The JPS Labs: Abyss AB-1266 Impressions Thread
Oct 1, 2017 at 6:38 PM Post #5,821 of 18,180

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If you decide the fit is the only issue and you end up wanting a pair, hit up Joe and he can make modifications to the headband to better suit your needs.

I will point out that dual 3 pin xlrs are only on the deluxe version though - lite has 1x 4 pin
 
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If you decide the fit is the only issue and you end up wanting a pair, hit up Joe and he can make modifications to the headband to better suit your needs.

I will point out that dual 3 pin xlrs are only on the deluxe version though - lite has 1x 4 pin

Yes, if I buy it would be the delux. Thanks
 
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A couple of months ago I took a ab1266 used by Pierre Paya in France.
I haven't used the headset for about a month because of the heat, but then just tested left driver didn't work.
I use a Viva Egoista and alternatively a Burmester 991 Rondo' through your headphone jack.
Trying and trying again, I realized that by turning up the volume the headset came back to work, and sounding very well for many hours.
A friend of mine who writes on this forum has had a similar problem and you have replaced the driver, someone had a similar problem?
I sent an email to abyss and I await their reply about it...
 
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ABYSS Headphones We engineer, machine, and build our headphones from scratch in New York, USA. Stay updated on ABYSS Headphones at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
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Oct 3, 2017 at 11:15 AM Post #5,826 of 18,180

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I absolutely love my Phi and am fortunate enough to be able to use them with my dave/blu2 combo.....i had pretty much retired my Moon 430 and been using the dave/blu2 combo directly into the Phi with wonderful results but i had a nagging feeling that the addition of the blu2 which i am told results in 3DB less output has left me possibly needing for more power with the Phi..I know the Phi is a bit more efficient than the original abyss but for whatever reason i have found it to be among the more power hungry HP's ...much more so than the HE1000 V2 and of course the Utopia...kind of akin to the LCD-4's....I finally decided to take the 430 out of mothballs and hook it up and give it a listen with the dave/blu2 and at least on a preliminary basis i like what i heard....you do have some loss of transparency but damn the sound opens up and is bigger,more authority...more grunt.....sadly there is no free lunch and you have to make sacrifices either way and i guess that will be the case until we see the rumored amps that chord is working on to pair with the dave/blu2 without loss of transparency
 
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hmm, you think that Abyss+Egoista it's not a good combination of reliability?
I also use Lcd4, Focal Utopia and a Sony mdr z1r, playing at normal volume and with this headset I have no problems.

As was said in the past, that much power on tap into the AB-1266 low impedance comes with a need for restraint and understanding your system. However, since we have not yet seen your headphone this is all purely speculation. If you feel you have a problem we can provide return information via email to inspect and test your headphone and any mating cables.
 
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As was said in the past, that much power on tap into the AB-1266 low impedance comes with a need for restraint and understanding your system. However, since we have not yet seen your headphone this is all purely speculation. If you feel you have a problem we can provide return information via email to inspect and test your headphone and any mating cables.

Hi Joe, nice to read it, i send you a mail.
As already mentioned in Pierre Paya, thanks for your patience, I would prefer the headset to be thoroughly tested.
Here in Naples this summer has been very hot, and I did not use the headset for over a month, I found a vjays and sony wm1a perfect, but now with the cool I could not wait to play with the Abyss + Viva combo.
The first start has highlighted the problem with the left driver, I did various tests with the Burmester 991, which has a great headphone output and Abyss is partitioned, it seemed quite strange.
The next few days the question was the same.
 
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I absolutely love my Phi and am fortunate enough to be able to use them with my dave/blu2 combo.....i had pretty much retired my Moon 430 and been using the dave/blu2 combo directly into the Phi with wonderful results but i had a nagging feeling that the addition of the blu2 which i am told results in 3DB less output has left me possibly needing for more power with the Phi..I know the Phi is a bit more efficient than the original abyss but for whatever reason i have found it to be among the more power hungry HP's ...much more so than the HE1000 V2 and of course the Utopia...kind of akin to the LCD-4's....I finally decided to take the 430 out of mothballs and hook it up and give it a listen with the dave/blu2 and at least on a preliminary basis i like what i heard....you do have some loss of transparency but damn the sound opens up and is bigger,more authority...more grunt.....sadly there is no free lunch and you have to make sacrifices either way and i guess that will be the case until we see the rumored amps that chord is working on to pair with the dave/blu2 without loss of transparency

I use Abyss and Lcd4 with Viva Egoista, and with Abyss I find perfect 11 hours, while with Lcd4 I pass abundantly 13/14 hours. I have the feeling that the 200 ohms of Lcd4 are for the Viva Egoista something very heavy.
Nik had used Abyss with Chord Dave direct and considered him very good but with Headtrip the Abyss put the turbo. I think Abyss deserve the best possible amplification.
 
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i believe if i am not mistaken the headtrip amp spoken of in the review was 15K.....i am tapped out after the blu2 purchase so the 430 will have to do lol..
 
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the one referenced in the audio bacon review is 15K
 

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