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post #1636 of 2761
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Originally Posted by rymd View Post

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. 


That's the same thing which worked for me too!  

 

post #1637 of 2761
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Originally Posted by cherns View Post


That's the same thing which worked for me too!  

 



Hi buddy, I managed to get the bi-flanges a couple of days ago and although I have not received my ASG-1 yet, I have been using them on my Universal CIEM with great result...Excellent actually. 

 

A huge thanks!

post #1638 of 2761
I'm curious, do Sony Hybrid tips fit on the ASGs? Has anyone tried.
post #1639 of 2761

They fit but they fall off easily.

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^ I find that the medium hybrids I've been using on my TF10s don't fall off as easily as the others that have seen no use though. Obviously the TF10s nozzle has stretched the medium a bit. But I do find the hybrids do funny things with the treble response.

Of the other tips I've used:

Monster Supertips fall off too easily; as in every time I go to remove the ASGs from my ears. 

The stock tips are very difficult to get a nice seal with because of how flimsy they are. But they do elevate the treble slightly.

UE single flanges tend to emphasize the mid hump but generally maintains a balanced sound overall. They irritate the hell out of my ears though.

post #1641 of 2761

Learnt a new trick from Dale today.

 

 

How to get a good fit with the ASG-1
 
Step 1. Tighten the wire into the crack of the top of the ear then bend the wire away from your head so it touches the top of your ear. This will pull the top into your ear. 
In other words, the memory wire functions like a compression spring that keeps the ASG-1 seated properly in your ear.  
 
I've personally been shaping the memory wire such that it presses against my head so that the wires are kept hidden from view.  Apparently I've been doing it wrong all this while... again :p
 
Step 2. Tug the top of your ears up and out.  
 
I think most of us do this.
 
Step 3. Insert the ASG-1's and roll backwards till you get a snug fit. 
 
I figured this part out after switching to the small stock tips and it works great.  
 
That should help you achieve a good fit and seal.  
You may have to repeat Step 1 as it isn't easy to get the wire to bend how you want it to the first time.

 

post #1642 of 2761

Hybrids fit well on the ASG-1.  I don't have any issues with them falling off as long as you get them on properly.  YMMV.

post #1643 of 2761
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Originally Posted by cherns View Post

Learnt a new trick from Dale today.

 

 

How to get a good fit with the ASG-1
 
Step 1. Tighten the wire into the crack of the top of the ear then bend the wire away from your head so it touches the top of your ear. This will pull the top into your ear. 
In other words, the memory wire functions like a compression spring that keeps the ASG-1 seated properly in your ear.  
 
I've personally been shaping the memory wire such that it presses against my head so that the wires are kept hidden from view.  Apparently I've been doing it wrong all this while... again :p
 
Step 2. Tug the top of your ears up and out.  
 
I think most of us do this.
 
Step 3. Insert the ASG-1's and roll backwards till you get a snug fit. 
 
I figured this part out after switching to the small stock tips and it works great.  
 
That should help you achieve a good fit and seal.  
You may have to repeat Step 1 as it isn't easy to get the wire to bend how you want it to the first time.

 


Step 1 genius. 

 

Just noticed this today but did everyone else get a 64 inch cable with their ASGs?

 

post #1644 of 2761

Created a thread for SpringTree's customer service! :)

post #1645 of 2761
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Originally Posted by cherns View Post

Learnt a new trick from Dale today.

 

 

How to get a good fit with the ASG-1
 
Step 1. Tighten the wire into the crack of the top of the ear then bend the wire away from your head so it touches the top of your ear. This will pull the top into your ear. 
In other words, the memory wire functions like a compression spring that keeps the ASG-1 seated properly in your ear.  
 
I've personally been shaping the memory wire such that it presses against my head so that the wires are kept hidden from view.  Apparently I've been doing it wrong all this while... again :p
 
Step 2. Tug the top of your ears up and out.  
 
I think most of us do this.
 
Step 3. Insert the ASG-1's and roll backwards till you get a snug fit. 
 
I figured this part out after switching to the small stock tips and it works great.  
 
That should help you achieve a good fit and seal.  
You may have to repeat Step 1 as it isn't easy to get the wire to bend how you want it to the first time.

 


Addition to step three, roll it forward, then backward to get a snug fit :)

 

post #1646 of 2761

switched to the stock tips from complys today, after reading @cherns' post. i've got pretty large ear holes, so the small tips don't do it for me. i try to insert as deep as I can with the complys, but when i use stock tips, it just doesn't seal right, especially in the right ear. however, i tried seating the tips as shallowly as possible and i managed to get them to seal properly! So for me, these aren't deep-insertion type IEMs. and the mid hump did roll off a bit, plus bass quantity has improved. no head-thumpingly massive bass like the Atrios, but enough for me to know its there. which works for me. 

