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post #136 of 143

I've tried at least a dozen different tips with the ASG-1. The ones that sealed well and sounded good preferred to stay in my ear rather than on the nozzle. I may have finally found one that works with my ears - the large double flange from Heir Audio (included with the A.4i and A.3i).

post #137 of 143

For me, the medium stock red-cored tips from my Heir 4.Ai provide the best sound, fit and isolation. Also, sorry for bumping the thread. I just couldn't resist sharing :)

post #138 of 143

Using the Westone clear tips at the moment (the ones that are attached to the W1 and W2, probably W3 also, when you buy them; not sure about the current models though). Like the UE tips, it's a bit stiffer, which isn't a problem because the shell design doesn't need to be inserted really deep to anchor properly to my ear (YMMV - isolation gains on the usual Westone/Shure-type shells are offset by the irritation in my ears, which is why I got the ASG-1). In terms of SQ, it balances out the sound nicely - curbs the excess upper bass-lower midrange response while bringing up the treble a little bit. I tried replicating the response through Neturon MP's EQ on the stock tips, and I couldn't replicate it (although it doesn't mean it's impossible, but you might need an RTA).

 

Our old bassist got to try it straight out of a Fiio X3 and also with a C5 amp at a recent hi-fi show, and also his Blackberry and my S3, and for someone who preferred Grados and AKGs over my HD600 when I brought him to past meets/shows, he didn't make any parallels between the Sennheiser and the ASG-1.2 on the Westone tips. Funny though, I got 'em precisely because I knew I could try other tips, or at least err on the side of smooth, albeit dark, treble (than outright too sharp or warm with annoying sharp peaks), plus comfort, for a portable that might have to stay in my ears a lot longer than my headphones (ie, when I'm on a plane, bus, train, etc).


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 11/15/13 at 9:20pm
post #139 of 143
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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

AUVIO Tips (thanks eat2na)

 

I will update this list as the thread goes on.

 

How did you make the Sony Hybrids fit? I bought another set of original Sony Hybrids (I realized when I saw a local sale ad that the ones that came with mine when I bought the ASG-1 used must be the counterfeit versions) and the nozzle is just too tiny. I'll post a pic later when I get home as the internet here at work seems overloaded at the moment and pics aren't up/downloading before the browsers freeze.

post #140 of 143

Whatever the heck happened to the other people on this thread?

post #141 of 143

I would guess some folks have moved on.  I did (no longer own ASG-1x).   The cycle of FOTM has long ran its course.  Similar info you're seeking may be found in the ASG-2 threads. 

post #142 of 143
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How did you make the Sony Hybrids fit? I bought another set of original Sony Hybrids (I realized when I saw a local sale ad that the ones that came with mine when I bought the ASG-1 used must be the counterfeit versions) and the nozzle is just too tiny. I'll post a pic later when I get home as the internet here at work seems overloaded at the moment and pics aren't up/downloading before the browsers freeze.

You have to stretch the Sony Hybrids to get them to fit.
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You have to stretch the Sony Hybrids to get them to fit.

 

Thanks, will give it one more shot. It felt like the bore was going to break so I stopped.

 

 

UPDATE: Got it!

 

For future reference, I used a pair of tweezers to loosen 'em up, poking then spreading through both sides, then rotating them. When pliant enough I inserted the tweeezers from the exit end, spread them real wide, pulled the outer part up (insert, spread and pull sounds wrong together thanks to Law & Order: SVU), and guided them over the bore. Stretched back into their regular size but I haven't tried taking them off yet.

 

SQ-wise: treble is clearer, but there's a little bit more bass too. Not easily noticeable but on some passages of tracks from Nightwish's Imaginearum the bass guitar is more audible, though not getting in the way of the guitars nor is the response "bleeding" into them. Fits a lot better than the other (possibly counterfeit) Sony Hybrid tips I have (I'll post photos for comparison later), although it's possible that age made the old ones too pliable. These feel a little larger but pliant enough to squeeze through without discomfort. Anyways, got the white ones from an eBay seller that packs several pairs of the same size in one small box.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 7/16/14 at 3:34am
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