A Great Planer headphone of our time. For a killer combination see our ad for the Cavalli Liquid Gold. The Absolute Sound claimed that combo was the best headfi experience they'd had to date. Our client is trading this system in to move to a reference headphone set up $40k more costly.
Steve Guttenberg of CNET said, 'Abyss AB-1266 headphones run $5,495, but they're worth it."...The Abyss AB-1266 is the most expensive headphone I've ever tested, but it outruns the competition in every way I evaluate headphone sound. It's a true luxury product: it comes in a beautifully finished wood storage box, with an aluminum table stand, and a sumptuous, real leather carrying case. I hope Abyss brings out a more affordable model soon, but for now the Abyss AB-1266 is in a class of its own.'
Herb Reichert of Stereophile wrote,
'JPS Labs' Abyss AB-1266 Phi headphones appear to be the most solidly built, luxuriously packaged, and most true-to-life–sounding of all headphones. And if that statement is true, then the JPS 'phones must also be the best value in perfectionist audio. And if any of these ravings are not true, I must sit on the naughty step until I learn to eat my okra and listen better.'