Affordable High Performance Headphones
MrSpeakers second in-house designed headphone, AEON packs all the technology of ETHER Flow headphones into a compact, comfortable and cost-effective design, delivering the best of ETHER Flow sound quality at a dramatically more affordable price point.
Availability: AEON pre-orders will begin Monday Jan 29 at 5PM Pacific. Shipments will begin by April 30, 2017.
All pre-order sales are final, no returns or refunds.
"In many respects, the ÆON is a scaled down version of the flagship ETHER C Flow. It contains much of the same technology such as V-Planar divers, NiTinol memory metal headbands and TrueFlow wave guides. But unlike its sibling, the ÆON is smaller, lighter and focused on keeping costs (and thus the price) low. It’s clear that considerable thought was put into reducing the final cost without sacrificing quality in the sound or build....
...All of this thoughtful design and clever cost-cutting would be for naught if the end product didn’t sound good. Fortunately, it does. MrSpeakers made four different models of closed headphones before they ever made their first open one. They know how to do closed well and the ÆON shows it. In a nutshell, the overall sound is much in line with the ETHER Flow line. All of Dan’s headphones have been approaching a tuning ideal that he calls “natural” and which I call “balanced”. It doesn’t feel particularly bright or dark, but it’s not flat and boring either. It has generous bass levels without sounding like a bass-head-only can, it has peak-free treble without sounding veiled and the mids are smoothly rendered without being particularly forward or recessed...
...With the high frequencies, Dan has pulled off the trick of avoiding peakiness and major dips at the same time. Treble is nicely extended while never feeling harsh or veiled. ...
...I think the bass is going to be the most talked about attribute of this headphone, both for what it does well and what it does not. The bass delivery is planar at its best. When called for, it delivers large quantities of clean, dynamic bass. The impact is palpable — tight and punchy with barely a hint of closed-headphone resonance or dynamic-driver bloom. This gives both fantastic detail in the bass and a visceral experience for a headphone. When the recording doesn’t call for that level of bass, the ÆON can feel positively bass light, a comment that has also been attached to the original ETHER C. The big difference here is that the ÆON has more bass quantity across the board and it has a flat response, so it’s suitable to many more genres..." - Audio Head
MrSpeakers' AEON headphone includes:
- All new planar magenetic driver with V-Planar and Trueflow technologies
- NiTinol "memory metal" headband with hing-free design
- Dyed-through leather headband
- New DUMMER 1/4" and 3.5mm dual-tip fabric covered headphone cable
- Frequency response: Yes (sorry, this specification is abused to the point of silliness, so we don't publish one)
- Efficiency: 97dB/mW
- Weight (without cable): 340g
- Cable: Dual entry