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ÆON 2 is the crown jewel of our ÆON line, surpassing prior models in both sound and comfort. While it shares the ergonomic teardrop shape of ÆON RT, don’t be fooled: ÆON 2 is an all-new headphone, with a 2nd generation motor design that bumps up the bass, increases soundstage, and delivers realistic dynamics, as well as a patented folding gimbal for easy transport in a case that’s half the size of ÆON RT. We’ve also built ÆON 2 to be even lighter, making it exceptionally comfy (and a perfect travel companion). Available in Open and Closed models to suit your listening needs!
V-Planar Driver Processing
Improves Bass Response And Lowers Distortion
Increases Resolution and Improves Dynamics
Titanium, Aluminum, & Carbon
Ultralight, Yet Ultra-Strong
STYLE, MEET FUNCTIONMost headphones aren’t shaped like the ear or head, making them susceptible to pinching and clamping that fatigue the listener after a few hours. ÆON 2’s patented ear-shaped design is angled to complement the natural shape of your skull, conforming to virtually anyone’s head without discomfort. (In fact, it’s not uncommon for ÆON 2 to be deemed “comfortable enough to sleep in”.)
BIGGER SOUND, LIGHTER WEIGHTMost lightweight headphones are primarily made of plastic, but we wanted to find a stronger, more durable alternative - so we constructed ÆON 2’s headband and baffle entirely out of carbon fiber, aluminum, and titanium. Clocking in at a featherweight 328 grams, ÆON 2 is among the most comfortable headphones on the market, but built to stand the test of time.
NEW TECH, FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURSEvery Dan Clark Audio planar magnetic headphone is powered by a 100% proprietary driver. No off-the-shelf parts stuck into a new enclosure here - our drivers are designed in-house! Features include: Super-efficient transducer keeps weight down by reducing magnet size Patented Trueflow technology improves airflow through the motor, producing a major upgrade in detail retrieval (AEON 2 sports our advanced second-generation Trueflow design) Patented V-Planar driver processing: textures the driver surface for superior low-frequency performance and improved diaphragm stability
BIG FUN NEVER PACKED SO SMALLÆON 2’s unique and patented folding gimbal design allows it to pack into a truly compact case that can fit into nearly anything, even a large purse. For travelers who crave that full-size headphone experience but have limited space, ÆON 2 sets a new standard in portable excellence.
WHICH ÆON IS FOR ME, ÆON 2 OR ÆON RT?Don’t be fooled: while it looks a lot like the ÆON RT, the ÆON 2 is a completely new and updated design. ÆON 2’s brand new driver uses our second generation TrueFlow technology that takes detail retrieval, dynamics, bass extension, and soundstage to a whole new level - which is why the New York Times Wirecutter called ÆON 2 Closed the best-sounding closed headphone under $2,000. And did we mention that it packs down to half its size?
- Driver: 62mm x 34mm single-ended planar magnetic
- Driver matching: +/-2dB to target curve, channel matched to 0.5dB weighted 30-8KHz
- THD: less than 0.3% 20-20KHz, 0.1% 100-8KHz
- Headband: Nickel-Titanium (Nitinol) memory metal
- Baffle: Carbon Fiber
- Earpads: Japanese Synthetic Protein Leather
ÆON 2 Open, Frequency Response*
ÆON 2 Open, Total Harmonic Distortion
*Frequency response measurements on headphones do not correlate to the typical “flatter is better” response people are used to with loudspeaker measurements. When measuring headphones on a lab-grade system there is always a rising high-frequency component starting around 1.5KHz and peaking around 6KHz. Further, interactions between the headphone and microphone cause the high-frequency response to look like a series of peaks and troughs. It should be understood these measurements are to make relative comparisons between our headphone models. Finally, when comparing to measurements on other websites or of competing headphones, unless they use a GRAS 45CA without compensation the measurements are “apples to oranges” and can not be directly compared.
IN THE BOX
- ÆON 2 headphone
- Carrying case
- ¼” with 3.5mm OR 4-Pin XLR DUMMER Cable (optional upgrade to VIVO cable)
- Certificate of authenticity
- Tuning kit
DAN CLARK AUDIO AEON 2 OPEN HEADPHONES REVIEW
// July 8, 2020
Dan Clark Audio answers with a resounding “yes” with its newly designed AEON 2 open and closed-back headphones. The AEON 2 headset I’m reviewing here is the open-back model. It combines very high quality with long term comfort, not something I can say about every headset I’ve reviewed over the years. The AEON 2 headsets are a continuation of the original AEON headset, which has been highly praised in audiophile circles.
Dan Clark Audio AEON 2 Closed Back Headphones Review
// May 12, 2020
“One of the most impressive closed-back headphones I auditioned last year came from Dan Clark Audio – the AEON Flow Closed. Back then, the company was known as MrSpeakers but changed its name to reflect its intended future direction. I was firmly impressed, as this design had some key differences that separated it from an average set of planar magnetic headphones. It ended up setting a high bar for what I have come to expect from this type of design. And now along comes this new edition, sporting some fundamental physical changes and important internal upgrades, landing at $1,595 locally.“