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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Eke, I didn`t realise Carlsan had the ASG-2, only thought he was borrowing yours. It`s a shame that in his SD3 review there was no mention of the ASG2, which I would have thought there probably should have been?

http://www.head-fi.org/products/inear-stagediver-sd-3/reviews/9221

 

It is a good read folks and pretty much how I hear the SD3. I suppose more reviews between the 2 are definitely required.

 

He got the ASG-2 after the fact I believe. 

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The review is only 2 weeks old, wish I had that spare cash for both!

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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Eke, I didn`t realise Carlsan had the ASG-2, only thought he was borrowing yours. It`s a shame that in his SD3 review there was no mention of the ASG2, which I would have thought there probably should have been?

http://www.head-fi.org/products/inear-stagediver-sd-3/reviews/9221

 

It is a good read folks and pretty much how I hear the SD3. I suppose more reviews between the 2 are definitely required.

 

 

For what it's worth, I think the SD3 sounds great. I even added that at the end of the comparison. It's just that there's no contest between the ASG-2 and SD3. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post


 

I do believe that he is right in saying that the ASG2's are a step up. That is what I am hearing as well.

 

....

 

So far, to me anyway, Eke's comparison's aren't so much showing the weakness of the SD3, which I think are an excellent earphone, but more the incredible strengths of the ASG-2's which way rise above their price point and is equal or better to $1,000 earphones.

 
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

I'll start with this: the ASG-2 is definitely a completely different IEM than the ASG-1. There is almost absolutely no comparison.

Second, there is absolutely no shortage of bass and in my opinion the bass ports do in fact make a tremendous difference in the perceived sound. Even a small fraction of a turn changes both the bass presence and presentation of these monitors.

I believe the above is the reason for all the conflicting impressions of these headphones, because we all might as well be talking about different units if we all have the ports at a different setting. I know some of you think the bass ports are a bunch of hooey, but this is what I'm hearing now.

There is ample bass with the bass ports closed, and with them opened a hair, there is the possibility to satisfy even the biggest bass head, without loosing the sparkle.

Personally at 80 something hours of burn in, I am still finding these somewhat hot in the treble area, with the male vocals in some of my favorite albums highly sibilant. I'm crossing my fingers that it will mellow out, because the sound of the ASG-2 is actually pretty fantastic.
It carries weight across the whole spectrum in a way I haven't heard before, and makes everything else I own and once loved seem thin.

Just my opinions. I just wanted to clear up the various different opinions for those that don't have them yet. These are damn good IEMs, and while they are apparently not for everyone, they are definitely worth consideration.

Keep tip rolling and eventually you should find a set that tames the sibilance. For me it was the Auvios.
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

 

For what it's worth, I think the SD3 sounds great. I even added that at the end of the comparison. It's just that there's no contest between the ASG-2 and SD3. 

 

 

Fair enough mate, enjoy ;-)

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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

The review is only 2 weeks old, wish I had that spare cash for both!

 

Things change way to fast in this head-fi world!

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Yes, the 500 series fits perfectly and stays on a little better than on the SD3.
Right so I figured the t400 might fit the asg2 too tongue.gif
post #1568 of 6728
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

You'll get to hear the ASG-2 in a few weeks, that is if you and James can find time to meet. I'll be sending him my pair before I go to Jamaica on the 28th.

Eke, EXCELLENT NEWS, i am all wait for it, hope i will be in Vienna at that time, we plan one week out July 27 till Aug 1.... Keep fingers crossed and Big thanks for your kind offer.

Since these are much talked IEMs i am very curious, hopefully James will give me a whistle when they are with him.
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Eke, EXCELLENT NEWS, i am all wait for it, hope i will be in Vienna at that time, we plan one week out July 27 till Aug 1.... Keep fingers crossed and Big thanks for your kind offer.

Since these are much talked IEMs i am very curious, hopefully James will give me a whistle when they are with him.

