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Originally Posted by Swim sonny View Post

@shotgunshane if i remember correctly you had a problem with your first pair as they were faulty with a driver flex issue, what problems were these as i feel like i am having driver flex problems. Also anyone else who may be able to shed any light on the situation! Its only cause i heard it can damage the drivers and thats not what i want at all! I think i will give dale an email as well to see if he can do anything about it.

 

Also i was told that this was a second ten pair without any driver flex!


Earlier batches apparently contained some ASGs with excessive driver flex. Mine was one of them, and I've been awaiting a replacement for the past month. It hasn't appeared to have done any damage, at least so far. Comply tips eliminate this almost entirely.

 

When I emailed Dale he responded straight away, saying that he'd send a replacement, and that I needn't return my current pair until the replacement arrived. Communication has been excellent. No complaints here. I know of 2 others who have also had this.

 

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Earlier batches apparently contained some ASGs with excessive driver flex. Mine was one of them, and I've been awaiting a replacement for the past month. It hasn't appeared to have done any damage, at least so far. Comply tips eliminate this almost entirely.

 

When I emailed Dale he responded straight away, saying that he'd send a replacement, and that I needn't return my current pair until the replacement arrived. Communication has been excellent. No complaints here. I know of 2 others who have also had this.

 


The most updated set has little to no driver flex, they tweaked it to solve that issue.

 

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Edited by shotgunshane - 4/2/12 at 11:27am
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Thanks everyone of getting back to me and i don't mind it other than its slightly annoying at times but i can live with that. Its just I'm a bit of a panicker didn't what it to cause something real bad!

 

These were meant to be the revised version as well so its quite weird!

 

Well ill drop dale and email and see what he says!

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what did they revise out of interest?

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Ugh.. Mine are stuck in customs at the moment. Damn you socialism!

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

what did they revise out of interest?



A driver flex problem people were experiencing and i believe i also am even though i have the revised version....

post #2033 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

A driver flex problem people were experiencing and i believe i also am even though i have the revised version....


I know...but how or what did they fix :P?

Any ideas?

 

 

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So we've decided that these are great under the influences of EQ but only shotgun has said what they are like under amping!

 

So what do people think?

 

So just gave em a couple of hour test run with my O2 and i think they are definitely improved.

 

The first thing that stands out as being improved is the thicker texture that adds a layer of depth to it which is a very welcome improvement! It also increases the soundstage in width not height and these iems have quite a thing and tall soundstage so this is is quite noticeable and makes the instruments feel better presented and more spread out!

 

As well as that the mids feel ever so slightly smoother! 

 

Nothing else other than but i think it is a welcome improvement! Shame that its too hard to lug the O2 around with me :L

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Oops double post:mad:
Edited by Swimsonny - 3/27/12 at 1:09pm
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I know...but how or what did they fix :P?

Any ideas?

 

 


Oh sorry i misinterpreted you :L I'm gonna be honest i have no clue and would not know how they would go about doing that :P Maybe reposition the driver in the shell slightly at a complete guess!

 

Heres Dales reply which explains what they done to help it!

 

They were modified so that should not be a problem. They are sealed air tight to external air and vent front to rear cavities within the sound bore. This maintains maximum isolation from external noise. A slight click should not hurt anything in any way. I think you just have an airtight seal on your left ear and as the driver moves as you move due to coupling of air it feels weird against your eardrum. I do not think you have any issues with the ASG-1.


Edited by Swimsonny - 3/27/12 at 12:44pm
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

I agree archy121. It seems like there are a few listeners disappointed with the ASG-1 because it is what is suppose to be, an IEM for stage monitoring use. They are mad because it's not what they want it to be, an audiophile IEM. Many professional stage monitors dial down the excessive harshness of the highs frequencies so to protect musicians' ears who listen at higher volumes. I don't understand why some of you can't get this? If you want a greater treble range, eq it up! But in no way do I find the highs of the ASG-1 less sparkly or sizzling at its current tuned position in the IEM on flat.

 

Friday I had to cover a George Benson (with Boney James opening) concert a the Chicago Theatre for a magazine I write for. I decided to pay particular attention to the sound of the cymbals being played by the drummers in both bands. I discovered that the cymbals didn't come through the sound system of the Chicago Theatre in an harsh or overly sparkly way. As a matter of fact, the highs instruments sounded live the way I hear them in the ASG-1. This leads me to believe that many are just conditioned to enjoy more lively or harsher highs, but that sound is not necessarily natural. The Chicago Theatre is known for excellent acoustics. I just make this point to counter those who say that if  an IEM doesn't have more dialed up highs it's not natural. It's all just a matter of opinion and how you are use to listening to music. 
 



 


We can avoid having people be disappointed by being clear about the lack of treble reproduction in these iems. They are severely lacking high end compared to the FXT90 and GR07. Vocals sound to me like they're being filtered through a sock, and I'm not exaggerating. I'm trying for accuracy in my description. Cymbals sound like they're covered in felt. Maybe this sound sig works wonderfully for studio monitoring. That's great. But people can make an educated decision about whether that is for them, and that's what this is about.

 

Because they respond so well to eq, I like to think of the ASG-1's as clay that arrives in a dull unstructured lump that I am able to mold to my liking. They work exceedingly well for that.

 

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Let's stick to impressions and reviews - first hand.  That's how one determines if these or any other product is justifiable to keep or pass it up. Disappointments and finding sonic bliss is all part one's personal process.  Hell, EQing anything can make them sound descent to some and good to others. 

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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.

You pretty much summarized my thoughts, although I would also compare IEMs after 100 hours and WITH the EQ which suits me best (because when you decide what you keep and what you sell, you want to compare things at their best).

 

Soundwise, even though bass has come out and mids have calmed down a bit after 100 hours, ASG-1s are still very brutal in the high mids (specifically with female voices), and I'm usually not sensitive to this. I let EQ flat except in the higher mids (-2 to -4dB) but this is barely enough to listen to female singers. Compared to the lush and in-your-face mids on SE535Ltd, this is not very appealing, but the announced filters and the great bass response of ASG-1 is making me wait.

That and the great isolation they provide (on the same level as EPH-100).

 

 

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Well, that's how you hear it gnarlsagan. The ASG-1 sounds like none of what you just described to my ears, or to many others who have heard it. The treble i not lacking to my ears. Other have heard it, think it sounds good, but it's not their cup of tea. That's fine too. Others have heard it and love as I do. I'm not going to suggest burn in or anything to you. Apparently the ASG-1 doesn't agree with you. I felt the exact same way when I first heard the TF10 (although I now think my first one was defective because I like my second one a lot better - with a different cable on it), and I feel that way about the DBA-02 (I really like nothing about it). So stuff happens. Happy selling...beerchug.gif
 

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We can avoid having people be disappointed by being clear about the lack of treble reproduction in these iems. They are severely lacking high end compared to the FXT90 and GR07. Vocals sound to me like they're being filtered through a sock, and I'm not exaggerating. I'm trying for accuracy in my description. Cymbals sound like they're covered in felt. Maybe this sound sig works wonderfully for studio monitoring. That's great. But people can make an educated decision about whether that is for them, and that's what this is about.

 

Because they respond so well to eq, I like to think of the ASG-1's as clay that arrives in a dull unstructured lump that I am able to mold to my liking. They work exceedingly well for that.

 



 

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