Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24
I haven't owned the IE8's but I have a hard time believing anyone would have any issues with the ASG-1's build quality, they are just rock solid and the cable is the best I've seen included with a pair of universals.
I have both, in short:
Here are my current preferences:
IE 8>ASG-1(stock) without EQ on most songs
ASG-1(EQ'd)>IE 8 on most songs
ASG-1 (filtered)??? IE8 (unsure still haven't had time to test)
The ASG-1's have similar treble as the IE8's
IE8's have heavier bass but the ASG-1 bass feels a lot cleaner
Polar opposite mids: the ASG-1's have upfront (somewhat in your face) mids, the IE8 mids are veiled by the bass
ASG-1>IE8 (I don't like the long cable of the ASG-1 but the ASG-1 blows the IE8 cable in every other aspect)
ASG-1=IE8 (can't find any flaws in each unless you consider the ring texture on the ASG-1's a flaw)
Am I missing anything?