A DronesDROP + Dan Clark Audio Aeon Planar Magnetic Headphones – Closed-Back, Over Ear, Carbon Fiber, Audiophile (Aeon Closed X), Blue/Black

$499.00

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Price: $499.00
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A PLANAR MAGNETIC FAVORITE GOES CLOSED-BACK

Our last collaboration with Dan Clark Audio—the Aeon Open X—was an instant hit in the world of planar magnetic open-back headphones. Now, we’re unveiling it in a closed-back variation: the Aeon Closed X. A refinement of the Aeon Flow Series, these passive-isolating headphones feature the same warm and punchy audio, excellent power response, and ultra-comfortable fit as their predecessors. Where they improve on the Flow Series is in the soundstage: we added partially fenestrated earpads and reduced driver dampening to even the tone and minimize reverberation. Now featuring new, carefully selected earcups, the individually serialized Aeon Closed X gives listeners the best of both builds: closed-back isolation with an open-back-caliber soundstage.

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CREATING THE AEON CLOSED X

How do you make great headphones better? You listen. When creating the Aeon Closed X, we listened closely to its predecessors and input from our community of audiophiles. Experimenting with the dampening paper covering the planar magnetic drivers, we opted to use fewer plys, creating a more even tone. To add a bit more air and extension, we used the same partially fenestrated earpads featured on the Aeon Flow 2, minimizing sound reflection back into the ear. First featured on the Aeon Open X, these changes stayed central to the design of Aeon Closed X. We worked closely with Dan Clark Audio to ensure that our new closed-back design didn’t obstruct the widened soundstage. At the same time, we achieved substantial passive noise isolation with closed-back earcups—making the Aeon Closed X a great choice for listening at home or on the go.

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DAN CLARK: THE NAME AUDIOPHILES TRUST

Dan Clark is a renowned audio engineer who has been working in the high-end audio market for more than 20 years. In founding Dan Clark Audio, his mission was simple: to create high-quality headphones that allow listeners to experience incredible audio and nothing less. To that end, headphones should also deliver exceptional comfort, because—as Dan says—uncomfortable headphones “get in the way of musical enjoyment the same way a terrible seat at a concert venue detracts from a live performance.” With a history as a community modder, Dan strives for continual improvement and makes upgrades available whenever possible.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Form factor:

Over ear

Drivers:

V-Planar planar magnetic, matched (0.6 dB, 100 Hz – 8 kHz)

Impedance:

12.5 ohms

Efficiency:

91dB/mW

Input connector:

Hirose 4-pin

Cable:

DUMMER 4-pin (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm) , 6’5″ (2 m) long

Weight (without cable):

11.5 oz (326 g)

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Driver / Design:

Planar Magnetic V-Planar Technology / Closed-back

Planar Magnetic V-Planar Technology / Open-back

Planar Magnetic / Open-back

Planar Magnetic / Open-back

45mm Tesla neodymium technology

Planar Magnetic V-Planar Technology / Closed-back

Audio Profile:

A naturally appealing sound that’s both warm and punchy, with a widened soundstage and a closed-back design.

A naturally appealing sound that’s both warm and punchy, with a widened soundstage and excellent power response.

The sound is smooth, engaging, and even across the frequency range, with airy, sparkly highs and the Planar bass slam that HIFIMAN is known for.

A brighter, more neutral take on the classic HE500 Series sound, with upgraded efficiency and a better fit than ever before

Smoothed frequency response while retaining a punchy sound profile which make beyerdynamic a recording studio favorite. The latest generation Tesla driver offers a wide frequency range and a weighty, controlled bass.

The Ether CX sound more like a pair of open-back headphones—clean, open, realistic, relaxed—while retaining the low sound leakage and high isolation you’d expect from closed cans.

Impedance / Sensitivity:

12.5 ohms / 91 dB

13 ohms / 94 dB

35 ohms / 93 dB

18 ohms / 93.5 dB

32 ohms / 101 dB

23 ohms / 92 dB

Frequency Response:

20 Hz – 35 kHz

20 Hz – 20 kHz

5 Hz – 40 kHz

Cable:

6.41 ft (2 m), removable

6.41 ft (2 m), removable

4.9 ft (1.5 m), removable

4.9 ft (1.5 m), removable

6 ft (1.8 m), removable

6.41 ft (2 m), removable

Plug:

DUMMER 4-pin (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm)

DUMMER 4-pin (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm)

⅛ in (3.5 mm)

⅛ in (3.5 mm)

⅛ in (3.5 mm)

4-pin XLR

Weight:

11.5 oz (326 g)

11.5 oz (326 g)

13.1 oz (370 g)

12.5 oz (355 g)

14.6 oz (413 g)

15.2 oz (430 g)

Included:

Carrying case, DUMMER cable with 1/4″ termination, tuning foam inserts

Carrying case, DUMMER cable with 1/4″ termination, tuning foam inserts

⅛ in (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter

⅛ in (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter

⅛ in (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter, Pair of sheepskin ear pads, and velour earpads

4-pin XLR to ⅛ in (3.5 mm) to ¼ in (6.35 mm) adapter, 10″ (25 cm) long, Soft velvet bag

Ideal Use:

Ideally paired with a portable or desktop amp, however they sound great directly from any portable device with 1/4″ inputs.

Ideally paired with a portable or desktop amp, however they sound great directly from any portable device with 1/4″ inputs.

Ideally paired with a portable or desktop amp, they also sound great directly from your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer.

Ideally paired with a portable or desktop amp, they also sound great directly from your smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer.

Tesla studio reference headphone for mixing, mastering, monitoring (closed)

A low 23 ohm impedance allow the Ether CX to be driven with anything from a portable device while the closed-back design allows plenty of isolation for public spaces. Drive with a Drop amp at home for to get the most from these cans.

A planar magnetic favorite goes closed-back: Our last collaboration with Dan Clark Audio—the Aeon Open X—was an instant hit in the world of planar magnetic open-back headphones. Now, we’re unveiling it in a closed-back variation: the Aeon Closed X.
Warm and punchy audio: A refinement of the Aeon Flow Series, these passive-isolating headphones feature the same warm and punchy audio, excellent power response, and ultra-comfortable fit as their predecessors.
Improved soundstage: Where they improve on the Flow Series is in the soundstage: we added partially fenestrated earpads and reduced driver dampening to even the tone and minimize reverberation.
Passive noise isolation: The Aeon Closed X achieve substantial passive noise isolation with closed-back earcups—making the Aeon Closed X a great choice for listening at home or on the go.
The Dan Clark Audio difference: Dan Clark is a renowned audio engineer who has been working in the high-end audio market for more than 20 years. In founding Dan Clark Audio, his mission was simple: to create high-quality headphones that allow listeners to experience incredible audio and nothing less.

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