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Okay Thanks Eric, can you please post your impression on the ASG-1 Tips thread, i think it will help a lot of people in deciding which tips to buy.
 

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post



I wouldn't say I prefer eclipes. The Comply gives the best isolation. It may add a tad more refinement. I can't choose, I like them both but the sound isn't exactly the same when using one instead of the other.



 

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

Yeah, basically. What I did was, I first did the lettering. Since the lettering is engraved, I just dabbed the red/blue polish over the surface so that it got into the grooves, then I used a paper towel to dab the surface to take some of the excess off. once it dries, the polish will stay inside the grooves since it the lettering is recessed. You then use a thin brush, dip in acetone (get some 100 percent acetone from Home Depot or something) and carefully clean the excess polish off the faceplate. It's very easy. Let that dry for 15 minutes, then I used the black, I painted on a thin coat all around the lettering, let it dry, and painted another coat to get the black looking even. If you mess up, use the brush and acetone to clean it off, it comes off instantly. If you are feeling paranoid, test the polish on another piece of plastic and then use the brush to take it off with the acetone after it dries, it should come off easily. The tiny little spaces in between the A and the S takes a bit of finesse. You'll need one of the nail art brushes to paint that (the tip of the brush is about .07 mm or so like a fine tip pen). let it all dry real good and apply a sealer on top like a polyurethane and you should be good to go. 



I hope that nail polish belongs to your wife....

post #903 of 2761

I'm doing my best to like these phones, but I'm wondering if they're not my style.  I need more time with them still for burn-in (both driver and brain...drivers are ~30 hours, brain is ~5 hours), but I'm struggling.

 

First off, I love the form factor.  Since the first time I saw a universal demo of a custom IEM, I've wondered why no one sells them that way.  I find these IEM's exceptionally comfortable, like they aren't even in my ears.  With single flange tips on them (I've been using mostly monster supertips but also meelec single flanges), it'll feel like I haven't sufficiently gotten the IEM's in my ears or achieved a seal, but bass response and audio comparison between other deeper fitting double and triple flanges clearly indicates that I have.

 

Speaking of the bass, the sub-bass extension on these is quite good, almost as good as my mg7 Atrios.  I admit that I'm a basshead, and I find these to have sufficient bass as to satisfy my low frequency needs.

 

Instrument separation is also good, as is soundstage.  I will agree with ericp10 that the soundstage on these is somewhat 3D, and I also can understand why several other individuals in this thread have mentioned a "live" sounding presentation.

 

My chief complaints lies with the mids and treble.  My other head-fi experiences have been predominantly V-shaped in nature; I've owned or own DT990's, HJE900's, Atrios, TF10's, M50's and several Sony IEM's like the EX71's.  I like my bass to hit hard and fast while my treble elegantly sparkles above with the mids filling in nicely between.  At present, I find the mids on the ASG-1 too forward and the treble lacks a certain zing.  As a result, I find the overall sound to be less vibrant that I'd like, and the greater emphasis on the mids makes music lack the vibrance and energy which I prefer.  This is particularly noticeable to me with artists such as Gnarls Barkley and The Mars Volta where a lot high energy things are going on simultaneously at different ends of the frequency spectrum (i.e. complex, tight bass bass lines coupled with high frequency samples and screeching guitars/vocals).  I just don't hear the definition and impact out of the high end that I'd like.

 

I really, really want to like these phones given my comments above about form factor, so I will keep burning them in and trying to adjust to the different sound signature.

 

 

EDIT: I should note these comments are based on what I hear using my craptastic Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch) as my source, although I have my Atrios and TF10 on hand and have been comparing them with the ASG-1 using the same source.


Edited by Bazirker - 2/22/12 at 10:29pm
post #904 of 2761
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

I'm doing my best to like these phones, but I'm wondering if they're not my style.  I need more time with them still for burn-in (both driver and brain...drivers are ~30 hours, brain is ~5 hours), but I'm struggling.

 

First off, I love the form factor.  Since the first time I saw a universal demo of a custom IEM, I've wondered why no one sells them that way.  I find these IEM's exceptionally comfortable, like they aren't even in my ears.  With single flange tips on them (I've been using mostly monster supertips but also meelec single flanges), it'll feel like I haven't sufficiently gotten the IEM's in my ears or achieved a seal, but bass response and audio comparison between other deeper fitting double and triple flanges clearly indicates that I have.

 

Speaking of the bass, the sub-bass extension on these is quite good, almost as good as my mg7 Atrios.  I admit that I'm a basshead, and I find these to have sufficient bass as to satisfy my low frequency needs.

 

Instrument separation is also good, as is soundstage.  I will agree with ericp10 that the soundstage on these is somewhat 3D, and I also can understand why several other individuals in this thread have mentioned a "live" sounding presentation.

