But seeing that the ASG-2 and 1Plus2 present bigger, more spacious stages than the SD3 without sounding like bright and sibilant messes, I think there's some truth to calling the SD3 dark. Plus, both go deeper in the bass, have better height and depth, and are more textured.
The only way i see someone using the SD3 as their main iem (after auditioning others above and below it) is if they have an extreme, almost phobic, fear of sibilance.
Or for economic reasons as well, both you mentione are much more expensive in Europe.
Edit : Paid less than 450$ and delivered in 2 days.
Numéro de commande: 201328.647279
Montant total: 377.31 EUR
Edited by Migou67 - 7/18/13 at 10:57am