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Originally Posted by Mormonsloot View Post

 


I had nothing better to do last night, so I flipped through the majority of the posts (2k+) in this thread...there are only a handful of people that seem satisfied with the ASG-1, and after 2,000+ posts was there any real impressions of the custom???  I like their build and detachable cable, but when terms like hollow & unnatural are used to describe the sound then I will wait for more reviews. It also makes me hesitant when returns are not accepted.

 

Thanks for your honesty, I was going to label these with a 4 letter moniker but I will not do so as I'm sure others are thinking the same thing.

 


These are a earphone for use as stage monitors and although being very capable and technically incredible they do not get on well with every one. I love them!

 

I will be posting a full review very shortly on my experiences!

 

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Yeah not many - as the AS-1's as said, weren't made for audiophiles.

Neither was the ASG-1 in fact, but it caught on :)

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Dale has not really elaborated about the target market for the upcoming AS-2's, but seeing as they are 1-2 month from at least being officially announced we should know soon. When they designed the AS-1's they didn't expect that the audiophile world would be interested in them. Now that they realize their is interest in them tuning their offerings for more of an audiophile feel, they might incorporate this into their thought process in designing their future products. Hopefully the upgrade from AS-1b's to AS-2b's isnt expensive if this is the case
 

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Yeah not many - as the AS-1's as said, weren't made for audiophiles.

Neither was the ASG-1 in fact, but it caught on :)



 

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Originally Posted by ScuderiaHeadFi View Post

Hey, just to calm everyone down, silver and copper are two metals which always oxidize...  The same properties that make them great as electric wiring also make them susceptible to being tarnished.  As most people with experience with custom IEM cables will tell you, especially silver-plated cables, they all turn green with time.  How green, and how quickly they turn, might vary, but the cables themselves are perfectly usable and this does not *really* reflect on any aspect of the build quality.

 

(Ps. "Rust" in English specifically refers to iron oxidation, not copper or silver oxidation, so it's technically the wrong word to use here.)



Yes, I knew this already, which is why I said it's normal for the cable to turn green :p  Silver cables shouldn't turn green though, instead, they should get a bluish black color when they tarnish.  Pure silver needs hydrogen sulfide to tarnish which causes them to turn a bluish-black color rather than a green like copper.  Silver is also very hard to tarnish since hydrogen sulfide isn't as abundant.   None of this reflects on build quality at all; as I said, it's normal for it to happen :p  I was just surprised it happened so soon. 


Edited by tinyman392 - 4/10/12 at 9:04am
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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

Dale has not really elaborated about the target market for the upcoming AS-2's, but seeing as they are 1-2 month from at least being officially announced we should know soon. When they designed the AS-1's they didn't expect that the audiophile world would be interested in them. Now that they realize their is interest in them tuning their offerings for more of an audiophile feel, they might incorporate this into their thought process in designing their future products. Hopefully the upgrade from AS-1b's to AS-2b's isnt expensive if this is the case

 

Bets:

-ASG-1, will be tweaked in another variant, for more personal listening.

-AS-2 will still be aimed at professionals 

-AS-1 will be same price, or cheaper after AS-2 release

-ASG-1 will still exist but will be mainly aimed for the on-stage crew, and not audiophiles.

-ASG-2 will be an upgrade to the ASG-1 for a fee, and the ASG-2 will be more expensive, almost custom level price for purchase

 

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I've already guessed the filters (correctly), and something else that I'm keeping a secret (correctly) - so I'm waiting so see if my other bets are correct or not wink.gif

Next thing you'll know, is Jude asking me if I'm a member of trade again...*runs off laughing*

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Interesting. I have a feeling the ASG-2's will be $100 less than their custom sibling AS-2's. Dale has mentioned that the AS-2's are not a replacement or upgrade, but a different feel from the AS-1's. So likely the ASG-1's and AS-1's will both stay as current products for a while. ASG-1's will probably not be modified in any way, as they are supposed to just be the generic fitting variant of the AS-1's, so tweaking of sound on the ASG-1's would also mean tweaking for the AS-1's sound. Also, we still do not know what exactly is going to be the setup of the AS-2's, we do not know for sure if Dale is going to use a 10mm driver or maybe a smaller one. All this will be factored into the cost of manufacturing and the cost for the upgrade, though i expect the price of upgrade will be slightly more than the price difference between the AS-1's and AS-2's, just on the basis of burned in drivers making proper tuning a bit more hard to perfect/take longer than a brand new set of drivers that should all have the same performance from manufacturer.

