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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Sopp - any thoughts on the ASG-1 compared to the 1964-T? I think we are the only people I've seen with both. Seems like a good comparison, and I havent had a chance yet. 


When I listened ASG-1 at first time, I felt lucky because I got a pair fast. 3D-sounding makes its sound special.

 

Comparing these two IEMs, my first impression is that 1964-T is on analytic side and ASG-1 is smooth relatively. 1964-T is a little bit more detailed so far, but ASG-1 has only 20 hours burn-in. Both are good for vocal. ASG-1 has more bass but not veiled.

 

I use Sensorcom tips that were used with SM3 before.

 


Edited by Sopp - 2/21/12 at 10:30pm
post #812 of 2761

Ok, I found a great example of the "ringing" or "shouty" issue I had talked about. Unfortunately MOG does not have this available so I can't share it here.

 

The artist is Sufjan Stevens, the album is Michigan. Track #10, "Alanson, Crooked River" is a sort of interlude with wind chime-sounding noises. At louder volume levels, the ASG-1 (and the AS-1b as well) seem to kind of "break up" with some of the sounds. Picture a VU meter that is pushing into the red just a bit too much, with the corresponding levels of distortion. It isn't terrible, but this track sort of brings it out better than any I've found.

 

On the flip side, the actual songs on this album sound remarkably good with the Aurisonics. Track #12 "They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black" is a great example of the low frequency prowess. It starts with a beat, and the bass drum sounds deep and tight. Then about 25 seconds in, a really low bassline comes in layered over the drums. Many headphones make of mess of this. Others don't really highlight it properly. The AS-1 models give it to you clearly and accurately. Impressive. Later, the song gets more complex with background vocals and all kinds of other stuff going on. For a single driver it is very impressive the way it give excellent separation and doesn't sound congested. 

post #813 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Sopp View Post


When I listened ASG-1 at first time, I felt lucky because I got a pair fast. 3D-sounding makes its sound special.

 

Comparing these two IEMs, my first impression is that 1964-T is on analytic side and ASG-1 is smooth relatively. 1964-T is a little bit more detailed so far, but ASG-1 has only 20 hours burn-in. Both are good for vocal. ASG-1 has more bass but not veiled.

 

I use Sensorcom tips that were used with SM3 before.

 

Holy Moses, I am getting monster bass with the SM3 tips on these suckers :O
 

 

post #814 of 2761

Also have to agree with great customer service from Dale and Matt. Still breaking in and waiting for several new tips I ordered to get here before I start doing a full on review but had a song suggestion to share even if you're not into rap. "Rack City" by Tyga. A buddy of mine who used to have a business selling car audio systems, and a huge bass head, tried mine today. First thing he played was this and his eyes completely lit up when you heard the bass kick in. "These not only go deep but they have that good bass." He was describing to me the texture and layers of it on this song. He was definitely impressed. Also, even got the girlfriend to audition them today, as I'm trying to get a few of my friends to buy them, and she loved them. She was listening to Adele and told me she felt like she was listening to it in person with the stage right in front of her and thought it was "cool" how she could here her voice and all the instruments so distinctly. She actually just closed her eyes and ignored me for a little and really got into them. Wasn't expecting that from her at all. And again, she loved the bass as she was listening to some Swedish House Mafia. I just wanted her to listen to one song and she hogged them for over a half hour which I'm pretty excited for. We're going to see SMH soon in Miami and she felt like it was a great preview for the concert. 

post #815 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

List of reviews and info thus far:

 

 

 

Dale from Aurisonics with some important info about upgrade-ability:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/555#post_8158744

 

 

 

ericp10's Initial Impressions:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/270#post_8146121

 

ericp10 compares to GR07:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/315#post_8148608

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/435

 

Random impressions and comparisons from ericp10:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/330#post_8150413

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/330#post_8150498

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/345#post_8150628

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/420#post_8154617

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/420#post_8154631

 

Project86's  impressions after getting a good fit:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/345#post_8151605

 

alphaphoenix's impressions after getting a good fit:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-390#post_8152614

 

alphaphoenix's comparison to Atrio MG7:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/420#post_8154105

 

shotgunshane's initial impressions:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/390#post_8153088

 

shotguneshane's comparison to UM Merlin:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/450

 

jaysin's impressions:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/630#post_8161433

 

Idsynchro_24's impressions:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/675#post_8163660

 

dosley/shotgunshane's comments about "shoutiness" of mids:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/589520/aurisonics-impressions-and-reviews/420#post_8154346




Good stuf Gilly  ! wink_face.gif

 

PM the OP to include on first page.

