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Apparently beginning to be sold in the US under the Olasonic brand confused.gif

 

Damn. The name is half the fun.

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The Namis sound good, though, even if the name isn't as fun to say.  They are close to the sound o my Kaede (close, but the Kaede IS better).  Gonna keep the Kaede and sell the Nami....

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If I were to buy a compliment iem, it would be one of the Ocharaku phones. They're just as magical as the ASG-2, but in a totally different way.

Thanks for the suggestion.   I looked into that one before, but heard it can be a bit bright, but I'll recheck it.   One Headfier who has the AS2 finds the RE400 and RE600 to be a nice contrast also to the Aurisonic house sound.   

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Thanks for the suggestion.   I looked into that one before, but heard it can be a bit bright, but I'll recheck it.   One Headfier who has the AS2 finds the RE400 and RE600 to be a nice contrast also to the Aurisonic house sound.   

 

True, but it's a very tasteful kind of bright...IMO of course. It has the ability to portray incredibly holographic images in what seems like infinite space. The timbre is also great.

 

I've never heard the new hifiman phones, but I hear good things about their value.

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Thanks for the suggestion.   I looked into that one before, but heard it can be a bit bright, but I'll recheck it.   One Headfier who has the AS2 finds the RE400 and RE600 to be a nice contrast also to the Aurisonic house sound.   

I'd say the FLAT-4's I've heard are a bit bright but a nice compliment. So are the ER-4S.

Another one I've heard that might be a good compliment are FA-4E XB, on the safer side.

The FAD Heaven V (or VI) is a good compliment, imo, and maybe the new FX850 might be worth keeping an eye on if the FX700 was any indication.

Edit: yes, agree with Eke, a tasteful kind of bright; soft and smooth, but peaky treble, if that makes sense.
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Thanks for the suggestion.   I looked into that one before, but heard it can be a bit bright, but I'll recheck it.   One Headfier who has the AS2 finds the RE400 and RE600 to be a nice contrast also to the Aurisonic house sound.   

 

That was me that soundbear was referring to in regards with the RE400/RE600 being a nice contrast with the AS/G/2.  When we were communicating via PM, I described my AS2 being extremely fun sounding with energy, non-fatiguing, with a slight warmish and dark sound signature that expresses itself with bass quantity and huge stage (to my ears). Where as the RE400/600 holds its own with a more detailed, intimate, and overall balanced presentation, with the 600 trumping the 400 on both extension ends (treble and bass) especially when amped or testing the effects of scalability.

 

I agree that the ER4S or any other iem with a flatter sound compliments well with the AS/G/2. Both a fun and analytical type iem/ciem should be in every head-fier's arsenal for musical enjoyment and to effectively accommodate towards one's change in temperament.

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That was me that soundbear was referring to in regards with the RE400/RE600 being a nice contrast with the AS/G/2.  When we were communicating via PM, I described my AS2 being extremely fun sounding with energy, non-fatiguing, with a slight warmish and dark sound signature that expresses itself with bass quantity and huge stage (to my ears). Where as the RE400/600 holds its own with a more detailed, intimate, and overall balanced presentation, with the 600 trumping the 400 on both extension ends (treble and bass) especially when amped or testing the effects of scalability.

I agree that the ER4S or any other iem with a flatter sound compliments well with the AS/G/2. Both a fun and analytical type iem/ciem should be in every head-fier's arsenal for musical enjoyment and to effectively accommodate towards one's change in temperament.
Any comparisons with the RE272? smily_headphones1.gif
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It's been a while since I've owned the RE-272, but I would say it would contrast well. Falls in the same bucket as the ER4S to my ears. Personally, other than for sentimental reasons (a gift maybe) I don't keep universals that are out of production and/or don't have removable cables. 

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It's been a while since I've owned the RE-272, but I would say it would contrast well. Falls in the same bucket as the ER4S to my ears. Personally, other than for sentimental reasons (a gift maybe) I don't keep universals that are out of production and/or don't have removable cables. 
Thanks for the info! So to you both RE272 and ER4S are equally good and capable?
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Thanks for the info! So to you both RE272 and ER4S are equally good and capable?

If you haven't heard the ER4S you should definitely do yourself a favor and try them out. They come with a 30 day guarantee, so you can return them if you don't like them. Plus you'll be getting a warranty, and Etymotic will even fix iems that are long out of warranty. The RE272, being out of production, wouldn't have that option.

If you do go the ER4S route, I recommend trying out the different filter options available, specifically the red and orange filters (green is stock). They slightly warmify the sound to different degrees, and they're quite easy to change out with the supplied filter changing tool.

Imho the ER4S is still the best earphone I've ever heard. I get excited to put them in every day because each song is like a discovery.
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If you haven't heard the ER4S you should definitely do yourself a favor and try them out. They come with a 30 day guarantee, so you can return them if you don't like them. Plus you'll be getting a warranty, and Etymotic will even fix iems that are long out of warranty. The RE272, being out of production, wouldn't have that option.

If you do go the ER4S route, I recommend trying out the different filter options available, specifically the red and orange filters (green is stock). They slightly warmify the sound to different degrees, and they're quite easy to change out with the supplied filter changing tool.

Imho the ER4S is still the best earphone I've ever heard. I get excited to put them in every day because each song is like a discovery.
Thanks for the info man. But I'm afraid of the difficulty in fitting with the ER4S as I can't use the triple flange. It's too painful.
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Thanks for the info man. But I'm afraid of the difficulty in fitting with the ER4S as I can't use the triple flange. It's too painful.

 

It's cool, I actually can't use the triple flange either. I use doubles. Many people have good luck with comply as well, Ts100 or P.

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Woulf f111 or SD-2 make a good complement to ASG-2? Looking for something a bit more bright/neutral

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Hmm...bright and neutral...I would say neither of those two. 

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hi, i have asg-2 frosted shell..

I love the sound quality of ASG-2, & i still don't get why anyone wont love the sound..

if the sub bass is slightly increase, it will be a retirement IEM.. but overall, worth every penny with the sound quality

 

i dont know about you guys, but my frosted version kinda have bad built quality.. there are finger print on the shell.. & the plastic looks cheap...

and the worst part.. i break my right ear IEM shell on the recessed socket side, just because changing the cable, without force..
luckily, i managed to glue it.. & because it was frosted version, the glue was camouflaged by the frosted body.. :rolleyes:

at the left ear IEM, i can see thin crack line just waiting  to break on the recessed socket shell side.. :(

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