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Thats great news. I will maybe buy them next week. Lets see, I'm still curious about the FX700 bass (and treble). If I was SURE they had the same amount of bass, I would definitely go for the Aurisonics as they are closed, removable cable, etc.

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No, the Merlin was designed for personal listening with a north of neutral bass response.

 

Yes the cost of the Merlin is a lot more, when compared to the street price of the ASG-1 but of course list price gets it closer.  I think if most are honest with themselves, the advantage customs bring do not smash and obliterate (to use a few words I've seen used) universals that are very well done, like the ASG-1.  Yes I find my custom better technically and more importantly better suited to my overall preferences.  But the more expensive you go, the more incremental the improvements are.  It's really much more important to consider holistically what a phone does for you personally, rather than worry about the technical prowess.  I know you know all this already but it just gave me the soap box opportunity. wink.gif

 



Well seeing that is an unfair comparison.....price difference as well as technology difference should have been noted.......just to be a little more fair for those that don't know!

 

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Just started listening to mine. I'm fairly impressed. I definitely don't have any headphones that are even remotely close in presentation to the ASG-1's. Coming from a line up of analytic and bass anemic headphones, I am thoroughly impressed by these. They definitely sounded really strange to me when I first tried these on, and I was afraid that I had just spent money purchasing something I would not enjoy.

However, after listening to these for an hour or so and giving my brain a bit of "burn in" time, I've come to really appreciate these. When I first heard these, it felt like i was listening to the simulation dolby 7.1 surround sound options provided by sound cards (which I don't like). Everything seemed so far away from me. It took a little bit of time to get used to but after testing it against the 7.1 settings, I realized it's nothing like it. The sound from these are just naturally 3-D I guess.

 

Anyways, Just some initial thought, I'll have a nice week long vacation to test these out. Been listening to some epic soundtracks and LSO and I keep finding myself lost in the music. Not sure how productive these will truly be once I get back to studying, but I'm extremely satisfied with these so far :)

 


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Is there any pic of them? I think the one on the website is from the custom. I really would like to see how they look like. The housing, the cable, etc : )

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Good point - the "shouty" thing is completely different from sibilance. I find sibilance more annoying than "shoutiness" (is that a word?). 

 

I'm working on comparing the AS-1b to the universal for that specific issue. Will update when I can. 
 

 

I've just gotten my ASG-1, how fun! I would like to say that I don't think "shouty" is quite the best way to describe the phenomenon. Think about it a bit and you'll see that singing and shouting are quite different--it's more than just volume, but a qualitative change.

 

I'll let mine burn-in, but when I encountered something similar in the demo UE IERM, I referred to it as a resonance in the treble, so at certain frequencies the treble resounds a bit more than other places in the overall frequency range. This resounding quality gives the impression of a slightly fuller, louder spot in the range.

 

Does that read like a more accurate description to you?
 

 

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Is there any pic of them? I think the one on the website is from the custom. I really would like to see how they look like. The housing, the cable, etc : )


Check out pages 5 and 11 of this thread.

 

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I've just gotten my ASG-1, how fun! I would like to say that I don't think "shouty" is quite the best way to describe the phenomenon. Think about it a bit and you'll see that singing and shouting are quite different--it's more than just volume, but a qualitative change.

 

I'll let mine burn-in, but when I encountered something similar in the demo UE IERM, I referred to it as a resonance in the treble, so at certain frequencies the treble resounds a bit more than other places in the overall frequency range. This resounding quality gives the impression of a slightly fuller, louder spot in the range.

 

Does that read like a more accurate description to you?
 

 


I believe, as Dale described it to me.....at around 1khz increased gain designed into these, that was asked for by musicians, so they can distinguish their voice projected out from the music, so they can fully hear themselves!
 

 

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I believe, as Dale described it to me.....at around 1khz increased gain designed into these, that was asked for by musicians, so they can distinguish their voice projected out from the music, so they can fully hear themselves!
 

 

This is a little higher than 1khz--with the IERM. I'll listen for myself with the ASG-1 more after I've given the driver a chance to open up.
 

 


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Check out pages 5 and 11 of this thread.

 


oh, thanks : )

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I'm not a fan of initial impressions, but I'll give a few:

 

 

These are very nice. I'm enjoying the detail and the immersive soundstage. I got a seal on the first try, as I was used to the way customs sit in a shallow manner in the ear. However, I'll go through my tip set and see if I can't find something to suggest to Dale at Aurisonics to include in future sets.

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This is a little higher than 1khz--with the IERM. I'll listen for myself with the ASG-1 more after I've given the driver a chance to open up.
 

 



 Dale said the boost was at about 1khz, in the upper mids......what he said....I have no way to verify.  I would like to see your frequency graph, can you post it?

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I'm not a fan of initial impressions, but I'll give a few:

 

 

 

Here is a recent quote from you @kunlin, "Do yourself and us a favor: Wait a week of listening (and some burn-in) before you make a judgement. Don't worry about initial impressions/reactions, just sit with them a bit. You'll come to a more well-rounded, accurate sense of what you're hearing. After that, share it with us."

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It's excellent advice for a poster like you. We would have all been saved a lot of whining.
 

 



Play nice Cat man. Cute is a good guy... 

 

I will give more impressions as i get to enjoy these IEMs more, and when the custom tips I'm hoping to invest in gets here. But my impressions haven't changed. These are my favorite universals, period. And it's my favorite IEM at this point (tied with the 1964-Q for various reasons). So shane, do you consider the ASG-1  top tier? I certainly do. Kunlun?

 

Oh, as for the FX700 comparison, I think I've stated earlier that I think bass is of equal quantity (when I'm using the Senn double flanges). If one is more than the other at this point it'sm semantics. Very little difference in quantity. ASG-1, however, wins in quality; 3-D sound,  weight and realism. FX700 wins wide soundstage - if that is important to you (not to me).

 

Shane, the RE262 is a really good IEM, but doesn't compete overall to the ASG-1 in my assessment. In the end, however, it's all about what you think your sound sig is. Those of us immersed in this hobby (madness) are living in exciting times. Today, I received a product sample of one of Audiofly's new IEMs (yes, the company down under in Australia). This is an IEM with about the same size driver as the GR07, and out of the box comes really close to the performance of Vsonic, but it's only a $70 MSRP earphone. Before anyone asks, it doesn't even enter the room of  the ASG-1,  but it is one of the best mid-tier 2-D earphones I've heard... 

 

Anyway, back to ASG-1 and its shine. I and my ears are happy campers.... Happy listening.

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