Re: G2 or ec2?
Between the 2, I would go with the G2 if you're going coated. But, I think the EC2 are better in the clear models than the G2.
Also, I find that the built-in dampening on the EC2 is not very dramatic. It's no where's near on what a studio ring/ e-ring would do IMO. But I find that the coated/frosted EC2 heads sound and feel "plasticky". Clear is the way to go if you were to go with the EC2 in my opinion.
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