- Apr 24, 2013
I was looking at photos in this thread (I have the Aeons as well) and noticed this one. You're seeing the fundamental flaw in the Aeon pads where the foam under the leather rolls away from the leather. You can see it's pretty bad on your pads, the sharp seam isn't lined up with the stitching. Dan has a video on how to try to roll the foam back into place under the leather, but be aware this can be a permanent issue. This issue affects the Dekoni replacement pads as well which makes me wonder if Dan coordinated with Dekoni and introduced the same fatal flaw.Reading this thread, I think this may be a sealing issue as the pads, here is how they look like:
I tried to put the pads back aligned
This is a warranty issue and you should get free pads from Dan if you aren't able to roll the foam back into place or if it get worse.
I've had 3 Aeon pads (one from Dekoni) and it's affected all 3 pairs, usually within a week of getting the pads. Many other forum members report this problem with their Aeons too. It doesn't bother some people, but be aware this reduces seal and comfort. I also personally think it's unacceptable to sell headphones at a luxury price point with pads that degrade so quickly. For this reason I don't recommend any model of Aeons anymore. I want to raise awareness that this is a fundamental flaw in the pads and it's a warranty issue so folks at least know they don't have to pay a whopping $60 if they want to replace the pads.