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post #166 of 2761
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

So a package came today for me.... containing both my AS-1b and the ASG-1 from Aurisonics. I had time to photograph them, try each for fit, and listen very briefly before I had to go do some family stuff. So unfortunately I can't offer much in the way of impressions about the sound. What I can offer is lots of pictures to make up for it!


And thus, thou art forgiven!popcorn.gif

 

post #167 of 2761

awesome. hope to hear more reviews!

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Is it easy to keep the vents and ports on both sides matched up?

post #169 of 2761
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

So a package came today for me.... containing both my AS-1b and the ASG-1 from Aurisonics. I had time to photograph them, try each for fit, and listen very briefly before I had to go do some family stuff. So unfortunately I can't offer much in the way of impressions about the sound. What I can offer is lots of pictures to make up for it!

 

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The ASG-1 comes in a smaller case like this.

 

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Inside is just the IEMs and a bag with a few tips (3 sizes total including the ones already attached).

 

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Hard to see the textured shell and faceplate in a picture.

 

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Here's the stem, as you can see it should accept lots of tip styles.

 

 

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Another view

 

 

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Now for the custom molded AS-1b. It comes in a larger Oterbox and includes some instructions, a soft pouch, and the adjustment tool to open the ambient vent and bass port.

 

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If you click this to enlarge you may be able to see the "AS" logo on the faceplate. The two things

on the left and right side of my initials are for adjusting the ports.

 

 

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Recessed socket fits really deep - it was actually very hard to remove the cable for the first time. Also notice

the black "comfort ring" around the tip - supposed to help achieve a tight seal even when your jaw moves.

 

 

 

 

So, time for extremely tentative initial impressions:

 

  • The build is nice, very unique with the huge tip opening and textured finish.
  • The cables are standard Westone style, look great but will soon turn green like always.
  • The ASG-1 fits pretty well - I have larger ears and there is lots of room, so I suspect even those with small ears will be able to fit these pretty well.
  • My AS-1b fits well but a little less snugly than my other customs. The comfort ring seems to do a good job because I have a hard time breaking the seal. Interestingly, I'm getting a slight "driver flex" sound when inserting them. I guess that's to be expected with a huge dynamic driver.... it isn't bothersome at all, just different.
  • The sound is interesting - bass is very deep and effortless, but not as pronounced as I thought it might be (a good thing.... I didn't want it crazy large). This is with pretty much zero time on them, and all ports closed, so things could readily change.
  • My very first impression is that they remind me a bit of my old Audio Technica W1000 (as powered by high end tube amplification), with a sort of unique, almost dry sound to vocals that isn't exactly textbook perfect, but I quickly start to enjoy. 
  • These are going to take some time to wrap my head around. They extend well in the highs, have some great snap without being too aggressive, full bodied lows again without overdoing it, and those interesting mids. I have about 30 seconds on the ASG-1 and it seems very similar at this early stage.

 

I apologize for the lack of details but I'm exhausted and ran out of time today. More to come over the next few days though, as soon as I have something worthwhile to add. I hope more people have theirs arrive soon so I can hear their thoughts!

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Is it possible to wear the ASG-1 (or one of the customs) down the ear instead of over?

 

post #170 of 2761
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

 

So, time for extremely tentative initial impressions:

 

  • My AS-1b fits well but a little less snugly than my other customs. The comfort ring seems to do a good job because I have a hard time breaking the seal. Interestingly, I'm getting a slight "driver flex" sound when inserting them. I guess that's to be expected with a huge dynamic driver.... it isn't bothersome at all, just different.


Maybe try opening up the ambient ports all the way before inserting them will eliminate the driver flex issue? Just a guess...

 

*EDIT* Oh, but then you can't close them up afterwards... silly me! tongue.gif


Edited by tomscy2000 - 2/11/12 at 4:50am
post #171 of 2761
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Originally Posted by sjondenon View Post

Is it possible to wear the ASG-1 (or one of the customs) down the ear instead of over?


That's an option for the full custom:

 

* AS-1c - Features found in AS-1 with straight down wiring instead of around the ear

 

As a side note: Could you possibly refrain from quoting a whole long message just to post a one-line question? If everybody did the same, any thread would quickly become unreadable.

 

 

post #172 of 2761
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Originally Posted by DTKZ View Post

Is it easy to keep the vents and ports on both sides matched up?


Good question! I haven't messed with any adjustments yet. I'm not sure if it will be an issue or not... I imagine you could keep track of it by quarter turns or something. 

 



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Originally Posted by sjondenon View Post


Is it possible to wear the ASG-1 (or one of the customs) down the ear instead of over?

 


Sinocelt beat me to it but yes, you'd need to order the special version with the different cable configuration. I don't see an option for that with the universal model, but you could always inquire about it if that interested you. 

 

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Edited by shotgunshane - 4/2/12 at 10:37am
post #174 of 2761
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Well my initial impressions of the asg-1 aren't so good. They look nice but fit way too shallow in the ear canal. The end result sounds like a transistor radio. I'm trying them out in car while the wife is shopping, so I'll give them another shot at home. I didn't even read what the return policy is. 



You are scaring me shotgunshane. Do you have big or small ears?

post #175 of 2761

Interesting. From my quick attempt yesterday I got a reasonably deep insertion, and I have rather large ears. Will try again after work tonight. 

post #176 of 2761
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Well my initial impressions of the asg-1 aren't so good. They look nice but fit way too shallow in the ear canal. The end result sounds like a transistor radio. I'm trying them out in car while the wife is shopping, so I'll give them another shot at home. I didn't even read what the return policy is. 

Now look what you've done! You've gone and scared Ericp10. eek.gif

 

This is the universal fit?

 

A poor fit for an individual isn't a sign that an earphone isn't good, of course--try some other tips. By the way, how large is the nozzle, what sort of tips fit (e.g. sony/monster, etc.)?

 

 

 

post #177 of 2761
Bad news, no returns, at least from SpringTree. I found something in their return policy that stated such.
post #178 of 2761

We typically do not accept returns on earphones or microphones because of the personal nature of these items (no one wants someone else's earwax or saliva on their gear!).  sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Also, I would give the ASG-1's some burn in time since it is a dynamic driver. These ASG-1's have a larger sound bore than most and thus do not need to fit deep inside the ear canal like some other in-ears to get a solid seal.  The driver is purposely positioned to push sound directly into the ear canal.

 

When I demoed these a few months back, I listened on a FiiO e11 headphone amp (I would highly recommend using a good amp) and used a slight amount of EQ to taste as these are meant to be mostly flat... using some EQ is where you will really see these shine because of the detail the driver is capable of... the flat nature make them great for musicians, sound engineers, and monitoring... Just some tips to keep in mind!

 

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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

Bad news, no returns, at least from SpringTree. I found something in their return policy that stated such.


 


Edited by SpringtreeMatt - 2/11/12 at 2:16pm
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Edited by shotgunshane - 4/2/12 at 10:37am
post #180 of 2761

What tips are you using for the "tip rolling" adventure?  The opening diameter looks like the UE silicon tips should fit.

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