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post #316 of 2761
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Originally Posted by whitefroded View Post


Sounds close to the GR07, but improved. How would you compare the two? what about when it comes to sub and mid bass? thanks.



 



Hello whitefroded. I will have to do some more deliberate listening and comparing of the two, but this is what I tell you right off the back: 

 

- ASG-1 is more 3-D in its sound signature than the GR07 (please don't think I'm not loving the Vsonic anymore when I type these comments). The music is taller and I think has a bit more of a soundstage in the ASG-1 compared to the GR07. Although it didn't help to mean anything, but we are talking about high quality massive 15mm dynamic driver as compared to the 11.5mm dynamic driver.

 

- I don't really hear a mid-bass hump although I'm sure there has to be one in the ASG-1. What I hear is massive glorious deep bass in quantity and quality. I always say I'm more of a basshead than not (although not a full-blown member of that segment). I know one of our members stated earlier in this thread that the FS has more bass. I can't imagine that in my head, nor would I think one needs more bass than what I'm hearing out of these universals. These go low when call for in the music. I've been listening diligently but have detected no muddiness. The Aurisonics surpasses the GR07 in sub-bass.

 

- Fit: The GR07, although purported to be a monitor, is built like any typical universal IMO. It's a pretty decent build. The ASG-1 is basically a custom IEM put in a body (or shell if you will) to be as universal as possible. But the shell of the ASG-1 is basically shaped in the same way that you would get  it if you were to buy a custom. I'm saying this - I could be wrong - because I don't believe Aurisonics is meant to be a universal in-ear monitoring unit. I think it was made into one because of demand by some audiophiles and regular music lovers who are cautious about stepping into the customs world. But this is clearly meant to be a custom in-ear monitor in my opinion. So what I'm getting at is the GR07 was designed to fit all ears, and it fits mine most comfortably. The ASG-1 is really designed to fit all ears who get a custom IEM made, but the universal probably won't fit all ears. I think it will fit most. It fits mine quite comfortably, but I wouldn't surprise if a few didn't have the same results. You have to be able to wear these like a custom, however, to get the optimum sound from them. The build quality of the ASG-1 simply surpasses the GR07 - from the beautiful detachable cable, well-crafted shells and design, all the way down to the wonderful hard shell case. I don't know how long Dale and crew can keep this up, but I really feel what you get in the tangible parts of this product way surpasses its price point. All of this has nothing to do with sound (well, the way the drivers are placed in the shell may have something to do with the sound, but that's another topic).

 

- Vocals are just as forward in the ASG-1 as the GR07 - perhaps more so. Now, sometimes it sounds like the singer is too close to the mic in the ASG-1 (very detailed), but I don't want to be too critical of this just yet as ASG-1 has little burn-in whereas the GR07 has probably about 400 hours or better now. I need to give the ASG-1 more time to settle in. 

 

- Mids simply have more details in the ASG-1 than the GR07. But drums are still my favorite in the GR07. The ASG-1 are very damn close and are more 3-D, but again, it needs burn-in. I can see the potential of the drums being so close. The drums in both are very natural and realistic. The GR07 may have little bit of a warmer sound than the ASG-1.

 

- Highs are harsher in the GR07. The highs in the ASG-1 blend in more naturally with the mids. I'll add more thoughts and comparisons as A/B them further, but overall  (as you can see) I think the ASG-1 is the much better value - especially at its price point. Again, you're basically getting a custom IEM pushed into a universal's body.

post #317 of 2761
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Originally Posted by DTKZ View Post

I've used these with the X1060 and I never went above 20. They do benefit from amplification but their baseline performance without one is already very good.



Thanks DTKZ !

 

Another box ticked

 

Are you or anyone else able to comment on the sound being described as very forward - more so than even FXT90 ?

I'm concerned about possible fatigue from long listening sessions. 

 

Eric said highs are not strong as EX1000, which is a positive for me. I really would like to be able to gage how high they go as I'm prone to discomfort.

Ideal for me would be just slightly north of neutral. Maybe a comment against highs of  GR07/FXT90/IE7/TF10 would help.

 

Lastly how well do these things do separation/imaging ? I listen to fair bit of Trance & that can really benefit from this ability. 

