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I wonder how Music would compare the ASG-2 to the god-awful K3003's rolleyes.gif.

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I wonder how Music would compare the ASG-2 to the god-awful K3003's rolleyes.gif.

 

+1

 

Although I'd never buy anything as terrible as the K3003.

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I must disagree on this. You'll get the deposit back Gintaras. But you can't expect the manufacturer to pay shipping costs to you. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they would actually cover shipping to you. But shipping back that is on you. It is a small price to pay to demo gear and it's not a right but a privilege IMO.

 

Lee, deposit will be paid back, however all this hassle, wire to, wire back and else from a company which is a SELLER ... not manufacturer. if i am a seller i must have more interest in approaching customers. it is typical for Germany or Austria, same like with secure lock put on shopping carts to unlock which you need to insert a euro coin and to receive it back you must put the cart back and chain it to the rest standing carts in a fixed spot.... you have to see what happens to English speaking people when they first time go shopping here and cannot understand why shopping cart is chained and locked, looks anecdotal when you watch them try to unchain it without a coin biggrin.gif


Edited by Gintaras - 8/26/13 at 11:41pm
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Lee, deposit will be paid back, however all this hassle, wire to, wire back and else from a company which is a SELLER ... not manufacturer. if i am a seller i must have more interest in approaching customers. it is typical for Germany or Austria, same like with secure lock put on shopping carts to unlock which you need to insert a euro coin and to receive it back you must put the cart back and chain it to the rest standing carts in a fixed spot.... you have to see what happens to English speaking people when they first time go shopping here and cannot understand why shopping cart is chained and locked, looks anecdotal when you watch them try to unchain it without a coin biggrin.gif

 

lol means a lack of trust in Europe. We have nothing like that in America. There's normally plenty of carts to spare ;). Soon they'll be charging you a tax to walk on the street I suppose? :P.

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lol means a lack of trust in Europe. We have nothing like that in America. There's normally plenty of carts to spare wink.gif. Soon they'll be charging you a tax to walk on the street I suppose? :P.

I thought they were already taxed for that for a while no? To be fair the US airports does need to deposit for a luggage cart also wink.gif

For the asg2, a friend of mine got hooked on it but wasn't able to get a stealth locally as the first batch of stock had been sold out. And only a few frosted left in stock. Seems it is doing quite well in Hong Kong.
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I wonder how Music would compare the ASG-2 to the god-awful K3003's rolleyes.gif.

 

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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

I wonder how Music would compare the ASG-2 to the god-awful K3003's rolleyes.gif.

 

+1

 

Although I'd never buy anything as terrible as the K3003.

 

 

The difference between the K3003 and ASG-2, to these ears, is significant. The way I'd describe this very briefly is, the AKGs sound more correct / realistic-sounding than the G2s... quite a bit more correct / realistic-sounding, in fact.

 

I tested several tracks but in one, in particular (see link below), the differences were pretty significant, where the G2s sounded rather congested and somewhat muddy in comparison. The K3003's transparency was markedly more apparent—percussion sounding as it should (big difference here)—and the low frequencies on the AKGs sounding very right, not thin, not bloated; the G2's low-end, by contrast, sounded boosted, unnaturally so. That's not to say the track sounded really bad / awful on the G2s, but it clearly sounded better on the AKGs (no golden ears needed here, in my view).

On well-mastered albums the K3003s take the cake without a doubt. On bright-sounding recordings (mostly modern pop and rock) the G2s sound better while the AKGs still sound very good — the K3003 is undoubtedly a better all-rounder as it handles practically any genre or mastering/recording quality with aplomb or at least, on poor masterings, quite competently. Orchestral works are not meant for the G2s—they don't sound horrible, but they lack air, space, transparency and can sound a little too thick, the busier the passage, the more evident this becomes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqLxfFEzw5I

Perhaps idsynchrono, who now has a pair of K3003s in his possession and also owns a pair of ASG-2s, can chime in…and tell our FA4 & K3003 fanboy sparrow the AKGs are good, yes, but not quite that good.

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Music, pretty much my own feel about orchestral works here.

 

still i would not call ASG2 wrong sounding, rather heavily mid centric and bass oriented if you see what i mean by saying so with regard to frequency and tuning. ASG2 is more special product, no universal.

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Music, what about audiophile words like PRAT, timbre, speed, je ne se quois, dynamics, dynamic, du jour, soundstage, separation, depth, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

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Eke, Music is too busy listening to his k3003 :-P
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Music, what about audiophile words like PRAT, timbre, speed, je ne se quois, dynamics, dynamic, du jour, soundstage, separation, depth, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

 

I know, I know, Eke. You'll have to forgive me for now. You see, learning Chinese, Russian & Polish while doing a PhD in astrophysics at the same time is proving a much easier task for me than understanding audiophile terms such as resolving / resolution, micro-details, low level detail, decay, transients, attack, slam, dynamics, coherency, distortion, ringing, controlled, warm, cold, dry, etc. plus the mandatory precise mention of where in the freq range things happen and precisely how many dB are needed to improve things to make them sound (closer to) flat / neutral / correct / perfect, or why things sound (so) wrong.

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Unfortunately, Outtasynchrono is currently standing in the lobby of his post office waiting on a worker to rummage thru the back for his long overdue package :l

He is currently in no place to comment on this or that, though he is sure to enjoy the K3Ks very handsome box and accessories
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I know, I know, Eke. You'll have to forgive me for now. You see, learning Chinese, Russian & Polish while doing a PhD in astrophysics at the same time is proving a much easier task for me than understanding audiophile terms such as resolving / resolution, micro-details, low level detail, decay, transients, attack, slam, dynamics, coherency, distortion, ringing, controlled, warm, cold, dry, etc. plus the mandatory precise mention of where in the freq range things happen and precisely how many dB are needed to improve things to make them sound (closer to) flat / neutral / correct / perfect, or why things sound (so) wrong.

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we can forgive Herr Music_4321 for not being fluent in audiophile language and encorage him to speak his impressions from ASG2 in astrophysics terms if he may wish so ;-P
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I know, I know, Eke. You'll have to forgive me for now. You see, learning Chinese, Russian & Polish while doing a PhD in astrophysics at the same time is proving a much easier task for me than understanding audiophile terms such as resolving / resolution, micro-details, low level detail, decay, transients, attack, slam, dynamics, coherency, distortion, ringing, controlled, warm, cold, dry, etc. plus the mandatory precise mention of where in the freq range things happen and precisely how many dB are needed to improve things to make them sound (closer to) flat / neutral / correct / perfect, or why things sound (so) wrong.

 


 

 

x2

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Unfortunately, Outtasynchrono is currently standing in the lobby of his post office waiting on a worker to rummage thru the back for his long overdue package :l

He is currently in no place to comment on this or that, though he is sure to enjoy the K3Ks very handsome box and accessories

 

Poor little Mr OuttaSync who doesn't realise his local post office is actually doing him a favour by delaying things.

 

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No worries, Mr SGS, I was only—specifically—referring to those really awful Van Halen fan dudes who use EQ (a sacrilege for true audiophiles!).

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