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post #1516 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

Well unfortunately my ASG-1 are already sold. They were not my preferred sound signature to begin with; that said, I would have kept them on sheer technical ability, presentation, build quality, isolation, bass capabilities, full vocals...the list of positives goes on and on, but the shoutiness really did turn me off quite a bit personally, and I'm not really keen on EQing to be honest. I tried to like them, I really did, but it just wasn't happening.

 

Top it all off with my relative destitution compared to most fellow head-fiers :P and I really couldn't justify keeping them. I have a feeling I will wind up kicking myself when reviews from the filters and rumored dual driver upgrade come out, but who knows, maybe my income will be in a better place by that time :)


The EQ in my previous post changes nothing in the sound, except it eliminates the "shouty" effect, call it a filter instead of EQ if you will, but Dale's filter will do the same exact thing!
 

 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Just pick this up for the ASG-1 today! 

 

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A Baldur mk2, LOL I must have about three of these cables lying about! One for my SE535ltd

 

Supposedly the Baldur mk2 has very good synergy with the ASG-1 from an owner........Thanks Cute!!!!!!


I ordered a second Baldur MK2, so I have one for my ASG-1, and one for my Westone W4R.  Thanks @spkrs01, for putting me on to this cable!  The sound is neutral, and nothing is held back on either IEM.  It totally transforms the Westone 4R into another level, and it really opens up the capabilities of the ASG-1.  A definate improvement in the stock cable on both the ASG-1 and W4R!  It is like looking through a clean windshield on you car, vs a windshield with a dirty film buildup.  Like a high definition TV vs standard definition, as a comparison!  Best money I have spent on an upgrade!
 

 

post #1518 of 2761
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

I judged these phone's sound based on their intended application: as stage monitors.  A slightly bumped up midrange (opposed to a spike at a particular frequency) seems par for the course when it comes to many such professional phones intended for mixing and for stage use.  

 

For stage use, sure. For studio monitoring, OK. At least for vocalists and guitars. But for mixing, you want something as neutral (to your ears) as possible, so you'd have to EQ the AS(G)-1.
 

 

 

post #1519 of 2761
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

finally got the right fit with the ASG.. Good Lord, I'm an idiot.  Didn't realize the bump in the ear mold (above the driver/facing the ear side) needs to sit below the ridge along the middle of my ear.  Being used to (true) customs simply snapping into place & reading about all the needed 'tip rolling',,I wasn't mindful of making sure the damn phones were inserted properly in the first place.  You live (in my case, 'hear') & learn.

 

When seated properly, these phones go fairly deep into the ear canal.  As I fought with the fit & fiddled with how/where they sat in my canal, the midrange was an absolute mess.  Seat them properly and they sound impressively clean & cohesive.  Before getting a good seat, the midrange was very warped, excessively shouty, and lacked any sense of coherence.  With the right fit.. the way the midrange 'reorganized' itself to my ears (like putting a puzzle together) made (most) everything sound 'right.'  I never took offense to the 'mid-forward' nature of these monitors.  I feel the claim that these are extremely mid forward is an exaggerated charge.  I judged these phone's sound based on their intended application: as stage monitors.  A slightly bumped up midrange (opposed to a spike at a particular frequency) seems par for the course when it comes to many such professional phones intended for mixing and for stage use.  As Dale (and other customs manufacturers) have said, artists & professionals requested this type of tuning.  

 

Now that I have the correct fit, I can really hear what they're supposed to sound like.. they're impressive.  The typical 'stage monitor' smoothness they possess does a nice job of off-setting the sterile feel that phones (such as the ASG) with 'dry texturing' tend to create.  The soundstage is indeed impressive.. on par with one of my faves, the Silver Bullet (which has a ridiculous soundstage).  Imaging is very good, not great.  Same goes for dynamic range (the smaller dynamic range probably helps keep the driver speed impressively fast, though).  I do hear the slightly 'funneled' nature of the soundstage & imaging that some others mentioned.. where the (spatial) areas to the center-left & center-right isn't as 'filled in' as the dead-center, far-left, & far-right (spatial) points.  I don't take great issue with it though.. cause the overall presentation is quite satisfying & enjoyable.