 

using the guide wire as leverage to keep the IEMs in place is absolutely essential. it might work differently for everyone though - just go with that idea and try to make the guide wire work in your favour. i find that trying to align the bumpy chassis of the IEM with my ear structure helps me get the IEM seated well, then i use the wire to keep it in place - very crucial now, especially since i'm seating the IEMs a bit more shallowly than I'm used to. 

post #1647 of 2761

So as an experiment I used my ASG-1s while playing Skyrim and BF3.. Using my Titanium HD with CMSS-3D mode on.

 

WOW only if guys that are into gaming knew how accurate the sound is on these in games.  I played a lot of BF games and I have never heard pinpoint directional sound these emit. I was so impressed it will be hard to use anything else for competitive online play. The forward mids only help out hear foot steps and every little detail. Because they have a natural sound blocking on them it only helps in the games. These are now my best gaming earphones by far. Even better than my A900X full sized headphone in directional sound..These have to be the absolute best gaming headphones I have ever used plus they are so much more comfier than full sized headphones. I know gamers are always looking for the best sounding directional headphones and will pay a lot of money to get a hokey 5.1 surround headphones and such.. These are the real when it comes to games. Pinpoint sound is so important in online shooters these have it where it counts. I can almost play the game blind I can hear everything in every direction perfectly and I don't even have to eQ the mids for optimal in game sounds. It is perfect. Just thought I would report in with this. If any of you guys play games online. Try these. You will be surprised.

 

In skyrim I can hear and almost feel the howling winds and blowing snow it is immersion on a new level. Amazing..Thanks for your answer there MATT. I look forward to trying out the sound filter for music.

post #1648 of 2761

Close to 30 hours burn-in on these.  Have noticed just some very minor differences, treble opened up a bit.  Bass is still pretty much the same. 

 

Some rudimentary comments.  First off, I get a perfect fit with these.  Well near-perfect, deep and flush, great seal.  No problems with the shouty-mids, in fact, i think it's a characteristic that makes them unique and special, but I can understand why people might not like it or not be use to it.  Actually I quite love it.

 

I think even more so than the SM3, these require a good amount of "head" burn-in.  Initially and now, there is that "speakerbox" effect some have mentioned.  After a few songs, it does ease away, but a bit of it is always present due to the pronounce characteristic of the mids.  The presentation is unique, I like it.  Fairly wide and tall, mids crescendo up and "vaporize" nicely.  Very mid- centric, good seperation.  Highs are there, bit overshadowed by the mids.  Bass is there, good sub-bass; however, those who have said these have a lot of bass, I don't get that impression yet, so hoping it will open up a bit more w/ longer burn in.

 

I loved these the first night, but wanted to wait after the new toy syndrome wore off a bit and let some burn in take place.  Overall I like them, a cleaner-drier SM3 is not quite a completely accurate description, but I can see some of the relations.  The presentation is very enveloping with some of the behind the ears feeling and combined with their sound traits, these sound very "ethereal" if that makes any sense, if I had to sum it up in a one word description.

 

I did do a quick A/B/C comparo against the FX700 and SM3, using a pop track, and while these are ASG-1 are nice, I still feel the SM3 clearly does everything better, sans seperation.-it's such a velvety smooth monitor and sounds more musical.  Off the top of my head rank: SM3>FX700>ASG-1 at this point, based on my current preferences.

post #1649 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

So as an experiment I used my ASG-1s while playing Skyrim and BF3.. Using my Titanium HD with CMSS-3D mode on.

 

WOW only if guys that are into gaming knew how accurate the sound is on these in games.  I played a lot of BF games and I have never heard pinpoint directional sound these emit. I was so impressed it will be hard to use anything else for competitive online play. The forward mids only help out hear foot steps and every little detail. Because they have a natural sound blocking on them it only helps in the games. These are now my best gaming earphones by far. Even better than my A900X full sized headphone in directional sound..These have to be the absolute best gaming headphones I have ever used plus they are so much more comfier than full sized headphones. I know gamers are always looking for the best sounding directional headphones and will pay a lot of money to get a hokey 5.1 surround headphones and such.. These are the real when it comes to games. Pinpoint sound is so important in online shooters these have it where it counts. I can almost play the game blind I can hear everything in every direction perfectly and I don't even have to eQ the mids for optimal in game sounds. It is perfect. Just thought I would report in with this. If any of you guys play games online. Try these. You will be surprised.

 

In skyrim I can hear and almost feel the howling winds and blowing snow it is immersion on a new level. Amazing..Thanks for your answer there MATT. I look forward to trying out the sound filter for music.

 

Very interesting. I've long contemplated using some of my customs for gaming, but I never found out what to do about the lack of a mic. What are you using?
 

 

post #1650 of 2761

The cord is strong enough to handle a clip on mic. I have a Thermaltake clip on I use and I also have a zalman clip. Any mic with clip. After using the ASG-1s it is hard to go back to full sized cans. I am playing now actually. BF3 is unreal with these ASG-1.

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