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post #1981 of 2761

don't be so stubborn tinyman392, there is NEVER one way of listening to music. Tweaking it doesn't necessary represent disrespecting the audio engineer. Music is what you enjoy to hear.
 

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I do understand where you come from, and why you do it.  However, I feel I disrespect the audio engineer who tuned the drivers when I EQ.  This is the main reason I don't bother with EQing.



 

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don't be so stubborn tinyman392, there is NEVER one way of listening to music. Tweaking it doesn't necessary represent disrespecting the audio engineer. Music is what you enjoy to hear.
 



 


Again, I mean no disrepsect towards anyone who EQs.  I just stated my opinion.  It is nor right or wrong.  Just because I have a reasoning behind my opinion doesn't mean I'm saying you're wrong.  I just feel that EQing disrespects an engineer's work (I feel it's like saying that their degree, experience, and expression means nothing).  Just like I wouldn't go about and paint over a Picasso (or any artist for that matter) because I didn't like a tone of a color used, I wouldn't go and change the sound of an engineer's work.  Again, this is my opinion.

 

post #1983 of 2761
Digital EQ is inherently limited to 1's and 0's and the quality of the algorithm.
/troll

Seriously, it's just cuz I know it's there and I feel headphones lose their unique qualities with it, and then theres no point to this hobby for me.

Can't wait to hear the ASG-1's with their new analog EQ tomorrow lol. rolleyes.gif
post #1984 of 2761

I've never used eq on an iem. To my ears the ASG-1's mask cymbals and associated high frequencies to an unnatural degree. Moreso than any iem I've heard. But the ASG's are capable of great clarity that doesn't sound unnatural or outside the limits of their capabilities. It's quite an impressive driver.

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I've never used eq on an iem. To my ears the ASG-1's mask cymbals and associated high frequencies to an unnatural degree. Moreso than any iem I've heard. But the ASG's are capable of great clarity that doesn't sound unnatural or outside the limits of their capabilities. It's quite an impressive driver.



I will agree 100% with everything stated here. 

 

IDK if it's my brain getting used to it, or if it's actually burning in (around 130-140 hours so far), but the treble is actually coming in now as the mids have dipped some bits :p  It could also be the song(s) that are currently playing as well as I only found the treble too recessed in some songs :p  I'll keep listening though :)


Edited by tinyman392 - 3/26/12 at 10:09pm
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I will agree 100% with everything stated here. 

 

IDK if it's my brain getting used to it, or if it's actually burning in (around 130-140 hours so far), but the treble is actually coming in now as the mids have dipped some bits :p  It could also be the song(s) that are currently playing as well as I only found the treble too recessed in some songs :p  I'll keep listening though :)


I must be in about the same hours as you and where I am not finding much of a dip in the mids (they are a lot easier to listen to and hardly fatiguing now) I am defiently finding a more present high section! It has been the case for the quite broad range of music I have been listening too as well and it's been their through out!
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I must be in about the same hours as you and where I am not finding much of a dip in the mids (they are a lot easier to listen to and hardly fatiguing now) I am defiently finding a more present high section! It has been the case for the quite broad range of music I have been listening too as well and it's been their through out!


Oh wow...  Glad I'm not going crazy hearing things :)  Still letting these burn in now.  I thought they were done, I guess I was kinda' wrong...  Back into the burner :p 

 

On another idea, my review will be posted today at 2 PM (Pacific Time) or 4 PM (Central).  I'll post a link when I get home tomorrow night :)

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Oh wow...  Glad I'm not going crazy hearing things :)  Still letting these burn in now.  I thought they were done, I guess I was kinda' wrong...  Back into the burner :p 


Yeh i aint stopping burning these things because they just have not seemed to plateau off. Put em on every night and why I'm off at school so i am listening at 18 hour intervals and they're still getting better :D 

I also agree with that these sound good without eq and have not even tried out using eq on them so far as i have not seen the need to!

 

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^Just start: AGS1 and the EQ thread biggrin.gif


The two are inseparable.  tongue_smile.gif

 

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The two are inseparable.  tongue_smile.gif

 



There already is a three made for eq to do with asg-1s and phones in general but it sorta faded very quickly!

