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


 

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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.



Really, you could not have decided this an hour or two ago? eek.gif 



 

post #332 of 2761

They've been up for sale (along with the 7550, which sold a couple of weeks ago). 

 

AS for the EX600, I will but I already know there is no comparison archy. The ASG-1 beats them handily in my book....

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I'm convinced and am on the bandwagon. Price seems more in line with what I believe it should be as opposed the IE80 which is double at it's lowest sale price and probably not as good. I think there are better cables for it as well. I can try the one on my TF10. Should make for a nice comparison, $195 Silver Ray TF10 vs. $190 ASG-1.

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I'm convinced and am on the bandwagon. Price seems more in line with what I believe it should be as opposed the IE80 which is double at it's lowest sale price and probably not as good. I think there are better cables for it as well. I can try the one on my TF10. Should make for a nice comparison, $195 Silver Ray TF10 vs. $190 ASG-1.



I have the Silver Ray TF 10, it won't fil the ASG-1 with recessed plug, unless you have the plug changed to Westone style that fits Westone 4R! 

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You're right Cute. I should be clear in determining the cable quality/evaluation would be done on the Triple.fi. I would have to work on the connectors a bit if I wanted to go that route. Though most likely I may make a decision and keep one phone. Then I would sell the TF with the SilverRay and the stock cable and just get another cable. Silver Dragon might be nice on the ASG-1. I think I could make the right choice on a cable after living with the ASG-1 for a while.

 

Cute, have you tried swapping out cables? Looks like it is a fine cable, looks similar/priced similar to the Westone or Futuresonics which Ive had at least one of each. No evidence yet but if that is the case I believe we can get more out of the ASG-1.

 

First things first though. I'll start by seeing who wins head to head as-is and if I want to keep both phones or just pick a favorite. Around the same price, Eric says the ASG has no problem taking down phones like the SM2 and EX600, I say the recabled TF10 has no problem taking down the EX600 and SM3. I am not worried about fit either after the DDM, EX's, two TF10's, a 5EB, etc. They should fit similar to the Carvin EM902 but be a little bit bigger. Then, I can see about trying to tweak more out of them later on.

 

 


Edited by jant71 - 2/15/12 at 5:00pm
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You're right Cute. I should be clear in determining the cable quality/evaluation would be done on the Triple.fi. I would have to work on the connectors a bit if I wanted to go that route. Though most likely I would make a decision and keep one phone. Then I would sell the TF with the SilverRay and the stock cable and just get another cable. Silver Dragon might be nice on the ASG-1. I think I could make the right choice on a cable after living with the ASG-1 for a while.

 

Cute, have you tried swapping out cables? Looks like it is a fine cable, looks similar/priced similar to the Westone or Futuresonics which Ive had at least one of each. No evidence yet but if that is the case I believe we can get more out of the ASG-1.

 

 



ASG-1 cable is silver coated copper.....already a real nice top notch cable!

 

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Has anybody compared the ASG-1 to the Radius DDM1 and/or DDM2?

I'm curious, since both have 15mm drivers (+ a 7mm in the Radius).

 

I'm also very interested in the comparison between Future Sonics' mg6pro and Aurisonics' AS-1B.  I imagine that Kunlun will be the first one who has both; I'm sure he'll post a great review.

 

 
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Has anybody compared the ASG-1 to the Radius DDM1 and/or DDM2?

I'm curious, since both have 15mm drivers (+ a 7mm in the Radius).

 

I'm also very interested in the comparison between Future Sonics' mg6pro and Aurisonics' AS-1B.  I imagine that Kunlun will be the first one who has both; I'm sure he'll post a great review.

 

 


There is no comparison. The DDM (1) sounds like a muddle mess in the bass compared to the ASG-1. The Radius has less treble energy too, and the mids can't touch the Aurisonics in details. In my opinion it's apples and fruit rollups when trying to compare. I've never heard the FS to compare those.

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How does it compare to the FX700? I'm guessing better mids, a more relaxed treble, about the same quality bass with less quantity, and similar height/depth, lesser width soundstage?

