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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

With clarity I define that as how clear the IEM is. To some extend it does go hand in hand with being bright. But not all the time (and some get the two mixed up). There are exceptions to the rule.
 

 

Well to me ideal clarity = clear without being overly bright/sibilant and no muddiness in any part of the frequency response. I should be able to hear any part of the music clearly be it the voice of the singer, the instruments or the rumbling of the bass whenever I feel like I want to focus my listening on any of them at any time. Being NOT ideally clear is when I wish to catch one part of the music be it the vocal, any instrument or the bass by focusing my attention to it, but I can never hear it properly/clearly because some other instrument/voice is masking the sound over it. The closest analogy I can think of is like color bleeding in pictures/photos. The edges are not clearly-defined due to color bleeding. You can't tell where one part ends and the other part begins. Of course, I think this ideal clarity is near impossible because there is always at least one component that is at the foreground at a given part of the music which may mask out the other sounds in the background, but I should still be able to pick out clearly what sounds are in the background. I am not sure if I make much sense here, but I feel a good IEM should at least try to achieve this level of clarity and to me the best IEM for my taste would be one that is as clear as I have described and while still retaining its overall richness/warmth or "synergy" if one wants to put it that way, and not becoming too analytical and dry like most BA-driven IEMs. That is why I prefer hybrids over those pure BA-type IEMs which are more suited for stage-monitoring and have a danger of being too analytical and placing a strain on the listener's ears instead of actually letting him enjoy the music.

 

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I meant I asked the other poster because he sai clarity was important to him. But since you brought it up biggrin.gif that definition wouldn't do much good in clearing up any definitional issues. You used the word being defined in the definition for one smile.gif

Some people will see it as high resolution, ie not smearing of or missing many details. Others will see it as the crispness brought on by good dynamics. Someone else may see it as a lack of blackness in the soundstage, or to say that there is an openness or light around the instruments, not to be confused with a headphone being dark (which sometimes also has its own problems). Then there are those that associate it with brightness as you said. I'm sure there are other definitions still and combinations of definitions.

It's not exactly a rule imo. It's an unfortunate circumstance of subjectivity and a failure to effectively communicate.

 

Like I have described my definition of clarity above, I think it would match the 1st definition as mentioned by vwinter here, i.e. high resolution and no smearing of details.

 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

I pre-ordered ASG-2 today........Stealth Ones! Hoping I get mine before kkcc smily_headphones1.gif Should receive them early August same time as my SE846....
 

I wish I can afford a collection of IEMs as huge as yours... Then I can compare them myself and don't need to scour the forums for reviews.

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Pre ordered some weeks ago, just got an email yesterday indicates that production of asg-2 is delayed due to a shipment of tweeters have not arrived.

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I think you'll dig the G-2 Kewei. Especially if you liked the 334. Cool that Gavin is scoring a pair too
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I think you'll dig the G-2 Kewei. Especially if you liked the 334. Cool that Gavin is scoring a pair too

Hopefully. I was looking for a "improved version of GR07 MK2" universal, however so far I found none. The 1plus2,111, 334 and Kuro are all pretty impressive. Kaede and ie800 was little bit disappointing. Yet to try the asg-2, parterre and 846.

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I think you'll dig the G-2 Kewei. Especially if you liked the 334. Cool that Gavin is scoring a pair too

You know, if it sounds similar to the 334, then the 334 is drier sounding than I imagined. Not to say that the G-2 is very dry.
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

You know, if it sounds similar to the 334, then the 334 is drier sounding than I imagined. Not to say that the G-2 is very dry.

The Aurisonic has the drier mid, which is slight (less than IE800 even). TG334 is not dry at all.
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The Aurisonic has the drier mid, which is slight (less than IE800 even). TG334 is not dry at all.

Can't comment on the asg-2 but the 334 is definitely nowhere near dry.

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

The Aurisonic has the drier mid, which is slight (less than IE800 even). TG334 is not dry at all.

This is more how imagined the 334 and how I hear the ASG-2 and the IE800.
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I only had eke's G-2 for two days to compare to the 334, but I found the two phones to be very similar. I felt they were close enough where I could off the 334 and pocket the change, and not feel like I'd be missing it anyway. Shane could lend more insight since he's got the luxury of owning both
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Seems they did a bunch of shipping that day. Though I'm getting mine tomorrow. 

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Originally Posted by MoonYeol View Post

Yes. It's perfectly normal to want to buy 3 pairs of tips for $15 and only be able to use 1 pair. As for me, I have to pay about as much for shipping.

shutupandtakemymoney.jpg

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buy 3 sets.

keep all 3 of the size that fits you.

sell off others as a set of 3 of same size.

end up spending $15 for 3 of the same size.

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

I only had eke's G-2 for two days to compare to the 334, but I found the two phones to be very similar. I felt they were close enough where I could off the 334 and pocket the change, and not feel like I'd be missing it anyway. Shane could lend more insight since he's got the luxury of owning both

 

But, FWIW, SGS owns the custom (AS-2 Van Halen Edition) not the universal (ASG-2 Adele Edition).


Edited by music_4321 - 7/19/13 at 12:22pm
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But, FWIW, SGS owns the custom (AS-2 Van Halen Edition) not the universal (ASG-2 Adele Edition).

Adele is being loaned to me for the week. She's at my house right now waiting. I hope my wife is not jealous.
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Adele is being loaned to me for the week. She's at my house right now waiting. I hope my wife is not jealous.

If srs, impressions/comparisons coming?
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