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Originally Posted by MoonYeol View Post
 

For me the softer but more impactful bass can be an asset. It's the scooped out upper mids that makes the ASG-2 a bit less than ideal for e.g., aggressive rock music. At least for critical listening. On a bus they're rockin it hard.

Softer yet more impactful bass? I don't get it? sounds like an oxymoron to me :(
 

post #4022 of 6743

Oh, yeah.. I should say, slower but more impactful. It's more mid bassy. Has good impact but lacks a bit of rumble. But I really meant was the contours of the bass kicks can be a bit less defined, that's what I meant with softer.


Edited by MoonYeol - 11/2/13 at 8:52am
post #4023 of 6743
Does anyone know the difference with the ASG-2 vs ASG-2.2?
Still deciding between this, the phonak 232 and 4.ai.
post #4024 of 6743
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SnowFalls View Post

Does anyone know the difference with the ASG-2 vs ASG-2.2?
Still deciding between this, the phonak 232 and 4.ai.

 

There's no ASG-2.2. I saw the classified that may have given you the idea. I think he meant the matte finish that they switched to after they started getting complaints about the initial paint jobs.

 

I've only heard the 4.Ai, and it doesn't play in the same league as the G2, IMO. I'd put it at around the same level as the GR07.

 

As for the 232, here are some impressions from earlier in the thread:

 

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Originally Posted by vocalist View Post
 

I haven't had a lot of time to listen today since receiving my box of goods but so far, the ASG-2 sounds exactly as I had anticipated.  I'm still trying to figure out what tips I prefer but the new body is much more comfortable than the 1.2 and I really like the new double flange tips quite a bit.  As a note, I generally do not use EQ and that holds true here.

 

I'm currently listening to opera through my Sony A865 and am really enjoying it because I feel like I'm in the hall watching it on stage.  The orchestra, to my ears, has a very live sound and I love that I can feel/hear the rumble of the percussion and bass instruments without it being overbearing or taking over any part of the rest of the music. I'm listening to Bryn Terfel and he sounds fantastic - the energy in the vocals is amazing and one of my favorite things about the AS/G-2.  Now it's on Renee Fleming and her voice just floats beautifully over the orchestra.  I've had the pleasure of seeing her perform live and this is the closest I can get to that performance without actually being there.  I think I read somewhere that someone didn't like this iem for classical but I guess that's really a matter of preference as I really enjoy it for this genre.  

 

I think something I also enjoy is that I don't feel I lose out on the overall sound if I turn the volume down.  You know how some iem's lose their flavor/signature the lower you turn the volume?  I don't feel like that's the case with these.  I'll try and write more later this week or into the weekend.  I'm half tempted to open the filters for the 232 to really give it a fair run for its money as I remember preferring the gray to the black.  I can see how some songs/music get a little congested sounding but I'm trying to figure out if it's consistent or the mastering of some recordings.  It's interesting either way.  I'm tired and starting to ramble so that's all for now.  Just my thoughts. 

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/664613/review-aurisonics-asg-2-plus-comparisons-fischer-fa-4e-xb-fitear-f111-cardas-em5813-added/630#post_9520576

 

 

And here again:

 

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Originally Posted by vocalist View Post
 

Chengsta - your review/thoughts were pretty close to mine, I think, although I'm comparing them to the PFE 232. Classical and Acoustic albums are some of my favorite music to listen to on the AS-2 because I feel like they nail the timbre of the instruments and make the music come alive.  I especially love strings on them because it truly sounds like they are in the same room with me and not on a recording.  I'm really picky about acoustic guitar since I've played (not as well as I'd like...) since about 3rd grade and have one sitting downstairs.  It's always bugged me when it sounds manufactured or altered and I feel like I get the true reverb and ring of the chords.  I really can't wait to get mine back now that I finally have some down time.  Keep in mind I have yet to touch my bass port so I haven't experimented with that at all and don't have any intention of doing so for a while. In that respect, I like the 232's because you can change the filters out which makes more of a difference than I thought it would. We do differ in our final preference as I'm neither a bass or treble head. I do like bass - especially when running - but I cannot stand sibilance or iem's that are tiring.  For me, the 232's hit my borderline every once in a while where I could listen to the AS-2's for hours. 

 

I think it's really cool/interesting how we each have our own take on the sound, you know?  It's part of what makes this - or any hobby, really - fun. Anyways - appreciate your thoughts and glad you got a chance to hear them.  beerchug.gif

 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/606471/aurisonics-impressions-reviews-discussions-thread/3225#post_9421261

post #4025 of 6743
Snowfall you can consider the fa 4e xb too
post #4026 of 6743
Definitely agree the ASG2 is quite a step up from the 4.Ai especially with imaging, though the sound signature is also very different. Worth the 150 dollar upgrade to me
post #4027 of 6743
Thanks for the replies guys. now to find a stealth version for sale and I'll be happy!
Has anyone compared these to the 5.0?

Thanks
post #4028 of 6743
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SnowFalls View Post

Thanks for the replies guys. now to find a stealth version for sale and I'll be happy!
Has anyone compared these to the 5.0?

Thanks

 

PM member Carlsas. He owns both.

post #4029 of 6743
Slightly confused on how to search up Carlsas, it says there are no members with this name. confused_face.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch?search=Carlsas&type=100
post #4030 of 6743
Thread Starter 

Sorry! I meant Carlsan. Stupid Surface touch keyboard.

post #4031 of 6743
Carlsan doesnt own both but he tested the 5.0 there is a comparation beteween the FA 4e and the 5.0 in the FA thread if anyone care
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 11/2/13 at 12:12pm
post #4032 of 6743
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kurdt-bada View Post

Carlsan doesnt own both but he tested the 5.0 there is a comparation beteween the FA 4e and the 5.0 in the FA thread if anyone care

He does own both wink.gif

Actually he owns most of the iems mentioned in this thread. The guy is a maniac!
Edited by eke2k6 - 11/2/13 at 12:23pm
post #4033 of 6743
He must quit of this hobby xD
post #4034 of 6743
Anyone own the D2000's, SE215's or MDR-1R?

Might be a long stretch, but mind comparing these to the IEM's discussed above?

I didn't entirely like the sound signature of the denons unless it was amp'd. Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

Robert
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SnowFalls View Post

Anyone own the D2000's, SE215's or MDR-1R?

Might be a long stretch, but mind comparing these to the IEM's discussed above?

I didn't entirely like the sound signature of the denons unless it was amp'd. Thanks smily_headphones1.gif

Robert

 

The SE215 was my very first real iem. The G2 is kinda like the 215's qualities extrapolated to top tier levels, but not quite as lush. 

 


 

I just got a pair of Ortofon EQ-5 in. They're going up FS because they're not what I was hoping they'd be (a FI-BA-SS on the cheap :cool:), but I'm hoping the buyer lets me keep the large tips.

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