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post #256 of 289
Can you explain more on this, how do they interfere? I never new we could crossover a dynamic driver with balanced armature driver.
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Originally Posted by chengsta View Post

I hope dale will some day come up with a version of the as-2's with crossover.  I've had a chance to listen to a friends as-2, and it would be perfect if the lows didn't interfere with the highs when eq'd.  It wasn't a perfect fit, but close enough.
post #257 of 289

Well he only let me listen for about 10-15 minutes before he took it back for work.  It sounded beautiful not eq'd.  He didn't let me play with the bass port, so I just hooked it up to my e11 and zo2 (doubleamped) to see how it would sound with more bass boost.  It doesn't get dark, but it gets really warm if you try to give it more bass, which is what I don't like.  To be honest I'm not sure it can be solved even with a crossover.  For car audio though, crossovers would usually fix it.

 

Also I'm not sure if you can crossover a dynamic with balanced, but the UM merlins do it, I believe. 


Edited by chengsta - 4/28/13 at 10:35am
post #258 of 289

What about without EQ?

 

Strange that you only listened for 10-15 minutes and felt the need to EQ them so quickly. 

post #259 of 289

well that's because I wanna know how it is eq'd compared to my other iems eq'd.  I plan to eq everything I get my hands on, is that strange?  Had to pay him $20 bucks because understandably he doesn't like sharing earwax lol.

 

I also got a jh16pro coming in like hopefully under a month, and plan on eqing that too.  I like to eq my music depending on the mood I'm in, so to me it's really really important how they sound in all sorts of situations.  I've come across many iems that sound really good left alone, but once you start messing with the eq they start falling apart (not literally).

 

I guess I still can't get over the kind of clarity you can get with high quality car audio equipment, with crossover'd subs that stay out of other frequencies.


Edited by chengsta - 4/29/13 at 3:58pm
post #260 of 289

Hm, to each his own I guess. Seems like most people have different head phones to cater to different sound signatures. 

 

I like to hear music the way it was intended. 

post #261 of 289
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Hm, to each his own I guess. Seems like most people have different head phones to cater to different sound signatures. 

 

I like to hear music the way it was intended. 

 

Everyone says this...  But how in the heck was it intended to be heard?  Everyone's perspective is different on this.  Some say 100% neutrality (Etymotic neutrality) is the direction to go as that's the way its mastered by the engineer/artist.  Others require a V-sig and sound stage to allow musical elements to play rolls.  Others like gobs of bass.  There is no agreed upon intended way music is meant to be heard.

post #262 of 289

How it was recorded? How it would sound if they were playing right in front of me?

 

Guess you can't really know that, but I doubt automatically applying EQ will help. 

 

idk, i've just never been a fan of EQing


Edited by anoxy - 4/29/13 at 11:43pm
post #263 of 289
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Everyone says this...  But how in the heck was it intended to be heard?  Everyone's perspective is different on this.  Some say 100% neutrality (Etymotic neutrality) is the direction to go as that's the way its mastered by the engineer/artist.  Others require a V-sig and sound stage to allow musical elements to play rolls.  Others like gobs of bass.  There is no agreed upon intended way music is meant to be heard.

reality is we can never hear the music the way it meant to be heard as most music is designed for speaker purposes. Specially for music type where it has a lot of end notes. Some frequancies we cannot hear but sense with our body. 

 

For me the standard is ER4S. Anything which follows the same FR line is A okay. Ofcourse I prefer things few dB louder across the entire FR chart. 


Edited by audionewbi - 4/30/13 at 8:22am
post #264 of 289
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How it was recorded? How it would sound if they were playing right in front of me?

 

Guess you can't really know that, but I doubt automatically applying EQ will help. 

 

idk, i've just never been a fan of EQing

 

ER4 below is actually designed to mimic how it would sound if it was being played right in front of you.  You won't get the strong sub-bass feel you'd get from a speaker though (that's not possible).

 

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reality is we can never hear the music the way it meant to be heard as most music is designed for speaker purposes. Specially for music type where it has a lot of end notes. Some frequancies we cannot hear but sense with our body. 

 

For me the standard is ER4S. Anything which follows the same FR line is A okay. Ofcourse I prefer things few dB across the entire FR chart. 

 

A lot of people do hold this standard.

post #265 of 289

Two emails and a number of FB and still no respond from them, I think I will hold the purchase just for now as I don't want to face the scenario where my product is faulty and I can't get a hold of a CR. 

post #266 of 289
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Two emails and a number of FB and still no respond from them, I think I will hold the purchase just for now as I don't want to face the scenario where my product is faulty and I can't get a hold of a CR. 

How long did you wait for a response? The two main people that respond to emails were at Canlanta yesterday

post #267 of 289
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Two emails and a number of FB and still no respond from them, I think I will hold the purchase just for now as I don't want to face the scenario where my product is faulty and I can't get a hold of a CR. 

Feel free to PM us. I am not sure your emails have got through to us.

post #268 of 289

I agree with tinyman392 and whoever it was on InnerFidelity (who recently wrote something similar). I've always found the so-called “intent” claim from a non-insider (on a specific recording) to be specious.

 

I've been in a studio where an 18in woofer was part of the monitoring system. I don't know if an AS(G)-2 can mimic the intend there, but I'm fairly certain anything not considered bassy would fail.

 

 

post #269 of 289

It has been a month since I paid for a pair of AS-2s.

The good news; the Aurisonics folks are quite friendly and responsive to inquiries.

The bad-patience is required. It appears I will be fortunate if mine are done within the next four weeks.

post #270 of 289
Hi there,

While all custom iems require a wait and Aurisonics seems to be doing a ton of business, the best news is that it's worth the wait.
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