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Aurisonics ASG-1: Which tips are the best? (with reviews to come)

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The ASG-1 is an interesting new headphone which, for some, seems to deliver top-tier sound.  However, there is a consensus that the stock tips included with the ASG-1 are junk.  Let's figure out what tips works on these phones!

 

I will review the ASG-1 here with the different tips I have available to me over the next week or so.  In the meantime, here is a short list of tips which will fit on the ASG-1:

 

Meelec tips (such as those included with the M11)

Sony hybrids

UE single flange

Monster triple flanges

Monster supertips

AUVIO Tips (thanks eat2na)

 

I will update this list as the thread goes on.


Edited by Bazirker - 2/22/12 at 10:11am
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One more for me, just in case.

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Just ordered several different tips and will also be posting comparisons here as well. 

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Originally Posted by Bazirker View Post

The ASG-1 is an interesting new headphone which, for some, seems to deliver top-tier sound.  However, there is a consensus that the stock tips included with the ASG-1 are junk.  Let's figure out what tips works on these phones!

 

I will review the ASG-1 here with the different tips I have available to me over the next week or so.  In the meantime, here is a short list of tips which will fit on the ASG-1:

 

Meelec tips (such as those included with the M11)

Sony hybrids

UE single flange

Monster triple flanges

Monster supertips

 

I will update this list as the thread goes on.

These ones will fit also. I use them on my Pro-Coppers and are very similar to the Sony's.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10788687#
 

 

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OP updated, thanks eat2na!

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Bazirker, I had a very good experience with the regular (non-hybrid) Sony silicone tips when I had the ASG-1, they have a much bigger sound bore than Sony hybrids and I put a de-cored Comply foam underneath to improve seal and isolation.  I also use these sometimes on my IE8s with excellent results. 

 

140a67ff_asg-1.jpeg

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how is the soundstage on the ASG 1 compared to the IE8/IE80?

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Edit - Moving to appreciation thread.


Edited by dosley01 - 2/23/12 at 7:37am
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It's actually hard to compare them, the ASG-1 has a very unique presentation.  While the IE8 has a big airy presentation, the ASG-1 has a very real, your there at a live venue presentation.  It's really unlike anything I have experienced before and honestly really needs to be heard to be appreciated. 



interesting..now im gonna spend a long time racking my brains deciding between the two. ><!

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Deleted; accidental double post.


Edited by Bazirker - 2/23/12 at 8:31am
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Originally Posted by dosley01 View Post

Bazirker, I had a very good experience with the regular (non-hybrid) Sony silicone tips when I had the ASG-1, they have a much bigger sound bore than Sony hybrids and I put a de-cored Comply foam underneath to improve seal and isolation.  I also use these sometimes on my IE8s with excellent results. 

 

Interesting!  I have older Sony tips as well, but haven't put any foam in them.  That's a great idea that I may have to give a shot!

 

 

At present, I find the Monster Supertips small gels to be the best.  They present the treble with more clarity and emphasis while being comfy.  They fit quite nicely over the ASG-1 nozzles:

 

LL

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The genuine UE silicon has always worked best for me with wide nozzle tubes.  I say genuine because like anything, it can be counterfeited and like most counterfeits, it is never the same as the real deal.  Like most ear canals, they are asymmetrical.  Some more than others.  I think mine are on the more side.   Below are my Atrio custom sleeves to exemplify this, and notice the big difference between the left and right (red tip).  Off the topic, I do feel the custom sleeves are a good investment for the mg7.  It keeps the signature low bass, provides unparalleled isolation and comfort, preserves the neutral sound, but brings out more of the mids due to the sound tube being closer to your ear drum:

 

tips1.JPG    tips2.JPG

 

I've owned all the super.fi and tripe.fi universal models and always found the stock UE tips the best.  They are also good to substitute on other manufacturers like Sennheiser and Grado IEM's.  What I really like about the UE tips is their stiffness.  Similar tips don't have enough stiffness when formed inside the ear and gives away to easily, along with that goes the seal.  Below is a side by side comparison of the stock large ASG-1 silicon tip and the UE size large.  You can see they are very similar to shape and size:

 

The ASG-1 tip is on the left

tip1.JPG  tip2.JPG

 

Where the two differs greatly is in the side wall stiffness and this is what makes or breaks the seal for me.  I'm applying about the same pressure as I'm holding each tip and you can see how the ASG-1 tip easily collapses:

 

tip3.JPG  tip4.JPG

 

Regarding the sound difference.  I didn't really notice any significant sound changes and didn't really expect much change from the beginning.  The biggest change is the fit and seal.  For me, it's like night and day, and makes a world of a difference. 

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Wow, fantastic post.  I'll have to play around with the UE tips more on the ASG-1 to see if I detect any differences.  Due to the visual similarities between the UE tips and stock included with the ASG-1, I just assumed they would perform similarly...

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Great post!

 

out of interest, would these fit the T-400 comply range?

I'm curious of the size put in perspective with comply tips lol

As I know the comply compatibility and what they fit on.

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UE tips are the size of the comply 500s.

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