I didn't see a welcome thread so I posted a hello in the Misc forum.
I found this forum a few months ago during my research into my first set of custom IEM's. I cut my teeth over the years on several poor ear buds, then some Shure E2's and E3's. I discovered the 'Multi-IEM Review - 263 IEMs compared' thread first and consumed it like a thirsty man in the desert. This led me to the 1964ears threads which grabbed my attention. I've been reading through the '1964 Ears (The Appreciation Thread)' and I'm about 1106 posts into it (Jan/2011). Haven't reached Eric's official Quad review yet... Loving all the insights for sure!
I ordered demo's of the 1964 Duals, V3 & Quads which I've been enjoying for several weeks. I play in two bands and have had ample time to compare them in multiple venue's via Aviom, as well as in my iPhone 5. The V3 & Quads are VERY nice, with me leaning towards the Quads more. Then the V6 is announced... <insert panicked wallet image>. I've really spent more time than is probably healthy pondering color and artwork choices. These will be my first customs and I really want them to be something I'll love to look at as much as listen to.
I just wanted to say hello and let you all know how much you've helped me to understand what my ears have been hearing all these years. Terms like sound stage, analytical, sound signature, recessed, articulated, etc... are now a proper part of my audio vocabulary.
I'm looking forward to your comparisons on the V6's. I'm going to use them for live work more than personal listening and need to be sure they are not fatigueing and are well suited for live use. I may need to see about a V6 demo before I return the quads...
Thanks again for a great forum!
Don (AKA Mongo)
You.. ordered demo's? Can you teach me how to do this >:O.
They have demo's? O.o