What a mesmerising Track. I will be buying this album - Thanks !
I dug out my old IE7's to A/B against the Aursonics using basic laptop sound.
Without any EQU. I was able to hear the cymbals come in at 2:26 almost equally loud on both phones.
Initially the IE7 sounded better because the mids weren't so over powering like Aurisonics & piano/violins were drowning the cymbals in the back.
Once I got hold of full MP3, i was able to EQU the Aurisonics & there was more presence & clarity in the cymbals.
A/B'ing the two reminded of why some love the IE7 for its mids even over IE8. Warm & lush compared to Aurisonics relatively dryer sound.
With Aurisonics the track is comparatively lacking background atmosphere such as wind sounds (1.00) & the faint distant echo singing (1:16) (full album MP3 track@320kbps). Although they are there, they are a little fainter & not as engaging with EQU on/off. I noticed before & now it has been further confirmed with this track that the Aursonics are not particularly good at portraying small background nuances compared to both EPH100 & IE7*. IE7 will have to remain in collection as it seems it is still the king of classical for me.
I'm close to 100 hours burn on the Aurisonics & using UE tips.
It's been interesting comparing the IE7 against the Aurisonics in the classical genre. More food for thought.
Right now i'm reminded of the saying 'Old Is Gold'
Swapping tips to Meelec Long Single Flange has helped recover some background detail but still not on same level as IE7. Still more detail & ambiance with IE7.
On the positive side once the cymbals do come in (3.20 album ver EQU'd) the whole track gets busy with drums/violins/piano/cymbals & the Aurisonics hold it together rather nicely through to the calm at 4:50. In particular at 4.10 the cymbals become very busy & sound less diffused/blurred on the Aurisonics compared to IE7.
Need more listening time. Need better source. Need sleep.
Awesome thanks for your impressions! You're eq settings are pretty close to what I prefer for the ASG's. I should also note that the treble in this track is more easily heard at higher volumes. Anyone who tends to listen at lower volumes would have trouble making out any cymbal decay for those first ten or so seconds.
With the right eq these sound really really good. They can be more realistic sounding than the FXT90's. There, I said it. May JVC strike me dead.