Great impression. ^That^ is going to be my one liner description when anyone asked me for my impression on the 1plus2. It is really resolving not only for the material's mastering/production, but also for the upstream gears. Listening to spotify on my note2 to billboard 100 playlists is not really a good idea!!
Also agree ASG2 compliment it very well while it can use more resolution or refinement on some better produced tracks. Not a bad idea to own both. For a all purpose all genre easy to drive all rounder my vote goes to TG334 (or W4 for those not looking to break the bank).
Oh last but not least, the ASG2 are gorgeously made! Hands down the best looking UIEM imo.
It's not that billboard 100 stuff sounds bad by any means, It just wouldn't be my first choice for it. I've actually said that the 1p2 is probably the most transparent IEM I've heard in regard to the gear chain, but I don't hear it as being the most transparent to the recording. It's an odd distinction, I know.
I would like to own both.
It's amazing how impressions differ from person to person. Personally I've found the 1Plus2's to be one of, if not the best, all-rounder I've heard. Music just has a "rightness" about it that I've not heard from anything else I've owned or tried. Others I've owned have been able to pull that off on a track or an album but the 1Plus2's seem to accomplish it with everything I've thrown at them.
Something that's really surprised me is how good the 1Plus2's paired with the CEntrance HiFi-M8 sounds using Rdio for streaming playback. I expected that to sound like crap but it's been pretty darn good, obviously not as good as lossless from a Macbook but still quite enjoyable.
I don't necessarily think our impressions would differ as much as our opinions on what we hear would differ. And IMO people listen for specific and different things in IEMs. Something I love or hate about the character of an IEMs sound you could not care less about.
My comments have nothing to do with "rightness" and I'm guessing you're talking about the perceived realism of what you see when you hear through them. It's more to do with being engaged in different ways for different music for me, and I don't think the 1p2 has that range. It's an IEM that I think is "always on" and that's something that isn't necessarily a plus for me.
opinions will differ. the important thing is to have respect for others right to have an opinion.
for me personally 1p2 is top sounding IEM which makes me lazy to hear anything else. however i am well aware there are many great options around and i can see all fair points about ASG2 or K3003 which are very fine IEM and will make many owners happy.
i also agree ASG2 can be a huge compliment to 1p2 and i loved ASG2 a lot and could well imagine buying one later.
K3003 is another highly interesting IEM which i call a polite version of 1p2. i can well see people, who complain about aggressive 1p2 sound, will find K3003 as a very nice alternative which will be more sweet mellower sounding 1p2. for what is worth we all hear music slightly differently.
what i do NOT like is when people want to overimpose their opinion on others and use categorical forms to peddle their agenda.
have a good day, i am off to wine makers
You know you can't come in here without posting a music link.
What specifically would you like to know about the treble? I'll try to answer anything, possibly with another joke. Odds are 3:1.
I think much the same of it as Eke wrote about in his impressions IIRC. It's a massive peak, pretty much on target with the graph posted in the 1p2 thread. I think it's placed very well though and gives cymbals and higher pitched drums very nice sizzle and shimmer. Like the rest of the 1p2 sig though, I found it quite dry.