 

My chief complaints lies with the mids and treble.  My other head-fi experiences have been predominantly V-shaped in nature; I've owned or own DT990's, HJE900's, Atrios, TF10's, M50's and several Sony IEM's like the EX71's.  I like my bass to hit hard and fast while my treble elegantly sparkles above with the mids filling in nicely between.  At present, I find the mids on the ASG-1 too forward and the treble lacks a certain zing.  As a result, I find the overall sound to be less vibrant that I'd like, and the greater emphasis on the mids makes music lack the vibrance and energy which I prefer.  This is particularly noticeable to me with artists such as Gnarls Barkley and The Mars Volta where a lot high energy things are going on simultaneously at different ends of the frequency spectrum (i.e. complex, tight bass bass lines coupled with high frequency samples and screeching guitars/vocals).  I just don't hear the definition and impact out of the high end that I'd like.

 

I really, really want to like these phones given my comments above about form factor, so I will keep burning them in and trying to adjust to the different sound signature.

 

 

EDIT: I should note these comments are based on what I hear using my craptastic Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch) as my source, although I have my Atrios and TF10 on hand and have been comparing them with the ASG-1 using the same source.

 

I owe a debt to you here.  Although this phone (from what I've read) isn't your signature, you were still able to give an honest and unbiased impression of them.  From what I've read on here, the ASG-2s are supposed to have slightly more recessed mids, those may be your cup of tea when it comes to upgrade.  Keep trying to get these to work for you though.  I really respect this post on so many levels, not only because a bass-head can note that the mids are still good, despite not being his signature.  Sorry, I just had to say that.

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Just wanted to point out for those who are still wondering...  

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post



I have no idea. Perhaps Aurisonics is watching and can answer this question? Although I would think it would be much more difficult to upgrade a custom depending on the bells and whistles you put on it...


Taken from Dale's reply on the thread in page 47 :)
 

 

 

 

Quote: Dale

...People who purchased the AS-1 series may also take advantage of the upgradeability and purchase the upgrade if they want it when they are available.

 

But please note that the upgrade will not be for everyone. The AS-1 series has a unique sound signature and one that you can grow to Love. The AS-2 will be a little different sounding with a more subtle midrange push and a bit more air on the top end while maintaining the rich lows....

 

post #906 of 2761

Thanks cherns :)

 

If I could afford the AS-1 I would be all over it...

post #907 of 2761

Bazirker, interesting that you should find the mids too forward on the ASG-1. I'm using a pair of mg7 Atrios with Softerwears as my onstage / casual listening IEM, and I find that its quite far from a V-shaped signature. Definitely a lot more middish and less high-end sparkly as the TF-10 (I only have a vague recollection of how they sound like) - detail freaks would definitely say that the Atrios are veiled in the high end - even more so for the earlier version, which I've also owned. That said, if you're into a bassy V-shaped signature you have got to check out the Final Audio Design Adagio IIIs. Huge bass and lovely top end detail. Am still fighting the urge to get a pair!

 

But hey, great review! Helps to shape expectations. If anything, its made me look forward a lot more to my pair. :D

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Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

My chief complaints lies with the mids and treble.  My other head-fi experiences have been predominantly V-shaped in nature; I've owned or own DT990's, HJE900's, Atrios, TF10's, M50's and several Sony IEM's like the EX71's.  I like my bass to hit hard and fast while my treble elegantly sparkles above with the mids filling in nicely between.  At present, I find the mids on the ASG-1 too forward and the treble lacks a certain zing.  As a result, I find the overall sound to be less vibrant that I'd like, and the greater emphasis on the mids makes music lack the vibrance and energy which I prefer.  ..

 

I really, really want to like these phones given my comments above about form factor, so I will keep burning them in and trying to adjust to the different sound signature.

 

 

EDIT: I should note these comments are based on what I hear using my craptastic Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch) as my source, although I have my Atrios and TF10 on hand and have been comparing them with the ASG-1 using the same source.



Thanks for your impressions to date.

 

 

Are you using Equalizers to adjust the frequency bands to your liking ?  V shaped arrangement being what you are after.

 

If not why have you not considered this ? Please don't say you are against the use of Equ'ing even when using a source such as a smartphone.

 

 

 

 

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So, here is my technique for opening the otter box:

 

Step 1: grab the box like a sandwich, with the ability to open the latch up towards your pointer fingers

Step 2: Place your thumbs underneath the latch

Step 3: Push down HARD with your fingers while pushing up and out with your thumbs.

 

This has worked really well for me when opening the case. Now if only I could figure out a way to close it...


Edited by whitefroded - 2/23/12 at 1:31am
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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 you using dual flange Sensorcom tips or stock SM3 tips ?

 

If Sensorcom's did you have to cut the stem length ?


Edited by archy121 - 2/23/12 at 1:32am
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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

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Some pics of how things are coming along. So I'm painting the right piece black/red, and wanted to paint the left piece white/blue, but I'm having a hell of a time getting the white to go on evenly. I may have to resort to spray painting the face plate, or just painting it black as well. It's nice and shiny now with the polyurethane coating on it. Can't wait til it's all dried up :D 


Absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

If onyl you were a woman your nails would be looking gorgeous all the time LOL :D

 

So this doesn't void the warranty?

