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Re: the SUI.... in the several day demo I was fortunate to be able to do, I heard them just about identical to shotgunshane's previous impression. That is, to me they were very impressive at first. But the more I listened, the more I found that lower treble/upper midrange area to be quite hot and biting. Turning them up to any sort of 'foot-tapping' volume would induce that harsness. They were fine at lower volumes...
 
Also, the midrange tone was a bit thin and dry, and a touch recessed. Overall that robbed them of any natural 'humanness' in feel to voices. But I would say the unbelievable detail and huge dynamic range was very, very impressive. I recall putting them in my ears and listening to the first track, and my jaw was probably hanging open (idsynchrono could confirm that I bet). Regardless, my experience with the SUI has me highly curious about any updates to the models, and I'd love to hear the Kaede at some point. 

 

The Kuro has a better midrange to my ears than your description, again, the Kuro is an improvement over the Sui.

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Payment has been sent!

Given ~2 week wait time.

Also, Carl...
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isn't this a basshead IEM? I thought there's aren't that many bassheads here.

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Originally Posted by Mini0510 View Post

isn't this a basshead IEM? I thought there's aren't that many bassheads here.

 

Not quite. The bassport option gives one the choice of having a range that starts with impactful, textured, and somewhat polite bass, all the way to "would you like a little mids and treble with your bass, sir?" As I mentioned in the main review, the port is truly no gimmick.

 

IMO, what separates the ASG-2 from every other iem I've heard is just the sheer realism of the sound. This comes from the amount of air it can move throughout the frequency range. I especially love this when listening to piano based classical music like Chopin's Nocturnes. I not only hear the notes, but I almost feel the key presses as the hammer hits the strings. Same for guitars, trumpets, and vocals, which are almost surreal in how realistic they sound. Sarah Bareilles' Send Me the Moon, and Miles Davis' So What had my jaw on the floor earlier.

 

So no, it isn't quite a basshead iem.

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Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post


Also, Carl...

 



Okay, where do I send payment, paypal okay? LOL!

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Not quite. The bassport option gives one the choice of having a range that starts with impactful, textured, and somewhat polite bass, all the way to "would you like a little mids and treble with your bass, sir?" As I mentioned in the main review, the port is truly no gimmick.

 

IMO, what separates the ASG-2 from every other iem I've heard is just the sheer realism of the sound. This comes from the amount of air it can move throughout the frequency range. I especially love this when listening to piano based classical music like Chopin's Nocturnes. I not only hear the notes, but I almost feel the key presses as the hammer hits the strings. Same for guitars, trumpets, and vocals, which are almost surreal in how realistic they sound. Sarah Bareilles' Send Me the Moon, and Miles Davis' So What had my jaw on the floor earlier.

 

So no, it isn't quite a basshead iem.


 Love the description above Eke, I am very much looking forward to receiving mine...

Thanks for the reviews and keen observations.

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Mine should be in sometime this week... Doing unsafe speeds up my driveway each day to try to see my doorstep more quickly. Cannot WAIT!!!!

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I concur with Eke's comments in regards to the G-2. It's that air movement across the range that makes them special and unlike the rest. Mine should be comin in tomorrow or Thursday.
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I concur with Eke's comments in regards to the G-2. It's that air movement across the range that makes them special and unlike the rest. Mine should be comin in tomorrow or Thursday.

 

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 Love the description above Eke, I am very much looking forward to receiving mine...

Thanks for the reviews and keen observations.

 

I haven't been this excited about an iem since the GR07. I'm glad more and more people are getting theirs.

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Okay, where do I send payment, paypal okay? LOL!

Happy you like it! That will be $10,000.00, minus brony and head-fi discount...
$9,999.99 and 8/10. Plus $100 EMS 2-3 week shipping.

You can send paypal payment to following address:

brahnyfolife@gthang.com

I might include a complimentary batman sticker but no promises.

Thanks for shopping a Carlmart. Hope to see your money *cough I mean, hope to see you again.
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

The IE800, Inks' (modded) W4, and the F4 arrived today.

 

The IE800 is terrific.  I've been listening with it for just a few hours.  The very smooth signature definitely leans to the warmer side of neutral.. but it's executed in an articulate, refined manner.  Sub-bass is awesome.. though it's jacked up a little too much for my taste.  It brings the bounce in no uncertain terms and remains impressively clean while doing so.  The midrange is stunning.  It leans to the warm side, but it possesses some of the best depth, dynamics, and clarity I've heard from an IEM (custom or otherwise)... all delivered in an impeccably smooth manner.  Vocals, in particular, have a wonderfully realistic quality to them.  Treble could stand to have a little more body and better presence in places (Eke nailed it with his "cymbals sound like they're getting hit with chopsticks' analogy), but it's wholly non-fatiguing, detailed, and serves a complimentary role to the mids and bass.  Tweak the treble for a more rounded presence, tune back the sub-bass a few dBs.. and you've got a tremendous phone, IMO.  There's not much in the universal IEM game that really interests me these days, but the IE800 is one of the few phones I would seriously consider buying.  It's something I could see myself enjoying for a long time.

 

Quick note about Inks' modded W4: very impressive.  Much better than the stock W4 (which I was, ultimately, not impressed with).  The modded W4 flattens out the stock W4's godawful midbass hump and gives a more linear treble response.. these two changes provide better midrange clarity.  The modded W4 is still on the warm/bassy side, but much better behaved than the stock W4, IMO.  The modded W4 reminds me of the IE800's "runty, little brother".. and that's a compliment, btw.  Nice job by Inks.

 

F4 Sui.. nice.. but it's pretty 'meh' to my ears (so far).  Clean, slightly dry mids.. nice detail and balance.. but on the whole, I'm left feeling underwhelmed.. muttering to myself, "this is what the fuss is about?"  I'm not hearing how/where this is some kind of "uber-clear, resolution beast" with a really unique signature. I've only used it very briefly & maybe I need to play with the fit, though.

I agree it sound incredible overall, but did you not find it too bassy ? After a while, the pleasure of the great space, clarity of mids and awesome highs was spoiled by bass bass bass.

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I agree it sound incredible overall, but did you not find it too bassy ? After a while, the pleasure of the great space, clarity of mids and awesome highs was spoiled by bass bass bass.

Hello,

What setting do you leave the base valve at? What source are you mainly using with it?

Thanks.

😘
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Hello,

What setting do you leave the base valve at? What source are you mainly using with it?

Thanks.

😘

 

He's talking about the IE800.

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Hello,

What setting do you leave the base valve at? What source are you mainly using with it?

Thanks.

😘


Well after searching for the bass valve for two days, I could not find it on the IE800 so I gave up :(

 

;)

post #1005 of 6752
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Originally Posted by UnityIsPower View Post


Happy you like it! That will be $10,000.00, minus brony and head-fi discount...
$9,999.99 and 8/10. Plus $100 EMS 2-3 week shipping.

You can send paypal payment to following address:

brahnyfolife@gthang.com

I might include a complimentary batman sticker but no promises.

Thanks for shopping a Carlmart. Hope to see your money *cough I mean, hope to see you again.


What no free headphone with that shirt, only a lousy sticker?  For that price better throw in a free ie800, bass and all! Skip the ASG-2 as by the time the shirt comes, both of us should have ours  beerchug.gif

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