Looking for some unique sounding closed-backs, AEON Closed?

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  1. dropadred

    dropadred Rando

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    It is a few hair and headphones back I realized I somehow incline towards closed-backs. For the longest time I do keep MrSpeakers Alpha Dog with a bit opened bass-reflex vents to have them a tad more alive.

    I would like to, however, try something new, naturally one of the hot options for me is what MrSpeakers does the best (IMO), closed-back, specifically looking at Aeon Closed.

    Just a couple have come to my mind:
    - (owned) ZMF Eikon (even if technically not that closed) --a price highly dependent of an offer, usually they go for ~1000€ (that is too much, I love headphones, but I love 1000€ more)
    - Argon Mk3 (370€(~430$)
    - Fostex TR-X00 Ebony (590€(~690$))
    all prices are an estimate of the final price incl. tax and import fees (Slovakia, Europe).

    I guess from these the exact sonic preference is not clarified, but in general, I like a sub-bass (not DT1770-levels however, that is just too much), I do not fancy mid-bass, I do not like too exaggerated higher mids (7-10k, like a lot of IEMs). And I like a spacious sound, but I found out I feel AD are not the wider sounding headphones and yet I am very satisfied with its soundstage.

    However, I feel I am lacking a sufficient overview, do you have any recommendation for that price (can be cheaper, too)? Aeons shall be for circa 780€ (900$), so I this is a cost I consider the very maximum.

    DAC/AMP is A-GD R2R 11 (1,8W into 50Ohm).
     
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    Jinxy245 Vegan Puss

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    If you really like the Eikon sound (I do) there is the ZMF Ori (used to be Omni) which is a little more closed, and...similar sounding. It's definitely the same family.

    My friend @Pharmaboy has a pair I've spent a bit of time with, and they are a good set as well (MO).

    They go for $899 (USD) new which is about 785 Euro right now I believe, obviously cheaper for used sets.

    Either way, good luck with your search.
     
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    I should add I have not heard any of those headphones (shows where one can try a lot of those is out of my reach, unfortunately), however thank you for another tip. I have miss-typed the word at Eikon, it shall be used, not owned.

    I will keep an eye for an used pair (a new one would be a bit pricey...100899,99€ to be exact (a cute typo!)).
     
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