 

The 'shouty' midrange spike the ASG has possesses a certain hollowness & 'ring' that has me thinking it's a product of resonance from the housing/chamber (like shotgunshane mentioned).  Does resonance sound the same and/or is it uniformly amplified as the volume is turned up?  If not, it must be the tuning, no?  Either way.. I'd like to see/hear it get tamed.  Dale said the justification for the spike (?) is cause vocalists like to hear the phones/themselves that way.  From an accuracy standpoint, I'm not sure I see how it serves a long term purpose.  It's one thing to push up the midrange as a whole (as previously stated, is quite common in stage monitors).. but to spike a certain frequency range (so severely) does more harm than good (to my ears).

 

Aside from the that spike in the midrange, I really like these phones.  I have less than ten hours on the ASG though, so we'll see what happens as they burn in a bit.  At ~$200 (for HF members), I think they're a great value.  It certainly belongs along side the GR07, FXT, e-Q5, etc. as phones that offer some of the highest performance-per-dollar currently available.  Fit issues & the midrange spike (which might get resolved with a filter Dale is said to be developing) aside, anyone who likes/understands what 'stage monitors' sound like would appreciate these phones at the very least.

 

Did anyone confirm the stock cable isn't anything other than a generic (Westone-style) cable?  It looks an awful lot like the (plain) ones I got with my Quads & Miracle.




Dude, thank you for saving me a lot of time typing. I hear them EXACTLY the way you do. I'd also add they they seem to be lacking just bit of focus in the center for me. Otherwise, very impressed so far. And, I also only figured out that same fit just last night.

 

BTW, you were right ericp10, they don't need the extreme width in the soundstage with this presentation, not that they are really lacking or anything in that department overall.

post #1520 of 2761
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

finally got the right fit with the ASG.. Good Lord, I'm an idiot.  Didn't realize the bump in the ear mold (above the driver/facing the ear side) needs to sit below the ridge along the middle of my ear.  Being used to (true) customs simply snapping into place & reading about all the needed 'tip rolling',,I wasn't mindful of making sure the damn phones were inserted properly in the first place.  You live (in my case, 'hear') & learn.

 

When seated properly, these phones go fairly deep into the ear canal.  As I fought with the fit & fiddled with how/where they sat in my canal, the midrange was an absolute mess.  Seat them properly and they sound impressively clean & cohesive.  Before getting a good seat, the midrange was very warped, excessively shouty, and lacked any sense of coherence.  With the right fit.. the way the midrange 'reorganized' itself to my ears (like putting a puzzle together) made (most) everything sound 'right.'  I never took offense to the 'mid-forward' nature of these monitors.  I feel the claim that these are extremely mid forward is an exaggerated charge.  I judged these phone's sound based on their intended application: as stage monitors.  A slightly bumped up midrange (opposed to a spike at a particular frequency) seems par for the course when it comes to many such professional phones intended for mixing and for stage use.  As Dale (and other customs manufacturers) have said, artists & professionals requested this type of tuning.  

 

Now that I have the correct fit, I can really hear what they're supposed to sound like.. they're impressive.  The typical 'stage monitor' smoothness they possess does a nice job of off-setting the sterile feel that phones (such as the ASG) with 'dry texturing' tend to create.  The soundstage is indeed impressive.. on par with one of my faves, the Silver Bullet (which has a ridiculous soundstage).  Imaging is very good, not great.  Same goes for dynamic range (the smaller dynamic range probably helps keep the driver speed impressively fast, though).  I do hear the slightly 'funneled' nature of the soundstage & imaging that some others mentioned.. where the (spatial) areas to the center-left & center-right isn't as 'filled in' as the dead-center, far-left, & far-right (spatial) points.  I don't take great issue with it though.. cause the overall presentation is quite satisfying & enjoyable.

