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post #1621 of 2761

Oh I'm not sure about the internal wiring.

 

I'm almost positive you'd like the MD Tributes better because of the bass. It's like the bass on the MG7 with more decay and a bit slower. The ASG-1 is better sounding overall to me though.

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No idea about the price but I can't imagine it being too much. I'd say that patience would pay off in this case or like Flysweep mentioned, you could try out the Hifiman filters and see if they work if you don't want to wait.

 

 

 

I have yet to recieve mine so i have no idea if i like them or not and am defiently not think of getting rid of them. I will quite happily wait til they are made commericially available. EQuing is also an option as well so ive heard.

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Oh I'm not sure about the internal wiring.

 

I'm almost positive you'd like the MD Tributes better because of the bass. It's like the bass on the MG7 with more decay and a bit slower. The ASG-1 is better sounding overall to me though.


okie dokie - cheers for the quick comparison

 

 

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I've added the ASG-1's to the head-fi product database

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So I have received my SM3s and am still holding the ASG-1 for someone...if I get the time to do a full-length side-by-side comparison, it will be made ^_^
 

Initially I will say that the ASG-1 DOES outdo the SM3 in some areas, particularly bass weight and a certain fullness of the sound (to be expected from a dynamic), but the SM3 is much smoother, natural, and complete sounding overall, ESPECIALLY in the treble; it makes the ASG-1's treble sound grainy, unnatural, and under-extended to my ears, although it the SM3 does place less emphasis on the highs overall. I prefer the soundstage of the SM3; it is a bit smaller overall, but doesn't sound oddly spaced/placed which IMO the ASG-1 does, but rather very coherent and natural.

 

They are very different beasts in the big picture; the SM3 is almost completely inoffensive and does everything well and nothing really wrong, whereas the ASG-1 does a few things VERY well (realism of sound-feeling, vocal timbre, separation, bass impact and extension) but also has very obvious shortcomings and polarizing factors (strange treble, shouty vocals, size/fitment).

 

If I could have the frequency response graph of the SM3 with the ASG-1 driver...THEN I would be in heaven! ^_^

 

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Lets be friends!beerchug.gif

 

Actually will look forward to how you compare the Earsonics pair to the Aurosonics SG-1, I listened to their EM6 demos on last Sunday and to be fair they were new so I am not gonna post what I thought!



 


Edited by Gilly87 - 3/15/12 at 9:27am
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So I have received my SM3s and am still holding the ASG-1 for someone...if I get the time a comparison will be made ^_^
 



 



Great, really look forward to it Gilly87L3000.gif

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I've added the ASG-1's to the head-fi product database



GOOD! I loved seeing that company as one of our options now, I can't wait to buy from them as soon as everyone has a chance to compare the new filters when they come out.

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Our stock is now up to date and we have the ASG-1 available to ship right away! ksc75smile.gif

 

http://springtree.net/catalog/aurisonics-asg1-generic-fit-digital-hybrid-inear-monitor-p-8439.html

 
 
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Hey Matt when will the filters be ready for us to purchase? Any word?

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How exactly did you get those cables to fit? I gave them a shot but they don't fit into the ear piece at all... I tried trimming some of the colored tape back and still no luck.

 

 

 

 

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I decided to grab one of these...http://www.ebay.com/itm/custom-upgrade-cables-for-ue-ultimate-ears-UE-TF10-SF3-5PRO-/280832716900?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item4162ef3064

 

Cheap, quick to arrive, well made, easy to trim, and a nice design.

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Basically a straight braid, no real Y(first 2/3 of the length is double sheathed with shrink tubing), no slider, heat set ear guides(no metal wire), red/blue shrink tube indicators and a Pailicc's plug. Nicely made and a good design ergonomically. Continues the trend of shorter is better(for me anyway) for the over the ear portion and it holds the ASG-1 at nearly the right angle for a perfect fit. The most comfortable and ergonomically nicest cable so far. Best looking as well.

 

Sound-wise I won't say much other than it also corrects the ASG-1's tuning and it might have the most apparent treble. I should take some time to acclimate and find the right tips. Sounds good but I think there is something missing that the UE stock cable does to make the presentation unique. Something in the layering and depth that make it 3-D sounding. Might not have the synergy but it is early yet. Love to keep this one on as it's fit, comfort, and looks are a sweet match but it all comes down to the sound in the end, right?

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Hey Matt when will the filters be ready for us to purchase? Any word?



I spoke with Dale from Aurisonics earlier this week and the filters are still being perfected for the ASG-1 and pricing information is still being worked out.

 

I have tested a prototype of the filters myself. All I will say at this time is general music listeners may enjoy the filter add-on. Musicians may prefer to use the ASG-1 without filters as it is designed as an in-ear stage monitor. In my experience of using the filters, there is less of a mid-range bump in the 1-2khz range and there seems to be a bit more bass. The bass observation may be due to the fact that lower frequencies are not attenuated as much by the filter. The filters address what some of you have been mentioning as a "shouty" characteristic. This is just my observation from the prototype and not the final version of the filters.

 

It will come down to a matter of preference for the listener. I do know that the filters will be available as an add-on and will be reasonably priced. Once that information is available, I'll be sure to let you all know.

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@dflock

 

The ASG-1 has a U-shaped edge where the cable enters. So the cuts are smiley faces. Also, the inner and outer smiley faces are slightly different depths. The inside needs more trimmed off then the outside facing edge. Of course trim and fit and trim and fit till you get it since you can't put it back if you take too much. You might not get sound till the pins go deep enough. I just studied the cable-less ASG-1 a bit to mimic the curves right.

 

The materials is soft and easy with a sharp enough blade. The whittling off slivers here and there to get the shape right and get a clean look is what takes the time. My pins ended up sticking out ~ 5mm after trimming(measured from the middle between the two pins) and ~7mm on the side edge of the long pin, ~6mm on the on the shorter pin's side edge.

 

  


Edited by jant71 - 3/15/12 at 2:29pm
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I think when these filters come out I'll be buying yet another accessory for my headphones :). I'm excited to try them out. 

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Just got my ASG-1s from the good ol' FS section. For my first impressions, I just want to say again what many have already said because it's important. These IEMs are EXTREMELY tip-dependent. All my usual tips gave really irritating shouty mids and lackluster bass. I noticed the housings were sticking out a lot though, so I switched to the smallest tips I could find which wouldn't work on any other of my IEMs. I finally got a good fit/seal and no more annoying peak in the mids, no more bass rolloff. 

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Seems like USPS wasn't lying, looks like I'll be getting them sometime next week (assuming they went standard shipping which is around 4 days).  So impressions and comparisons come in a week or two :(  But I should receive them in a few days (most likely 4, maybe more).  Also, since I think they will compare well, T15s and HF5 comparisons will also be done.


Edited by tinyman392 - 3/15/12 at 10:55pm
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