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I'm curious.. Besides SpringTree, there are a number of other Aurisonics dealers around the country.. has anyone tried to order an ASG-1 (or other Aurisonics product) from one of them?

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I think that Springtree's excellent pricing and service has won us over so nobody has bothered.
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Edited by shotgunshane - 4/2/12 at 11:08am
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

The other sites really aren't set up for internet sales.  They're really just informational on the products they carry.  Small business really needs to understand the importance of an internet presence.  Springtree obviously does.


Agreed.. even if eCommerce is processed manually on the back end by the mom & pops, getting an eStorefront is a must these days. I'm astounded by the number of reputable local shops that don't have (or care for) an internet presence.  Nowadays, linking physical inventory to eCommerce is a breeze with all the off the shelf solutions (that'll fit most all small businesses).  I think these shops would be amazed at how much business might boost with an internet presence & carrying a solid product.. just ask SpringTree.


Edited by FlySweep - 2/27/12 at 4:39pm
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Why do we buy from SpringTree? Because they took the time to reach out to us and introduce us to a really cool product, and offer us a sick discount. Duh?

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Matt FTW! beerchug.gif

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Matt FTW! beerchug.gif

 

i sense an appreciation thread coming :P
 

 

 

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Got these in the mail today and listened to a few songs. I've tried the stock tips, ultimate ears single flange tips, comply t500's, Sony tips (not hybrid but ones with larger aperture), and generic meelectronics tips. I hope they change with burn in.....

 

I have experienced the 'shouty' characteristic in the midrange with a couple of songs. I haven't experienced such initial disappointment with an iem since the IE8. However, after burning the IE8 in, the sound 'opened up' so to speak and have become one of my favorite iems. The most dramatic changes I've experienced with burn in was with the IE8 and IE7. With my other dynamic iems, the changes were more negligible. I'll give them some more time.

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Interesting 0.0

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Thread Starter 

Honestly, I was the exact same way. Disappointment was definitely one of the biggest feelings I had when I first listened to them. But after a week of using these, I'm absolutely in love and I can't go back to anything else I own. Just give them a little bit of time to burn in (the bass and sub-bass really opens up) and let your ears get used to the sound. I say don't rule them out until you've given them a good weeks worth of listening.
 

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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post

Got these in the mail today and listened to a few songs. I've tried the stock tips, ultimate ears single flange tips, comply t500's, Sony tips (not hybrid but ones with larger aperture), and generic meelectronics tips. I hope they change with burn in.....

 

I have experienced the 'shouty' characteristic in the midrange with a couple of songs. I haven't experienced such initial disappointment with an iem since the IE8. However, after burning the IE8 in, the sound 'opened up' so to speak and have become one of my favorite iems. The most dramatic changes I've experienced with burn in was with the IE8 and IE7. With my other dynamic iems, the changes were more negligible. I'll give them some more time.



 

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Honestly, I was the exact same way. Disappointment was definitely one of the biggest feelings I had when I first listened to them. But after a week of using these, I'm absolutely in love and I can't go back to anything else I own. Just give them a little bit of time to burn in (the bass and sub-bass really opens up) and let your ears get used to the sound. I say don't rule them out until you've given them a good weeks worth of listening.
 



 



I honestly hated these out of the (otter)box.  I still haven't formulated a final opinion, but I can certainly confirm they are improving.

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Anyone who 'have' this and the PFE232 for comparison? Just wondering biggrin.gif TIA

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Anyone who 'have' this and the PFE232 for comparison? Just wondering biggrin.gif TIA



both are pending...

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So I have been doing some extensive A/Bing with my much loved 1964-Q custom and the ASG-1. I have about 60 hours (or better) on my ASG-1 now, and hundreds of hours on the 1964-Q. Here are some quick bullet impressions:

 

Bass: Yes, Eric is saying this>>>> the ASG-1 (a universal no less) obliterates the 1964-Q's bass. You all know I LOVE the 1964-Q's bass, but truth is truth. The bass of the ASG-1 extends much further than the 1964-Q (which I thought was deep as hell); it's a weightier bass; a more natural bass; a taller bass; and a more layered bass. And the bass is not muddy; the ASG-1 bass has nice clarity.

 

Mids: Torn on the mids. The 1964-Q's mid has more transparency (which is generally the nature of great BA drivers) and a tad bit more clarity, but the ASG-1 clarity is there too with - again - more weight and much more realistic and natural sounding timbre. I've always thought the 1964-Q had a timbre very close to a dynamic to be four BAs. Both IEMs are pushing out massive amounts of micro-details, but the ASG-1 just has depth in the stroking and caressing of the piano keys, kick drums and reverb of the snare and tom tom drums that's not there in the 1964-Q (well, it's there but it's nowhere near as heavy or realistic).

 

Treble: I think the 1964-Q's treble has a bit more shimmer and sparkle although more smoothed out more than the ASG-1's treble. Kind of hard for me to explain this one without you being able to listen too. The highs in the ASG-1, however, are more natural sounding. They just sound different but neither are too harsh (as it suppose to be in-ear monitors). It's a tie, I like them both (I make no bones about me being more of a bass and mids listener than highs. I hear the highs and they sound realistic and nice to my ears in both IEMs, but the nod to realistic sound goes more toward the Aurisonics).

 

Vocals - If you're listening to vocals from an analytical bent, the 1964-Q wins. If you want to hear vocals in a more natural space - but detailed - you will be happier with the ASG-1. 

 

Guitars: The Attack of the electric guitars with accuracy, transparency and clarity is something to hear in the 1964-Q. But again, the weight of the strings, the realness and 3-D-ish sound of the electric (and acoustic) guitars falls squarely on the shoulders of the ASG-1.

 

Soundstage: The 1964-Q wins if you want a wider soundstage, but the ASG-1 wins in height, weight, density, instrument separation, timbre, and natural realistic sound.

 

Verdict: Let me first say (because I know the naysayers are coming) that I discovered the Aurisonics ASG-1 like most of you on this thread did: saw the thread; had never heard of this company or its products; asked a friend who had a pair what retailer he went through, and took my hard earned cash and gambled on them - not knowing what to expect - and bought them. 

 

So my verdict is that overall the ASG-1 universal beats my much loved 1964-Q overall (slightly), and obliterates it in the bass, timbre and natural sound of music (weight, echo, reverb, thickness, density, etc). Yes, I have found a universal - finally - that I think sounds better than a custom. To be fair, however, we do have to admit that the ASG-1 is a custom made into a universal.

 

Oh, 320kbps "Queen's Greatest Hits" played flat out of a fourth generation iPod Nano was used for this A/Bing session. I didn't want to do it through amps, although I know my Fiio E10/E9 DAC/amps does wonders for both of these great IEMs... Happy listening!! beerchug.gif

 

 

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That's quite the recommendation and luckily hear things pretty much as you do. Very happy with these and once I settle in on tips are my favorite I'm going to start laying down the tracks for my review. 

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