 

The 'shouty' midrange spike the ASG has possesses a certain hollowness & 'ring' that has me thinking it's a product of resonance from the housing/chamber (like shotgunshane mentioned).  Does resonance sound the same and/or is it uniformly amplified as the volume is turned up?  If not, it must be the tuning, no?  Either way.. I'd like to see/hear it get tamed.  Dale said the justification for the spike (?) is cause vocalists like to hear the phones/themselves that way.  From an accuracy standpoint, I'm not sure I see how it serves a long term purpose.  It's one thing to push up the midrange as a whole (as previously stated, is quite common in stage monitors).. but to spike a certain frequency range (so severely) does more harm than good (to my ears).

 

Aside from the that spike in the midrange, I really like these phones.  I have less than ten hours on the ASG though, so we'll see what happens as they burn in a bit.  At ~$200 (for HF members), I think they're a great value.  It certainly belongs along side the GR07, FXT, e-Q5, etc. as phones that offer some of the highest performance-per-dollar currently available.  Fit issues & the midrange spike (which might get resolved with a filter Dale is said to be developing) aside, anyone who likes/understands what 'stage monitors' sound like would appreciate these phones at the very least.

 

Did anyone confirm the stock cable isn't anything other than a generic (Westone-style) cable?  It looks an awful lot like the (plain) ones I got with my Quads & Miracle.



Glad you finally got a good fit FlySweep. I think they will get better to your ears as they burn in. Sorry I haven't responded in the inbox, but it's been a crazy week (and weekend). I'll get back to you with some answers. I really haven't listened to anything else but the ASG-1 for most of the time they've been in my possessions (sans a couple of Audiofly IEMs and another brand that I'm suppose to do reviews on soon). 

The ASG-1 is the one for me (although I'm thinking about sticking the RE262 in my ears for a little change of pace). Can't wait to see how the filters and/or custom tips affect the sound. And also ready to enter the Aurisonics customs world. Patience patience patience!! Happy listening!! beerchug.gif

post #1521 of 2761
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


 

BTW, you were right ericp10, they don't need the extreme width in the soundstage with this presentation, not that they are really lacking or anything in that department overall.



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My girlfriend's birthday is coming up and I want to give her something special. She is no graduate from prestigious music college in the world but she likes Karaoke. I don't know how karaoke makes vocal bearable but it seems that it introduces some kind of 3D surround echo effects. Knowing that these phones are designed to sound hollow with a hint of resonance, and after reading people reporting them being "echoy", "like listening to speakers in a plastic room", with some kind of "bubble of music surround effect", I guess my girlfriend would love these. 

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

finally got the right fit with the ASG.. Good Lord, I'm an idiot.  Didn't realize the bump in the ear mold (above the driver/facing the ear side) needs to sit below the ridge along the middle of my ear.  Being used to (true) customs simply snapping into place & reading about all the needed 'tip rolling',,I wasn't mindful of making sure the damn phones were inserted properly in the first place.  You live (in my case, 'hear') & learn.

 

When seated properly, these phones go fairly deep into the ear canal.  As I fought with the fit & fiddled with how/where they sat in my canal, the midrange was an absolute mess.  Seat them properly and they sound impressively clean & cohesive.  Before getting a good seat, the midrange was very warped, excessively shouty, and lacked any sense of coherence.  With the right fit.. the way the midrange 'reorganized' itself to my ears (like putting a puzzle together) made (most) everything sound 'right.'  I never took offense to the 'mid-forward' nature of these monitors.  I feel the claim that these are extremely mid forward is an exaggerated charge.  I judged these phone's sound based on their intended application: as stage monitors.  A slightly bumped up midrange (opposed to a spike at a particular frequency) seems par for the course when it comes to many such professional phones intended for mixing and for stage use.  As Dale (and other customs manufacturers) have said, artists & professionals requested this type of tuning.  

