Guys just reading the above - let me put my input in for source:
The SGS1 rooted, with voodoo, as gily said, and especially with poweramp, beats the living hell out of my ASUS XONAR D1
When I'm testing headphones/earphones, I rather do tests with my phone, rather than with my PC's soundcard.
Its that "good" of a source.
So its not source - its such a typical head-fi thing to say though:
-Is it your source?
-Have you tried different tips?
-Have you tried rebooting it...wait what?
-Are you a noob? haha :D
I do think, from reading all the pages of this thread, that the tips are by far one of the most important aspects of not only the ASG-1's but of all earphones (that I know) - some work with any tips, some really need new ones etc.
That's another thing I love about Monster (one of very few things that said) is that they know that tips are VERY important, for the seal, and SQ - so they added a sleuth of tips so that you can get the right tip to give a tip. (meme much?)
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/7/12 at 1:22am