Just an Update, I actually received a reply to one of my emails to sleek, I was a bit tough on them and the past performance of getting the SA6 improved cable to market. Bill Fransisco replied, and was gracious, but I think a bit put off by my criticism of his company. I only have a low opinion because of Sleeks complete lack of presence in these forums, if they have an excellent product with good support, it would show in enthusiastic reviews and a lot of interest, but sadly that isn't what we have seen since 2008. I advised him that the replacement cable issue is one that looms over they're core customer service, and movement in this area would greatly increase the communities interest in Sleek products. I even recommended that a DIY kit with the needed connectors would be a welcome product, as I would love to experiment with different cables and have more than a single poor cable as a choice. So I would say, the ball is in they're court, time to volley back a reply with some gusto and get some renewed interest in Sleek products.
To be fair, I love my SA6's, not as much as my Grado Sr325i's, but for a portable setup the sound is excellent, I use comply foam tips, get excellent isolation at work. I have had mine for over 3 years now, and no quality issues other than 4 cables being purchased so far. I was buying them from B&H Photo for $16, but sadly they are no longer available, and paying 24.99 is a bit high, but reviewing the web site it appears there is a free shipping option ,Free USPS First Class Mail, so that helps a lot. I have 1 badly broken cable, another with wires hanging out, I am going to use these for parts and try and mod myself a new cable. If I have success I will post some pics on what I did.