Mr. Speakers provided ÆON on loan for the purpose of my honest review, for good or ill.
ÆON sells for $799.99 MSRP
I’d heard enough good things about Mr. Speaker’s newest closed-back, and indeed received enough requests for a review, that I broke down and agreed to Danny-boy Speakers’ offer to spend a month or so with a loaner unit.
So let’s dive right into them, shall we?
The DUMMER cable is heavy and not as flexible as I’d like. But honestly, it’s not bad. I can deal with this, though it is sort of long for a potentially portable headphone. It’s much less cumbersome than the monstrosity AudioQuest includes with NightOwl.
Build quality is excellent. You may not see it in photos, but in-person, these exude quality. The finish is glossy and frightfully reflective. You’ll see my Galaxy S6 in just about every photo, because I could not find an angle from which to hide. All the materials and their construction are top-shelf. You never doubt eight hundred dollar worth of headphone rest in your hands.
Mr. Speakers provides a really nice carry case. Easily one of the best I’ve seen. I think I may prefer Meze’s a little more, but this is well-above what most companies give you.
ÆON is comfortable. It’s as simple as that. You put them on, and they fall right into position, displacing their weight so well you’ll think you’re wearing a much lighter headphone. After hours of use, I feel no pain or awkwardness whatsoever.