Originally Posted by shotgunshane
I didn't have any of those iems with me when I heard the rockets and my audition wasn't all that long- maybe 15, 20 minutes, so I can't really give any comparisons until I get my pair and spend more time with it.
I remember thinking it sounded smoother and less peaky up top, compared to my memory of the asg-2. It also had more even keeled bass than the asg-2- less mid bass quantity and again smoother overall. The midrange was the best part and the main focus ime. Vocals and guitars sounded upfront with good intimacy and engagement.
The tunning with the tighter, less present bass reminded me a little of the re262 overall tuning, if you flattened the 262's upper mid peak around 2k and added overall bass quantity. My best description with that limited audition was a midcentric and smooth but detailed sound.
Mitigated sibilance compared to the G-2 I take it. Nice. Lookin forward to hearing the treble response. I'm curious about the sound staging of the Rockets; did it feel monitor like? Is it appropriately spacious? Good dimensionality?
I'm really hyped about the build quality and apparent comfort of Rockets; there aren't enough phones out there that deliver one of the aforementioned qualities, let alone both.