Aurisonics

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  1. Luckbad

    Luckbad Traded in a unicorn for a Corolla

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    Anyone else have Aurisonics?

    I've had the ASG-B, ASG-2.5, and Kicker.

    The B had amazing bass and terrible everything else. The 2.5 had amazing bass and was incredibly capable, but needed EQ to sound good. The Kicker has amazing bass (just below the first two) and a really nice smooth response otherwise.

    I picked up a Kicker and JVC HA-FX1100 at the same time so I could decide between them. Both are great. The JVC has better detail retrieval and less bass. At $100 more than the Kicker, the JVC is probably going back.
     
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    I had the ASG-2 (one of the first ones, not sure if there were variations, updates). At the time I remember it being very bassy but moreso on the midbass and not enough sub bass. Other than that Aurisonics pretty much had this very mid-forward but recessed treble tuning. That was 2 years ago though so take what I said with a grain of salt.

    I have also demoed the Rockets at a local shop. I think they were pretty decent at detail retrieval and it didn't come with the Aurisonics tuning. It was on the warm side IIRC. If they are as durable as Aurisonics says they are then I personally think it's a good buy.
     
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    Aurisonics Harmony is amazing - throws a nice stage with clarity that cuts through most songs very well. Tonality is spot-on imo (a little sibilance here and there but I think that's slightly due to fit, waiting on Ortofon silicones)
    Great detail retrieval, still retains the Aurisonics house-sound but more balanced I guess
    Would give a solid 9/10
     
  4. Luckbad

    Luckbad Traded in a unicorn for a Corolla

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    I never replied to my own thread... I still have the Aurisonics Kicker.

    It works better for what I need than the JVC HA-FX1100. I think the JVC sounds better overall with a bit less sub-bass, but the Aurisonics has excellent isolation.

    Since I only use these in the office at work when I need additional isolation beyond my JVC HA-DX2000 or if it's particularly warm, I sent the JVC HA-FX1100 on its way.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of the more neutral Aurisonics offerings. I feel like they not only get neutrality right for in-ears... not an easy thing to do, considering that it seems like 95% of the stuff out there is at least slightly v-shaped... but they have awesome timbre and imaging.

    I've owned two pairs of Rockets in the past. Excellent headphones besides the lack of midbass and subbass.

    My go-to pair of IEMs now is the Aurisonics ASG-1+. They are freakin awesome and probably the last in-ears I'll ever need. They take the awesome imaging and timbre of the Rockets up to the next level and have better extension, clarity, resolution and bass. I think the bass may be slightly elevated above neutral, which I actually really enjoy.

    My only real issue with the ASG1+ is their fit. My earholes are two different sizes, so I have to use two different tips (pictured). I've never had this issue with any other in-ears before, but the ASG1+ are very finnicky and picky about where they sit in your ears. Right now I'm using the Sony MH1 narrow and wide medium tips. I can't afford $700 for a pair of custom AGS1+ but have considered paying their $125 fee for custom silicone molds.

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    I also forgot to mention my horrible luck with the Rockets. I've bought (used) and lost two pairs. TWO.

    I know they're around my apartment somewhere, but it's been months and I haven't seen them. RIP Rockets.
     
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    Luckbad Traded in a unicorn for a Corolla

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    Oh hey, I think I sold you my Audio-GD C-2 Class A.
     
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    Ahahaha, yep! It sounds killer as a preamp for my Magnepans, by the way, a huge improvement over the receivers I was using in terms of clarity and background.
     

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