If they can price low, IMO, it'll be a strong contender. Many people like me prefer to ship impressions within America (due to the hassle of customs and FEES).
So if they can price low/aggressively or at the very least offer an introductory price or a group purchase amongst Head-Fiers (would appeal to a specific rather than broad market), they would entertain large amounts of success.
Based on the competition, I'm expecting to see the pricing options for the AS-2 start at around 600-700, then +100 for a, +200 for b and +? for aesthetic options. And if there's anything to the trend that would put the ASG-2 at around 500-600 MSRP.
Right now I have 300 set aside for my upgrade from ASG-1 to ASG-2, hope that's enough, but time will tell for certain.
It would make sense that it would be around the 700-800 range.
But again, I was talking about base price. The AS-1 base price is 400 dollars. So technically, there would be a two hundred dollar difference. And that isn't a nominal difference but rather very significant.
However, what I stated was a wish rather than reality.
I'm not saying a price, I honestly don't know it. But considering the impressions iven by myself and others about the performance of the AS-2's and the fact that they are meant to compete with top tier CIEM's, you may very well be safe with your amount set aside. FlySweep did say the pricing was very attractive.
If anyone's curious- Dale just PMd me- apparently my email to Aurisonics didn't go through regarding whether they can upgrade generics to customs- the answer is:
"SG generic fit series is not upgradeable to AS series custom fit. The shells are not interchangeable and the internal components are not really salvageable to use in the upgrade so a new set would be needed for the AS series. We do make custom tips for the ASG series though."
Great customer service, reaching out to me on the forum, and it speaks well for his company.