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post #3376 of 5069

Very interested in Flat-4 SUI. But it seems there are no retailers in U.S. in which I can have a try on it...

post #3377 of 5069
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Originally Posted by zigniz View Post
 

Very interested in Flat-4 SUI. But it seems there are no retailers in U.S. in which I can have a try on it...

The Flat4-Sui and Kuro just appeared on amazon.jp, with forwarding service like tenso it should cost $320/$440 in total.

When the new production of Kaede comes out, if it will be available on amazon then the total will be around $730 shipped to the US.

The price for all models will be cheaper than those of pricejapan and musica acoustics.

post #3378 of 5069
As requested by eke26 tongue.gif ... Please be forgiving if you guys audition the IEMs and have differing opinions :/ But anyway, here's a very brief impression of my time spent with the ASG2 and the Shure SE846 =D

Heyy I have the asg 2 too, I felt that the asg2 was rougher sounding? Treble was a little too much and sharp.. For 846.... The whole spectrum is just smooth.. Treble is more faint sounding than asg2... Vocals on asg2 was a tad too forward.. It sounds like the accompanying instruments were on the back while the singer was like singing straight into the mic kind of sound... The 846 doesn't separate well... But after burning in, my vocals became a little more prominent and treble can be heard better... Bass toned down a little... Right out of the box, the sound of 846 just sounds smooth with each spectrum being on the same level... Everything just comes out well. No competition between vocals and bass and treble and highs..

I really can't describe sound very well:( sorry about that but I really hope this helps.. Asg2 improves alot after I changed to the FiiO SPC cables.. Treble tamed and vocals became more forgiving... I'll give the vote to 846 if I'm given a choice.. But only after 400 hours of burn in on the 846 will it perform well.. It's either the cables that's burnt in or the drivers... But it really improved.. I will have my RMA set coming back to me soon and I can have a side by side comparison between a burnt in one and a raw one... Asg2 doesn't improve alot after burn in... But cables upgrade would do the trick.. 846 doesn't improve much with cables upgrade and I've found that stock does the best and looks the best too.. I've only tried the FiiO SPC cables for Shure series and it might not be a good gauge.. But I've asked my local distributor for some TWag V3, TWag V2 gold and TWcu V3 cables to demo and will report back after I've spent some time with it.... 846 is also a player choosy iem.. The best player to pair it up with is the ak100 which Uncle David from E1 Audio agrees too.. AK120 just doesn't seem to have the best synergy with it.. FiiO X3 needed an amp (ALO National and Apex Glacier were the best amongst all ive tried.. soundstage wider, better separation, faster paced, more fun sounding to be specific) to go along well with the 846 which doesn't seem that portable to me..... For asg2... X3, ak100, ak120 and colorfly c4 all sounds nice with it, asg2 kind of have great synergy with whatever players that's thrown to it... =)
post #3379 of 5069
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Originally Posted by lololololo View Post

As requested by eke26 tongue.gif ... Please be forgiving if you guys audition the IEMs and have differing opinions :/ But anyway, here's a very brief impression of my time spent with the ASG2 and the Shure SE846 =D

Heyy I have the asg 2 too, I felt that the asg2 was rougher sounding? Treble was a little too much and sharp.. For 846.... The whole spectrum is just smooth.. Treble is more faint sounding than asg2... Vocals on asg2 was a tad too forward.. It sounds like the accompanying instruments were on the back while the singer was like singing straight into the mic kind of sound... The 846 doesn't separate well... But after burning in, my vocals became a little more prominent and treble can be heard better... Bass toned down a little... Right out of the box, the sound of 846 just sounds smooth with each spectrum being on the same level... Everything just comes out well. No competition between vocals and bass and treble and highs..

