Abyss AB-1266 Lite Planar Magnetic Headphones


Lite: A cut-down Lite version, featuring a 4 Pin XLR cable with 1/4" Adapter plus protective sleeve, omitting the added extras of the deluxe.


  • Looking for the best headphones in the world?

    The Abyss AB-1266 Planar Magnetic Headphones is the answer. It has a unique breathable aluminum construction that is acoustically tuned to our planar diaphragm for completely open sound. The earpads are made from lambskin for a comfortable headphone experience.

    The Abyss AB-1266 magnetic headphones also come with a premium headphone stand, leather headphone carry case and custom JPS Labs dual balanced 3 pin XLR cables and matching Y-adaptors.

    Abyss Headphones designs and builds the highest quality headphones available. Our extensive research and development over many years concentrates within a very narrow field of material science and energy propagation whereby analog sound is presented to the ears and brain as a very high resolution wave nearly void of any distortions.

    Abyss Headphones allow for a very high level of enjoyment by allowing you to hear the life essence of the original recording or source.
  • Made in the USA

    Rigid chassis consisting of left/right side frames and structural adjustable two piece headband. All components machined from solid aluminium for exceptional strength. Integrated resonance control for minimal added coloration.

    High quality anodized finish with bare aluminium accents.

    Planar magnetic transducer design utilizing our proprietary very thin, very low mass diaphragm. Amazing bandwidth and low level detail retrieval in the bass, mids, and highs. No rear magnet structure typical of planar designs eliminates annoying reflections from behind allowing for a completely open sound. Matched driver pairs. Unique custom made high power neodymium magnets with optimized slot pattern. Low carbon steel front baffle with integrated resonance control.

    Unique breathable aluminium sides acoustically tuned to our planar diaphragm for completely open sound.
    High quality soft lambskin ear pads provide comfort and finely tuned acoustics. Unique adjustability allows for varying head shapes.
    Padded leather headband with head movement isolation, Abyss embroidered logo.

    Dual balanced 8 FT (2.5 meter) XLR cable set and 1/4" (3.5 mm) cable Y-adaptor custom made by JPS Labs for Abyss. Internal lead wires also by JPS Labs.

    Heavy leather man bag style carry case with extra room for a portable amp/DAC for a completely portable high resolution playback system.

    Nicely hand-crafted two-tone felt lined wooden box touting the Abyss Headphones logo secures all of the above.

    Heavy aluminium headphone stand laser engraved with the Abyss logo for easy storage and always ready to play.

    All main components permanently laser engraved for traceability and collectability.
  • 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)