|Frequency Response||5 Hz to 28 KHz|
|Warranty length||1 Year (3 Years on registration)|
- Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 28 KHz
- Impedance: 46 ohms nominal (non-reactive)
- Sensitivity: 85 dB
- Distortion: Less than 1%; Less than 0.2% through ears most sensitive range
- Weight: 660 grams (without cable)
Our staff say
The most impressive pair of headphones I've ever heard. Simply put, the best in the world, and in my opinion, far more accomplished than the HD800 or Stax SR-009 system. The most practical alternative yet to having a pair of speakers attached to your head! -Alex (our MD)
A less expensive alternative to the Deluxe Abyss Headphones Package, the incredibly impressive Abyss headphones are now available on their own. So if you can do without a leather case and stand, you can proudly own one of the finest headphones we've ever heard!
Designed by Audiophiles
Widely regarded as the apex of modern headphone technology, the Abyss AB-1266 planar magnetic headphones provide the finest quality and best possible sound. A result of two intense years of graft, relentless dedication and perfectionism, the AB-1266 headphones were designed by perceptive audiophiles as a compact solution to superior music listening experiences whilst on the road.
Pure Unadulterated Sound
With a deep awareness of the emotional connection between an audiophile and their music, the Abyss team developed the headphones without any electronic tricks or unnecessary additions in order to give unadulterated sound in its purest form. Using the highly revered Stax SR-009 as the model to surpass, the engineers concentrated on enhancing the resolution, focus, dynamics and frequency extension as well as offering general ease of use.
Attention to Detail
To achieve this, components machined from solid aluminium were used along with a low carbon steel front baffle and remarkably soft lambskin pads. Unlike most other driver assemblies, the Abyss AB-1266 do not use a rear magnet structure eliminating reflections for the driver diaphragm and providing a stiff, stable and resonance free mounting platform for these drivers.
The black metal frames, fully adjustable and shaped like an inverted 'U', are inflexible and sturdy which gives a comfortably and secure fitting.
Flawlessly Immersive Sound
Soundwise, it is the closest listener's can get to being in the same room as the band and this experience is present even on the road. Crystalline highs, detailed mid ends and a deep, full-bodied base are perfectly balanced assured to win over even the most hardened sceptics within the first listen.
Delivering absolute transparency and terrific sound straight from the box, the Abyss AB-1266 headphones do not require any 'breaking in' that many high-end headphones do. They acheive flawless sound from the very first listen.
All main components are permanently laser engraved for traceability and collectability
'I believe the Abyss AB-1266 has established a new benchmark for top-tier headphone performance. It is a stunning achievement—one made all the more impressive by the fact that it represents Abyss’ first-ever effort in the category [...] Let me simply say that if you wish to hear what one of the greatest world-class headphones ever produced can do for you and your music, you owe it to yourself to give the remarkable AB-1266 a careful listen.' (The Absolute Sound) read the full review here
'If your philosophy is to always buy the best and forget the rest, get one of these bad boys and you can forget the rest.' (Head-Fi Journey)
'With good recordings you feel like you're in the room with the band;no other headphone can come close to producing that level of realism [...] 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.' (CNET)
'I think these are marvellous cans for small ensemble acoustic chamber, jazz, and world music, and would recommend them to avid headphone audiophiles with very healthy wallets to round out a world-class collection of headphones with something quite unusual and fun.' (Inner Fidelity)