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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. TSAVAlan
    Impressions on Aeon 2 Closed vs Aeon 1 Closed and Sony MDR-Z1R

    Vs Z1R:
    The Z1R was much more sensitive, than either A1C and A2C. I would often have to turn it down when I swapped to the Z1R. Isolation was lower on Z1R, @TSAVJason was cranking one of our theater rooms while I was listening and I could hear it while listening to the Z1R but didn't on the A2C or A1C. And comfort wise, Z1R sat the loosest on my my head where the A2C I would notice more clamp but it wasn't uncomfy.

    Sound wise, the Z1R had more bass quantity, the A2C was noticeably more fuller in the mids, treble the Z1R was more forward at times a little too much for me on tracks I would say were mastered a little hot.

    Vs Aeon 1 Closed:
    Sensitivity was nearly the same on the Hugo TT 2, not as notable difference as say the Z1R. Our Aeon 1 Closed has been around since it launched so the pads and their soft were little softer and noticed little bit more sound leaking in on the Aeon 1. Lighter clamp on the Aeon 1 likely just to their age and loosening up over the years.

    Sound wise, the A2C and A1C are much more similar than they are different. I would notice how the A2C would hit deeper at times and have more impact on bass heavy hip-hop. Timbre was improved on the A2C over the A1C. Soundstage wise the A2C would feel more natural over the A1C.

    Tried both the A1C and A2C without the filters.
     
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  2. TSAVJason
    Ah c’mon! It’s only pushing 106 db of a Bon Jovi blue ray. I happen to be a Richie Sambora fan Hahahaha plays a hell of a guitar:ksc75smile:
     
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  3. Benno1988
    Awesome!

    I honestly think its between the Z1R and the Aeon 2 at the moment for me. So that'd be super wonderfully helpful.
     
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  4. Soundizer
    Thank you. When compared to Z1R were you using that expensive copper cable for the Z1R? Because you mentioned hot treble which I understand that cable smoothens out.
     
  5. Soundizer
    £1,650 Z1R [+ £900 copper cable] vs £900 A2C
     
  6. TSAVJason
    Alan used all factory provided cables to be sure he compared the cans as provided by the manufacturer. He’s likely still sleeping at this moment.
     
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  7. TSAVAlan
    Went to bed last night with Livin' on Prayer stuck in my head.
    Both are fantastic headphones to my ears. Do you have particular genres you would think you would say you would listen to more of? I have a fondness to planars myself at home with my Ether Flow 1.1 which I sold for the Ether 2 and got various planars round the place.
    Had access to a few of our aftermarket cables but I always like to use the stock cables when make comparisons and state when use a fancy cable with it.
    [​IMG]
    Censored the curse word!
     
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  8. Benno1988
    Not here bud. $1699 Z1R vs $1599 A2C in AUD

    And nobody is paying $900 for a copper cable for a Z1R, surely!

    Pricing in Australia can be wierd. Mostly we get jacked up prices, then randomly certain models have a big price drop and stay that way.

    And I listen mainly to everything, but I guess more focussed on Alternative, Prog, Heavy, Classic Rock, Soul, Blues.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  9. Soundizer
    I don’t know Australian currency, but can assume we get seriously ripped off here in the uk on the Z1R judging on your prices being close for cans, whereas Sony is massively more here in UK.
     
  10. HFPG
    Thanks to all that have provided feedback on their experiences with the new Aeons.

    I'm currently in the market for a headphone to complement my HD800S. Something a little warmer with punchier/better extended low end. Also, I'd like something that isolates better since I don't tend to listen to music very loudly.

    The Aeon 2 Closed seem like prime candidates but I'm also intrigued by the Opens. Can anyone provide a comparison of sound isolation between the 2 and perhaps some commentary around music genre pairings for both?

    Thanks again.
     
  11. FullBright1
    Yes.

    https://www.innerfidelity.com/content/cleer-audio-next-headphone-review
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  12. Benno1988
    So around 850-900 pound for the Z1R here.

    750-800 pound for the Aeon 2.
     
  13. Maelob
    One thing to think about is support if something goes wrong- especially after warranty expires. As an owner of Z1R, I don’t trust Sony repair infrastructure for their high end stuff that was built in Japan. But for Dan Clark I know if something goes wrong you know it’s going back to San Diego and I can talk directly to the owner. For me that’s a plus.
     
  14. Benno1988
    It's a plus. But it also doesn't weigh into the decision debate for a, relative to a lot of things, cheap headphone.

    I'm sure Sony know how to either repair or reimburse a broken headphone.
     
  15. honeyjjack
    Any sound comparisons to ether c flow? Looking for a closed headphone for outdoor use. Size isnt an issue for me.
     
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