The New AEON 2: It's The End Of MrSpeakers
post-15285539
Post #151 of 1,513

MacMan31

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Messages
335
Reaction score
35
Location
Canada
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Location
Canada
Posts
335
Likes
35
Would these new Aeon Flow be worth it over something like the Drop Ether CX? I currently have Focal Elex, HD6XX and 58X. I don't really need multiple headphones so perhaps I'm looking for one "end game" headphone. I'm powering my headphones with the THX789 and SDAC-B off my MacBook Pro.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15285548
Post #152 of 1,513
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
3,545
Reaction score
1,817
Location
Torrance, California
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Location
Torrance, California
Posts
3,545
Likes
1,817
Website
www.thesourceav.com
@mrspeakers Quick suggestion from an owner who travels with your headphones (ECX currently). Can you guys start adding straps or, at a minimum, a loop for carabiner (or cord/strap) to your cases? That way, even if the case is too big to put in a backpack, you can easily clip it on. I think this is particularly relevant for the Aeon 2 since you are positioning it as portable, but it would be nice to have on all of your cases. I had to get a third party case for my ECX for just this reason.

Look forward to hearing the Aeon 2 at Axpona in spring. Keep up the great work and congrats on the new branding :)
keep in mind the name change of the company. MrSpeakers is now named Dan Clark Audio
 
The Source AV TSAVJason Stay updated on The Source AV at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
https://www.facebook.com./pages/The-Source-AV-Design-Group/153623164648713 http://www.twitter.com/TheSourceAV http://www.instagram.com/Thesourceavdesign http://thesourceav.com/ Products@TheSourceAV.com
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: miceblue
post-15285579
Post #153 of 1,513

gtb75

Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Messages
84
Reaction score
75
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Posts
84
Likes
75
keep in mind the name change of the company. MrSpeakers is now named Dan Clark Audio
I know that, but "keep in mind" that Dan's username on here is still mrspeakers - hence my reference.
 
post-15285632
Post #154 of 1,513

Baten

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Sep 13, 2012
Messages
1,241
Reaction score
498
Joined
Sep 13, 2012
Posts
1,241
Likes
498
Would these new Aeon Flow be worth it over something like the Drop Ether CX? I currently have Focal Elex, HD6XX and 58X. I don't really need multiple headphones so perhaps I'm looking for one "end game" headphone. I'm powering my headphones with the THX789 and SDAC-B off my MacBook Pro.
Hard to have one do-it-all and not miss others. If I had to pick one, it's a Harman(bass) EQ'd HD6XX lol
and if I had to say which headphone I miss most it's the Alpha Prime. So if the Ether 2 are anything like those..
 
     Share This Post       
post-15285650
Post #155 of 1,513

MacMan31

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Messages
335
Reaction score
35
Location
Canada
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Location
Canada
Posts
335
Likes
35
Hard to have one do-it-all and not miss others. If I had to pick one, it's a Harman(bass) EQ'd HD6XX lol
and if I had to say which headphone I miss most it's the Alpha Prime. So if the Ether 2 are anything like those..
Yeah I guess that is true. I do like all three of my headphones in terms of sound so it would be difficult to pick just one. To my ears my Elex sound very similar to my HD6XX except the Elex has a bit more open sound. The Elex are just noticeably heavier than the 6XX. In any case I did have both the (now previous gen) Aeon Flow but sold them both as I didn't like them as much as I thought I would. I am curious about how these would compare to something like the Ether CX from Drop as I am curious about those also. I find the Elex a bit too heavy for my head with annoying pressure from the centre of the headband and not quite enough clamp.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15285654
Post #156 of 1,513
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
3,545
Reaction score
1,817
Location
Torrance, California
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Location
Torrance, California
Posts
3,545
Likes
1,817
Website
www.thesourceav.com
I know that, but "keep in mind" that Dan's username on here is still mrspeakers - hence my reference.
certainly! I understand. It’s a very new circumstance. My intent was to enhance the awareness of the companies name change.
 
The Source AV TSAVJason Stay updated on The Source AV at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
https://www.facebook.com./pages/The-Source-AV-Design-Group/153623164648713 http://www.twitter.com/TheSourceAV http://www.instagram.com/Thesourceavdesign http://thesourceav.com/ Products@TheSourceAV.com
     Share This Post       
post-15285952
Post #157 of 1,513

roskodan

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jan 1, 2013
Messages
1,628
Reaction score
988
Location
US/EU/IL
Joined
Jan 1, 2013
Location
US/EU/IL
Posts
1,628
Likes
988
@mrspeakers any head up about when we can expect to see EU sellers (e.g. Sonority) having the new Aeon 2 in stock? With the festive season coming up soon and all, it's soon time to take out the big red sock. :)
 
     Share This Post       
post-15286122
Post #158 of 1,513

Amberlamps

Formerly known as Phuca
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Messages
2,562
Reaction score
1,417
Location
Amamufukinstarboy
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Location
Amamufukinstarboy
Posts
2,562
Likes
1,417
Personally, I think it was a bad move renaming the brand, as MrSpeakers is well known, even if the end user does not know who Dan Clark is, they will probably know what MrSpeakers is all about.

