The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
Dec 27, 2021 at 6:19 PM Post #19,022 of 20,243

ajreynol

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Mine are out of warranty. If it gets worse I will contact them but it just started happening the last two days.
Crap I have the sleepy driver problem now every day.
Waiting for JPS response...
If I might ask, how long have you guys owned your cans?
It definitely happens and is a defect. I received my TC and both drivers were defective, doing that rattling from time to time, such as with a really resonant cello note (and I don't listen louder than 80 dB). I thought (since this also happens w/my OG 1266) that it was a design flaw and that these hearty-looking cans might actually be rather delicate, but reading enough in these forums convinced me otherwise, so I sent the TC in for repair. They replaced both drivers, and the rattling has not happened since.

But my OG is way out of its warranty period, so I haven't bothered with that one, knowing that they might not have a matching pair of OG drivers still lying around to sell me as replacements.

Some folks on this forum have detected something like a hair stuck into the driver and successfully pulled it out; have a look at that (with the pads off) before you start a repair inquiry, but I definitely wouldn't open a driver yourself. BTW, don't forget to sign up for the extended warranty on their site after you receive your pair. I didn't know about that option with my OG, but had learned the lesson in time to activate it for my TC.
Thank you for the insight. I haven't ordered my first pair yet. Just getting a lay of the land and making sure I understand all the possible pros and cons before jumping into TC land.
 
Dec 27, 2021 at 6:22 PM Post #19,023 of 20,243

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Mine are about 3 years old. Maybe a little more. First issue I have had. I haven't tried swapping cables and such yet but I don't think that is the problem. I think the failure rate is very low. I wouldn't hesitate to buy Abyss again.
 
Dec 27, 2021 at 7:27 PM Post #19,025 of 20,243

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Out of curiosity, will the 1266 phi tc sound decent coming out of a jotunheim 2? I'm not really looking to upgrade my amp anytime soon but I'm really considering picking these up when my annual bonus comes in, just wondering if it's worth it or if I should look at something lower on the budget ladder.
 
Dec 27, 2021 at 7:36 PM Post #19,026 of 20,243

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I had a Jot 1 and it had plenty of power for the TC. You can always upgrade your amp later.
 
Dec 27, 2021 at 9:53 PM Post #19,032 of 20,243

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Dec 27, 2021 at 10:47 PM Post #19,033 of 20,243

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Mine are about 3 years old. Maybe a little more. First issue I have had. I haven't tried swapping cables and such yet but I don't think that is the problem. I think the failure rate is very low. I wouldn't hesitate to buy Abyss again.
awesome tyvm
 
Dec 28, 2021 at 10:37 AM Post #19,034 of 20,243

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My TC’s sound good with my Niimbus amp but now my other headphones pale in comparison with the TC’s. My LCD4 headphones are nice but I always go back to the TC’s.
 

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