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
SECOND GENERATION OF A LEGEND
Sharing the ultra-ergonomic cup design of the classic ÆON Flow (now ÆON RT) headphone ÆON 2 incorporates an all-new driver with the advanced tech developed in our flagship ETHER 2 headphone. With big leaps forward in sound quality and portability ÆON 2 sets a bold new standard for sound and comfort in the sub $1000 headphone class.
BIGGER SOUND, LIGHTER WEIGHT
Most 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 YOURS
Every 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 SMALL
ÆON 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?
For the budget-conscious, ÆON RT (Re-Tuned) headphones update our award-winning ÆON Flow with bumped up bass and crisper highs than the original. The result: ÆON RT delivers a springier and more dynamic listening experience, prioritizing affordability, fun-factor, and (of course) amazing sound quality! It doesn’t hurt that it’s unbelievably comfortable, and still made in San Diego. It’s not an ÆON 2, but it’s the next best thing!
- 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
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.“