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post #4591 of 5070

I've quickly become enraptured by what has been said about these headphones, and I really want to try these out. I'm essentially looking for a seductive, dark but detail-competent portable to complement/contrast my neutral full-sized headphones. Something Audeze-like. I wonder if I have a find on my hands.

 

I'd love to demo/trial these, but it doesn't seem like they're really available anywhere here in the bay, and it doesn't look like they're on the manufacturer's website. Is there any reliable place you guys have purchased these from?

post #4592 of 5070

You can email the manufacturer to purchase them. That's how I got mine! Also, if you want to try them out, check and see if there are any meets in your area in the near future-- it looks like you are fortunate enough to live somewhere where meets are reasonably frequent. 

 

Another thought might be to keep an eye on the F/S forum here. There have been a couple that've popped up recently at what I'd consider to be ridiculously good prices (last one was around $400 if I recall correctly), which would lower the cost barrier to checking them out and decrease the possibility of a sizable drop in resale value if you decided you didn't like them. 

 

Also, for what it's worth, I think these have noticeably more treble presence than the Audezes (LCD-2.1 anyway), which is a good thing IMO. They manage to steer clear of sibilance and piercing highs in a manner similar to the Audezes, which I find to be pretty damned impressive. 

 

Anyway, HTH! :)

post #4593 of 5070

Thanks Theogenes!

I definitely don't mind that extra treble sparkle. The treble presence is probably the only thing I find less desirable in the signature, so it's okay.

I'll definitely try contacting Aurisonics directly--thank you for that. I'm assuming that it's around the ~$550 mark? 

I saw that listing for $400, though it's from a seller in Malaysia which would jack shipping costs up a bit.

post #4594 of 5070
Got my asg2 in today. smily_headphones1.gif
post #4595 of 5070

any initial thoughts on em?

post #4596 of 5070
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Originally Posted by vaed View Post
 

I've quickly become enraptured by what has been said about these headphones, and I really want to try these out. I'm essentially looking for a seductive, dark but detail-competent portable to complement/contrast my neutral full-sized headphones. Something Audeze-like. I wonder if I have a find on my hands.

 

I'd love to demo/trial these, but it doesn't seem like they're really available anywhere here in the bay, and it doesn't look like they're on the manufacturer's website. Is there any reliable place you guys have purchased these from?

http://www.studiogears.com/Aurisonics_ASG-2_Digital_Hybrid_In_Ear_Monitor_IEM.htm#

 

vaed, these guys are on the south end of California. 

post #4597 of 5070
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http://www.studiogears.com/Aurisonics_ASG-2_Digital_Hybrid_In_Ear_Monitor_IEM.htm#

 

vaed, these guys are on the south end of California. 

Thanks for that! Unfortunately, I've since moved up north near San Francisco, but I'll definitely keep them in consideration.

post #4598 of 5070
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Thanks for that! Unfortunately, I've since moved up north near San Francisco, but I'll definitely keep them in consideration.


I'm pretty sure they'll ship to you in North Cali.

post #4599 of 5070
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The asg2 are great on some tracks and completely horrible on other tracks.

Hello buddy, I see you on the 846 forums a lot. I have the asg2s for a long time. This is actually true. The source actually does matter, like with anything, but sometimes not. I find that sometimes there is sibilance when the track typically doesn't call for it. It can also make some songs sound super dark. I would say that for a pure edm listener there should be better options. However, these still do for the bill. I listen to everything, and besides edm, these usually do justice to music. There still isn't a lot if subbass, and the way the bass hits with the asg2s is a lot different that the other iems I've used. Asg2 has a lot of punch. Like being hit with a raw fist vs a soft boxing glove on your chin.
post #4600 of 5070
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Hello buddy, I see you on the 846 forums a lot. I have the asg2s for a long time. This is actually true. The source actually does matter, like with anything, but sometimes not. I find that sometimes there is sibilance when the track typically doesn't call for it. It can also make some songs sound super dark. I would say that for a pure edm listener there should be better options. However, these still do for the bill. I listen to everything, and besides edm, these usually do justice to music. There still isn't a lot if subbass, and the way the bass hits with the asg2s is a lot different that the other iems I've used. Asg2 has a lot of punch. Like being hit with a raw fist vs a soft boxing glove on your chin.
Thumbs up! Though the ASG2 might be more detailed towards mid bass however it portrays mid bass in a very different way example from W4. The bass really punches its way through an ocean. With so much authority and ferocity.
post #4601 of 5070

Yes, as weird as it sounds...sometimes the asg2 has a dual personality. I'm not even talking about how it sounds with different songs. With time, the sound changes. But sometimes I feel like it goes back and forth. Hard to explain. After not using the ASG2 for a while, it always feel like a new IEM. The sound is very unique, that is for sure. Something about the sound is reminiscent of the UM3X I used to own, but it adds to the overall texture of the sound...for the better. Much enough for me to sell the UM3X and be happy. ASG2 is used a lot with chill out, downtempo, light indie, guitars/strings, female vocals, and some edm type music...After owning it close to an year now, I've figured that at higher volumes of listening the asg2 doesn't work with edm, and who listens to edm style music on low? 

post #4602 of 5070
I'd say that the sub bass is too weak for edm. Not that I listen a lot. Rather get something else for that. But acoustic or music that shouldn't sound aggressive is great on the G-2. Lets you relax and zone out as well as become immersed by the music.
post #4603 of 5070
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I'm pretty sure they'll ship to you in North Cali.

Oh, of course! I meant more as a means of going to the store and trying them out. But yes, they'll be useful for shipping within state.
post #4604 of 5070

Very interested to see what the new IEM Andy mentions in the latest Head-Fi interview is. Hopefully it's the ASG-2 with the crossvalve mod and perhaps other improvements-- it's definitely not the Rockets. 

 

Anybody have any insight here? 

post #4605 of 5070
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Very interested to see what the new IEM Andy mentions in the latest Head-Fi interview is. Hopefully it's the ASG-2 with the crossvalve mod and perhaps other improvements-- it's definitely not the Rockets. 

Anybody have any insight here? 
Do think that he's referring to the new improved ASG 2 as well. Definitely not the rockets.
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