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Audioquest Nightowl Carbon

Audioquest Nightowl Carbon

$699.95 $399.95
  • Acoustically superior, sustainably engineered materials
  • Patent-pending suspension system with freely articulating earcups counteracts intrusive resonances
  • Pistonic driver with biocellulose diaphragm and compliant rubber surround
  • Patented split-gap motor dramatically reduces intermodulation distortion
  • AudioQuest cable with improved strain relief; non-microphonic, kink-free jacket; discrete mic and smartphone controls
  • Carbon Grey Metallic high-gloss finish

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  • Description

    The NightOwl Carbon from AudioQuest is easily a favourite in the office of headphones.com. One of our favourite closed-backs currently on the market, the NightOwl Carbons bring a very unique listening experience. Working 8-12 days with headphones can be a pain with clamping pressure, uncomfortable earpads, and headphone fatigue is not fun for anyone. The NightOwl Carbons are one of the most comfortable closed-back headphones on the market, with a super laid-back sound signature that is fun to listen to for hours on end. The NightOwl Carbons are the perfect headphones for those who love listening to EDM, trance, rap and so much more. While we wouldn't recommend them for classical as they are a little recessed in the highs, they are a very fun headphone for relaxed listening sessions!

    Closed-Back Design

    Hidden beneath the central circular portion of NightOwl’s ear cups, a vent runs along the perimeter of each dome and exits through a hidden airflow-resistive port. Thus, unlike other headphones that use a sealed enclosure, NightOwl is designed to effectively relieve the buildup of pressure, allowing the drivers to breathe freely, ensuring that any impulses quickly return to an innocuous resting state—with no ringing, oscillation, or resonance.

    Remarkable Resolution

    Compared to the drive-units commonly used in most headphones, NightOwl’s 50mm dynamic driver much more closely resembles the high-quality drive-units found in today’s most sophisticated loudspeakers—not simply in appearance, but, more importantly, in terms of function and performance. It employs a carefully constructed bio-cellulose diaphragm, voice-coil former, and compliant rubber surround, resulting in quality that is as easily seen as it is heard.

    Comfortable Listening

    NightOwl’s headpad attaches to its outer headband via small, swiveling pins located on either side of the headband’s base, just above the suspension’s yoke. An inner elastic band is concealed by a soft, modestly cushioned pad, which yields and rises when met by resistance or pressure. In this simple way, the headpad automatically adjusts to the listener’s head—no clicking, snapping, cranking, or guessing involved—guaranteeing an easy, comfortable fit, time and time again. Just place NightOwl over your head and let it do its thing. There’s nothing else to do, but enjoy.

    *Headphones.com is very pleased to announce that you have even more options to pay for your AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Closed-Back headphones! Now when you hit the Pay with Crypto button, you have the option to pay with currencies such as NANO, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more! We are very excited to able to give you these options now and for the future!*

    • Acoustically superior, sustainably engineered materials
    • Patent-pending suspension system with freely articulating earcups counteracts intrusive resonances
    • Pistonic driver with biocellulose diaphragm and compliant rubber surround
    • Patented split-gap motor dramatically reduces intermodulation distortion
    • AudioQuest cable with improved strain relief; non-microphonic, kink-free jacket; discrete mic and smartphone controls
    • Carbon Grey Metallic high-gloss finish
  • Tech Specs

    Driver
    50mm Dynamic - Biocellulose Diaphragm - 1.2T Split-Gap Motor
    Power Handling
    1.5W
    Sensitivity
    99dBSPL / mW
    Impedance
    25 Ohms
    Weight
    346g (12.2 oz.)
  • In The Box

    • AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones
    • High-performance, durable detachable cable (51") with 45-degree 3.5mm miniplug
    • 1/4" adapter with thick Direct-Silver plating
    • Foam-padded carrying case
    • Cleaning cloth
    • 1-Year Warranty
  • Reviews

    Customer Reviews

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    Love these laid back, super comfortable, detailed headphones. Goes well with my, on the bright, fast Schiit Jotunheim amp. The only other headphone I know well is the Sennheiser HD 650. Both good , but I find myself reaching for the Nightowls. After 200 hours breaking-in, it really opened up the highs and the Bass is beautiful. No expert, just love listening to music. Take it for what's it worth. The service at Headphones.com was excellent.

The NightOwl Carbon from AudioQuest is easily a favourite in the office of headphones.com. One of our favourite closed-backs currently on the market, the NightOwl Carbons bring a very unique listening experience. Working 8-12 days with headphones can be a pain with clamping pressure, uncomfortable earpads, and headphone fatigue is not fun for anyone. The NightOwl Carbons are one of the most comfortable closed-back headphones on the market, with a super laid-back sound signature that is fun to listen to for hours on end. The NightOwl Carbons are the perfect headphones for those who love listening to EDM, trance, rap and so much more. While we wouldn't recommend them for classical as they are a little recessed in the highs, they are a very fun headphone for relaxed listening sessions!

Closed-Back Design

Hidden beneath the central circular portion of NightOwl’s ear cups, a vent runs along the perimeter of each dome and exits through a hidden airflow-resistive port. Thus, unlike other headphones that use a sealed enclosure, NightOwl is designed to effectively relieve the buildup of pressure, allowing the drivers to breathe freely, ensuring that any impulses quickly return to an innocuous resting state—with no ringing, oscillation, or resonance.

Remarkable Resolution

Compared to the drive-units commonly used in most headphones, NightOwl’s 50mm dynamic driver much more closely resembles the high-quality drive-units found in today’s most sophisticated loudspeakers—not simply in appearance, but, more importantly, in terms of function and performance. It employs a carefully constructed bio-cellulose diaphragm, voice-coil former, and compliant rubber surround, resulting in quality that is as easily seen as it is heard.

Comfortable Listening

NightOwl’s headpad attaches to its outer headband via small, swiveling pins located on either side of the headband’s base, just above the suspension’s yoke. An inner elastic band is concealed by a soft, modestly cushioned pad, which yields and rises when met by resistance or pressure. In this simple way, the headpad automatically adjusts to the listener’s head—no clicking, snapping, cranking, or guessing involved—guaranteeing an easy, comfortable fit, time and time again. Just place NightOwl over your head and let it do its thing. There’s nothing else to do, but enjoy.

*Headphones.com is very pleased to announce that you have even more options to pay for your AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Closed-Back headphones! Now when you hit the Pay with Crypto button, you have the option to pay with currencies such as NANO, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more! We are very excited to able to give you these options now and for the future!*

  • Acoustically superior, sustainably engineered materials
  • Patent-pending suspension system with freely articulating earcups counteracts intrusive resonances
  • Pistonic driver with biocellulose diaphragm and compliant rubber surround
  • Patented split-gap motor dramatically reduces intermodulation distortion
  • AudioQuest cable with improved strain relief; non-microphonic, kink-free jacket; discrete mic and smartphone controls
  • Carbon Grey Metallic high-gloss finish

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
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0%
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E
E.
Nightowl Carbon

Love these laid back, super comfortable, detailed headphones. Goes well with my, on the bright, fast Schiit Jotunheim amp. The only other headphone I know well is the Sennheiser HD 650. Both good , but I find myself reaching for the Nightowls. After 200 hours breaking-in, it really opened up the highs and the Bass is beautiful. No expert, just love listening to music. Take it for what's it worth. The service at Headphones.com was excellent.