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Originally Posted by kangcore View Post


 

 

not sure if you're referring to my very early impressions, but i think i should restate the obvious and say that these are very, very early impressions. i'm sure we all know that any dynamic driver IEM isn't going to sound fantastic right out of the box, much like any great 'can. my DT1350s weren't terribly stellar out of the box either, but they've blossomed into a pair of 'cans i'd just for any of my recording / critical listening applications. 

 

 

now, about 6-10 hours of noise and sweeps later... ladies and gentlemen, we have bass. Not yet head-thumpingly massive but the bass is coming out a bit more now. 
 

 


Yes I was.

Looking forward to further impressions from you, my friend.
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These are shockingly lenient with low quality source material. I just found some rips at 128kbps, from back when hard drives were small, tucked away in a lost corner of an external backup drive. Thought I'd give them a spin and was very surprised to hear them be very listenable.

Also, I'm about a week late to this party but I finally had a chance to rip some old Metallica CD's and James Hetfield does sound kinda funny (who knows what with audio memory and the power of suggestion though). Moreso on the early albums.
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Here's a quick glamour shot of the ASG-1's that I took in between burning in :)

 

asg1b.jpg

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Nice.

 

How'd u get it so black in d background!! :O

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Originally Posted by cherns View Post

Here's a quick glamour shot of the ASG-1's that I took in between burning in :)

 

asg1b.jpg


Very nice, I am waiting for my ASG-1.

 

Love your sleeves, what make are they please, many thanks

 

 

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Originally Posted by wilzc View Post

Nice.

 

How'd u get it so black in d background!! :O



he used a black background? :p

 

i know, i was there when he took the shot! probably also played with the ISO and shutter speed settings. plus an improvised light source which shall remain secret and mysterious.

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Thanks for the compliments smily_headphones1.gif I used a black suede cloth for the background to achieve that effect.

The tips are the meelec "balance" double flanges. My ears are forward facing and the stock tips weren't doing it for me. The double flanges add some distance which helps a lot with the fit.

On a side note, I've got about 12h in with these babies now and they are totally rocking my world!
Anemic bass? Definitely not on this set!!
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Originally Posted by cherns View Post

Thanks for the compliments smily_headphones1.gif I used a black suede cloth for the background to achieve that effect.
The tips are the meelec "balance" double flanges. My ears are forward facing and the stock tips weren't doing it for me. The double flanges add some distance which helps a lot with the fit.
On a side note, I've got about 12h in with these babies now and they are totally rocking my world!
Anemic bass? Definitely not on this set!!


Thanks very much for that and the prompt reply. Ok I am gonna sear for meelec sleeves, thanks again

 

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Happy to report that the bass is really starting to develop with burn-in... feeling that low end a lot more now. Midrange still takes some getting used to, but as I said - they aren't reference monitors. Am really enjoying the seperation and stereo placement / soundstage on these. Very comparable to my custom-tipped Atrios, but instruments are much more distinct, thanks to the midrange hump.

 

In the meantime, here are some less-glamourous shots of the ASG-1... 

 

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They sure look big in the pictures, but here's a scale shot for reference...

 

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here's a shot of the ASG in the macho-man otterbox.

 

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what could be better than a picture of an ASG-1? how about a picture of TWO ASG-1s?

 

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Not enough for ya? Ok, how about seven?

 

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and from another angle...

 

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I took shots of them. But for the sale forum :D

 

LOL :(

 

 

All proceedings from this sale will fund a true custom IEM

 

 

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any idea why is one of my socket purple in colour? blink.gif

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@kangcore I had the same impressions with bass before burn in. It was very anemic to the point where others blamed it on the seal, though I still feel I was getting an adequate one. After a little while though bass started coming in and it just got better from there. It's not an overly bass heavy phone, but on certain tracks, it just goes deep and hits hard, and then goes away until called upon again. Allows for lots of detail on song where their is quick bursts of bass and for the midrange not to get hindered by songs where their are lots of rifts in the upper region of the bass department. Bass has become very well executed for me on these phones, though I was very worried at first.  

