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Driver flex, if it happens at all, should only happen on insertion, not on moving your jaw. Remember, after insertion, to break the seal and release any air pressure. Do that, and there shouldn't be any problem.

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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

No, only when inserting. But have not tried singing, people would run, far, very far......

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Driver flex, if it happens at all, should only happen on insertion, not on moving your jaw. Remember, after insertion, to break the seal and release any air pressure. Do that, and there shouldn't be any problem.

 


OK. I was a little worried because of this:
 

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Originally Posted by cute View Post

Any one having driver flex issues.  I have right ear piece driver flex when insterting, and when I move my jaw.  Emailed Matt, awaiting his response!

 

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Driver flex, if it happens at all, should only happen on insertion, not on moving your jaw. Remember, after insertion, to break the seal and release any air pressure. Do that, and there shouldn't be any problem.


Problem is worse with silicone tips, but I am using Ts500 Comply Tips, no pressure to release.  When I move my jaw with the Comply Tips in, I can still hear the faint crackling sound.  It is only on the right ear piece!
 

 

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Problem is worse with silicone tips, but I am using Ts500 Comply Tips, no pressure to release.  When I move my jaw with the Comply Tips in, I can still hear the faint crackling sound.  It is only on the right ear piece!
 

 

No pressure means no driver flex...are you sure it's not your jaw crackling you are heaing?
 

 

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Sorry for the lack of impressions from me - it's been a busy few days.

 

I have to say I mostly agree with the impressions from dosley01 so far, with respect to the ASG-1. I am still working on getting the best fit. I get a great seal every time, but the fit itself is a bit confusing. I can easily just jam them in as I would with any average IEM, and it seems decent, but doesn't quite feel as secure or low profile as I'd like. 

 

I'm still working on tips, and I agree that Aurisonics would benefit from shipping a more extensive collection. Right now I'm using a double flange medium sized tip from some HiSound headphone, and it is working pretty well. The angle of the stem is a bit less "inward" than I'd initially prefer though. Will post pics when I can, but the angle is certainly different than my AS-1b.

 

I do hear the same midrange energy at around 1kHz. It reminds me somewhat of various Audio Technica woodies I've had over the years. It isn't a perfect match for any of them, but maybe the W1000 on high end tube amplification is the closest I can think of. It does have a "live" sound like dosley01 said - sometimes the upper mids come close to being too bright, but then they don't.... It's hard to explain. No sibilance that I've yet heard though, which is a good thing.

 

Switching to the AS-1b - I played with the adjustable valves, and let's just say..... these things sound extremely different depending on how you configure them. I've heard them sound overwhelmingly bassy, fairly flat, crisp and bright, recessed mids, nice full mids, huge expansive soundstage, closed in soundstage.... all with the slight twist of a knob (or two). Covering all the permutations of sound that you can create is going to be a bigger job than I can handle in a single review. The OCD part of me wishes there was some way to ensure each channel was perfectly matched in terms of valve adjustments.... though I did pretty well just by eyeballing it 1/4 turn at a time. 

 

More to come when I can, but for now these things are very promising. 

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Sorry for the lack of impressions from me - it's been a busy few days.

 

I have to say I mostly agree with the impressions from dosley01 so far, with respect to the ASG-1. I am still working on getting the best fit. I get a great seal every time, but the fit itself is a bit confusing. I can easily just jam them in as I would with any average IEM, and it seems decent, but doesn't quite feel as secure or low profile as I'd like. 

 

I'm still working on tips, and I agree that Aurisonics would benefit from shipping a more extensive collection. Right now I'm using a double flange medium sized tip from some HiSound headphone, and it is working pretty well. The angle of the stem is a bit less "inward" than I'd initially prefer though. Will post pics when I can, but the angle is certainly different than my AS-1b.

 

I do hear the same midrange energy at around 1kHz. It reminds me somewhat of various Audio Technica woodies I've had over the years. It isn't a perfect match for any of them, but maybe the W1000 on high end tube amplification is the closest I can think of. It does have a "live" sound like dosley01 said - sometimes the upper mids come close to being too bright, but then they don't.... It's hard to explain. No sibilance that I've yet heard though, which is a good thing.

 

Switching to the AS-1b - I played with the adjustable valves, and let's just say..... these things sound extremely different depending on how you configure them. I've heard them sound overwhelmingly bassy, fairly flat, crisp and bright, recessed mids, nice full mids, huge expansive soundstage, closed in soundstage.... all with the slight twist of a knob (or two). Covering all the permutations of sound that you can create is going to be a bigger job than I can handle in a single review. The OCD part of me wishes there was some way to ensure each channel was perfectly matched in terms of valve adjustments.... though I did pretty well just by eyeballing it 1/4 turn at a time. 

