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I took some Ts-500, raped them with a chopstick and fitted them onto the ASG-2. Less treble overall. Almost no sibilance left. Went from the most sibilant to almost the least sibilant in a matter of seconds. The bass is hitting harder than before. Good comfort. This is how I imagined they would sound. Except that the treble extension is quite poor. But hey, I didn't buy them to get a DF response. I guess now I have my fun, fatigue free, intoxicating listening experience. Maybe some day I'll try the auvios again, who knows. For now I'm content. It also helps that I don't have to swap IC or skip my amp. The soundstage from the BH is really making the music more enjoyable for me. Thanks for all the responses btw.
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Originally Posted by MoonYeol View Post

I took some Ts-500, raped them with a chopstick and fitted them onto the ASG-2. Less treble overall. Almost no sibilance left. Went from the most sibilant to almost the least sibilant in a matter of seconds. The bass is hitting harder than before. Good comfort. This is how I imagined they would sound. Except that the treble extension is quite poor. But hey, I didn't buy them to get a DF response. I guess now I have my fun, fatigue free, intoxicating listening experience. Maybe some day I'll try the auvios again, who knows. For now I'm content. It also helps that I don't have to swap IC or skip my amp. The soundstage from the BH is really making the music more enjoyable for me. Thanks for all the responses btw.

 

You may also try different tips and deeper fit.  My pair was quite sibilance until I replace the stock bi-flange with a single flange that allowed it to sit deeper....

post #3438 of 5288

You guys are right again.  I went for a deeper fit and the sibilance went down significantly.  I'm using the Orfton tips at the moment.  I have the Auvios as well.  Before that Mumford and Sons song I would have never called the ASG sibilant.  I guess my insertion technique was sloppy today.  

 

Thanks

 

 

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I'm afraid the only thing that's going to kill the sibilance for you is eq or deeper fit.

I'd recommend using a tone generator to find your personal treble peak on your set and try eq'ing it down. Should be somewhere between 8 and 10k, depending on your depth of fit. A deeper fit will push the peak higher up the scale and might resolve the issue without eq. Meelec triple flanges might be useful for that test.

 

 

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Like shotgunshane said, your insertion depth may have moved the peak up a bit. Best way is to use a tone generator to find the highest point and then replace his 8Khz cut with the one you find. For me, it was 10.5Khz, so that was my cut. But it happens in so few of my tracks that I don't even bother usually.
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Moon is now overwhelmed with various advices, hopefully he proceeds in order and does not apply all them at once :-)

One final solution i would venture would be to rub your ASG gently before insertion.
lol :-)
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

You may also try different tips and deeper fit.  My pair was quite sibilance until I replace the stock bi-flange with a single flange that allowed it to sit deeper....

 

Small auvios allows me to get the deepest fit on single flanges since they have the longest stem (of my tips at least). Maybe I'll fiddle a bit with tips but for now I think I'm happy with the comply tips. I also noticed today that I could've been burning in on a lower level than I should've. Don't really know what effect that would have. Not very experienced at burning in. (Pink noise and dual sine sweeps.)

 

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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Moon is now overwhelmed with various advices, hopefully he proceeds in order and does not apply all them at once :-)

One final solution i would venture would be to rub your ASG gently before insertion.
lol :-)
 

Haha, I think I have advice to spare now. Thank you all. Now I'll just try to remember to enjoy listening to music instead of listening 30 seconds, changing song "no.. it's still as sibilant here.. let's try another song.." and then swap tips. But early October I will probably get another amp and maybe try the Fiio cable. 

 

If it helps I will gladly kiss them before every insertion. Even light petting would be cool if it allowed me to use the auvios without any sibilance.


Edited by MoonYeol - 9/11/13 at 9:05am
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Moon is now overwhelmed with various advices, hopefully he proceeds in order and does not apply all them at once :-)

One final solution i would venture would be to rub your ASG gently before insertion.
lol :-)

It's a well known fact that genies do not fit in the ear canal so DO NOT RUB YOUR ASG-2!
post #3442 of 5288
I just ordered a ortofon tip set. Anybody interested in the sizes I don't use, PM me for friendship! *Cough I mean for free tips....

Edit: Size large are now gone. I will let you guys know what size I don't use between the remaining two when I get them.

Edit: all tips accounted for.
Edited by UnityIsPower - 9/11/13 at 10:59am
post #3443 of 5288
Thread Starter 

I mentioned the other day that the amount of time I spent with the Ety HF5 was having severe effects on the way I perceived the ASG-2.

 

I've started using Gavin's silver/gold cable as a bridge between the DF response and the g2's tuning.

 

Just goes to show how the brain can adjust to any signature, given some time.

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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

I mentioned the other day that the amount of time I spent with the Ety HF5 was having severe effects on the way I perceived the ASG-2.

 

I've started using Gavin's silver/gold cable as a bridge between the DF response and the g2's tuning.

 

Just goes to show how the brain can adjust to any signature, given some time.

Not always possible.

I got a few IEMs that I couldn't get used to, although I tried very hard (like TF10, FA Adagio III and a few others).

 

But I'm still very tolerant, when I equally appreciate the V-type JVC HA-FX700 and the mid-forward SE535Ltd (I don't think I've ever had IEMs more different than those two).

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tienbasse View Post
 

Not always possible.

I got a few IEMs that I couldn't get used to, although I tried very hard (like TF10, FA Adagio III and a few others).

 

But I'm still very tolerant, when I equally appreciate the V-type JVC HA-FX700 and the mid-forward SE535Ltd (I don't think I've ever had IEMs more different than those two).

 

 

Of course, with anything, there are exceptions :)

post #3446 of 5288
I actually think he made your point just a little bit. tongue.gif
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Anyone know if the e-Q5 tips are the ones I should order from the Ortofon site or if the Ortofon tips on ebay for eQ5-7 the ones that work with the ASG-2? Currently I use the suggested Auvios and a lot of people seem to talk about the ortofon tips being a good match.Thanks.

post #3448 of 5288
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Originally Posted by emusic13 View Post
 

Anyone know if the e-Q5 tips are the ones I should order from the Ortofon site or if the Ortofon tips on ebay for eQ5-7 the ones that work with the ASG-2? Currently I use the suggested Auvios and a lot of people seem to talk about the ortofon tips being a good match.Thanks.

 

From what I've read, the ones on the Ortofon or Musicaacoustica are genuine and the ones on Ebay are fakes.

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Thanks. I guess ill order from the ortofon site then. Wonder what kind of subtle changes ill hear in the Asg :D

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It's really interesting what fit, material and diameter can do to the sound.

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