 is the cost no object, concept-looking, no compromises option. If you already love the phi then I'm not sure that you'll trade it in for a Diana, but for some people the phi has some inherent issues they're not willing to look past so the Diana may be a preferable option for them. They are two quite different headphones that both have something different to offer. Depends what you're looking for.

    The cups fit my ears but not with a ton of room to spare. I think I posted earlier that they are more of a square-ish shape inside rather than the oval shape of the phi and an internal measurement of about 50mm height/width wise. The internal measurement of the phi is bigger at the widest part of the oval, but once you rotate the earcups, the oval is no longer straight up and down in line with your ears, so the more you rotate the cups, the more height you lose so it will vary user to user...
  8. paul2qute
    3450 pounds,probably only costs 400 quid to make,total rip off in my opinion like all these high end headphones,all the manufacturer's are jumping on the bandwagon with ridiculous inflated prices
  9. mulder01
    $2995 USD = 2165 GBP according to xe.com

    Obviously costs less than that in materials, yes. How much do you think it costs Chord to make a DAC just in parts? That's not how it works though. You know that.
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  10. paul2qute
    Research and development I understand that but I feel now that headphones are more popular than ever that the prices have sky rocketed,I love the fact more kids are getting into high quality music on the go rather than mp3 but I feel prices are hiked because of it
  11. LaCuffia
    But you have to understand the Diana is aimed at a niche market and customer base. It’s not like they will sell millions of units. It’s also a relatively small company that takes great care in constructing the headphones with high quality materials. It’s pointless to complain about price in that context. I am sure Aston Martin can sell their cars for much less by applying your logic. This is all a different level.
  12. Beagle
    But what's the actual sound worth?
  13. paul2qute
    Exactly only accessible to the rich,niche market
  14. paul2qute
    The sound is worth a lot less than what your paying,defending the manufacturer's price hikes lol.I bet the hi-fi shops love you
  15. FastAndClean
    They love him dearly, he is throwing thousands of dollars for headphones and he is looking for more every time, some call it an addiction.
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