$5495 Abyss headphones boast lambskin ear pads and a portable amp

Andrea Divirgilio / April 8, 2013

When it comes to listening to ultra-high grade audio, the bigger brand names do pretty the trick of making customers buy their high priced products. But then, the next category refers to those who want something more; headphones which everyone would turn their head around to see, and make them stand apart from the rest of the crowd. We recently saw the $30,000 Monster black diamond headphones with the spider on it, and then there were toned down options like the Ultrasone Signature Pro headphones, and some of the Dr Dre headphones, which perhaps won’t shock people as much. We gather that the latest Abyss AB-1266 headphones falls into this category, which never the less of premium fabrication of lambskin ear pads and a portable amplifier. The price for each of these headphones will be $5,495, and will be available in stores later this month.

Abyss AB-1266 headphones by JPS Labs

New York based firm JPS Labs has been the maker of the Abyss AB-1266 headphones, and as per their aim, wishes to makes the ‘finest instrument for musical reproduction’. Though a lot of makers would perhaps vouch for this status, and make it their claim, but Abyss certainly seems to be matching their quality standards to compete at that level. Made from machined Aluminum which lends these accessories a lightweight, yet solid structure, there is internal resonance control to reduce sound coloring to a bare minimum. To add to a optimal experience on high and mid range frequencies, a special crafted transducer has been used which comprises of the company made low mass diaphragm and a planar magnetic design.

Abyss AB-1266 headphones by JPS Labs

Apart from that, the Abyss also boasts the front baffle in a low carbon steel construction which brings resonance totally under control, reducing it to a bare minimum. On the physical level, the adjustable leather headband allows for custom fit, and soft lambskin ear pads makes long duration of musical consumption, a matter of relaxation. Technically speaking, the frequency responses range between 5 Hz to 28 kHz, with sensitiveness being 85dB. The total weight of each pair is around 660 grams without the cable, putting them on the heavier side of things, but then with quality, it perhaps won’t matter much.

Via: Abyss/ Canada Hi-fi

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