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post #2281 of 6752
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Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post

Bird, say I send them a email about a refund, should I post what happens?

 

Bird?? Oh well, nvm.

 

Yes, nothing wrong with posting what happens. BUT, don't forget that if you don't get a refund, that doesn't necessarily mean Aurisonics didn't do the right thing, UNLESS they'd specifically offered a refund in the first place if not happy with their product.

post #2282 of 6752
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Bird?? Oh well, nvm.

Yes, nothing wrong with posting what happens. BUT, don't forget that if you don't get a refund, that doesn't necessarily mean Aurisonics didn't do the right thing, UNLESS they'd specifically offered a refund in the first place if not happy with their product.

I understand, yes.... bird
post #2283 of 6752

Funny, funny... funny.

post #2284 of 6752
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post


This is what happens with many, many products we buy. I thought the SM3 was rubbish and sold it within days; didn't like the SE535, EPH-100 & CK10 and quickly sold them, too. When I bought those IEMs, I knew there was no return policy and, unfortunately, like many people, I couldn't audition any of these phones anywhere — the hype at the time surrounding those products was unbelievable. Have learned my lesson, though, but I still take (calculated) risks and have sold quite a few IEMs (and DAPs)

 

 

Wait wait wait... Stop everything. I was 100% unquestionably convinced up until this very moment that you held the SM3 in only the highest of regards. How, I ask, could this possibly be possible?

 

Also I agree with this view on return policies. Most of us buy expensive stuff on here and there is no return policy most of the time. It's the responsibility of the buyer to learn about the return policy prior to buying. If there's no return policy, then one has to calculate the risk of purchasing the product.

 

In my experience Aurisonics has been quite solid in their customer service. Thus far, they have owned up to any mistakes and done what they can to fix them. I'd bet they'll find a way to take care of Unity. I wouldn't expect a refund though.

post #2285 of 6752

You can probably sell the ASG-2 for $450 or even $500. Someone sold one for $500 a month ago.

post #2286 of 6752
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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

You can probably sell the ASG-2 for $450 or even $500. Someone sold one for $500 a month ago.

Thought experiment for you:

Imagine I didn't have someone like rin to measure these iem's and put them up for sale. Say the person that buys them does have the equipment. He test them on arrival and gets back to me in a quite unhappy mood about his $550 purchase.

When I sold my H200's to Wayne, I made it clear what I thought. One could say I was even stopping my own sale with my messages.

I do not want to pass/sell someone defective/bad iem's. Wayne was stressful enough for me and I was personally ready to give him a full refund if not happy. This is just how I feel.

A headfi'er is PMing me about my refund post and he sounds reasonable to me. I'm fighting with ME2 atm but think my post will stay.

Edit: The thought experiment specifics were not great but my point was: I don't want to sell/pass on to others the stress of receiving a possibly defective pair.
Edited by UnityIsPower - 8/4/13 at 9:25am
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I don't often agree with music_4321, but I've got to say I find him to be spot-in in regards to Unity's posting in a public forum requesting assistance in an obviously private matter. 

 

Unity, everyone seems to have been very patient and accepting of your criticisms and comments, but it would most definitely be best if you actually address the issue the proper way with the proper people-- by calling/emailing/PMing Dale and company. I wish you'd liked them better, but I respect your difference in opinion about the G-2. You just need to chill out a bit and start going about this the right way. Reach out and see what options you have and then maybe get back with us wink.gif

 


 

Anyhow, onwards and upwards! Anybody have an Android EQ app they find particularly good for making adjustments? I wouldn't mind tinkering a bit with some of the changes people have suggested here. 

 

Also, if Dale or any of the Aurisonicians are around, someone had mentioned a while back that they'd be interested to know if it would be possible to simply purchase a different shield separately and replace it ourselves with the appropriate tool (screwdriver or whatever). Is that a possibility, or would taking of the shield damage the unit? Just curious, because I think those rhodium and blackened chrome plates look sexy as all-get-out! ksc75smile.gif

post #2288 of 6752
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Wait wait wait... Stop everything. I was 100% unquestionably convinced up until this very moment that you held the SM3 in only the highest of regards. How, I ask, could this possibly be possible?

 

I guess you could say music_4321's 'fondness' for the SM3 is now legendary… in certain circles. I've been one of the people who have publicly trashed the SM3s more severely, and, as far as I know, the first one to do so, right at the height of the (until then) unprecedented hype madness seen in those days (exactly 3 years ago) when every single owner at the time raved over the Earsonics — our very charming sparrow didn't make many friends then—just like he didn't on the EPH-100 thread for being a little too honest when several people, once again, were happily hyping the Yamahas away.

