Originally Posted by jrkong
Time to compare and contrast first impressions!
I utterly hate the IE8's due to their soundstage.
Now the ASG-1's have a similar, not exact soundstage - however, instead of being like the IE8's the ASG-1's feel a little more special.
IE8's and 7's sounded like Monster turbine pro golds, but put about 10miles away. (I mean not exactly etc, but you get the idea)
The ASG-1's sound like nothing I've ever heard before - be that good or bad - i rather not jump to ANY conclusions -> which means, I like the ASG-1's but so far I'm preferring my MG7's and MTD's -> And with some burn-in after a week, I should be able to make my mind up out of the 3 (4 incl 2nd pair of MDT's), and put the ones I don't like as much on the FS forums.
So far I'm letting them burn-in to some armin van burren :P
In the mean time I'm giving my MDT's a listen...
And out the box MDT>MG7's
So MG7's are looking to go on the FS forums. (although that might change)
I'll refrain in doing so for a week.
I'll be using the ASG-1's and MDT's for a week, + giving them burn in over the weekend + whilst not listening to one, give the other set burn in via music playing on another source.
That said, for monitoring, soundstage:
ASG-1's hands down is the best I've heard.
Beating around 20 or so IEM's - isn't something that happens every day.
I don't think the IE8's, or se535's come close.
but for personal listening to the music I listen to, and my taste, it might not be for me
Sounds like I'm jumping to conclusions - but I'm really not - just stating my opinions :)
Edited by Totally Dubbed - 3/28/12 at 6:31am