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From the Fumes of Myth – A Review of the Mr. Speakers ÆON

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.



Pinky Powers

Pinky Powers

Pinky is an artsy twat. Illustration, graphic design, writing. Yet music escapes him, and always has. He builds his own cables, and likes to explore the craftsmanship of others. He's a stabby one, also. At the first hint of annoyance, out comes the blade. I say he's compensating for something... in a big bad way. If we all try really hard as a collective, maybe we can have him put down.


5 Responses

  1. The voicing is admirable. Far more accurate than the Audeze LCD 2C for instance. But I couldn’t get past the soundstage size. It’s chamber music sized, no way it can produce something like Mahler #1

    I find the HFM HEX v2 (used into the low $700’s) to be clearly better. I also find the HE-500 (with fuzzor mods and good pads) that can be had for ~$400 used to be more natural, although it likes an amp with 2+ watts with a quick/strong bass to show it at its best.

  2. Thank you so much for your reply. I think I’ll treat myself to these headphones. They seem to be what I’ve been looking for for a long time.

    Have a happy thanksgiving.

    – Randolph.

  3. These would be great for studio use.

    The bass is neutral, in an analytical way. Meaning it is maybe a little leaner than necessary, but will respond well to everything you do at the board. It reminds me of the of HD600 that way.

  4. Hi. Regarding the bass, preferably the low end, do you say there isn’t much because you prefer bass that’s more bloated / enhanced ? I ask cause I’m interested in using these cans for studio use and while mixing I need the bass to be as accurate as possible with no artificial boost. I mix bass heavy music. How do you think the low end would be for my use? Thanks

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