Hey TimOgawa, I see you have the V6-Stage universal demo. Just wondering if you had any impressions on how they are imaging, soundstage, and instrumental separation wise compared to the Quads (which i currently have) and the v6 (the comparison that most people will be looking at). Or any popular universals matched up to the V6stage would be great too!
The imaging and the 3D soundstage in the V6-S is just awesome (for me, the 3D soundstage beat the JH13 Freqphase). The quad is like more mixed up and bassy CIEM, while the V6-S have these 3D Center Soundstage signature which I like (soundstage is compare able to FitEar ToGo334) and the bass is really good (not too bassy, its like detailed and accurate type of bass). Now talking about the instrument separation..... ITS AWESOME, it has really good instrument separation, if you use good format (like 24/192 WAV or FLAC) you can tell the distance of the instrument by using the V6S. Popular Universal that can match up the V6S: FitEar ToGo334 (little bit bassy than V6S), FitEar Parterre (better instrument sepparation and less bass than V6S), Shure SE846 (little bit Bassy than V6S, less 3D Soundstage, you can change the acoustic filter), AKG K3003 (good instrument separation, little bit analytical than V6S), Sennheiser IE800 (less 3D soundstage and better sparkle sound than V6S) and maybe the new Earsonic S-EM6 (never heard that 6 driver universal IEM). Back to the Quad and V6S. The advantage of Q is bassy thats all. I prefer the V3 than Q
Price Wise: the V6S is the cheapest among those popular Universal IEM