 


*edit*

 

Eric you beat me to my post.

 

Cleared up any immediate concerns about highs. Looking good. Tick

Is the perceived 3D a result of better spatialisation / separation ability ?


Edited by archy121 - 2/15/12 at 8:32am
post #318 of 2761
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Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

Like you, I played it safe with the universal, and now with the custom tips on the way, I'm pretty certain it'll be my main listening IEM, and after tax season, I'll for sure be rewarding myself with a CIEM. In the meantime, since I don't have any tips that fit, I'm in the process of tracking down some tips and see how much changes with burn in and how well it sounds with my sources and amplification, and possibly swapping out the stock cable with a silver one.



Just a word on the cable, ASG-1.....they sell the cable separately on the Aurusonic web site.......the specs state that the cable is "silver" coated copper, FYI!

 

post #319 of 2761

If any of you guys who ordered ASG-1's decide you don't like them, shoot me a PM and we might be able to work something out (I can't afford a new pair at $300, but the descriptions in this thread of their sound tells me these might be my style!)

post #320 of 2761

http://springtree.net/catalog/aurisonics-asg1-generic-fit-digital-hybrid-inear-monitor-p-8439.html and click on email quote.  They are much less than you think.

 


Edited by dosley01 - 2/15/12 at 9:20am
post #321 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

If any of you guys who ordered ASG-1's decide you don't like them, shoot me a PM and we might be able to work something out (I can't afford a new pair at $300, but the descriptions in this thread of their sound tells me these might be my style!)



I think they are a game changer at Baziker. While I have liked and enjoyed other IEMs in a short period of time after hearing them, there have been few I've enjoyed at this level (especially for a dynamic) without significant burn-in. If those who own them search for the right tips, and take their time getting a decent secure fit, these can be game changers in the world of universals. The sound is clearly Top-Tier at a non-top tier price. This is not a mid-tier universal IMO.

post #322 of 2761
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

http://springtree.net/catalog/aurisonics-asg1-generic-fit-digital-hybrid-inear-monitor-p-8439.html and click on email quote.  They are much less than you think.

 



I thought you were going to sell? Not your sound signature? Or have you decided to give them some more time?? ksc75smile.gif

post #323 of 2761
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I thought you were going to sell? Not your sound signature? Or have you decided to give them some more time?? ksc75smile.gif


Gone baby gone....I really liked everything about them, just not my signature.   I was trying to explain it to my wife last night, at least until her eyes rolled into the back of her head, that music is kind of like therapy for me, it relaxes me and soothes.  That's what I need my headphones to do for me and the ASG-1 is just not that type of headphone, at least for me. 

 

I have my "fun" headphones, ATH-ES7 and TF10 and then my "relaxing" ATH-ESW9 and IE8.  Just grabbed a pair of EX600s so who knows where they will fit into the mix or if it will be another trip to the post office.


Edited by dosley01 - 2/15/12 at 10:02am
post #324 of 2761

I have some UE silicon tips size large on the way directly from Logitech.  I'm keeping three sets.  Anybody who needs or would like a pair to try out with the ASG-1, send me a PM after I've posted that I've received it.

post #325 of 2761
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post


Gone baby gone....I really liked everything about them, just not my signature. 

 



All things aren't for everybody @ dosley01. I certainly understand!! I think these are more of my preferred signature (then again, I dig different signatures)... If I had to narrow it down, however, these are closer to my preferred signature....

post #326 of 2761
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

 

I have my "fun" headphones, ATH-ES7 and TF10 and then my "relaxing" ATH-ESW9 and IE8.  Just grabbed a pair of EX600s so who knows where they will fit into the mix or if it will be another trip to the post office.


@dosely01.....never did get any feedback from PM sent about ATH-ES7 and ATH-ESW9.....are they not that great either?
 

 

post #327 of 2761

Sorry, PM coming soon.

post #328 of 2761

My SM2 and EX600 are up for sale if anyone is interested... Inbox me.. DDM too.

post #329 of 2761

^Sell, sell, sell!!!!

post #330 of 2761
Eric if you get the chance before selling off your ex600's can you please do a sound comparison against asg-1.
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