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I actually liked the ASG-1 (1.0/1.1) without EQ.  I did wish it had a tad more treble, and wouldn't mind if it had a tad more bass though :)  The 1.2 revision added a bit of bass but took too much off the mids for me.  

Well I haven't heard the ASG-1.2 but to my ears, the ASG-1S have the perfect level of bass without losing it's forward mids at all with it's stock sound. I just like having that extra treble and wider soundstage that I get with the EQ.

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Well I haven't heard the ASG-1.2 but to my ears, the ASG-1S have the perfect level of bass without losing it's forward mids at all with it's stock sound. I just like having that extra treble and wider soundstage that I get with the EQ.

 

You have me wanting a pair of these right now :p  LOL.  

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It has the name Aurisonics on it....I want it just because of that

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You have me wanting a pair of these right now :p  LOL.  

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It has the name Aurisonics on it....I want it just because of that

 

That's not my style :p  LOL.  I want it for the sound signature.  

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People should check out the AS-2's new picture on the Aurisonics main webpage. Just scroll through the big images. New one seems to have just been added. 

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Unsure. I don't know much about what the AS-2 will have as of now but even if they do it will probably be for those who opt for aesthetics, that's what really changes the AS-2 from a budget to a "premium" item. The AS-2 standard is only the IEM, no extra work is done on it. It is what Aurisonics can do with the least amount of labor and parts and therefore what they can do with the lowest cost, whereas the AS-2 with aesthetics go through a lengthier process to make them look nice increasing the labor costs and the parts costs.

Oh, by the way, these have black cables so those of you who hate the clear cables because of the oxidizing, this will not be a problem with the ASG-1S!

 

Heh... Did you just call an eight hundred dollar product a budget product?  If that's budget then I must be a poor poor miser who values money way too dearly.

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First off, I believe you can request your cable color, not sure the black will always be the cable to come with the ASG-1S, nor do you need to get ASG-1S's to get a black cable.

 

So, yes, he does consider the AS-2's budget. They are priced at the same level or lower than the others in the same field as it. It's a neutral CIEM. Similar in respect to the UE IERM and the UM Merlins. See, cheap or the same price as the competition. Thus budget. While we all know who I think is better, those are the competition, just some of the many. AKG K3003's are more expensive and those are universal IEM's. Similar types of internals, less price. Again, AS-2 is budget because of this.

 

I know many disagree, but I cannot make believers out of those that don't wanna believe. I can only put out the facts. They are competitively priced for something I think blows the market a bit out of the water. 

 

Then again, I am also saving to get a Tera Player. I like giving my money to those that inspire me and Dale definitely has the type of mind that makes me question my world and inspire me to learn and think differently. That's always worth the money to me, so I guess I have a different view on things.

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Heh... Did you just call an eight hundred dollar product a budget product?  If that's budget then I must be a poor poor miser who values money way too dearly.

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First off, I believe you can request your cable color, not sure the black will always be the cable to come with the ASG-1S, nor do you need to get ASG-1S's to get a black cable.

 

So, yes, he does consider the AS-2's budget. They are priced at the same level or lower than the others in the same field as it. It's a neutral CIEM. Similar in respect to the UE IERM and the UM Merlins. See, cheap or the same price as the competition. Thus budget. While we all know who I think is better, those are the competition, just some of the many. AKG K3003's are more expensive and those are universal IEM's. Similar types of internals, less price. Again, AS-2 is budget because of this.

 

I know many disagree, but I cannot make believers out of those that don't wanna believe. I can only put out the facts. They are competitively priced for something I think blows the market a bit out of the water. 

 

Then again, I am also saving to get a Tera Player. I like giving my money to those that inspire me and Dale definitely has the type of mind that makes me question my world and inspire me to learn and think differently. That's always worth the money to me, so I guess I have a different view on things.

 

Honestly, I agree with Cassadian that $800 is not budget. I'm sure they're worth every penny and more, and I'll be among the first to buy the ASG-2 when it's released. However, what you're saying is a discussion of value. Budget earphones are below $100 as far as I'm concerned. 

 

For instance, if a guy sold you his Ferrari for $800 on the spot, then that would be a ridiculous value. However, it would still not be 'budget' for a minimum wage cashier just getting off duty at walmart, getting ready to go cook for 3 children.

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Honestly, I agree with Cassadian that $800 is not budget. I'm sure they're worth every penny and more, and I'll be among the first to buy the ASG-2 when it's released. However, what you're saying is a discussion of value. Budget earphones are below $100 as far as I'm concerned. 

 

For instance, if a guy sold you his Ferrari for $800 on the spot, then that would be a ridiculous value. However, it would still not be 'budget' for a minimum wage cashier just getting off duty at walmart, getting ready to go cook for 3 children.

 

+1...  800 is not even close to budget...  Not even for customs.  Yes, I'll agree with Ekes 100 is budget for universal...  I'd be surprised to find any custom for that price.  There are cheap 2-300 dollar customs if I remember correctly (not including impressions).  That is budget.  

