I had a quick demo of ASG-2 yesterday at my local distributor's house. As the set is not yet fully burn-in, I found that the bass is a bit muddy, with mainly mid-bass bloom. This is with the bass port fully closed. The mid is lush, smooth and not too forward like Shure 535. The treble is also smooth and non-fatiguing, which can be good for prolong listening but not good for catching details.
The soundstage is definitely huge.
My questions to those that have ASG-2 for quite some times:
1. Does the bass tighten after burn-in? My first impression is the bass has the quantity to move air, but the sub-bass punch is lacking.
2. Will the treble also improve? It can sounds a bit roll-off like Shure. Or will changing to silver cable bring out the high without the needs to EQ? I just hate to EQ.
On a site note, I just demoed Senn IE800 & AKG 3003 last weekend, and right now my vote on the sound goes to IE800, but the seal n isolation is horrible. This is coming from Shure 535 with olive tips.
1. You get adjusted to the bass presentation. I hesitate to attribute it to burn in though. Compared to the IE800, most things will lack sub-bass punch...which is part of the reason I want it.
2. The details are all there in the treble. It's just really smooth, and again lacking sparkle compared to the IE800.
If you check out my IE800/G-2 comparison, it seems you hear things just like I do.
BTW, how was the K3003? How did it compare to the other two?