Link here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/597635/to-eq-or-not-to-eq-that-is-the-question-carried-over-from-asg-1-thread/15#post_8256402

 

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I do understand where you come from, and why you do it.  However, I feel I disrespect the audio engineer who tuned the drivers when I EQ.  This is the main reason I don't bother with EQing.


 

We all now these phones were clearly built for a very different purpose than what most want to use for.

 

They were tuned by engineers specifically/uniquely  to be used as a 'stage monitor' & if we want them to sound & serve a different purpose - everyday fatigue free audiophile listening than its mandatory to re-tune them via EQU'ing.  If you don't want to take my word for it, Aurisonics President/CEO Dale himself has encouraged EQU'ing.

 

 

On the subject of EQU'ing as whole i have my opinions.

 

In the world of Hi-Fi where you buying individual components that cost 100's to 1000's pounds each I believe there is no need for EQU'ing. As the individual component from the source to the power cable to the interconnects can be individually hand picked to build a system that is tuned for the purpose built in mind.

 

With my relatively short experience with phones i don't feel the same EQU'ing rule applies. Unless you are 100% convinced your file encoding & your source PMP or PC is delivering reference quality sound to your ears EQU'ing will be required to fine tune & achieve the preferred audiophile signature. With ear phones its a different ball game & EQU'ing should not be seen as some kind of blasphemy.  

 

*edit*

 

With my EPH-100 which are fairly flat & neutral sounding i made minimal changes to add emphasis to the low & high ends.

 

ASG-1 on the other hand have had a LOT done to them to get them sounding as i would prefer. This should be expected if anyone wants to use these phones for non Stage Monitor use. Without EQU'ing they are completely unbearable to my ears - too 'shouty', resonating with a box like sound,   & little lacking detail in highs (sparkle). I can't imagine anyone being able to use them for audiophile listening on daily basis without any EQU.

 

Once EQU'ed the Aurisonics become transformed into a different beast altogether - superb. The only thing that comes good with them out of the box is the sumptuous Bass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by archy121 - 3/27/12 at 2:27am
post #1992 of 2761

Been telling you guys... EQ these bad boys and the sound is great. 

post #1993 of 2761

I've never really EQ'ed till i got the MG7's.

 

That said, now that I know the ASG-1's and MTD's are coming in, I put my EQ back to flat.

As to compare the earphones, I cannot use EQ - as that doesn't portray the earphones well enough.

 

If I like the sound signature, and its capabilities, then i would EQ to just adjust it to my taste.

 

Thought I would chime in.

post #1994 of 2761

I'm hearing (and agreeing with) both schools of thought regarding the EQG-1s. I've never felt that EQing is disrespecting the engineers work, as the engineer has personally and publicly recommended EQing his work on more than one occasion. However, I can understand how this might feel unnatural, or as though you're digitally manipulating the raw magic of the IEM... and definitely feel more comfortable with using just a filter.

 

Until then, I'm making do with EQ, and am actually quite shocked at the extent to which I have to do this in order to maintain the same sound with different tips. This reinforces my belief that ASG-1s are the most tip dependent phones I've used.    

post #1995 of 2761
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If I like the sound signature, and its capabilities, then i would EQ to just adjust it to my taste.

 

Thought I would chime in.



I think i have a an idea of the sound you like from all your postings in EPH100 & this thread. Be prepared not to like the sound signature out of the box & to give them a chance with EQU'ing.

 

 

I will also chime along will earlier experiences & agree that a good AMP'ed set up will take the ASG-1's to another level.

 

Out & about the phones are used with X1060 but in the house I use the AMP'ed headphone socket of the Asus Esscence STX card in the PC. The Essence STX is noticeably  more superior sounding with Aurisonics than it is with EPH100.

 

The PC uses a Seasonic power supply known for its quality low noise stable power. It has a audiophile grade Isotek power lead going into a QED mains filtered  power block.

 

I have use the same block with HI-FI set up. The block was added just few days ago & i can confirm that both speakers & phones have gone a notch higher. Bass is deeper & tighter & clarity has improved. This is especially apparent with the Aego M1 speaker set up.

 


Edited by archy121 - 3/27/12 at 4:18am
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