 

EDIT: Also, I would also believe that the price of any of the Aurisonics product line going down would be because of their costs for supplies goes down, which would be the case if they had a lage influx of orders and were in the position to acquire more of a wholesale price due to demand.

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

 

Bets:

-ASG-1, will be tweaked in another variant, for more personal listening.

-AS-2 will still be aimed at professionals 

-AS-1 will be same price, or cheaper after AS-2 release

-ASG-1 will still exist but will be mainly aimed for the on-stage crew, and not audiophiles.

-ASG-2 will be an upgrade to the ASG-1 for a fee, and the ASG-2 will be more expensive, almost custom level price for purchase

 

popcorn.gif

 

I've already guessed the filters (correctly), and something else that I'm keeping a secret (correctly) - so I'm waiting so see if my other bets are correct or not wink.gif

Next thing you'll know, is Jude asking me if I'm a member of trade again...*runs off laughing*



 


Edited by kenman345 - 4/10/12 at 9:53am
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who knows, well only a very select few people know, at Aurisonics.

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I've had the privilege of giving feedback on product development with Dale and just want to say that what we have in the pipeline is nothing short of revolutionary.

 

I can't say more than that, but you guys should subscribe to their facebook page for updates (and clues!) to what the crew is up to :)  From their last update, it seems that they just concluded a meeting with John Meyer...  

 


Edited by cherns - 4/10/12 at 5:16pm
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I've had the privilege of giving feedback on product development with Dale and just want to say that what we have in the pipeline is nothing short of revolutionary.

 

I can't say more than that, but you guys should subscribe to their facebook page for updates (and clues!) to what the crew is up to :)  From their last update, it seems that they just concluded a meeting with John Meyer...  

 


Interesting, I'm actually really interested in hearing the AS2s :) 

 

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Interesting, I'm actually really interested in hearing the AS2s :) 

 

 

I'm not sure if it's possible to give a glimpse into the future without revealing any details, but I'll give it a shot.

 

1.  The ASG-1's have proven themselves to be very, very technically proficient IEMs at any price point... but it's also clear that they aren't for everyone (as they weren't designed for everyone). 

 

2.  Dale developed the ASG-1 out of the feedback he got when he was developing the AS-1's, so it's not difficult to imagine that the amount of feedback he's received about the ASG-1's will effect a similar reaction.   

  

3.  To me, the "critical difference" that Aurisonics has is 2 fold; the modularity of design that they build their products on, and the speed/turnaround in which they can develop products. 

 

So there's no question that what Dale has planned next will be technically awesome, but how he's going to satisfy this new found audiophile market's need is anyone's guess ;)

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Touchdown!

 

This otter box is a menace to my thumbs biggrin.gif but managed to open it in no time. You really need to press the box to give room for the lock to release, if not - you will break either the lock or your thumb blink.gif biggrin.gif Edit: tip for easier way: step on it with your one foot with your weight on it - walah! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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Goodies inside:

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Tips of the ASG1:

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Patented dogears method of using tips biggrin.gif Using the small tips. After a while they felt ouchy confused_face.gif These tips feel and sound cheap blink.gif

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Perfect fit!!! cool.gif

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Initial impressions: Fresh from the ziplock - plugged it on my Nokia N82 and I can now relate to the 'radio sound'. Not sure if this is the same with the 'shouty' being described by others. Very evident with AIC's Unplugged. I think its the upper mids that rings in my ears. So just after a while when my ears were feeling ouchy, I immediately played around with the other tips lying around and so far the [white] UE tips [from my SF5v2] sounds best with more balance. They are taller and 'stiffer' than the stock medium tips.

Played around with foobar's EQ, its the 10KHz that's ringing in my ears - bumped it 5 clicks down and the sound is more non-fatiguing to listen with.

More to follow :P


Edited by dogears - 4/10/12 at 9:48pm
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Killer post, nice pics!
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^Courtesy of Nokia N82 - my digital 'SwissKnife' biggrin.gif Thanks dude!

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Wow that fit looks flawless. Makes me sad lol.
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