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When you have ASG-1 fully inserted and quiet music playing, can you hear someone talking loud to you? Owners please comment. Thanks.

I actually do NOT want complete isolation as total isolation is what my Westone ES3Xs are for.



For me they about the same as my TF 10/w Ts500 Comply tips as well.....isolation except with music paused!

 

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Mine are to be delivered today - yay.  I'll post initial impressions followed by another more in depth after approx 50 hour burn it time.

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Key words: "for my taste" ;) The bass on the Shure SE215 is just right for me, at times erring slightly on the side of lacking, in terms of quantity. I'm aware that the W4Rs are a fairly balanced signature and that is just not what I'm looking for; my early impressions, and claims from the manufacturer, led me to believe that the ASG-1 would have more bass than average and forward mids, but this is noticeably inconsistent with the reviews that have been coming in.
 

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Westone W4R does not lack bass........with the right fit!
 

 



 

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Gilly87, IMHO I find them to be very mid forward, at least out of the box. I hope by tomorrow they are a little less so after some break in. The remind me of a Klipsch or other horn type speaker.  

 

Just took a quick listen, they are improving.  I'm like a little kid with a new toy, I'm going to stay away till morning.


Edited by dosley01 - 2/13/12 at 2:18pm
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Interesting. Definitely looking forward to your overall impressions dosley :)

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Probably will not be getting much "work" done tomorrow. smily_headphones1.gif
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My tax return is itching but this is the last set of phones I'm buying til fall if I get them; my girlfriend just got wind that I am plotting to save up for an $800 pair of headphones (UM Merlin :P) and I think I'm getting an intervention popcorn.gif

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My tax return is itching but this is the last set of phones I'm buying til fall if I get them; my girlfriend just got wind that I am plotting to save up for an $800 pair of headphones (UM Merlin :P) and I think I'm getting an intervention popcorn.gif



Lol... I used to kid myself in a similar fashion. Now I'm more honest with myself regarding my condition hobby.

 

Keep those impressions coming please!

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*groan*

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Oh boy.  So, I got the ASG-1 in the mail today.  Upon opening them, I immediately plugged them into my Sansa Clip and played my tracks for over an hour on louder than normal volume level while I ran errands and picked up my boys from school.  Images of the product has already been posted by project86.

 

My immediate impressions sounds similar to Shotgunshane.  Very hard to get a good fit, insertion is very shallow, the all important seal is very hard to achieve; thus the sound that I'm hearing doesn't match the advertised claim. Please keep in mind that each impression is relatively unique.  Yes, I do believe in burn in for dynamics. However, I'm on the fence that once proper fit and seal is achieved, if you don't initially like the sound, it not worth tricking your brain to like it.  Also, since I'm not an analytical listener, I have no desire to wait and burn in the drivers for 100-200 hours for the sound to reach another perceived level of awesome sound.  Lost time in waiting for a driver to change drastically when all subsequent requirements with fit and seal have been achieved, but the liking of the initial sound hasn't met one's musical taste and expectations is - a waste of time, IMO.  And of course, YMMV.

 

The included tips are not that great, in fact, they don't work for me.  It feels like a deja-vu when I first owned the original Turbines I thought it sounded like crap with the included stock tips.  Without a good seal, the most apparent character for me which is the proclaimed bass is absent.  IMO, it should be more firm like the Sennheiser IE7/IE8 or the UE silicon tips.  Sadly, I don't have any of those tips on hand to try out.  In regards to fit and position, I'm immediately reminded of the Super.fi5 EB that I owned.  Unless the nozel is positioned perfectly, it doesn't sound too good.  Right now, the ASG-1 is very finicky and I have yet to achieve the proclaimed sound, and as of now (could change), I can't even compare it to the Atrio.  The latter being a mature and proven product. 

 

Stand fast for PH2.  It will determine whether I keep these longer or they go on the chopping block.


Edited by alphaphoenix - 2/14/12 at 12:28am
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How does it sound when it doesnt sound like crap?

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Patience...

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*pants*

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It's true, I have no shame whatsoever bigsmile_face.gif

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Well, I won't get discourage if the sound isn't what I expect on first listening. The GR07 wasn't everything I hoped it would be when I first heard (except for the drums), but it has blossomed to one of the best IEMs I've ever heard with more than 300 hours burn-in on it.. I love the sound now. I think all IEMs need some patience and time in revealing its true nature (some reveal quicker than others)...

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