Fair Warning- make sure james444 doesn't just make you listen to his DAP full of Van Halen. He's a huge 80's hard rock guy and tries to make everyone listen to VH this and VH that. Same with the sparrow guy. He should change his name from music_4321 to evh_5150 already.
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Shotgun, do not worry, we will put on some Wagner and Brahms for you while we will listen to Van Halen ;-)

and what about Motorhead and Sepultura? :-D

Seriously, i have plenty choice so we will find something. But you better pray for Van Halen and James because no IEM will be alive after spinning ELO, some African percussions and bassy chillouts i have, plus i will put some blues and else to test and then i have 96khz 24bit vinyl rip from Boney'M album Nightflight to Venus... you know first composition is great on drums and for true low bass we will put some Bach concert... even my loudspeakers capable of falling down to 27Hz cannot handle this, Bach church organ works are true torture for any gear :-)))
Edited by Gintaras - 7/15/13 at 2:14pm
post #1571 of 6728
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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Eke, I didn`t realise Carlsan had the ASG-2, only thought he was borrowing yours. It`s a shame that in his SD3 review there was no mention of the ASG2, which I would have thought there probably should have been?

http://www.head-fi.org/products/inear-stagediver-sd-3/reviews/9221

 

It is a good read folks and pretty much how I hear the SD3. I suppose more reviews between the 2 are definitely required.

 

I receeived my ASG-2 on the day that my SD3's went out to Eke for comparison. He had asked, and I granted him his request, thinking that I would be busy with the ASG-2 to use the SD3 anyway.

That and a used pair of Heir 5's came into my hands as well, and the Flat-4's ...

 

I may update that review, or more likely just start a comparison review of the two, but I stand by that initial review, that is what I heard.

I'm going on vacation next week so hopefully will have a bit more time to listen and take notes.

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Originally Posted by Sinth View Post

Eke, I didn`t realise Carlsan had the ASG-2, only thought he was borrowing yours. It`s a shame that in his SD3 review there was no mention of the ASG2, which I would have thought there probably should have been?

http://www.head-fi.org/products/inear-stagediver-sd-3/reviews/9221

 

It is a good read folks and pretty much how I hear the SD3. I suppose more reviews between the 2 are definitely required.

 

I receeived my ASG-2 on the day that my SD3's went out to Eke for comparison. He had asked, and I granted him his request, thinking that I would be busy with the ASG-2 to use the SD3 anyway.

That and a used pair of Heir 5's came into my hands as well, and the Flat-4's ...

 

I may update that review, or more likely just start a comparison review of the two, but I stand by that initial review, that is what I heard.

I'm going on vacation next week so hopefully will have a bit more time to listen and take notes.

post #1573 of 6728
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Fair Warning- make sure james444 doesn't just make you listen to his DAP full of Van Halen. He's a huge 80's hard rock guy and tries to make everyone listen to VH this and VH that. Same with the sparrow guy. He should change his name from music_4321 to evh_5150 already.

Did we really make it 105 pages before someone brought up VH in this thread or did I miss a post?
post #1574 of 6728
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


Can't comment on the earphone that you guys are discussing but I can say the TS comply tips do not affect treble response and quantity in my experience. They sound as good as the ortofons on my 1+2. Foam doesn't inherently affect treble just by being foam. It's the overhang folding across the opening that affect sound. Too much is being made here of too little IMO.

Edit: Other than foam overhang, fit (seal and depth) is the only other variable.


I tried large comply tips and couldn't achieve a seal on the 1Plus2. With the TS200 tips I was able to get a seal but it did change the sound. This was also for the Kaede. I've never had an experience with Comply tips that was without determent to the sound in some sort of way. With the 1Plus2s I found it to take away from the treble (lost clarity and focus). The sound staging also took a noticeable hit taking away from its accuracy and overall size. Made it sound more congested. I think bass also increased slightly. After doing side by side comparisons I won't be using complys again. I had similar results on the Kaede which they actually recommend these comply tips for lol.


Edited by lee730 - 7/15/13 at 6:26pm
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I tried comply tips and couldn't achieve a seal on the 1Plus2. With the TS200 tips I was able to get a seal but it did change the sound. This was also for the Kaede. I've never had an experience with Comply tips that was without determent to the sound in some sort of way. With the 1Plus2s I found it to take away from the treble (lost clarity and focus). The sound staging also took a noticeable hit taking away from its accuracy and overall size. Made it sound more congested. I think bass also increased slightly. After doing side by side comparisons I won't be using complys again. I had similar results on the Kaede which they actually recommend these comply tips lol.

That's because the bore of the TS200 is entirely too small for the 1P2. You may as well have used a Westone tip on it. The 400 or 500 series would be far more ideal.
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