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Folks, I'm listening to Miles Davis Solea.  I had first listened to this track on my Clip and HM-602 just by themselves, both with normal EQ setting at moderate listening levels, and boy does the trumpet sound very shrill.  I was about to write off tracks and genres that have a lot of high noted brass and winds due to the shrill sounds - like finger nails on a chalk board.  Due to the warm nature of the HM-602, it sounded a little more tolerable. 

 

Next, I hooked up the HM-602 via its line-out to the oldie, but goodie Headroom Cosmic headphone amplifier at its lowest gain with all enhancements off.  The benefits of amplification is evident.  The shrill is gone as the high notes from the trumpet is controlled and of course the bass has more punch and tightness, with more greater details.  I felt without a good amplification source, the instruments were playing around each other and in a way fighting for space, not so with my amp setup.  It brought that 3-D imaging to another level.  So, it should be not a surprise that the ASG-1 scales superbly well with amplification.  I would also like to add that for every song I've listened to, the most prominent type of instruments are drums and percussion.  I guess that's what gives the ASG-1 that toe-tapping beat. 

 

When I swapped the HM-602 with the Clip Zip, I thought it sounded clearer especially around the edges, which was no surprise to me as the HM-602 is known to have treble roll offs and has a warn signature sound to it.  I don't know the measurement specs of my setup end to end, but I'm on the fence that like my Grado, the ASG-1 performs best with higher current amplification.  Overall, if you want the best sound coming from your ASG-1, amp it and amp it good.

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

Holy Moses, I am getting monster bass with the SM3 tips on these suckers :O
 

 

 

 

Are those the Stock SM3 tips or the Sensorcom ones mentioned by Sopp ?

 

Also i read these just come in one size fits all. Any discomfort issues from extended listening sessions for people with small-medium fittings ?

 

 


Edited by archy121 - 2/22/12 at 2:59am
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Originally Posted by Aurisonics View Post

 

People ask why we don't offer the ones in the picture.  Those are water honed milled titanium plates and the body has been polished (those are mine and yes they rock).  They are stupid expensive. If you have to ask you can't afford them :).

We don't paint them or do anything other than frosted clear currently as this keeps the cost down and reduces labor a bit. Very soon, however, we will introduce some remarkable aesthetic upgrades that will blow your mind.  And yes, again, we can upgrade your existing AS-1 series too.

 

On another subject, we will make ten of a signature series ASG-1 dubbed the ASG-1S. They will have the same shape but look quite different as well as maybe a few other things. I will hand build, test and conduct burn-in on these personally. These will not be sold. Five will go to our top dealers who will run promotions and contests with them. Five will go to the head-fi community awarded to a few individuals. Details of how they will be awarded to follow.

 

Sincerely,

Dale Lott - President/CEO

Aurisonics, Inc.



Dale, what a beautiful post!

Really puts a smile on my face reading this post :)

 

Just 2 points though:

1."if you have to ask you can't afford them" - oh trust me some of the head-fiers will :P

2. "ASG-1 dubbed as the ASH-1S"  you know if that came out with the name DUBBED, you know I would HAVE to buy them - I won't actually have the choice lol

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RE: Aurisonics Impressions and Reviews

I'll put a question in a simple manner;

Is anything on SM3 SQ better than ASG-1?

Thx.
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

Ok, I found a great example of the "ringing" or "shouty" issue I had talked about. Unfortunately MOG does not have this available so I can't share it here.

