mate, i tried 1Plus2 with silver cable before getting gold silver. all i can say is 1Plus2 is superior IEM, period.
as regrads fairness i believe what i did was the most fair comparison i could manage. i put gold silver cable on both IEMs (i have 1Plus2 with gold silver and Eke's pair came with extra gold silver from Tralucent), which means i gave ASG2 a very good chance vs. 1Plus2. believe me even silver Tralucent cable which is a part of standard package will excel over ASG2 stock cable.
believe me mate, i want to be fair to equipment i try because the end question for me is will i buy this or not. i cannot go on fooling myself. this is why i gave ASG2 all chances and happy to report ASG2 seduced me like no other IEM except for 1Plus2.
Thanks Gintaras for the feedback. I've been A/B listening to my ASG-2 for the last 1 hour with the stock ASG-2 cable vs stock Westone cable vs Null Audio's silver+1%gold AeodeAu UP-OCC-A cable. DAC is FiiO X3 player direct line out using OCC stranded-silver interconnect to HeadAmp Pico SLIM Amp. Music track tested on flac version of Jason Mraz's Sunshine Song performed live on Earth 2009 (@ 0:02:14):
I just keep repeating the song again and again for 1 hour, swapping among all the 3 cables. I detected no sonic difference between ASG-2 stock and Westone stock cables. The Null Audio's UP-OCC-A silver/gold cable is supposedly much better (price-wise), so I was trying very hard to detect any sonic difference between that and the stock cable. Initially, I think I do hear a little difference, especially during those parts with the crowd cheering nonstop leading up to the beginning of the song. I think the crowd's cheering sounded overall a little stronger and my ears seem to pick out slightly better 3D effect and placement of the sources of the cheering. Then I swapped back and forth multiple times among the cables to make sure what I hear is consistently true and not just coincidence. The first few swaps I think I still hear a difference, but then after too many swaps I seem to lose that detection in their sonic differences. Either my ears got too tired of trying to adjust to the different cable swaps after like 30mins, or it is just a placebo effect of the cables. Anyway, I got tired of doing the tests and I think I will wait till I get my hands on the 1plus2 with gold cable before trying this out again.
Oh, and this plays out very nice on ASG-2 too. Just love it. (EDIT: I actually mean the flac version of it, not Youtube's version. Youtube's verison sounded like radio quality and hollow, but the actual flac version sounds really good on ASG-2.)
Edited by Bluebear - 8/20/13 at 3:38am