 

More to come when I can, but for now these things are very promising. 



can't wait for my as-1b to arrive!!! 

 

i'm curious how are the vocals like? is it forward sounding or more laid back like ie8?

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

No pressure means no driver flex...are you sure it's not your jaw crackling you are heaing?
 

 


Definately not my jaw crackling.....I have six other pairs of IEM's, they are all perfectly silent.  If I move the ear piece around with my fingers, I can replicate the sound of moving my jaw....how could jaw crackling happen if I move the ear piece with my fingers and my jaw stationary!  No, I am not hearing things that are not there!
 

The only other time I heard driver flex was with the FXT90, I got rid of them for that annoying reason.....and that was in both ears, and it was not my jaw crackling there either! 


Edited by cute - 2/14/12 at 9:16am
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Dosley01 thanks for your impressions.

 

Would you say they are very forward sounding ? To point that can make them fatiguing in the long run for some ?

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Definately not my jaw crackling.....I have six other pairs of IEM's, they are all perfectly silent.  If I move the ear piece around with my fingers, I can replicate the sound of moving my jaw....how could jaw crackling happen if I move the ear piece with my fingers and my jaw stationary!  No, I am not hearing things that are not there!
 


Interesting, what would you say is the mechanism responsible for the crackling sound? You say there's no pressure, so there's nothing acting on the diaphragm, so unless you're mistaken, it's not flexing. Does that make sense?

 

Maybe try releasing the pressure again. The only way a foam tip wouldn't have any pressure is if there weren't any seal, wouldn't you agree?

 

Perhaps a short in the cable instead or something else.

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Originally Posted by project86 View Post
 It does have a "live" sound like dosley01 said - sometimes the upper mids come close to being too bright, but then they don't.... It's hard to explain. No sibilance that I've yet heard though, which is a good thing.

 



I'm glad it's just not me, I can't explain it either.  Maybe a little bit like a PA/DJ speaker is the only thing that has come to mind.

 

I had weird results with the double flanges I had, almost as if they were being bent and squeezed together. 

 

The AS-1b sound like a jack-of-all trades, that should be some VERY interesting reading and I certainly appreciate the amount of time and patience it will take for you to accomplish such a feat.

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Originally Posted by cute View Post


Definately not my jaw crackling.....I have six other pairs of IEM's, they are all perfectly silent.  If I move the ear piece around with my fingers, I can replicate the sound of moving my jaw....how could jaw crackling happen if I move the ear piece with my fingers and my jaw stationary!  No, I am not hearing things that are not there!
 

The only other time I heard driver flex was with the FXT90, I got rid of them for that annoying reason.....and that was in both ears, and it was not my jaw crackling there either! 



Have someone else try them, and see if they get the same cracking sound.  If so, I'd say there's a problem with the phones, otherwise maybe you should get new ears  :)

post #252 of 2761
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can't wait for my as-1b to arrive!!! 

 

i'm curious how are the vocals like? is it forward sounding or more laid back like ie8?



They are tough to describe. Not exactly forward, but not exactly laid back either. They have a certain "thin" type of sound, yet are also alluring in a way that makes them seem "full". I know it doesn't make much sense.... You'll see for yourself when you get them.

 

Messing with the adjustments changes the sound, including the mids, so there are plenty of options. 

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BTW I also get the driver flex sound when I insert them. I can't say I've heard it again once they are in and properly sealed though. 

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They are tough to describe. Not exactly forward, but not exactly laid back either. They have a certain "thin" type of sound, yet are also alluring in a way that makes them seem "full". I know it doesn't make much sense.... You'll see for yourself when you get them.

 

Messing with the adjustments changes the sound, including the mids, so there are plenty of options. 



this is an interesting description. makes me even more excited as to what the as-1b can do. pretty much sounds like jack of all trades to me.

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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

Dosley01 thanks for your impressions.

 

Would you say they are very forward sounding ? To point that can make them fatiguing in the long run for some ?



I would (and have) say/said that they are forward sounding but I honestly can't say if they would be fatiguing yet.  I listened for a few hours this morning and had to pull them out because had an awful headache, but I seriously doubt that had anything to do with them, more a need for caffeine.

 

They just sound so different from anything that I have had in the past, it's going to take me a week or two to truly understand them (if that's possible).  Had I waited for project86's loaner tour, I might have given them a listen and passed on them, but owning them provides the extra motivation I need to really give them a chance.

 

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