Does the Aeon 2 have the same dodgy earpads as the Aeon 1 ? As mine were deformed after about a week of use. They are only about 2 months old, or slightly more.

Also, can UK distributors get replacement earpads to sell, as I had to import from yourselves/website in the states and after customs and vat, it was over £100 for a pair of pleather pads.

Although I may not agree with the name change, I hope it works out for you in the long term.

Cool.
 
post-15286324
Post #159 of 1,513

jsmiller58

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 20, 2018
Messages
1,586
Reaction score
1,337
Location
Isolated
Joined
Mar 20, 2018
Location
Isolated
Posts
1,586
Likes
1,337
Personally, I think it was a bad move renaming the brand, as MrSpeakers is well known, even if the end user does not know who Dan Clark is, they will probably know what MrSpeakers is all about.

Does the Aeon 2 have the same dodgy earpads as the Aeon 1 ? As mine were deformed after about a week of use. They are only about 2 months old, or slightly more.

Also, can UK distributors get replacement earpads to sell, as I had to import from yourselves/website in the states and after customs and vat, it was over £100 for a pair of pleather pads.

Although I may not agree with the name change, I hope it works out for you in the long term.

Cool.
Regarding deformed pads and how to fix...

https://www.head-fi.org/threads/aeo...netic-headphone.833820/page-345#post-15285976
 
post-15286483
Post #160 of 1,513

x RELIC x

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Messages
11,971
Reaction score
7,568
Location
The West Coast, Canada
Joined
Mar 8, 2014
Location
The West Coast, Canada
Posts
11,971
Likes
7,568
Something worth to mention: Digital audio players and portable gear like Mojo often can't drive planars sufficently. Aeon 2C has very low sensitivity and impedance and portabe gears can't supply enough current.

It is not about getting loud enough. Even a smartphone may be able to provide enough decibels of loudless but the sound quality wouldn't be good. I tested Aeon 2C with Astell Kernn SP2000 DAP ($3500 !), the device was getting very hot and the battery was being drained super fast but still unable to supply enough power as the bass slam was lacking (the biggest indicator of lack of power). Most of the entry level destkop gears can't drive it as well, Chord Hugo 2 was finally able to drive it.
Such a hard to drive headphone is contradiction with the foldable portable design.
Hugo2 and Mojo have the exact same Current delivery, with the Hugo2 having slightly higher Voltage output giving it a boost in total max power potential. Generalizations without facts are not helpful.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: stenog and robm321
post-15286626
Post #162 of 1,513

Maelob

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Messages
1,341
Reaction score
463
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Posts
1,341
Likes
463
I am still rockin my Primes, but I think this Aeon 2C, is going to be the one to replace them. We shall see. . .
Unsolicited advice , do not get rid of your Primes until you listen to Aeon 2c- I sold my Primes before getting the Aeon C and it was a heartbreaker - sold the Aeon C and ended up with the Z1r.
 
post-15286631
Post #163 of 1,513

Maelob

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Messages
1,341
Reaction score
463
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Posts
1,341
Likes
463
Would these new Aeon Flow be worth it over something like the Drop Ether CX? I currently have Focal Elex, HD6XX and 58X. I don't really need multiple headphones so perhaps I'm looking for one "end game" headphone. I'm powering my headphones with the THX789 and SDAC-B off my MacBook Pro.
There is no such thing- is all up to you on where you draw the line. Hobbies can get out of control and never end.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15286642
Post #164 of 1,513
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Messages
3,545
Reaction score
1,817
Location
Torrance, California
Joined
Mar 18, 2016
Location
Torrance, California
Posts
3,545
Likes
1,817
Website
www.thesourceav.com
The Source AV TSAVJason Stay updated on The Source AV at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
https://www.facebook.com./pages/The-Source-AV-Design-Group/153623164648713 http://www.twitter.com/TheSourceAV http://www.instagram.com/Thesourceavdesign http://thesourceav.com/ Products@TheSourceAV.com
     Share This Post       
post-15286681
Post #165 of 1,513

qsk78

1000+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 30, 2013
Messages
1,349
Reaction score
334
Location
Russia
Joined
Nov 30, 2013
Location
Russia
Posts
1,349
Likes
334
I just ordered the 2's yesterday so haven't heard them yet, but I've been enjoying the original AFC's for over a year now.
Looking forward to a detailed comparison of these two...:wink:
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: bcowen

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 6)

Top