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Bob Amirian's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Middle of Europe.
Well, here's the promised conclusion.
Time passed, I've been using AEON for some time and decided not to buy them.
They look fine, they're good value, but they lack a few crucial qualities.
First of all is the precision. I could hear clearly every instrument, but I was never sure whether bass was a bit too muddy or vocals a tiny bit too hissy, because these frequencies aren't translated too well, I mean they're never the way I like it. Neither my friend, one of the best producers around.
Second thing is the soul. They just don't have it, no guts. Definitely not the way NS10M didn't. They just lack the spirit.
I'd describe them as a half-ass Dynaudio and half-ass Yamaha.
And nobody uses it. Even in my country, where they happen to come from as well. For some reason I think.
I A/B'd them with Genelec 4050 and they sucked big time. No meat on guitars, no cutting bass, no shiny vocals, which were in the material we played back.
Still, for the money it's hard to beat their performance.
I didn't like them.
I'd better stretch my budget and get, say, Genelec. At least they're standard and wherever I move I can work on projects without this getting used to them.
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***... They sound beautiful comparing to Yamahas. Well, ev'thing does
Serious, they just aren't precise comparing to NS. They're more hi-fi than studio monitors, although nothing to the full extent. Half-ass hi-fi and the same as studio monitors. They seem pretty cold and prcise, but when you listen really carefully, without that "wow factor" that accompanies almost every new stuff delivery, then you'll hear how they don't deliver. My main disappointment is bass. It's just SOMEWHERE. Highs are cutting, yet are not easy to get used to. Mids are not really what you want. Yeah, half-ass stuff. Almost there, but almost makes such a huge difference...