LOL I like that compliment. +1
We really don't know where, if any, fault lies and no one is really saying anything, so maybe its premature to place blame on anyone/anywhere. We don't really know what's going on.
Sorry for this last off topic. I hope to one day have a chance to hear the SD3.
Honestly at this point if I learn someone in my area has a SD3 (NYC), I'd love to meet up with them to have a listening session with our respective IEMs. I'm really having no doubt that I'd enjoy the SD3, it seems like it's right up my alley. I happened to get the ASG-2 at a great deal because of the upgrade program/winning the ASG-1 at a head-fi meet auction. I'm not sure if I'd buy it, because I have a feeling, based on impressions here, that it would fill the same niche as the ASG-2s and in a similar way. Or maybe I'd like it more and end up selling the ASG-2s. I really don't know. All I know is that I'm intrigued by the SD3. I had the benefit of knowing I'd like the ASG-2 from demoing (and subsequently knowing that I didn't think the 1+2 was worth the jump in investment, at least not at the present time, maybe some day when I have the spare cash just laying around) (I still think the 1+2 is a better performer, just not $700 better)
The SD3 seems like a perfect competitor though. It is headphones like these that make this hobby so interesting.
(and if anyone really does live in the NYC area I'd be more than willing to meet up to listen, otherwise I might just be waiting and hoping for a chance to demo at the fall NYC meet)