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But it would be a budget Ferrari would it not? In this case, of it's class, it's budget. If what you are going for is Top Tier audio reproduction in a custom IEM, this is budget to all others or similarly priced. Remember, this is a US company, UM does something similar for the same price and it's in China where costs of production are cheaper and peoples time is less expensive. Dale has kept costs as low as he can and still giving people great value. If you can't afford the AS-2's, then definitely consider the ASG-2's. I'm not even gonna bother trying to figure out their price yet, but I know Dale's doing his best to keep costs low. Budget is to everyone, something different. and if you're a minimum wage cashier just getting off duty at walmart, getting ready to go cook for 3 children, why are you on the internet reading about headphones?!? That just silly. I'm a college student with a part time job and i manage to afford some pretty nice "budget" gear apparently. In all seriousness though, in a few months everyone will be loving their AS-2's and ASG-2's and no ones gonna be complaining about the price anymore.

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Honestly, I agree with Cassadian that $800 is not budget. I'm sure they're worth every penny and more, and I'll be among the first to buy the ASG-2 when it's released. However, what you're saying is a discussion of value. Budget earphones are below $100 as far as I'm concerned. 

 

For instance, if a guy sold you his Ferrari for $800 on the spot, then that would be a ridiculous value. However, it would still not be 'budget' for a minimum wage cashier just getting off duty at walmart, getting ready to go cook for 3 children.

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I think you mixed up pricing tiers and value.  The AS-2, I won't doubt it (for now) is going to have a good value (what you describe).  Their price tier is on that includes 800 dollars.  Budget is not within the 800 dollar area for universals nor customs.

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I don't want to create any more contention that is necessary.  I never disagreed that the AS-2's are not a relatively great value for the money (I say relatively on the basis that diminishing marginal returns do in fact exist).  In fact I think that the AS-2's are priced quite fairly, just that they are not budget.  I think that 800 USD is where you hit luxury and past around 1250 is pure opulence.  

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I guess i'm $50 short..........Maybe i can just send Dale some more money just to get to that state of opulence. My portable rig has turned into an extremely high end and expensive MSRP rig overall to reproduce. Very excited about the future. The AS-2's have made me like a zombie wanting to feed on better and better music and I definitely feel I have my moneys worth. Sorry if the price isn't budget to you, to me it somewhat is. Value is undeniably there though.

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I don't want to create any more contention that is necessary.  I never disagreed that the AS-2's are not a relatively great value for the money (I say relatively on the basis that diminishing marginal returns do in fact exist).  In fact I think that the AS-2's are priced quite fairly, just that they are not budget.  I think that 800 USD is where you hit luxury and past around 1250 is pure opulence.  

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I understand that on the quest to the best sound that the spending of money is as common as drinking water.  But a college student on a part-time job considering of over a thousand dollars "budget".  I respect your personal beliefs but might I suggest that you put a little bit, just a teeny bit, more value to money.  It may just be me, I'm not well off and every dollar I earn through hard work I make sure to save and this investment into these headphones is pretty much the first time I've spent over 100-150 USD on something for myself.

 

Again, getting back on topic, the ASG-1S is quite an interesting product, and I'd like to see some thorough reviews and comparisons to the ASG-1 and I can't wait for the Black Rhodium Plated pictures that are sure to be posted.  


Edited by Cassadian - 8/13/12 at 10:37pm
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I've gotten about 300 hours use now. $1200 / 300+ hours = >$4/hour. I value money. And that price per hour is only gonna get less and less. Sorry for my extravagant taste, I'm a Head-Fi member. It's a really bad addiction. I'm trying to find the cure, but it only empties my wallet more and more. Soon the bleeding out will stop. I've realized I can't keep spending forever. Just enough to get the perfect rig :-D

 

Yes, I haven't seen any Black Rhodium pictures myself, so I'm very excited. ASG-1S review will be coming in the next month or so. Kong and I have already discussed the content we are bringing on the blog he owns/I help run. The ASG-1S is not the only Aurisonics product review we are going to have in the next month or two. I'll be sure to post pictures of my AS-1's with "Stealth" aesthetics as soon as I get them. Dale says next week they should be ready to ship to me. Dale's been making me pretty excited about them. I know he's making sure they look spectacular just like the rest of the lineup of aesthetics. 

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Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

I understand that on the quest to the best sound that the spending of money is as common as drinking water.  But a college student on a part-time job considering of over a thousand dollars "budget".  I respect your personal beliefs but might I suggest that you put a little bit, just a teeny bit, more value to money.  It may just be me, I'm not well off and every dollar I earn through hard work I make sure to save and this investment into these headphones is pretty much the first time I've spent over 100 USD on something for myself.

 

Again, getting back on topic, the ASG-1S is quite an interesting product, and I'd like to see some thorough reviews and comparisons to the ASG-1 and I can't wait for the Black Rhodium Plated pictures that are sure to be posted.  


Edited by kenman345 - 8/13/12 at 10:52pm
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