 

Soon afterwards, more and more people seemed to realise the SM3s weren't quite as good as several early adopters had claimed—some of them later thinking / (privately) admitting the SM3s weren't that good, or downright terrible. To this day, the SM3 remains the most polarising IEM on HF, ie some (still?) swearing by it, and some, like me, thinking it's absolute rubbish — give me the new very, very good £25 Apple Earpods any day, I say! (seriously).

post #2289 of 6752
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Originally Posted by Theogenes View Post

 

Also, if Dale or any of the Aurisonicians are around, someone had mentioned a while back that they'd be interested to know if it would be possible to simply purchase a different shield separately and replace it ourselves with the appropriate tool (screwdriver or whatever). Is that a possibility, or would taking of the shield damage the unit? Just curious, because I think those rhodium and blackened chrome plates look sexy as all-get-out! ksc75smile.gif

 

This is an amazing idea. User-replaceable face plates!

 

 

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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

 

I guess you could say music_4321's 'fondness' for the SM3 is now legendary… in certain circles. I've been one of the people who have publicly trashed the SM3s more severely, and, as far as I know, the first one to do so, right at the height of the (until then) unprecedented hype madness seen in those days (exactly 3 years ago) when every single owner at the time raved over the Earsonics — our very charming sparrow didn't make many friends then—just like he didn't on the EPH-100 thread for being a little too honest when several people, once again, were happily hyping the Yamahas away.

 

Soon afterwards, more and more people seemed to realise the SM3s weren't quite as good as several early adopters had claimed—some of them later thinking / (privately) admitting the SM3s weren't that good, or downright terrible. To this day, the SM3 remains the most polarising IEM on HF, ie some (still?) swearing by it, and some, like me, thinking it's absolute rubbish — give me the new very, very good £25 Apple Earpods any day, I say! (seriously).

 

 

I became a head-fier at the tail end of the SM3 hype and almost bought one. I'm glad you spoke up when you did. Sometimes it's just one person speaking their mind that allows the lurkers to come out into the open in agreement. And before you know it the hype train is derailed by balanced and varying reviews.


Edited by gnarlsagan - 8/1/13 at 2:03pm
post #2290 of 6752
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

 

This is an amazing idea. User-replaceable face plates!

I'm already on it give it a little time. Currently they are not user replaceable.

post #2291 of 6752
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Originally Posted by Aurisonics View Post

I'm already on it give it a little time. Currently they are not user replaceable.

You never run out of ideas, don't you?

post #2292 of 6752
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Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post



Thought experiment for you:

Imagine I didn't have someone like rin to measure these iem's and put them up for sale. Say the person that buys them does have the equipment. He test them on arrival and gets back to me in a quite unhappy mood about his $550 purchase.

Terrible thought experiment lol.

Firstly, highly improbable. Second, this supposed man would likely be smart enough to say,

"I have measuring equipment, if I get them and find something incredibly wrong, ie faulty driver, I would like to be able to get a refund."

to which you could say

"fine, define the standards of "incredibly wrong" and if I agree, then we have a deal."

OR you could say,

"I don't have any measuring equipment and thus don't guarantee any performance for this particular IEM. You can buy them at your own risk"

And if this smart exchange didn't happen and he just bought them and sprung this on you, you could say,

"I didn't know because I don't have any measuring equipment and thus did not guarantee performance except to say that I listened to them, did not like the sound and decided to sell them, having no knowledge of a real problem as a reasonable person in my position wouldn't. I would gladly help you file a warranty claim with the manufacturer."
Edited by vwinter - 8/1/13 at 2:11pm
post #2293 of 6752
Thread Starter 

Unity, here's a recommendation.

 

Maybe send them in to Aurisonics to have them look over it to make sure all is well. If it isn't (it probably isn't, given the driver mismatch alone), they repair it and you see if the properly working set is more up to your expectations.

 

If it still isn't, sell it on the forums. Tis' the circle of life. That's why classifieds exist everywhere. They're the place where broken dreams go to be recycled.

post #2294 of 6752
this is how graphs spoil whole listen experience :-(

seriously, have Aurisonics check your copy before throwing in the towel and ask for refund or replacement if possible. this can be both, either your copy is a lemon or they are not for you.
post #2295 of 6752
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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

 

I became a head-fier at the tail end of the SM3 hype and almost bought one. I'm glad you spoke up when you did. Sometimes it's just one person speaking their mind that allows the lurkers to come out into the open in agreement. And before you know it the hype train is derailed by balanced and varying reviews.

 

Unfortunately, that wasn't exactly the case. Several of those early adopters I mentioned would only admit privately how bad (or not so good) the SM3s were, either because they wanted to sell their pairs and/or didn't want to lose face / or whatever (little) credibility they had. After I trashed the SM3s, those who also did so publicly were mostly either people who'd just purchased a new pair and were very disappointed, or people who'd managed to audition them or get a loaner.

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