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The New AEON 2: It's The End Of MrSpeakers

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by jude, Nov 1, 2019.
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  1. Wes S
    I look forward to hearing your comparisons to those 2, as one of those is my next purchase. I love bass, but the mids are my main area of focus lately. Looks like you are right down the street from me in Plano. Howdy fellow Texan!
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  2. trellus
    I hadn't noticed @erpguru was in Frisco, good eye, I'm in Plano, also. :beerchug:

    I have a pair of the original AFO coming in tomorrow (it looks like), that will be my first Mr ... er, Dan Clark Audio headphone set, and I'm hoping I dig the sound as I might be interested in the new AFC 2 if all goes well... but also kind of thinking of the Focal Elegia strongly.
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  3. MrCypruz
    I would strongly advise you to NOT use the original AFO as a baseline to decide whether you're getting the A2C / A2O as they're literally completely different headphones when it comes to sound presentation. The only useful information that you would get from the original AFO is comfort and form factor. Return the AFO and drop another $100 to get the A2C or A2O and you will most likely not regret the move!
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  4. trellus
    Ah, well I bought the AFO 1st gen used for $400, and I'm expecting the AFC2 to have a similar sound to the AFO 1st gen, based on what I have read so far, along the lines of the AFC2 sounding more open than the AFO 1st gen, but having a sound signature that moves it closer to AFO 1st gen.

    I'd be surprised if the AFC2 sounds radically different from the AFO 1st gen.
  5. MrCypruz
    Oh I see, you got it used. Well, you’ll be surprised by how different they sound. I’m not sure where you read the reviews but from what I’ve read here on HF (including the video on the first post of this thread), headphone guru review, headphonics first impressions and my own impressions shared here on HF it seems to be a consensus that the A2 sound a lot better and considerably different from the original AFO. To me, the A2 are even better than the Ether Flow C 1.1 which I owned.
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  6. trellus
    I've watched all the videos and read all the major reviews so far but I might have missed that, I didn't really hear much about a comparison between AFO 1st gen and AFC2 except one reviewer noting that the AFC2 sounds even more open than the original AFO, but I admit I am extrapolating from the reviews (and Dan himself) speaking mostly about the tuning difference between AFC1 and AFC2 being in the direction of the AFO 1st gen (AFC1 being warmer and having bigger soundstage, which is direction of AFO 1st gen since the same two things can be said about AFO being warmer and having a bigger soundstage than AFC1).

    Also, I've not seen anyone really speak about the AFO2 except in very brief passing to say that now AFC2 and AFO2 now sound closer to each other -- way more than AFC1 and AFO1 ever did, as those sounded very different from each other. Everything I read about AFC1 and AFO1 made me think I'd like the AFO1 sound better than AFC1 -- thus, why I think AFC2 might be nice to my ears, too... sorry, I'm beating this like a dead horse, lol.
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  7. MrCypruz
    Hahahaha no worries! Bear in mind that they all have the DC Audio house sound but those differences that you and others have pointed out are significant enough to make the A2 sound like a whole another headphone and as Dan pointed out, the A2 inherited the name mostly because of the aesthetics, everything else is different (motor, driver design and configuration)... anyways, I was just suggesting not to turn down an A2 trial based on the impressions that you’ll get from the AFO. Not liking the AFO may not necessarily lead to not like the A2C.
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  8. tcellguy

    First impressions after just getting the AFC 2 tonight: :astonished:

    I can't believe how much the dynamics are improved vs. AFC 1. Sound stage is definitely improved. Profoundly improved bass. Mids and treble are both smoother and more detailed.

    I'm using Bifrost 2 > Lyr 3.

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2019
  9. Wes S
    Awesome sauce!!! I really want a pair of these . . .
  10. ntbm3
    thanks for sharing! Try the Jot with B2 as well?

    that is my work set-up , very interested:)
  11. bcowen

    You have impeccable taste in gear. :relaxed: I have a Bifrost 2 on the way to feed my Lyr 3.

    No word yet though on when my Aeon 2's will ship....ordered last Saturday.
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  12. FullBright1
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019
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  13. elira
    You are mixing up companies.
  14. erpguru

    Once I get them I'll let you know, maybe we can meet or you cam come by and can perform an A/B yourself. I hate to give my opinions to others as 1) I am not really great at articulating sound like some others are, and 2) my opinion is worth no more than my hot air...let you know once they are in and I get them burned in for a bit..
  15. FullBright1
    Thx... Solved.
    And apparently i need to order these pretty soon......
    Seem to be flying off the shelves.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019
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