MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open - Impressions Thread
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I think in Dan's email he mentioned a " warmer transition from the bass to midrange for a fun and engaging headphone suitable for any genre of music"
 
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only the open ver needs to be existed at the first place actually
 
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why not call the open Anon
 
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Oh damn. $800 open planar that could potentially compete with Ether and LCD?! While looking more stylish and improving comfort?

"You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention."
 
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The comment in the email from Dan is well put. There is more warmth and a smoother transient response between frequencies, bass to mids and mids to treble. The AFO is my favorite MrSpeakers offering to date.
 
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The comment in the email from Dan is well put. There is more warmth and a smoother transient response between frequencies, bass to mids and mids to treble. The AFO is my favorite MrSpeakers offering to date.
How do they compare to closed?
 
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How do they compare to closed?
I'm in the process of a review, so it wouldn't be fair to give a complete answer ATM. But, while these have a similar tonality (same driver and housing of course) the overall experience is quite different. To my ears the AFO, is in another class from the closed version. It reproduces a more natural sound with more accurate and pleasing tone. While the AFC may have 3db more sub bass, I find that with a little EQ AFO actually has better bass presence.

Closed headphones will always make compromises based on the physics of stored energy. AFO takes full advantage of moving what was a very good design to an open platform. Mids/vocals are more lush and delicate. The transitions between the mids/bass/treble flows better.
 
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I'm in the process of a review, so it wouldn't be fair to give a complete answer ATM.
Matt - in your review, please compare to Ether Flow open as well... Thanks.
 
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Matt - in your review, please compare to Ether Flow open as well... Thanks.
As long as we're putting in requests for comparisons can I ask about the HD700? It's comparably priced premium open headphone that a lot of people have heard. I would think a comparison to them would be very helpful for many can-fans.
 
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^^ Never owned the hd700. It's just one of the gaps in my journey. Never even auditioned them. I do own the hd800 and will be comparing them to AFO in the review.
 
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This is great news for an AFO!! I'll now put that on my short list.
 
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Are they harder to drive then the closed version? Also they must be lighter, so even more comfortable than before. I guess the earpads are not removable still?
 
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