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How does it compare to the FX700? I'm guessing better mids, a more relaxed treble, about the same quality bass with less quantity, and similar height/depth, lesser width soundstage?



Yep, although I'm not sure if the quantity of bass is less. The FX700's bass is constant (if I remember them correctly, but I'm not sure on this). The ASG-1 can give out just as much bass (maybe more) when needed. Both can put out bass (enough) where  I can't say which one puts out more. Quality of bass goes to the ASG-1 by a little bit (again, these have opened up to full potential yet). More height and depth with the ASG-1, but lesser soundstage width because the FX700 is such an opened IEM. No comparison in mids - ASG-1 wins handily. FX700's highs way harsher than the Aurisonics...

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Yep, although I'm not sure if the quantity of bass is less. The FX700's bass is constant (if I remember them correctly, but I'm not sure on this). The ASG-1 can give out just as much bass (maybe more) when needed. Both can put out bass (enough) where  I can't say which one puts out more. Quality of bass goes to the ASG-1 by a little bit (again, these have opened up to full potential yet). More height and depth with the ASG-1, but lesser soundstage width because the FX700 is such an opened IEM. No comparison in mids - ASG-1 wins handily. FX700's highs way harsher than the Aurisonics...


Nice! It sounds like something I'd enjoy greatly! How do they compare in timbre, I know FX700 is one of the best when it comes to it.

 

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Wish I still had the FX700 to compare, but timbre as I recall is the one area that few universals could touch upon.

 

Stay tuned.  Haste got the best of me and I decided I couldn't wait any longer for the custom tips and UE tips to be delivered.  I took my first pair of FS custom sleeves that was done, decapitated the tips, and will soon post impressions using the hack custom tips! I hope the sound is Bon Appetit to my ears.

 

operation.JPG


Edited by alphaphoenix - 2/15/12 at 7:57pm
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Each has great timbre. It's hard to compare because the signatures are different. I need to let the ASG-1 break-in more before I really try to comment, but it would be based on memory with the FX700. I can't really think of anything the FX700 did better other than a wider soundstage (if that is your criteria for great sound). The Sony XBA-4 has a super-wide soundstage, but can't touch these. The separation of instruments is wonderful in these (I think more so than the FX700). But I do remember the FX700's tips used made a difference in how much mirco-detail you get out of it. Now with the ASG-1. Find the right tip(s) for you and it's going to ooze with micro-details regardless... Again, this is truly a universal dynamic "in-ear monitor." Emphasis on the word "monitor."

 

Hooking these up with the proper amp will kick your a--!! But it doesn't need a amp. Nice marriage between this IEM and the E10/E9 combo...

 

I'm listening to Led Zep's "No Quarter" and my trying to pick my jaw up off the floor... This wasn't expected by me...


Edited by ericp10 - 2/15/12 at 8:09pm
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That's my favorite Led Zeppelin track. God I can't wait...

 

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I'm listening to Led Zep's "No Quarter" and my trying to pick my jaw up off the floor... This wasn't expected by me...


 

 

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not a regular headfi poster, but though I should join the party... am waiting on an ASG-1 and AS-1b and i honestly can't wait. Pulled the trigger cos I'd been saving for a pair of Futuresonics customs but after finding out about the Aurisonics and doing the math... for slightly over half the money I'd pay for an FS custom I could have both the ASG-1 and AS-1b. What a no-brainer! I'm really an FS fan - still enjoying my Atrios with custom tips, and I've been saving for a full custom for onstage and casual listening. Based on the reviews so far it looks like I just might be able to use em for critical listening as well - good news for my late-night home demo recording work.

 

full disclosure - i am helping Red Dot Music (http://rdmgear.com.sg) with some online marketing work. Red Dot Music is an official international dealer for Aurisonics (see http://aurisonics.com/store/index.php?main_page=page&id=2), if there's anyone in Singapore and the South-East Asia region who'd like to order up a pair of Aurisonics, rdmgear.com.sg is the place to go. that said, I am posting here to share in my enthusiasm for what appears to be a game-changing universal and custom IEM... and also my love for all drivers dynamic. :D

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