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you're welcome. thanks to @cherns for putting the whole event together, and thanks to Dale for braving the time difference! must have been midnight or well close to that in Nashville when we did the video con.

 

 


I don't know if Dale sleeps :p  LOL (I don't either).  He's in my time zone and I've gotten emails from him at 1AM... 

 

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OH YEAH

 

I CAN OPEN THE ASG-1s WITH MY DI

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OH YEAH

 

I CAN OPEN THE ASG-1s WITH MY DI



Wait, your DI can unscrew the faceplate off the ASG-1 and take it off?  That's one talented DI you have.

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OH YEAH

 

I CAN OPEN THE ASG-1s WITH MY DI


eek.gif  Do you undo the screws first or just pry the faceplate right off?

 

 

Edit: dangit, Tinyman392, too quick.


Edited by vwinter - 3/19/12 at 8:40pm
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Looks like they have a FB page as well, good stuff.

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Note to Aurisonics/Spring Tree: Replace Otter Box with Zip Lock. Still water proof! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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Note to Aurisonics/Spring Tree: Replace Otter Box with Zip Lock. Still water proof! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif



LMAO, not as protective though :p  Also, water has an easier time penetrating through thinner plastic vs thicker plastic. 

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I've finally had some alone time with the ASG-1. 

 

Of the bat, I can hear the shouty effect people were mentioning earlier. I completely the decision to tune it this way though. The ASG-1 is first and foremost a monitor. It wasn't meant to be used as a regular iem like we are used to. What doesn't seem to be realized is that the shoutiness can easily be eliminated with a single eq swipe. All I have to do is make a 7db cut at the 1kHz area, and the stage monitor becomes musical. 

 

Aside from that, it's immensely detailed and immersive. I'll go into detail when I post my review. For now, I'm to do some (brain) burn-in.

 

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I've finally had some alone time with the ASG-1. 

 

Of the bat, I can hear the shouty effect people were mentioning earlier. I completely the decision to tune it this way though. The ASG-1 is first and foremost a monitor. It wasn't meant to be used as a regular iem like we are used to. What doesn't seem to be realized is that the shoutiness can easily be eliminated with a single eq swipe. All I have to do is make a 7db cut at the 1kHz area, and the stage monitor becomes musical. 

 

Aside from that, it's immensely detailed and immersive. I'll go into detail when I post my review. For now, I'm to do some (brain) burn-in.

 

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Sell these and get a pair of the 232s...  They'll suite you a lot better if you have to EQ them that much so you like it.  No joking either.  With that, you've created an EQ that precisely represents how V-shaped the 232s are.  Especially with how you have the bass and treble raised as well.  Actually, you may be better off with the Atomic Floyd SuperDarts since the EQ you've dug matches its V a lot better (it's deeper by about 3-5 dB), the bass that these give with that EQ along with the midrange follows those quite nicely.  TF10s may also be an idea if that's your signature that you want.

 

There was a reason why I asked people who heard the over-bearingly shouty mids in the other thread what IEMs they were coming from (I had a feeling people were coming from an IEM that wasn't analytical after I first heard these).  You are definitely coming from a pair that has a good V in it rather than an analytical one (like an Etymotic or ACS T15) that the ASG-1s represent.  Both of my Etymotics that I own have this "shoutyness" that is in the ASGs as well. I think this is the reason why half of the people who have bought the ASGs thus far don't hear the shoutyness while the other half does.  It has nothing to do with sensitivity more that it does preference.

 

Note, this post is not meant to be disrespectful.  I understand that people have different preferences in sound.  The analytical just doesn't seem for you, which is why I make these recommendations as those signatures will suite you a lot better. 

 

EDIT:

 

I have a feeling that Aurisonics actually boosted the 1.5 region in a similar way Etymotic does it at the 2k region (ACS does this same bump by about 10 dB around the 3-4k region which is why they are only shouty at the slightest) by about 3 dB from the "flat/neutral" line.  The ER4s do this bump right at the 2k region by about 10 dB. 


Edited by tinyman392 - 3/19/12 at 11:50pm
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I don't know if Dale sleeps :p  LOL (I don't either).  He's in my time zone and I've gotten emails from him at 1AM... 

 



I got 1 at 3 or 4 AM which is only an hour off of Nashville meaning it was either 1 or 2 AM Nashville time

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Edited by shotgunshane - 4/2/12 at 11:20am
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There is definitely a massive boost in the mids, regardless of my signature preference. Even after the reduction, they are still slightly mid-forward, which I don't mind. I only eq'ed the mids to bring them in line with the other frequencies and allow everything else to shine through. I have the GR07, which is NOT v-shaped, and I'm in love with it.

 

The ASG-1 is made for a specific purpose, which is why it's tuned they way it is. I've been chatting back and forth with Dale, and he mentioned that "it was meant for stage professionals who were supposed to wear them for short periods of time." The ASG-1 isn't your typical analytical signature; etymotics are analytical. The ASG-1 is "mid-colored." There has been a fair amount of talk about them that has been misleading. This is causing people to expect an audiophile sound when it is not. The filter Dale is working on should bring the tuning back into the realm of mortal understanding. He even told me that using the filters (or almost the same eq I used) is essential if you want to listen to music all day.

 

 

I don't like V signatures btw. I owned the TF10 and I despised it.

 

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Just got my ASG-1 today (thanks Cherns).  Couldn't resist a listen fresh out of the box.  The results are more than encouraging, deep bass impact and great soundstaging/instrument placement.  Am burning in these babies now and will see how it develops, and whether I'd sell my SM3s etysmile.gif.  And yes, based on first listen its rather mid centric, more so than the SM3s, with a particular emphasis on bringing out the vocals.


Edited by rapier84 - 3/20/12 at 6:20am
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

There is definitely a massive boost in the mids, regardless of my signature preference. Even after the reduction, they are still slightly mid-forward, which I don't mind. I only eq'ed the mids to bring them in line with the other frequencies and allow everything else to shine through. I have the GR07, which is NOT v-shaped, and I'm in love with it.

 

The ASG-1 is made for a specific purpose, which is why it's tuned they way it is. I've been chatting back and forth with Dale, and he mentioned that "it was meant for stage professionals who were supposed to wear them for short periods of time." The ASG-1 isn't your typical analytical signature; etymotics are analytical. The ASG-1 is "mid-colored." There has been a fair amount of talk about them that has been misleading. This is causing people to expect an audiophile sound when it is not. The filter Dale is working on should bring the tuning back into the realm of mortal understanding. He even told me that using the filters (or almost the same eq I used) is essential if you want to listen to music all day.

 

 

I don't like V signatures btw. I owned the TF10 and I despised it.

 


I'm glad someone's clearing that up with everyone, now the waiting game begins for the filters

 

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I agree with Eke2K6, and think that ambiguity around the analytical tag occurs due to some users collectively grouping non-musical iems as analytical. Perhaps this is further reinforced by the ASG-1s impressive detail retrieval, something people also associate with an analytical phone. To my ears however, they're punchy, mid-centric and not flat/bright-side-of-balanced enough to merit that tag.

 

Semantics play a role as ever.

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