 

 

post #912 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

 

EDIT: I should note these comments are based on what I hear using my craptastic Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch) as my source, although I have my Atrios and TF10 on hand and have been comparing them with the ASG-1 using the same source.

If I could add rep I would - I'm "maxed out" for the day lol

Thanks for the review/impressions!

 

I'm actually wondering how they sound in comparison to earphones I've heard....hmm
 

 

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Originally Posted by kangcore View Post

Bazirker, interesting that you should find the mids too forward on the ASG-1. I'm using a pair of mg7 Atrios with Softerwears as my onstage / casual listening IEM, and I find that its quite far from a V-shaped signature. Definitely a lot more middish and less high-end sparkly as the TF-10 (I only have a vague recollection of how they sound like) - detail freaks would definitely say that the Atrios are veiled in the high end - even more so for the earlier version, which I've also owned. That said, if you're into a bassy V-shaped signature you have got to check out the Final Audio Design Adagio IIIs. Huge bass and lovely top end detail. Am still fighting the urge to get a pair!

 

But hey, great review! Helps to shape expectations. If anything, its made me look forward a lot more to my pair. :D


I would love a comparison, a more in-depth one of the MG7 v ASG-1 - 'm currently using the MG7's as my main pair, that said adding a little more bass via my ZO2.

So from what I gather, the ASG-1's will have:

-More soundstage

-3D effect

-Harder time fitting in my ears

-Less bass response (but that can be eq'ed via ZO2)

-Might be harsh sounding -> possibly like the EX700's?

 



Quote:
Originally Posted by whitefroded View Post

So, here is my technique for opening the otter box:

 

Step 1: grab the box like a sandwich, with the ability to open the latch up towards your pointer fingers

Step 2: Place your thumbs underneath the latch

Step 3: Push down HARD with your fingers while pushing up and out with your thumbs.

 

This has worked really well for me when opening the case. Now if only I could figure out a way to close it...


Step 1.

Mention sandwich

 

Step 2.

Give to girlfriend

 

Step 3.

Opened.

 

hehe!

 

 


Edited by Totally Dubbed - 2/23/12 at 7:46am
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How does the ASG-1 compare with the IE80? 

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Originally Posted by eclipes View Post

Okay Thanks Eric, can you please post your impression on the ASG-1 Tips thread, i think it will help a lot of people in deciding which tips to buy.
 



 



Will do (eventually) @ eclipes... Thanks

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You can always shape the sound (I think very easily) with these until you decide to upgrade to a more suitable sound sig. I generally like listening on flat too, but I don't view eq-ing as evil. I've actually enjoyed some of the different sound presentations I have gotten by playing around with the eq on these.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

I'm doing my best to like these phones, but I'm wondering if they're not my style.  I need more time with them still for burn-in (both driver and brain...drivers are ~30 hours, brain is ~5 hours), but I'm struggling.

 

First off, I love the form factor.  Since the first time I saw a universal demo of a custom IEM, I've wondered why no one sells them that way.  I find these IEM's exceptionally comfortable, like they aren't even in my ears.  With single flange tips on them (I've been using mostly monster supertips but also meelec single flanges), it'll feel like I haven't sufficiently gotten the IEM's in my ears or achieved a seal, but bass response and audio comparison between other deeper fitting double and triple flanges clearly indicates that I have.

 

Speaking of the bass, the sub-bass extension on these is quite good, almost as good as my mg7 Atrios.  I admit that I'm a basshead, and I find these to have sufficient bass as to satisfy my low frequency needs.

 

Instrument separation is also good, as is soundstage.  I will agree with ericp10 that the soundstage on these is somewhat 3D, and I also can understand why several other individuals in this thread have mentioned a "live" sounding presentation.

 

My chief complaints lies with the mids and treble.  My other head-fi experiences have been predominantly V-shaped in nature; I've owned or own DT990's, HJE900's, Atrios, TF10's, M50's and several Sony IEM's like the EX71's.  I like my bass to hit hard and fast while my treble elegantly sparkles above with the mids filling in nicely between.  At present, I find the mids on the ASG-1 too forward and the treble lacks a certain zing.  As a result, I find the overall sound to be less vibrant that I'd like, and the greater emphasis on the mids makes music lack the vibrance and energy which I prefer.  This is particularly noticeable to me with artists such as Gnarls Barkley and The Mars Volta where a lot high energy things are going on simultaneously at different ends of the frequency spectrum (i.e. complex, tight bass bass lines coupled with high frequency samples and screeching guitars/vocals).  I just don't hear the definition and impact out of the high end that I'd like.

 

I really, really want to like these phones given my comments above about form factor, so I will keep burning them in and trying to adjust to the different sound signature.

 

 

EDIT: I should note these comments are based on what I hear using my craptastic Galaxy S II (Epic 4G Touch) as my source, although I have my Atrios and TF10 on hand and have been comparing them with the ASG-1 using the same source.



 

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