Driver count makes not difference... If it did, we'd all be using the 20-driver IEMs that Heir Audio created that were a proof of concept, but did poorly in terms of sonics (according to The Wizard anyways). Additionally, You may have 4 total drivers, but they still map out to the same frequency, intensity, time domain as the single drivers... So you may start with 1080 pixels, they still get mapped to the original 256 (no gain using your analogy).
There is no problem with using a single driver... There is no problem with using a dual driver... There is no problem with using a hybrid approach. I'm not attacking the W4 for it's multi-driver design... I'm stating that it isn't neutral since it isn't. It's got a warm sound to it and a mid-bass hump that is colored.
The 20 driver, proof of concept was built by the "Wizard" Dr. John, while in Thailand, long before Heir Audio ever began, proof of that can be found on Dr John's face book page
Now on to the topic....
For neutral accurate etc, at crazy levels I would strongly recommend looking into the Noble PR universal IEM.
It is mind boggling... Feels like it enervates areas of the cochlea that has never been activated before.. Goose bump level stuff.
Edited by FullCircle - 5/10/14 at 7:57am