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I'm not a big believer in burn in like some people around here. I believe there may be some slight mechanical changes happening, but much/most of that will be inaudible. But I know for sure that we underestimate the complexity of the human brain and auditory system. We treat our ears like they were microphones - calibrated tools with the ability to immediately and consistently record what they hear. And that is technically true on some level. But in reality, the bigger picture is that a huge amount of signal processing is done by the brain once the ears have received the sound. As such, there is a very real process involved with "figuring out" the sound produced by any given headphone. This may be a controversial view in some ways, but I do feel like it accounts for the experiences many of us have, in relation to the measurements which don't really support drastic changes due to burn in. 

 

Having said that, I certainly experienced my own little "burn in moment" with the AS-1b. I had been using it merely with a Sansa Clip+ for simplicity. I thought the bass had good extension but was surprisingly light in impact. So I used the Rockbox EQ to bump it up by 4dB, just to get a feel for how it would take an EQ (turns out it does very well). I was pleased with the resulting kick in the bass.

 

Later I tried the AS-1b in my big system with the bass and ambient ports at various levels of adjustment. Those allow for some pretty wild bass if you are interested. 

 

Eventually I moved back to the Clip+ and was shocked at the bass extension, volume, impact, etc. It was much improved from my first impressions. I figured I had simply left the bass ports open a tad, but double checked and discovered that was not the case. Then a lightbulb went off in my head - I had left the bass boost active in Rockbox, hadn't I? So I go in and check..... nope, it is not enabled. I had already reset the settings after using the AS-1b the first time around. To my ears/brain, this was a completely different sound. And remember, we are talking about the custom version rather than the ASG-1, so it wouldn't be caused by fit issues either.

 

This is the type of story that almost has to be experienced to be believed. The only way to experience it (and there is certainly no guarantee) is to put in the hours with that particular headphone or IEM. I never dismiss anything quickly but after this experience I'm going to be extra careful to spend more time and be cautious about my impressions. 

 


Edited by project86 - 3/13/12 at 11:08am
post #1559 of 2761

Nice thoughts Project. Didn't think the ASG-1 driver has changed much with use. Being picky with tips and fit and even a bit with sources there can be a lot of change and it really doesn't matter where it came from but where/what you end up with after giving them a fair shake. The Aurisonics phones should be a given a nice long trial to be sure they show any tricks they have up their sleeve. Some have probably sold them off a bit soon.

 

 

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beerchug.gif... Makes sense to me... Thanks for those additional impressions.
 

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

I'm not a big believer in burn in like some people around here. I believe there may be some slight mechanical changes happening, but much/most of that will be inaudible. But I know for sure that we underestimate the complexity of the human brain and auditory system. We treat our ears like they were microphones - calibrated tools with the ability to immediately and consistently record what they hear. And that is technically true on some level. But in reality, the bigger picture is that a huge amount of signal processing is done by the brain once the ears have received the sound. As such, there is a very real process involved with "figuring out" the sound produced by any given headphone. This may be a controversial view in some ways, but I do feel like it accounts for the experiences many of us have, in relation to the measurements which don't really support drastic changes due to burn in. 

 

Having said that, I certainly experienced my own little "burn in moment" with the AS-1b. I had been using it merely with a Sansa Clip+ for simplicity. I thought the bass had good extension but was surprisingly light in impact. So I used the Rockbox EQ to bump it up by 4dB, just to get a feel for how it would take an EQ (turns out it does very well). I was pleased with the resulting kick in the bass.

 

Later I tried the AS-1b in my big system with the bass and ambient ports at various levels of adjustment. Those allow for some pretty wild bass if you are interested. 

 

Eventually I moved back to the Clip+ and was shocked at the bass extension, volume, impact, etc. It was much improved from my first impressions. I figured I had simply left the bass ports open a tad, but double checked and discovered that was not the case. Then a lightbulb went off in my head - I had left the bass boost active in Rockbox, hadn't I? So I go in and check..... nope, it is not enabled. I had already reset the settings after using the AS-1b the first time around. To my ears/brain, this was a completely different sound. And remember, we are talking about the custom version rather than the ASG-1, so it wouldn't be caused by fit issues either.

 

This is the type of story that almost has to be experienced to be believed. The only way to experience it (and there is certainly no guarantee) is to put in the hours with that particular headphone or IEM. I never dismiss anything quickly but after this experience I'm going to be extra careful to spend more time and be cautious about my impressions. 

 



 

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