The very first time I saw that opening/hole nozzle, I felt there was something wrong with it...
and after some 20hrs of break-in, the shoutiness - though it has toned down already - is still there. I can already listen to Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing but in The Crow's OST - Jane Siberry's It Can't Rain All The Time - is a track that really bores my brain with that excruciating ringing or shoutiness.
Then I thought why not I make my own filter and got an idea from the DBAs. I accidentally removed the filters on my DBAs while tips rolling and noticed that the (dark) filters has some 4 holes on it when looked at against the light so...
Ladies? and gentlemen - the dogears filter:
I cut 4 squares of the 3M Micropore tape then put two layers on each nozzle.
I then punched 4 holes on it [edit: using a pin, it can get sticky so wipe it every after hole). Listened and punch 2 more and ended up with 7 as seen on the picture I took. It's 1AM over here when I started experimenting and it's already 3AM
The picture is already digitally enhanced (edit: the holes were enhanced in MSpaint) to emphasize/approximate the holes I ended up with. You can decide for yourself how big/many holes should you put on your filters - it's very "tunable"
With this, I can already safely listen to the Jane Siberry track and went through my test tracks. Whitney Houston sounds great again
The shoutiness is definitely gone BUT I am still wishing for more treble which I think is unaffected by this tweak. It doesn't stop me from enjoying the sound though.
Since this is very reversible, I am planning to remove it next week when I reach some 200 hours play time on the ASG1s and see if it still has improved/changed.
In the meantime, I'll enjoy it with the filters on
Got to hit the bed already
Edited by dogears - 4/13/12 at 12:52pm