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Whoa whoa, what is this half clear ASG IEM?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/664613/review-aurisonics-asg-2-plus-comparisons-added-er4s/4170#post_10045456

 

;)

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eke, post that picture again so its on this fresh page. I like looking at it.

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Just thought Id let you guys know that ASG-2 paired with a hippo biscuit is such a really good combination. :D

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the synergy between asg2 and d10 is excellent...lol

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Oooohhh, eager to hear S-EM6 + Noble 6 impressions

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Nice review.  I just ordered the ASG-2's.  I was looking for something that sounded great with a lot of bass.  I'm hoping that I picked the right one.

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Nice review.  I just ordered the ASG-2's.  I was looking for something that sounded great with a lot of bass.  I'm hoping that I picked the right one.

 

 

Nice. Make sure you give them 340 hours of burn in with orange noise. They sound terrible otherwise.

 

 

(:biggrin: kidding). It would be nice if you posted some impressions when you got them. The user index hasn't been updated in a while.

 

 

 

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Oooohhh, eager to hear S-EM6 + Noble 6 impressions

 

Probably tomorrow or day after. I had an exam today, and I've been studying all week.
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Dont you have winter break eke? O.o
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Dont you have winter break eke? O.o

 

Yeah, but my program does these milestone exams that test your cumulative knowledge of everything you've learned in every course ih the curriculum up to that point. the points you earn go towards the last milestone exam, which determines if you're allowed/prepared enough to go off on your full year of clinical rotations.

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Yeah, but my program does these milestone exams that test your cumulative knowledge of everything you've learned in every course ih the curriculum up to that point. the points you earn go towards the last milestone exam, which determines if you're allowed/prepared enough to go off on your full year of clinical rotations.

 

congrats and good luck. soon youll be able to afford that 009

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Dont you have winter break eke? O.o

Yeah, but my program does these milestone exams that test your cumulative knowledge of everything you've learned in every course ih the curriculum up to that point. the points you earn go towards the last milestone exam, which determines if you're allowed/prepared enough to go off on your full year of clinical rotations.

Go eke!
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Added Noble 6

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when can we expect the S EM6? Im quite excited about those :)

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when can we expect the S EM6? Im quite excited about those :)

 

I haven't done one with the G2 yet, but...

 

 

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Comparisons

 

 

 

 

 

Earsonics S-EM6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What really struck me, and I mean struck me like a bolt of lightning, is how dark the S-EM6 is. I haven't heard an IEM this dark since the InEar SD3. I mean dark until almost the point of cloudiness. I've typed and deleted that previous sentence a few times, tried different tips and sources, and it's all been the same. The S-EM6 is almost cloudy in its presentation. I think most of this comes from the sheer thickness of the bass and lower mids, combined with upper mids that seem to drop off by quite a few db. Vocals and instruments don't have their usual "extension". For instance, the body of a snare drum hit is located around 150-250 hz, but the sharp attack of the drum is between 2000hz and 4000hz, and that shimmer/light aftershock is around 8 khz. The S-EM6 only faithfully transmits the initial thud. The other fundamentals are missing to my ears, or are not loud enough to make a difference.

 

 

I was shocked by what I was hearing, so I took to google to try to find a frequency response chart for the S-EM6. I had no luck, but I found this set of impressions in the appreciation thread:

 

 

 

I highlighted the parts I wanted to take away from the paragraph. And note that the 334 is already a pretty full/thick sounding iem.

 

 

 

The Noble 6 is, to me, so much cleaner, clearer, and detailed. The leading edge of notes come off with more detail and attack. The midrange is not only more refined, but clearer. The bass, as much as I complained about it earlier, is harder-edged, more defined, and capable of giving a much better sense of rhythm to music.

 

The first song I A/B'ed these two with was Rivers and Roads by The Head and the Heart. I've had this song stuck in my head for the past week, and I've been listening to it non-stop so I'm pretty familiar with almost every little nuance. The S-EM6, in comparison to the Noble 6, sounds like listening to the band from the next room. Details lose their immediacy, vocals lose their magic, and the song just sounds less real. In comparison, the Noble 6 is like the first time your girlfriend lets you in without a condom. Sorry for the lewd image, but that's just the difference for me.

 

If it came down to choosing one, the Noble 6 not only sounds better, but is smaller and easier to fit. Maybe someone could want the S-EM6's muted presentation for a lack of fatigue, but given the Noble 6's lack of peaks anywhere in the signature, I don't see it happening.

 

 

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I'm very clearly anthropomorphizing here but that photo is unbearably adorable. Like "awwwwww!" Sweet. Like childhood friends.

Btw, your G2 looks sick Eke. You did a fantastic job there.
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