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OK, how about Springsteen? loletysmile.gif


He's great, seen him half a dozen times, including during the Wild Innocent tour, before he was big.


Actually saw a ton of rock acts during my youth, but not Zeppelin.  Grew up in Western Massachusetts, so was constantly going off to the Springfield Civic Center to catch all the touring rock acts (1974-1977), then all the punk/alternative acts playing in college towns Amherst/Northampton (1976-1980). Became a club DJ at a new wave/alternative/punk club in New Jersey during the 80's so then saw all the emerging bands during that time.

 

Can't even say how many acts I've seen over time, but Bruce, to this day, always puts on a dynamite show.

 

Sorry for being off-topic guys...

post #902 of 6782
While respecting others' take, I'll give my own. The 1plus2 is very nice and I enjoy it a lot. However, it's qualities in relation to competitors (a big caveat), seem sometimes overstated on hf. In particular, timbre-the realistic reproduction of subtle nuances of vocals and instruments- is only average for the price. The twfk of the 1plus2 doesn't compare to the very best, but it certainly is just as good as other top ciems/iems which use twfk-family armatures. The dynamic driver bass is good and has real bass energy which BA-only iem/ciems don't, but isn't as precise as it could be. The treble is fatiguing at moderate or higher volumes. The sound is clear but let's not go nuts about it and there's a dropout in the lower mids when the dynamic driver picks up.

Just to avoid fanboy wrath, I'll repeat that I enjoyed the 1plus2 a lot, I used a great amp (glacier), have a great fit, etc. For some it will be the very best choice, but not for everybody, like everything.
post #903 of 6782

Are you guys planning to test how the 1+2 cable impacts the sound of ASG-2?

 

I am really liking how ASG-2 sounds and fits in my ear, I have not used any other IEM ever since I got it. I had a brief comparison with few other IEM but after a long time I can listen for long session without getting any fatigue or bored of the sound.

 

What I like about ASG-2 is that it focus on the entire music not just what is happening in the background or whether the guitarist hand was hitting the guitar timber while he was playing the music. While those things at louder volume with good amp and source can be picked up on ASG-2 however using my ipod 5.5+arrow 4G I listen to best of blues playlist which contains 3 hours of music yesterday at once session. That is officially the longest I have ever used an IEM for that long. 

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Are you guys planning to test how the 1+2 cable impacts the sound of ASG-2?

 

I am really liking how ASG-2 sounds and fits in my ear, I have not used any other IEM ever since I got it. I had a brief comparison with few other IEM but after a long time I can listen for long session without getting any fatigue or bored of the sound.

 

What I like about ASG-2 is that it focus on the entire music not just what is happening in the background or whether the guitarist hand was hitting the guitar timber while he was playing the music. While those things at louder volume with good amp and source can be picked up on ASG-2 however using my ipod 5.5+arrow 4G I listen to best of blues playlist which contains 3 hours of music yesterday at once session. That is officially the longest I have ever used an IEM for that long. 

 

Yes I am! I'm actually pretty excited to see if it does anything to the sound. Then again, even if it does I'm not sure I'd fork over that much money for a cable.

 

I'm glad you're enjoying your pair.

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Yea I just saw the cable price tag, I was not aware it cost that much. 

post #906 of 6782
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I just got a tracking number for the updated 1Plus2 with the upgrade silver&gold cable. It should arrive by the end of the week.

Is there anyone in the States who would be willing to loan me a higher quality source so I can make a more accurate comparison for Gintaras?

... Maybe give some examples of what you consider a higher quality source so that people who read that would find it directly applicable to their generosity?

Some people would find the D100 DAC section as a higher end source biggrin.gif. Others would have to go with a Concero. Then you'll be hitting the Anedios or the Antelopes and/then Cavalli. Or are we talking about that summit stuff that breaks the 10k barrier?

Do you then need a summit-fi amp? It never ends. frown.gif
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Can't Gintaras just loan Eke some of his equipment?
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post


... Maybe give some examples of what you consider a higher quality source so that people who read that would find it directly applicable to their generosity?

Some people would find the D100 DAC section as a higher end source biggrin.gif. Others would have to go with a Concero. Then you'll be hitting the Anedios or the Antelopes and/then Cavalli. Or are we talking about that summit stuff that breaks the 10k barrier?

Do you then need a summit-fi amp? It never ends. frown.gif

 

I was mostly kidding and feebly trying to pull Gintaras' leg. I'm pretty content with my sources, and they are more than adequate for my applications.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post

Can't Gintaras just loan Eke some of his equipment?
 
No, he's in Austria.
post #909 of 6782
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

I just got a tracking number for the updated 1Plus2 with the upgrade silver&gold cable. It should arrive by the end of the week.

 

Is there anyone in the States who would be willing to loan me a higher quality source so I can make a more accurate comparison for Gintaras?

 

Eke, funny, doing for me? i am flattened but i am not nice looking girl so your efforts will be wasted tongue.gif

 

seriously i would not mind loaning RWAK if not so far from your place. perhaps you can ask Vinnie from RWA if he can loan one moded AK? wink_face.gif

 

as for the rest, you see as many people so many opinions, one finds 1+2 too aggressive and detailed, the other one finds 1+2 not enough detailed .... wink.gif

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as for the rest, you see as many people so many opinions, one finds 1+2 too aggressive and detailed, the other one finds 1+2 not enough detailed .... wink.gif

Actually, quite a number of people find the 1plus2 to be fatiguing in the treble. Those that don't are usually low-volume listeners. I don't want to exaggerate that, though, as the 1plus2 is a very nice iem. I think you are being a bit misleading to say that people are hearing it completely differently rather than people are listening for different things when they listen to their iems.


Edited by Kunlun - 6/24/13 at 7:53am
post #911 of 6782
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

No, he's in Austria.

 

Good to know that you'll accept this as an excuse. very_evil_smiley.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Those that don't are usually low-volume listeners.

 

I can testify from first hand bleeding ears experience that Gintaras isn't one of them. etysmile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

I think you are being a bit misleading to say that people are hearing it completely differently rather than people are listening for different things when they listen to their iems.

 

Care to explain the essential difference? wink.gif

post #912 of 6782
Andy has responded to my ASG-2 order request!
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Ditto, mine should be shipped by the end of the week.

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Shall we buy matching t-shirts? I know this guy....
post #915 of 6782
Andy just got back to me. Shipping today or tomorrow. Can't flippin wait
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