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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. Empyah
    Even compared to the Ether 2?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
  2. FunderFURY
    First post on head-fi just to say... mmm Aeon 2 closed. I've decided to replace my Ether CX with the A2C. For monitoring purposes I'd probably give the edge to the Ether CX. It does such an excellent job of giving you a nice balanced sound but the increased bass on the A2C checks the last checkbox for me. I found that the bass distortion on the Ether CX limited how much I could add thump - too high and detail was lost. Aeon 2 closed has no such issue and for me requires no EQ for perfection.

    I also wanted to give a shout-out to MrSpeakers/DCA for their excellent service. The first A2C I received had a minor problem and it was fixed right away. Technically this means that the A2C won against the CX twice for me because I got a second clean trial and have spent hours going back and forth both times with the same decision. Well done all around. Very satisfied.

    For additional info for folks I'm using a RME ADI-2 DAC and the right level for me is around -35dB on high gain. Ether CX I usually sat around -38dB so not too different. On my phone they still sound nice but they do lack punch - I would recommend an amp. To me this all means they do require a decent amount of power. I've been looking at the Xduoo xd-05plus to power them for my portable setup.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2019
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  3. MaxD
    Can anyone recommend a good desktop amp to drive the Aeon 2 O's ? Because they have such a low impudence my desk side amp thinks they are Earphones and cuts out when I add a bit of volume. Is anyone using the SMSL SP200 ? I have a Loxjie but I dont like the sound.
     
  4. mrspeakers Contributor
    If you can indicate budget and DAC you will get more focused answers...
     
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  5. havagr8da

    I have the RME ADI-2 dac as well and really like it with the Aeon 2 closed. Also came to the same conclusion as to eq. The XDuoo xd-05 plus is a good match as well.
     
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  6. human bass
    The new Schiit Heresy. It has quite a lot of power (2.4watts @32ohm), very very clean according to ASR and just 99 bucks.
     
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  7. Empyah
    Then rather the Modi 3+ according to everything i have read about the two new Schiit amps.
     
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  8. MaxD
    Good point, I should have been more specific. Well initial I will be using the DAC section of the Questyle CMA400i and Balanced XLR Interconnects I guess. I have around £500 ($550 or so) to spend.
    I dont mind getting another dac amp or evan DAC separate. I know not much to play with is it, I am a bit poor just now.

    I would love to just get a feel what others are using to drive these headphones though. Oh BTW they sound brilliant on an AMP*ex from a IbassoDX220 :).
     
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  9. flarex3
    So people think that Aeon 2 Closed is warmer than the former. When considering A2C to the rest of the market, is it a warm or is it neutral ?
     
  10. FunderFURY
    I would classify A2C as warm but we're not talking Fostex warm. Pleasantly warm with neutral treble perhaps?

    Edit: There was a note from Dan on a previous page about a mod if you don't want warm. There are little bass ports that you can block or partially block. I remember someone mentioning that they put electrical tape to cover half of the ports and it was perfect for them. I love them stock. Covering them with my fingers shows a very noticeable difference.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2019
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  11. bcowen
    If a tube amp is in your consideration, the Schiit Lyr 3 makes beautiful music with the A2C's. Plenty of power and a very synergistic match IMO.
     
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  12. mrspeakers Contributor
    Thanks everyone for the huge support for the A2C line, this has been our best launch ever! We're still a little backlogged but have been working overtime and weekends and a lot of headphones are going out over the next week!
     
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  13. SeanS
    Seems to pair well with a THX789 for me. It's the only amp I've tried so far. Source is Benchmark DAC3B.
     
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  14. Odin412
    Excellent! I just got the Lyr 3 and I'm very happy with it so far. I haven't had a chance to hear the Aeon 2 Closed yet, but I'm very much looking forward to listen to both the Aeon 2s.
     
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  15. MaxD
    One for the list, thanks for the rec.
     
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