I've not experienced it at all apart from some 'remastered' CDs just sound crap in comparison to the original masters.
Interesting though. Are you sure it isn't your kit doing it i.e. have you tried playing the discs on another CD/DVD/BR player? Whilst it shouldn't make a difference, many commercially pressed CDs have some code right at the very beginning of the disc that may interfere with your player. For example, the code on some CDs have copy protection coding within those few bits at the beginning.
Also, do both the versions of the AON disc share the same matrix numbers (the alphanumeric code on the underside of the disc near the centre - e.g. 902958373-9/1 V01 MVD)? If not, then it sounds like it may be a naff batch that they corrected with another version. If they are the same then it may just be a faulty disc: it doesn't mean there is anything systemically wrong with the manufacturer's equipment or process since it could just be a fluke.
EDIT: I've just looked at the Discogs entry
and there are, indeed two different pressings of this disc. I suspect you have one of each and there is a faulty batch somewhere.