I just received my v6 stage and these are purely my opinions with no intention to offend anyone.
First of all, i would give the build quality a 8/10. Overall, it looks pretty ok to me but nonetheless i was a little disappointed. When I first pick it up, I could see some stain ont he faceplate and at the sound bore area. The good thing is that I could remove the stain fromt he faceplate but the one from the sound bore looks like it is within the arcylic itself. It might even be a scratch when the drill hole is being made. But all in all, the rest of the shell looks rather well built.
As for the sound quality, it did not really blow me away. In fact, I was a little disappointed that it sounded rather similar to my previous se215. But note that i am using a phone with spotify as a source. Maybe I held too high a expectation when i last heard a jh13 from my ipc running flac a few years back.
I will compare it again after I get a proper source.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vbqgdlqam3hjhhw/20131018_170607.jpgEdited by aamaterasu - 10/18/13 at 2:26am