Originally Posted by TacticalPenguin
Sorry but I have to ask, how can you be so sure about the downsides of 1 armature in the SA6's? It would eliminate crossover issues (you can't even try to tell me that every single sound that comes out of SE530's or triple.fi's is coming from the armature inside that would be most ideal for that sound) and who's to say its one armature isn't better than any of the individual drivers in dual or triple (or quadruple but for $1150 it better not leave $180 universal any chance) driver IEMs? I do think it is a huge topic to argue over, and I don't think you should be talking about them when you've never listened to them.
The distinguished Mr. WalkGood heard them at CanJam and said they sounded excellent to him. As for dfkt, he has had much more experience with IEM's than probably anybody on ABI. He has the amps (home/portable) to test, and has owned more than his share of fones. The price point of the SA6 is high enough that it competes directly with multible armature IEMs, and as a single it is suspect to much ridicule. I respect dfkt's opinion on IEMs more than anyone I've ever talked to because he has reviewed/used/owned almost all of the best. I've owned more than 50 headphones in the last 20 years and dfkt and walkgood were the posters I had in mind when I posted this thread because they know what sounds good.