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Who all here is into IEM's? I am trying to decide on something to upgrade my heir audio 3.ai's with but can't make up my mind on even a group of IEM's to narrow down the choices. I'm mainly looking for some 4 way armature driver IEM's and likely can't afford customs.(At least can't justify it to myself yet, lol.)

EDIT: I should probably actually add the type of music and sound sig I'm most interested in. I like a balanced sound with good bass reproduction, I don't like overwhelming bass that drowns out the rest of the range but given that hiphop is one of my favorite genres I need something with some substance in the lows, I don't mind being a bit bright but I would rather not have anything to highcentric like grados. I listen to a pretty wide range of music with my main focuses being hiphop and rock though.
Edited by scyy - 5/17/13 at 7:40pm
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Who all here is into IEM's? I am trying to decide on something to upgrade my heir audio 3.ai's with but can't make up my mind on even a group of IEM's to narrow down the choices. I'm mainly looking for some 4 way armature driver IEM's and likely can't afford customs.(At least can't justify it to myself yet, lol.)

Check out the Aurisonics ASG-2 maybe?

It would help if you described what kind of sound sig you're after though. Something similar to the 3.Ai?
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Check out the Aurisonics ASG-2 maybe?

It would help if you described what kind of sound sig you're after though. Something similar to the 3.Ai?

I think I beat you to the punch with my edit! lol. I just looked into those and they look real nice. I'll have to read a few reviews on em.
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I had the asg1s....I would stay away from them, unless you're a performer on stage.
I would suggest:
Heir4a - natural upgrade
Audeo pfe232 - mids are a little tamed but the lows are a lot better than the heirs
Westone4 - neural sounding with a boost in lows
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

I had the asg1s....I would stay away from them, unless you're a performer on stage.
I would suggest:
Heir4a - natural upgrade
Audeo pfe232 - mids are a little tamed but the lows are a lot better than the heirs
Westone4 - neural sounding with a boost in lows

The 4ai's and westone4's are both ones I had looked at closely before and were probably near the top of what I was already considering. I like the build quality of heirs and the wooden inlays over the westones but both sound like they would sound great.
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

I had the asg1s....I would stay away from them, unless you're a performer on stage.
I would suggest:
Heir4a - natural upgrade
Audeo pfe232 - mids are a little tamed but the lows are a lot better than the heirs
Westone4 - neural sounding with a boost in lows

fyi, ASG-1 is nothing like the ASG-2. I had the 1.2 revision and they are crap unless you eq...then they become bearable. Aurisonics also just released an ASG-1.3 which is their second revision on the original ASG-1.

Anyway, if you're interested in the ASG-2, lots of impressions and reviews have been pouring in on the Aurisonics thread over at head-fi here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/606471/aurisonics-impressions-reviews-discussions-thread/3375#post_9446816
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If you're into hip-hop I would stay away from the 4.Ai. I had them for a while and they are a good neutral iem, but bass production is very underwhelming for that type of music.

Now that I read what you're looking for, I think the ASG-2 is a perfect candidate. Also, you said you can't afford customs, but there are some very reasonably priced options out there that would suit you quite well. For example, the 1964 Ears V3 is only $425 and the sound sig would be perfect for you, and a linear upgrade from the 3.Ai.
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I was into IEMs, but ever since the Triple.fi 10s, I haven't really looked back. I'm so in love with them, I haven't had the desire for anything but a custom as my next step up.
 
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I own the sennheiser IE80s and they are amazing, Dont see myself using anything else for a long time.
    
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Are you only buying from Amazon? Also, the K701's need an amp or sound card with an amp. Do you have either of those? I would also ask Totally Dubbed where some good places to shop for headphones are in UK. I believe he resides there.


I have neither of those.

Looks like I am back to square one again.
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