I really can't describe sound very well:( sorry about that but I really hope this helps.. Asg2 improves alot after I changed to the FiiO SPC cables.. Treble tamed and vocals became more forgiving... I'll give the vote to 846 if I'm given a choice.. But only after 400 hours of burn in on the 846 will it perform well.. It's either the cables that's burnt in or the drivers... But it really improved.. I will have my RMA set coming back to me soon and I can have a side by side comparison between a burnt in one and a raw one... Asg2 doesn't improve alot after burn in... But cables upgrade would do the trick.. 846 doesn't improve much with cables upgrade and I've found that stock does the best and looks the best too.. I've only tried the FiiO SPC cables for Shure series and it might not be a good gauge.. But I've asked my local distributor for some TWag V3, TWag V2 gold and TWcu V3 cables to demo and will report back after I've spent some time with it.... 846 is also a player choosy iem.. The best player to pair it up with is the ak100 which Uncle David from E1 Audio agrees too.. AK120 just doesn't seem to have the best synergy with it.. FiiO X3 needed an amp (ALO National and Apex Glacier were the best amongst all ive tried.. soundstage wider, better separation, faster paced, more fun sounding to be specific) to go along well with the 846 which doesn't seem that portable to me..... For asg2... X3, ak100, ak120 and colorfly c4 all sounds nice with it, asg2 kind of have great synergy with whatever players that's thrown to it... =)

 

Which one has more bass? 

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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Which one has more bass? 

If you go by the numbers using the OW compensation, compared to the standard 1Khz, even the F111 has more bass quantity than the ASG-2. frown.gif

Testify! tongue.gif
post #3381 of 5069

I'll be returning my loaner pair of ASG-2 next week to audionewbi, I confess I put them down for a week or so into my loan period, I honestly have no reason why besides being busy. I placed them on tonight for a session and was rewarded. I'm not going to write up any long impressions for these as I think enoughs been said by others. I personally feel they're very worthy, especially in soundstage, vocals, detailing and separation. I guess really ASG-2 may depend if the slightly darker tonality and mid bass emphasis suits each individual in the end. 

I could use a little less mid-bass bloom because it can be a little over the top with some genres, and maybe lift the tonality a smidgen cooler to allow higher clarity levels at lower volumes next time, for me to be a true show taker but hey that's just me. They surely had me won over but I won't be buying a pair. Why? Because recently I become bored quickly of any given piece of gear, I get a buzz for a week or two in then that subsides and I'm back to square one again. Outlaying the cost to become bored of an IEM is not something I class a good investment. I'll go back to H-200 for now and try some of their upgrade cables.

I'd like to thank audionewbi for being so kind and allowing me to borrow the unit.

:beerchug:


 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 9/6/13 at 3:00am
post #3382 of 5069

Well this thread seems to be thriving ! 

Iv been Playing around with carbon Fiber decals that I used on my Car and had like 2m*4m left of the stuff so iv been covering lots of things in it ! hahah MY phone Even my Amps and Dacs got it Doing bigger stuff is really easy...

 

 

BUT...doing small things like say...a Jack or even...the ASG-2 Face plate ? Yes ladies and Gentlemen iv spent the past 5 hours redoing and going anal over how it looks "re heating and hardening " 

 

AND i have finally done it and am Finally done 

 

Gentlemen I present to YOU 

 

 The .......ASG-2 CF !!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

post #3383 of 5069
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

I'll be returning my loaner pair of ASG-2 next week to audionewbi, I confess I put them down for a week or so into my loan period, I honestly have no reason why besides being busy. I placed them on tonight for a session and was rewarded. I'm not going to write up any long impressions for these as I think enoughs been said by others. I personally feel they're very worthy, especially in soundstage, vocals, detailing and separation. I guess really ASG-2 may depend if the slightly darker tonality and mid bass emphasis suits each individual in the end.

 

I got my ASG-2s last week (upgrade program from ASG-1.1) and have been listening to them, alterning with my "precious" SE535Ltd.

And I would really summarize ASG-2 like you: good soundstage (wider than SE535Ltd, a bit less intimate but not too wide, I don't like the cathedral-type soundstage), nice mids, especially vocals (they finally tamed this agressivity that ASG-1.1 had before they started using filters, which was making my eardrums ring with high-pitched female voices), and still the generous bass of ASG-1s.

 

I left the bass airport closed, opening it even a little made bass a little too boomy for me, especially coming from SE535Ltd which are sober in this department.

 

They're a definite improvement over ASG-1s, more details and relatively neutral over the whole range (I didn't even bother playing with my Cowon X7 equalizer= flat, no bass boost, nothing).

