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post #466 of 5288

Having never heard an Aurisonics IEM before, I'm hoping I can stumble across a way to audition the ASG-2.  The $700-$800 price (w/out upgrade for peeps like me) is hitting that price point between what many are calling the mid-tier & TOTL these days..  I appreciate all the impressions provided here, especially by OP.  Gonna keep an eye on these as development seems to be continuing & aren't even available through their website yet.  I've ordered pre-production units from other vendors before & I'm not gonna put myself through that aggravation again, my love for the hobby isn't as all-consuming as it is for many here (this is NOT meant as a slight in any way).

post #467 of 5288
I think the price for the G-2 sans upgrade is $500 no? Just paid for my G-2 upgrade last night. Hope it's not too much longer now
post #468 of 5288
I think he might be confusing the AS2 $800 price tag with ASG2's $550. I know I did, lol.
post #469 of 5288
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Originally Posted by feverfive View Post

Having never heard an Aurisonics IEM before, I'm hoping I can stumble across a way to audition the ASG-2.  The $700-$800 price (w/out upgrade for peeps like me) is hitting that price point between what many are calling the mid-tier & TOTL these days..  I appreciate all the impressions provided here, especially by OP.  Gonna keep an eye on these as development seems to be continuing & aren't even available through their website yet.  I've ordered pre-production units from other vendors before & I'm not gonna put myself through that aggravation again, my love for the hobby isn't as all-consuming as it is for many here (this is NOT meant as a slight in any way).

 

The ASG-2 is $500 for frosted and $650 for stealth. As for this being a pre-production model, that these are not. They are transitioning to a new site. There is no sense adding a new product when you'll be upgrading to a new site and you'll just have to switch everything over anyway. They'll continue modding and improving the sound, but I'm sure those mods will be made available or as upgrade options, which is much better than other companies. 

 

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

I think the price for the G-2 sans upgrade is $500 no? Just paid for my G-2 upgrade last night. Hope it's not too much longer now

 

I just inquired about the average turnover rate. I'll probably do the upgrade in 2 weeks. I just don't have the funds right now, I need my next paycheck first. 

post #470 of 5288
I'm pretty sure I'm not crazy and the Facebook post says that the retail price of the frosted is $550... probably because the bass port is standard now?


Are they open now to call in? I'd like to ask a few questions.
post #471 of 5288
^ yup
post #472 of 5288
They're open and I'm not crazy? That would be the double whammy of my Sunday morning.
post #473 of 5288
I am talking to Andy by email, getting ready to purchase ASG 2's. He recently let me know the standard ASG 2 is $550.
post #474 of 5288
Nice! Good morning for both of us then lol. Standard Aurisonics contact email?
post #475 of 5288
Hi Soundfreaq,

Could you say a little more about the congested quality you hear with the asg-2? Where is it the the frequency response?

P.s. I think comparisons of the 1plus2 to the 009 might be a little premature! :P :P :P
Just teasing!
post #476 of 5288

You bet!

 

It's my opinion that the soundstage and imaging is a tad smaller and more intimate than the 1p2. Combine that with the richly colored mids that are very forward, and all the texture in detail being thrown at you, it gets a little congested. It doesn't sound like it has the room to breath as much as the 1p2. Doesn't sound as spacious, roomy, organic. I think its the mids and highs that sound most stuffy on G-2. 

 

Have you heard both?

 

Edit: and to be clear, the 1p2 is not a 009, in any way. I was just answering the one gentleman that wanted to know how the sonic signature compared. And my (SP/009) analogy was to demonstrate the discernable level of difference to me. : )

 

Edit 2: Though I just got a pair of HD800 in the house and I will be doing a comparison of it to the 1p2. More to come. 


Edited by SoundFreaq - 6/9/13 at 3:28pm
post #477 of 5288
Hi there!

Yes, I have the 1plus2 on loan, have the as-2 custom ($800) and have heard the asg-2 ($550) and the 009 as well!

Thanks for answering!

I do hear a 5khz spike which gives a little sibilance at mid-high volumes with certain tracks and gets fatiguing with the 1plus2. Also, the slightly bloomy midbass of the dynamic (which is quite good) gives the impression of a gap in the lower mids sometimes although with something like a solo cello which doesn't push the dynamic, then this effect lessens. I agree that the aSG-2 sounds very lush and full-sounding, so I can hear what you are describing as congested.

Cheers!
post #478 of 5288
Yes I was just curious what people think about the sonic signature off totl iems compared to totl cans. In my experience high end cans tend to sound more neutral than their iem counterparts.
post #479 of 5288
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Hi there!

Yes, I have the 1plus2 on loan, have the as-2 custom ($800) and have heard the asg-2 ($550) and the 009 as well!

Thanks for answering!

I do hear a 5khz spike which gives a little sibilance at mid-high volumes with certain tracks and gets fatiguing with the 1plus2. Also, the slightly bloomy midbass of the dynamic (which is quite good) gives the impression of a gap in the lower mids sometimes although with something like a solo cello which doesn't push the dynamic, then this effect lessens. I agree that the aSG-2 sounds very lush and full-sounding, so I can hear what you are describing as congested.

Cheers!

 

Lush and full? definitely. Too full. : )

 

And yes, I would agree those are the most obvious technical flaws of the 1p2, if I were to call them flaws. The sibilance is never full-on. It's occasional, and not bothersome. And I like that high-mid, low-treble energy there for stuff like Jazz and Classical. 

 

And definitely agree there is a perceived gap in the lower mids to a small degree. And with the word "bloomy," we may run into some confusion (glad you mentioned it was a good thing) - to be sure, the dynamic bass is tight as a button yet liquid to boot. Just grand. 

 

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Originally Posted by gnarlsagan View Post

Yes I was just curious what people think about the sonic signature off totl iems compared to totl cans. In my experience high end cans tend to sound more neutral than their iem counterparts.

 

No worries. And it is the case here too. While the 1p2 is pretty darn neutral, it isn't as neutral as the very TOTL high-end open cans around. 


Edited by SoundFreaq - 6/9/13 at 5:38pm
post #480 of 5288
Asg2 does well with brightly mastered music.
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