Yes an impression of all of those would be great. On the wall between the v6 and the Q. Sounds like both are great! But which is what I want!
Have impressions and money in hand but can't make a decision.
If you've got money, why not just order demos? 1964 will just send you instructions on the process if you e-mail them.
They look really nice too actually. Especially for conus customers since heir's customs and shipping fees come out to ~100 anyways so it counterbalances their free woodplates options.
I just wish they offered those a bit earlier or at least made some announcements that they were working on them. I would definitely have considered one of those instead of my brushed aluminium faceplates. Oh well...
I've been listening to the V6 demos for a solid week and have come to love their sound signature. Going back to the Quads makes their added low end seem a bit heavy now. It's amazing how easy it is to love what's in your ears after getting used to them. I'm ready to pull the trigger with my form all filled out. I just need to make a choice!
I've decided that although I LOVE the full bodied thump of the Quads, they may be just a bit too much low for what I need as a guitarist and singer. I find myself zoning out and losing myself into the kick drum and bass lines. It's great!, just a bit of a risky choice for my first CIEM. It's been said that the bottom end may be even more emphasized in an IEM than the universal demo equivalent. I don't think I'd be happy if the Quads delivered any more lows.
I spent most of October/November with the Duals, V3's and Quads. I found the V3 and the Quads to be very similar across the entire spectrum, with the Quads thumping the subs in a seriously amazing way. I used the V3's live for three weeks and they never lacked. Vocals were crisp and harmonies were easy to place. My guitar cut right through the monitor mix from my Aviom. I sent the V3's back with the Duals to get the V6 demo's.
I was very happy with the V3's and only chose to hold the Quads over them due to my fascination with the low end grunt the Quads so cleanly and accurately provided. I can say now conclusively that the V6's are superb (consider this a retraction of my initial impressions). I did indeed need to spend more time with them and acclimate to their signature. I found that they just needed a touch more amplification to bring them up to the same relative output as the Quads. Once I did that they shined across the spectrum. It could be the difference between their impedance's since their sensitivity specs are very close, but I really don't know.
With this being my first CIEM, I think I'm going to go with the V3's. Mostly because I was so pleased with them. I also found the website's description to be accurate "The V3 triple driver was designed for a full spectrum sound with a slight emphasis on the bass region." With that I think it will be a good split between the audiophile tuning of the V6 and the sub punch of the Quad.
It's been a pleasure to have the opportunity to listen to their entire product line at length. Especially with the rare opportunity of being financially able to decide solely based on sonic preference. I think I will be very pleased with my choice. Plus my deliberation bought me time to have the exotic woods as an option. That Teak is gonna be SWEET!
Now comes the waiting....