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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. EricDH
    I am really excited about this announcement of the Aeon 2.

    I currently use Oppo PM-3, which I really love for their neutral tonal balance, that suits all kinds of music. Unfortunately, the pads start to deteriorate after few years of intensive use. I have looked at the Aeon Flow closed to replace my PM-3s. But the bulk of the package kept me from buying them. Well, that excuse is gone now. So I will seriously look into the new Aeon 2 closed.

    Question for Dan (or anyone else who could answer this based on experience): have you tried them with the Audioquest DragonFly Red (or the new Cobalt)? How is the output for classical music? The reason I ask, is that the PM-3 has a sensitivity of about 103 db/W I believe, higher than the Aeon 2. And I have to put the volume of my iPhone to almost max when I use DragonFly Red + PM-3. So I am a bit afraid if the DragonFly will be enough with the Aeon 2 closed and classical music.
    Furthermore, looking at the cable and connection choices (XLR), I assume that the phones are balanced design. A confirmation of this would be nice.

    I plan to use them for travel in the following configuration: iPhone 11 - DragonFly Red - Norse Audio silver cable (single ended) - Aeon 2 closed.

    I plan to used them at home in the following configuration: iPhone 11 - Schiit Jotunheim MB - Moon Audio Silver cable (balanced) - Aeon 2 closed.

    Note: this is all planned, no decision made yet. But it's tempting. Hopefully Dan Audio ships to Saudi Arabia (a literal and audiophile desert).

    Edit: obviously, the PM-3 has a completely different connector. But I plan to buy from both cable manufacturers extensions with Aeon 2 connectors, rather than buying new cables.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2019
  2. EricDH
    With Jason and Mike from Schiit Audio I have to say.
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  3. headwhacker
    The original AFC needs adequate power to sound their best. The PM3 is way more efficient. The dragon fly red, will be inadequate. The AFC sounded bad when underpowered. As an alternative, look at E1DA 9038S, using an otg cable with external power, it can power and drive my AFC making it sound right. On iPhone however, it requires a CCK adapter.
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  4. EricDH

    True Multibit means Soundstage. Apparently Aeon 2 also means Soundstage. So you will be a very happy listener :)
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  5. mrspeakers Contributor

    Bigger soundstage, more midrange presence, more detail, more dynamic.

    It's a fully custom designed cable, made in the US with a low capacitance design derived from our electrostatic headphone project. The cable is very flexible and non-microphone, and the conductors are silver plated, which we felt offerred an optimal tonal balance, deliverng silver resolution without the thin midrange silver can deliver.

    We have been selling in the UK for 6 years. Mark at Electromod is our distributor and he will be bringing A2's soon. He's a great guy and a great partner, and also disributes Schiit. He's been at London CanJam showing every year...

    Not true. Actually always has been and always will be. :)

    Our old site had a store locator with all the UK railer and distributor information, that will be up on the new site within a week.

    We ship worldwide, we encourage people to support local distributors as their price = ours plus taxes and you get local support. However as yet we have no Mideast distributors so we ar happy to ship direct.

    The Red is adequate for lo to medium listening w A2. If you are a jazz and classical listener hat may be fine, but loud and bass heavy won't work with the Red.
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  6. Satir
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
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  7. bcowen
    I agree with you on that with most everything I buy. But I also have a patience problem in that I don't have any. :slight_smile: The deciding factor here (for me) is knowing that if some unforeseen manufacturing or design issue surfaces, Dan will make things right with those who have already purchased. Just sent my order in...
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  8. olegkin
    I can sell you my black AFC to finance the purchase of Aeon 2 :)

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  9. mrspeakers Contributor
    Thanks for the support! This has been the best selling introduction we've ever had!

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  10. Kopf
    Congratulations to your success. I'm pretty sure this will be a fantastic headphone. The Aeon2 is obviously a clear improvement over its predecessor. Also for an interesting price point.:)

    You rascal. You are very clever.:wink:
  11. gto88
    Very gorgeous color. and the folding design makes portable. Nice touch.
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  12. Kopf
    John Darko`s Review of the Aeon 2.

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  13. gto88
    I wonder if the foldable headband can be applied to Aeon 1, and if it does, will it be available to purchase.
    I am sure many aeon 1 owner will want it.
  14. sm5656
    Loved the first afc's but ended up trading them straight up for a pair of lcd x's- a deal I couldn't pass up on. Now I miss that natural sound so if the aeon c 2's are anything like the first afc, I'm paying full price
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  15. sm5656
    Can't wait for a more detailed comparison with the first afc's!
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