 

The artist is Sufjan Stevens, the album is Michigan. Track #10, "Alanson, Crooked River" is a sort of interlude with wind chime-sounding noises. At louder volume levels, the ASG-1 (and the AS-1b as well) seem to kind of "break up" with some of the sounds. Picture a VU meter that is pushing into the red just a bit too much, with the corresponding levels of distortion. It isn't terrible, but this track sort of brings it out better than any I've found.

 

On the flip side, the actual songs on this album sound remarkably good with the Aurisonics. Track #12 "They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black" is a great example of the low frequency prowess. It starts with a beat, and the bass drum sounds deep and tight. Then about 25 seconds in, a really low bassline comes in layered over the drums. Many headphones make of mess of this. Others don't really highlight it properly. The AS-1 models give it to you clearly and accurately. Impressive. Later, the song gets more complex with background vocals and all kinds of other stuff going on. For a single driver it is very impressive the way it give excellent separation and doesn't sound congested. 


For me it was pretty much any and all female jazz/easy listening that brought out the shout, Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy and so on.  I usual use my ESW9s for this genre which is really an apples and oranges type of comparison but on the ASG-1 it was rather unpleasant.   Other genres sounded great though.  I am very interested to learn from your impressions on how the tuning ports of the AS1-B could possibly deal with the "ringing" or "shouty" issue.

 


Edited by dosley01 - 2/22/12 at 5:56am
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Originally Posted by fusionramjet View Post

The shipping issue seems petty to me (My stance would be exactly the same if I didn't live in the United States).


Congrats. You're one among billions who think that other people's complaints are petty, and that they would never react the same. Never ever. Until it happens to them; then, they change their mind without even noticing. Case in point: Your complaining about other people's complaints is even pettier than those very complaints; but since those complaints bother you, you don't think your complaining is petty. Funny how that works.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ak47-whaaa View Post

It affects me I'm not complaining


Point taken. YOU have the right to call me petty and a whiner. wink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by ak47-whaaa View Post

It affects me I'm not complaining especially when Springtree is going out of their way to get them to international customers. Despite the expensive cost of the shipping, it's still a good deal considering the bang for buck ratio. I'm restating what others have said before but seriously, shouldn't we be appreciating their extra efforts?


As such, I do. But I'm a regular buyer on eBay and yes, I'm used to lower shipping costs. Not that I haven't seen high shipping costs on eBay, mind you, but usually, it discourages me from buying. I hate wasting money. And not just MY money, no. Very recently, I received two lamps. One was broken. The seller immediately offered to send me a new one, at no cost to me. But I knew that the cost of shipping cost more than the cost of the lamp itself, so the seller would have ended taking a loss on my order, so I declined her offer.

 

True, I've now have a job for several years, but I spent even more years before that as a starving student -- literally starving, one year: I ended at the hospital. I'm no longer counting cents as I used to, but I still care were my dollars go, and USPS isn't my favorite investment.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

How about I PayPal you the $47.95, and after I do, we compare incomes?

 

We can compare incomes by PM. No need to pay me for that. tongue.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by archy121 View Post

The Upgradeability to 2 Series is a bigger Game Changer  than some realise.


Depending on the cost of the upgrade. I don't say that an upgrade option is a bad thing (far from it!), but it isn't as important as with customs, because universals can be resold. So the upgrade from the ASG-1 to the ASG-2 needs to be cheaper than the loss you'd take by reselling the ASG1.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

a big company like Sennheiser would not go to these lengths to appease us and no one's pointing fingers at them. 

 

I do. I purchased microphones from them and their customer service leaves a lot to be desired.


Edited by Sinocelt - 2/22/12 at 7:08pm
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@Sinocelt. This is the cost of shipping a 5lb box to Taiwan, even before insurance or tracking.

 

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The whole International shipping issue is getting really old. I think its been proven a number of times that Springtree is not in anyway gouging prices through shipping.

 

If you can't handle covering the shipping costs, hold off on buying and hope a local dealer pops up... 

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Will be getting these very soon as they just cleared customs. Who requested a comparison with a UM TF18 (TF10 upgraded to 6 drivers)?

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They seem to have jumped to $300.  Is there a discount code?

 

 

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