Sound update after rolling more tips and listening to more tracks;
No driver flex (Just as u said Andy)
Not so great:
Aldo the port does its job of increasing bass, it is not to me pleasant. Because it carries other parts of the frequency with it, and because the increase to the bass is more of a bloom increase then anything, the port is a bit useless. It really seems rather loose compared to the GR07's. I want to close it completely but would like more bass with some dubstep tracks for example.
I tested to see if I'm just being a basshead by increasing volume to more then I'm comfortable with levels.
Even at this point, the bass sounds flabby when opening the ports too far(more then barely open). It's not that their isn't enough bass range in the port(there is) but that the way it's increased is not particularly liked. I rather have the v GR07 bass quantity if the quality suffers this much with increase. I think ekes post on the port is right on the money:
I went in wondering if I would like this, I did not, lol.
I have to say that for the price, I would personally be content with GR07 BE's after trying these. They are for sure a noticeable improvement over BE's(with port closed-to-barely open) but how much you value the difference will vary by individual.
My experience is reminding me more of gnarlsagan's and audionewbi's impressions. I might just sell them and stick with my GR07's forever. Or keep them as a testament to my love for eke.... never forget you fruend....
As for the cosmetic issues, hand assembled/painted or not, I should expect better craftsmanship and I stand by that post. I might let it go also, only to not deal with shipping them back, but it is still an issue worth mentioning. I also just noticed the port on the right side doesn't turn completely to the closed notch.
Getting ready to send them off for more experience peeps to dissect them.
I'll keep messing with them until I ship. As I finish writing this, I want to say ports closed seems like the winner. A shame really as it kind of defeats the purpose of having it.
Edit: Just want to note Andy is now aware of my finish issues and offering assistance.
Edit 2: Note I felt like this during my entire time with the ASG 2'sEdited by UnityIsPower - 8/4/13 at 11:57am