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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

 

Now there is something wrong with the seal if you are not getting bass and although though you feel a vacuam you could possible be mistaken. Although bass increases with burn in there is already a good amount and you should be both hearing it and feeling it. 

 

About it sitting out your ear i do not know what you mean but when putting them in try and roll them into your ear canal! They should fit nice and snug in your ear and because of this it could be preventing a seal and the bass. Hope it all works out for you!

 

Maybe a picture of how they sit in your ears could help?



Quick search:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/597225/aurisonics-asg-1-which-tips-are-the-best-with-reviews-to-come/30

 

They sit exactly like the above. Tried rolling them in, but my ears are too small :(

They do go in and pop straight out, so have to sit on ears. I've tried other tips, but they sound the same to me, bass wise that is. The m6 ones give me the best seal. I want to say i'm having a bad day with hearing, but i can feel the bass from my k701's and they are very bass light imo. 

 

I will fiddle with them so more and try to figure it out.

 

Thanks for the reply sonny!

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Originally Posted by tegR View Post

 

They sit exactly like the above. Tried rolling them in, but my ears are too small :(

They do go in and pop straight out, so have to sit on ears. I've tried other tips, but they sound the same to me, bass wise that is. The m6 ones give me the best seal. I want to say i'm having a bad day with hearing, but i can feel the bass from my k701's and they are very bass light imo.



Okay so your not the only person who is having the, stick out your ears.... hmmmmm

 

If theres one things that these are not and that i bass light so there is a fit issue for sure. Its nothing to do with your ears don't worry :P have you tried some double flanges as they reach deeper into your ears and also like the guy in the post did!

 

Well let us know how the fiddling goes and hope they work out for you!

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Sonny...depends what you are coming from.
Ie. Vs mdts they are bass light
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Ok, turned up the bass some more, 3-5db and now i feel it! Tried comply, olives, double/ tri flange and every other size/ shape. The triple flange are the ones i will be taking to work along with the small (incase they get annoying), sound exactly the same, in terms of bass.

 

Quick test at 10 too, lol, big smile! L3000.gif Surprised how well these handle it. 

 

I think i'm... going to like these...

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Sonny...depends what you are coming from.
Ie. Vs mdts they are bass light


Yep, agreed. I used my fx500 for around 300 hours religiously, flat eq too. I guess i'm too used to the bass on those, would sometimes even throw in the 1xb's just to remind myself how insane they are.

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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Sonny...depends what you are coming from.
Ie. Vs mdts they are bass light


Yep, agreed. I used my fx500 for around 300 hours religiously, flat eq too. I guess i'm too used to the bass on those, would sometimes even throw in the 1xb's just to remind myself how insane they are.


Glad it's all coming together! Guess I just don't have too many bassy phones
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Originally Posted by tegR View Post
Yep, agreed. I used my fx500 for around 300 hours religiously, flat eq too. I guess i'm too used to the bass on those, would sometimes even throw in the 1xb's just to remind myself how insane they are.


haha!
You can haz 1XB :D?

 

 

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I just tried dogears' (ghetto) filter mod. It does a great job of reducing the shoutiness. The vocal energy is still there, but it's not over the top anymore.

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I just tried dogears' (ghetto) filter mod. It does a great job of reducing the shoutiness. The vocal energy is still there, but it's not over the top anymore.



do you like your asg-1's?  I'm debating whether to sell them or open them.. haha Im torn in between two decisions.

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I was impressed with his resourcefulness. Any other positive or negative effects?

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I just tried dogears' (ghetto) filter mod. It does a great job of reducing the shoutiness. The vocal energy is still there, but it's not over the top anymore.



 

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Since I have some free time due to the sh*tty weather outside, I tried to prepare a simple DIY filter for my ASG-1s.

 

I took a 1cm2 piece of Kleenex tissue (woven) and applied it on the IEM nozzle, and then I put my silicone tip on top to hold the tissue onto the nozzle.

Yes, dead easy, although it takes some patience to do it without rupturing the tissue.

Then I powered my rig, and first thing I noticed, I had to crank up the volume by 10%, but hey it was expected after installing a "filter".

Second thing, I removed the EQ hump that I had applied in the mids, going from -5dB to -2dB (nearly flat) and I slightly boosted the highs above 10kHz (+2dB) because I anticipated they would take same hit as the mids.

 

Time to listen for... Whitney Houston (which was barely listenable even with the -5dB decrease at 1kHz), and then some nice live music to assess the impact of the mod on soundstage.

 

- First impression: smoooooooooooooth! All the agressivity of the mids is gone, the overall sound feels more coherent (more neutral, please nore the "more", I didn't say neutral, sound is still midcentric but smoother). The +2dB in the treble was needed since treble were already smoother than mids before the mod.

- The "cavern effect" is entirely gone too, but the forward projection is still 90% there, giving amazing feeling with live music (I could literally spot the singer walking right and left on the scene 10 meters in front of me).

- I think I lost some tiny details in the process but not too much, since ASG-1 are quite detailed to start with.

 

Overall with this mod, I think I'm hearing something like Sennheiser IE8 for the huge soundstage (but less mud then IE8 in the mids), and like SE535Ltd for the lush mids (with better bass, dynamic drivers rule for bass!).

 

Conclusion: a simple small-size mesh would be enough to make these ASG-1 into very natural sounding IEMs, meshes which are precisely missing in the first place to stop earwax from invading the gaping nozzles. The mesh size of the tissue I used is in the 10-20 micrometer size, which is roughly the size of the metallic meshes such as the ones which protects the nozzles of my EPH-100 (could be the reason why EPH-100 have this laid-back sound, the metallic meshes are very tight, much smaller then the ones I usually see on other IEMs).

 

To me, it looks like Aurisonics could kill two birds with one stone here, a simple metallic mesh both to physically protect the nozzle opening and to dampen the agressivity of the ASG-1 mids.

I don't think a thick and complicated filter is needed at all, the mesh would just need to stay put on the nozzle extremity, by having the shape of a bottle cap.

 

My 2 cents (and a half). wink.gif


Edited by tienbasse - 4/14/12 at 6:38pm
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Excellent post tienbasse!

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Nice post tbasse. That nozzle should really be protected from foreign objects.
Thanks to those who appreciated my tweak smily_headphones1.gif I hope To remove them next week.
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Tissues in ear until you sweat.
 

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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

Nice post tbasse. That nozzle should really be protected from foreign objects.
Thanks to those who appreciated my tweak smily_headphones1.gif I hope To remove them next week.


 

post #2535 of 2761
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I just tried dogears' (ghetto) filter mod. It does a great job of reducing the shoutiness. The vocal energy is still there, but it's not over the top anymore.



Same here, just that I used just one layer of micropore tape, and it works pretty well, lacks a tiny bit of sparkle at the top, but the overall sound is slightly smoother. +1 for this mod! 

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