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Anyone try to gauge high end extension on these?

I personally would like a bit more more sparkle in the treble but I don't hear anything inherently wrong with the highs, unfiltered. It is what it is. Accept it or move on. There are other choices out there that'll make you happier. It's like putting new hair and makeup on a girl that just rubs you the wrong way biggrin.gif couldn't help it.


They do EQ well and I'd guess Dale recommends it because he knows the sound isn't for everyone and it would ensure the highest acceptance rate for a very capable IEM.
Edited by vwinter - 3/27/12 at 4:40pm
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Why are people even questioning what someone should or shouldn't do with something something they purchased.

 

Dale calls them audiophile filters for a reason.

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Oops, guilty as charge your honor :P
 

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There already is an ASG-1 EQ thread, and requests in it for posting EQ settings.


ASG-1: The IEM Black Hole? biggrin.gif

 



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I hope you enjoy reading, cause this thread is like some kind of evil monster, constantly growing and consuming every innocent head-fi'er that crosses its path...



 

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Wow. Can't wait to get my pair!!!
 

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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.



 

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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
 



 


Interesting. It's possible I have a defective pair, but I spoke with another head-fier who had his ASG's replaced because of this treble deficiency and the second pair exhibited the same problems.

 

How do you compare the ASG's to the FXT90 and GR07 then? A comparison like this should shine some light on whether our ASG's are actually different (which I assume they must be considering our impressions). How about on a treble emphasis scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most treble. Here's how I hear it:

 

DBA-02: 9

FXT90: 7

GR07: 5

ASG-1: 2

 

Basically I think even the GR07 has a lot more high end than the ASG's. If your impressions are at all like this scale then we are probably just hearing them differently. But if not, I'll send mine back and report here.

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The treble did come in better for me.  Right now, it just lacks clarity every now and then because it can become hidden in the background too far at times (in some songs).  However, the dullness is gone, and sparkle has come in greatly.  It's not bad treble, it's actually quite good; but it's not perfect yet.

 

If any of you are interested, my review can be found here: http://www.ifans.com/blog/43537/

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Do the stock ASG1 already have filters (not the new/latest one to address 'shoutiness' [is there a word?] :D )?

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Do the stock ASG1 already have filters (not the new/latest one to address 'shoutiness' [is there a word?] :D )?



No...  I'm going to get a set of filters after they are released to test them.  The shouty recordings that I had before are no longer shouty.  The highs came in a little more and sparkle has finally come in after 150 hours.

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No...  I'm going to get a set of filters after they are released to test them.  The shouty recordings that I had before are no longer shouty.  The highs came in a little more and sparkle has finally come in after 150 hours.


Looks like it's the GR07 all over again.
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I'm kinda skeptical on those filters coming from jphonics K2 - the MX version. Anyway, just can't wait to try my pair which is stuck|hijacked in PA biggrin.gif Hope to get it next month before Friday the 13th.

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Looks like it's the GR07 all over again.


I haven't heard the GR07, so I wouldn't know what you're talking about :p

 

Regarding burn in, I thought these finished burning in 50 hours ago (50 hours of use ago).  Then I noticed that the treble was a little more detailed and the midrange toned down a lot.  They are on the back burner once more.

 



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I'm kinda skeptical on those filters coming from jphonics K2 - the MX version. Anyway, just can't wait to try my pair which is stuck|hijacked in PA biggrin.gif Hope to get it next month before Friday the 13th.

 

The filters are being developed in house by Aurisonics  believe.  Can't wait to hear what you think of these :p
 

 

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Me too! Demet biggrin.gif
 

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Can't wait to hear what you think of these :p
 

 



 

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If any of you are interested, my review can be found here: http://www.ifans.com/blog/43537/


great job on the review! well written. hope you don't mind if we cross-post this on the Red Dot Music facebook & G+ pages!

 

 

 

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great job on the review! well written. hope you don't mind if we cross-post this on the Red Dot Music facebook & G+ pages!

 

 

 



Thanks, and you're free to cross-post it (the link). 

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