Finally I find IEMS which could won me over the SE535Ltd and their awesome mids.

post #3384 of 5069
I agree. It won me over from my beloved W4R too.
post #3385 of 5069
Same here. Moving from Heir 4.Ai as my usual iem on the go to these is a HUGE difference u cant really go back to. Easily better soundstage and detail. 4.Ai sounds almost splashy sounding, grainy, and thin in comparison
Edited by Cotnijoe - 11/6/13 at 7:22pm
post #3386 of 5069
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post

Same here. Moving from Heir 4.Ai as my usual iem on the go to these is a HUGE difference ucant really go back to. Easily better soundstage and detail. 4.Ai sounds almost splashy sounding, grainy, and thin in comparison

 

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Originally Posted by tienbasse View Post
 

 

I got my ASG-2s last week (upgrade program from ASG-1.1) and have been listening to them, alterning with my "precious" SE535Ltd.

And I would really summarize ASG-2 like you: good soundstage (wider than SE535Ltd, a bit less intimate but not too wide, I don't like the cathedral-type soundstage), nice mids, especially vocals (they finally tamed this agressivity that ASG-1.1 had before they started using filters, which was making my eardrums ring with high-pitched female voices), and still the generous bass of ASG-1s.

 

I left the bass airport closed, opening it even a little made bass a little too boomy for me, especially coming from SE535Ltd which are sober in this department.

 

They're a definite improvement over ASG-1s, more details and relatively neutral over the whole range (I didn't even bother playing with my Cowon X7 equalizer= flat, no bass boost, nothing).

Finally I find IEMS which could won me over the SE535Ltd and their awesome mids.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

I'll be returning my loaner pair of ASG-2 next week to audionewbi, I confess I put them down for a week or so into my loan period, I honestly have no reason why besides being busy. I placed them on tonight for a session and was rewarded. I'm not going to write up any long impressions for these as I think enoughs been said by others. I personally feel they're very worthy, especially in soundstage, vocals, detailing and separation. I guess really ASG-2 may depend if the slightly darker tonality and mid bass emphasis suits each individual in the end. 

I could use a little less mid-bass bloom because it can be a little over the top with some genres, and maybe lift the tonality a smidgen cooler to allow higher clarity levels at lower volumes next time, for me to be a true show taker but hey that's just me. They surely had me won over but I won't be buying a pair. Why? Because recently I become bored quickly of any given piece of gear, I get a buzz for a week or two in then that subsides and I'm back to square one again. Outlaying the cost to become bored of an IEM is not something I class a good investment. I'll go back to H-200 for now and try some of their upgrade cables.

I'd like to thank audionewbi for being so kind and allowing me to borrow the unit.

:beerchug:


 

 

 

Thanks for the impressions, gentlemen. They've been added to the OP.

 

 

 


 

 

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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post
 

BUT...doing small things like say...a Jack or even...the ASG-2 Face plate ? Yes ladies and Gentlemen iv spent the past 5 hours redoing and going anal over how it looks "re heating and hardening " 

 

AND i have finally done it and am Finally done 

 

Gentlemen I present to YOU 

 

 The .......ASG-2 CF !!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Idsynchrono_24's painted ASG-2s are ill-advisedly walking through the tall grass in the Kyoto region. There is rustling to the immediate right...

 

A wild Carbon-fiber ASG-2 appears!

 

What should painted ASG-2 do?

 

-> Fight       -> PKMN

 

-> Run        -> Item

post #3387 of 5069
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the impressions, gentlemen. They've been added to the OP.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Idsynchrono_24's painted ASG-2s are ill-advisedly walking through the tall grass in the Kyoto region. There is rustling to the immediate right...

 

A wild Carbon-fiber ASG-2 appears!

 

What should painted ASG-2 do?

 

-> Fight       -> PKMN

 

-> Run        -> Item


RUN !!! HAHAHAH

 

Hey Can i see the Painted ASG-2 ? though i wouldnt try to attempt it as it seems quite permanent ! =) 

post #3388 of 5069
Haha lol. Btw the pics are just a few pages back. Ehm maybe more than a few.
post #3389 of 5069
Yea, Eke won the Internets today.

Very cool carbon fiber decal work. Having no idea how it works, I applaud your perseverance. Since Eke already won the prize today, satisfaction due to awesomeness will have to be its own reward.
post #3390 of 5069
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Originally Posted by Nukeshock View Post
 


RUN !!! HAHAHAH

 

 

 

*shurg 

-> Item -> USE RHODIUM PLATE

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But seriously the CF is really nicely done and totally awesome!  :beerchug:

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