The Aurisonics ASG-1Plus makes good use of the two drivers and delivers a nice, balanced experience. The original solo precision dynamic driver, noise-isolating in-ear headphones.
Alluring mids, extended and smooth highs with excellent realism aided by a wide and deep stage.
Packaging, Accessories and Build Quality:
The packaging is fairly simple and nothing luxurious, it keeps the size and weight down. The IEM’s are securely kept in place in a card cutout, the carry case is stored below and all the accessories are found in the carry case. The packaging really doesn’t stand out but does its job of protecting the IEM’s during shipping. There is a window on the back showing off the IEM’s and tech specs can be found on the side.
Build quality is good, they are excellently made with quality plastics and I cannot find any weak points. They use a standard 2-pin connector, which feels sturdy and the supplied cable is similar to most custom monitors cable, slim and supple, with good strain relief. It should hold up fine, and it is easily replaceable. I cannot see these failing any time soon.
Comfort, Isolation and Cable noise:
The comfort is good.
Isolation is excellent with the supplied tips, they block out a lot of external noise and you do have to be careful when out and about using these. Great for daily commutes and airplane journeys.
Cable noise is not really an issue as the cable goes behind your ear, which reduces most cable noise.
Well Aurisonics are well known for their deep and impactful lows, and these are no exception. Being a hybrid IEM, the dynamic driver takes care of the lows with great results. The lows extend with ease handling dubstep and the like with no problems. The lows are also very full and give the sound a very nice body, albeit a little too much for my tastes. They don’t bleed in to the mids, but they sometimes sound a little bloated and do take centre stage.
Definitely a fun sound to listen to, and they will satisfy all but the most hardcore bass heads. The lows do however keep in control and the speed is quite good, they do manage to keep up with fast music, yet still reproduce the low reverberation of a double bass with ease. Quite versatile lows, with very good presence and quantity, if you want neutral, look elsewhere.
The mids cut through the mix quite nicely, without coming across too full bodied. Both male and female vocals cut through with detail and clarity whilst the lows back them up with body. The mids don’t suffer from sibilance or harshness, and are not in any way fatiguing. The mids can bring out emotion is an singers voice, they are very intimate and engaging. They do well with most genres and do well on intimate acoustic recordings.
The highs have enough detail and sparkle to prevent these from sounding overly dark, they are always present and I really like their presentation. They don’t take a back seat, they are up front with the rest of the music, letting you hear every tap and crash without becoming overbearing and painful. I like the amount of highs they have, as they are always there providing detail and clarity to an otherwise dark sounding IEM.
The soundstage on these is not huge, these definitely give a more intimate presentation which means they are more fun and engaging to listen to, great for commuting and sports use.
Instrument separation is good, everything is nicely separated, but these have quite a thick sound so there is not a lot of air between everything.
- Driver: Precision Dynamic 14.2mm + 1 custom-tuned, next generation tweeter
- Frequency response: 8Hz – 25kHz
- Impedance: 11 ohm +/- 10% @ 1kHz
- Sensitivity: 120dB @1mW
- Passive noise attenuation: NRR 24db
- Construction: 3D printed, Digital Hybrid Technology (DHT)™ shell fits 95% of ears like a custom (Hybrid custom/universal fit derived from thousands of ears scanned… and counting).
- Cable: Detachable silver-plated low oxygen copper cable