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post #3571 of 5051
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Originally Posted by TheLastDevil View Post
 

 

Hope to see a review/comparison real soon! 

:)

 

+1  ;) 

post #3572 of 5051
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

lmao.... Makes me wonder if that's why they charge such exorbitant prices for these tips to cover for the shipping and size of the box :P.

I LOL'ed hard when I opened the box.

On price:
The listed price is $14 in the US Ortofon site and they have a Free shipping option.

http://www.ortofon.us/product_buy?pid=267&category_id=8

Their cost to ship?


When I couldn't find them in the US site, I tried outside the US. I got stuck on checkout and got this email response:


*Looks at the size of the tube...


Thanks for the tips guys but I'm a wait for the ASG 2's to get back, I'll try the tips then. Hopefully "then" isn't three months down the road, lol.
post #3573 of 5051
Someone who has both the auvios and ortofons, what are the differences concerning stem length (= insertion depth), density/hardness/flexibility, resonance frequencies/sound signature for ASG-2. I've been tip rolling a bit more but still not satisfied. Got rid of maybe 20% of the sibilance with an OFC IC instead of pure silver and noticed that softer, shallower silicone tips give less sibilance than longer tips with harder stems. Going to try the short biflanges from IE8 since they're really shallow and maybe apply a Hifiman filter from Re0. After 300h the sibilance is a little better. Still really sensitive to sibilance and will show if there is even a trace of it. But some songs and albums sound great. I think I'll stop burning them in now. I'm getting sick of the little "pink noise and dual sine sweep".
post #3574 of 5051
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MoonYeol View Post

Someone who has both the auvios and ortofons, what are the differences concerning stem length (= insertion depth), density/hardness/flexibility, resonance frequencies/sound signature for ASG-2. I've been tip rolling a bit more but still not satisfied. Got rid of maybe 20% of the sibilance with an OFC IC instead of pure silver and noticed that softer, shallower silicone tips give less sibilance than longer tips with harder stems. Going to try the short biflanges from IE8 since they're really shallow and maybe apply a Hifiman filter from Re0. After 300h the sibilance is a little better. Still really sensitive to sibilance and will show if there is even a trace of it. But some songs and albums sound great. I think I'll stop burning them in now. I'm getting sick of the little "pink noise and dual sine sweep".

 

The Auvios are slightly firmer (IIRC), and longer/more bullet shaped. The Ortofons are rounder and softer. The IE8 bi-flanges may cut too much of the bass for your liking.
 

 

I'm spending some quality time with my G2 today, and my God, this thing is amazing. I just downloaded Ben Howard's Every Kingdom album and it sounds amazing. The ASG-2 takes it to another level with the clarity, bass, enveloping stage, and vocal intimacy. 

 

Anyone who owns a G2 owes it to himself to hear this album.

 

 

 


Edited by eke2k6 - 9/18/13 at 3:45pm
post #3575 of 5051
 
Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

I just downloaded Ben Howard's Every Kingdom album and it sounds amazing. The ASG-2 takes it to another level with the clarity, bass, enveloping stage, and vocal intimacy. 

 

You think it sounds good on the G2.. I'm listening to that album w/ the Crack+HD800.. 

 

LAWD.

post #3576 of 5051
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post
 

 

You think it sounds good on the G2.. I'm listening to that album w/ the Crack+HD800.. 

 

LAWD.

 

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post #3577 of 5051
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

I just downloaded Ben Howard's Every Kingdom album and it sounds amazing. The ASG-2 takes it to another level with the clarity, bass, enveloping stage, and vocal intimacy. 

You think it sounds good on the G2.. I'm listening to that album w/ the Crack+HD800.. 

LAWD.

I don't know if it's cool to brag about being on crack when you're listening to music wink.gif
post #3578 of 5051

Eke, when will Aurisonics give us an upgrade cable? if i am not mistaken you once mentioned Dale was working on it, right?

post #3579 of 5051
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

Eke, when will Aurisonics give us an upgrade cable? if i am not mistaken you once mentioned Dale was working on it, right?

 

 

I haven't spoken to Dale in a while, so I'm not sure about the status of the or the cv mod.

post #3580 of 5051

hopefully they do, ASG2 is too good IEM and deserves a better cable.

post #3581 of 5051
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

hopefully they do, ASG2 is too good IEM and deserves a better cable.

 

 

I do remember reading something about an "audiophile" version of the ASG-2 with an upgraded cable.

post #3582 of 5051
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

 

I do remember reading something about an "audiophile" version of the ASG-2 with an upgraded cable.

Funny that you mention this, I was visiting Bangkok today when I stumbled upon an Hi-Fi shop that had 5 "upgrade" cables available with the Westone plugs that fits my ASG-2.

 

All of them at least had the merit to slightly reduce bass, preventing this light boom I hear even with the bass port closed.

Seems like the Westone Epic cable which is delivered with ASG-2 is indeed not a very good match with ASG-2s (I got the black one).

 

I tried a Black Lagoon cable (not much to say, nothing special).

FiiO RC-WT1: nothing special either, even though I like the white color.

I also tried 3 Toxic cables: OCC, silver and OFHC. OCC added a touch of warmth but at the expense of mids (mids took a step down which isn't to my liking, but neutrality freaks may appreciate). Silver made the sound a bit drier/ more analytical (treble were too fast to my taste). OFHC sounded quite good but I couldn't say exactly how (switching between stock cable and the other 5 became tedious after an hour). I'll double check this cable tomorrow, because I got distracted by their awesome choice of portable players (DX50/DX100, X3, AK100, AK120... I was like a kid in a candystore).

post #3583 of 5051

Does anyone know how to lower the volume on my ASG-2s? I know theyre very sensitive but I have set my volume slider to the lowest I can get it at and only go one click above silent when listening to music on the stock music app. I am using an iPhone 4 btw. Any apps that have a more precise volume control or is there any better solution? Thanks and still enjoying every hour with these iems :) 

post #3584 of 5051
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Originally Posted by emusic13 View Post

Does anyone know how to lower the volume on my ASG-2s? I know theyre very sensitive but I have set my volume slider to the lowest I can get it at and only go one click above silent when listening to music on the stock music app. I am using an iPhone 4 btw. Any apps that have a more precise volume control or is there any better solution? Thanks and still enjoying every hour with these iems smily_headphones1.gif 


Don't know about that. But a Fiio E6 and a LOD cable will fix the issue as well as giving you sliiiiiiiiiightly more power (at least that's the usual difference between headphone out vs E6). The E6 is cheap and has a great volume control with smaller steps than the iP4.
post #3585 of 5051
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Originally Posted by emusic13 View Post
 

Does anyone know how to lower the volume on my ASG-2s? I know theyre very sensitive but I have set my volume slider to the lowest I can get it at and only go one click above silent when listening to music on the stock music app. I am using an iPhone 4 btw. Any apps that have a more precise volume control or is there any better solution? Thanks and still enjoying every hour with these iems :) 

 

what u can do is go set the maximum volume to a lower volume. maybe try like 25% as ur max volume. Then the entire bar is set to have max at 25% and should give you a bit more flexibility.

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