 

Now that I have the correct fit, I can really hear what they're supposed to sound like.. they're impressive.  The typical 'stage monitor' smoothness they possess does a nice job of off-setting the sterile feel that phones (such as the ASG) with 'dry texturing' tend to create.  The soundstage is indeed impressive.. on par with one of my faves, the Silver Bullet (which has a ridiculous soundstage).  Imaging is very good, not great.  Same goes for dynamic range (the smaller dynamic range probably helps keep the driver speed impressively fast, though).  I do hear the slightly 'funneled' nature of the soundstage & imaging that some others mentioned.. where the (spatial) areas to the center-left & center-right isn't as 'filled in' as the dead-center, far-left, & far-right (spatial) points.  I don't take great issue with it though.. cause the overall presentation is quite satisfying & enjoyable.

 

The 'shouty' midrange spike the ASG has possesses a certain hollowness & 'ring' that has me thinking it's a product of resonance from the housing/chamber (like shotgunshane mentioned).  Does resonance sound the same and/or is it uniformly amplified as the volume is turned up?  If not, it must be the tuning, no?  Either way.. I'd like to see/hear it get tamed.  Dale said the justification for the spike (?) is cause vocalists like to hear the phones/themselves that way.  From an accuracy standpoint, I'm not sure I see how it serves a long term purpose.  It's one thing to push up the midrange as a whole (as previously stated, is quite common in stage monitors).. but to spike a certain frequency range (so severely) does more harm than good (to my ears).

 

Aside from the that spike in the midrange, I really like these phones.  I have less than ten hours on the ASG though, so we'll see what happens as they burn in a bit.  At ~$200 (for HF members), I think they're a great value.  It certainly belongs along side the GR07, FXT, e-Q5, etc. as phones that offer some of the highest performance-per-dollar currently available.  Fit issues & the midrange spike (which might get resolved with a filter Dale is said to be developing) aside, anyone who likes/understands what 'stage monitors' sound like would appreciate these phones at the very least.

 

Did anyone confirm the stock cable isn't anything other than a generic (Westone-style) cable?  It looks an awful lot like the (plain) ones I got with my Quads & Miracle.



 


Edited by ulogin - 3/11/12 at 4:55pm
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My Otter box has arrived in PA!

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A few more days before it will reach me :P PA>NY>Philippines :D

 

edit: My brother is hesitating to open the box as he mentioned he already had a hard time trying :P So I only get the otter box photo biggrin.gif


Edited by dogears - 3/11/12 at 7:40pm
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Geez, my ASG-1 has been stuck at the customs for a week. I can't wait anymore especially when i know my ASG-1 are sitting in the frigging customs not moving.mad.gif

post #1525 of 2761
Just got confirmation that the package has been sent.
Wonder how long it would take! Cant wait.....and how it compares
to my Universal CIEM that I received yesterday.

I now have had my first taste of dynamic drivers in IEM, as my new
Universal CIEM utilizes a 7-8mm driver with a BA each for the mids
and highs. I am loving what I hear tbrough them

All fun and games!!!
post #1526 of 2761

I'm still wondering where my pair are at...

Ordered on the 26th of Feb. :/

 

Email wasn't sent out - but after emailing Matt, he gave me my tracking number - expected deliver by the 14th :)


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/12/12 at 10:20am
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Collecting mine from @cherns later tonight, I hope. Gosh, sure can't wait to finally hear em!

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I should add, The AGS-1 will also be used in my portable solutionsbigsmile_face.gif

 

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D2+s with silver 3.5mm i/c (left) and silver/gold hybrid i/c (right)

 

I will try the Aurisonic ASG-1 with a 5N OCC copper and an Occur copper, a Baldur Mk2, a 5N OCC silver cable and plus any others that I will purchase to see what is the best combinationtongue_smile.gif?

 

Of course I will also use it with the iBasso Dx100 as a stand alone DAP to see which cable is best with the iBassowink_face.gif!

 

 



Thank you, yeah it's poorer but so much funksc75smile.gif..........



Hey How does the ASG-1 fare against the SE535ltd with Baldur Mk2? 

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Hey How does the ASG-1 fare against the SE535ltd with Baldur Mk2? 

Tell you later this week, when I receive the ASG -1
post #1530 of 2761
Dies anyone know about release date of filters and if you will put them in yourself?
As I have just got a pair coming from America!
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