NightHawk Carbon Headphones by Audioquest

NightHawk Carbon Around the ear Semi-Open Headphones

Product Highlights

• 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

• Impedance: 25ohms • Sensitivity: 99dbSPL/mW
• Power Handling: 1.5W • Weight: 346g (12.2oz)
• Driver: 50mm Dynamic | Biocellulose Pistonic Diaphragm | 1.2T Split-Gap Motor

The NightHawk Carbon is a more sophisticated,
more mature version of the original. It boasts all of the
same exciting refinements found in NightOwl—improved
performance, greater comfort, two pairs of earpads, a far
more durable cable with mic and smartphone controls,
enhanced look and feel (detailed above)—all while
retaining its predecessor’s remarkably low distortion and
fatigue-free sound.
Of course, all of the advanced design elements that
made the original NightHawk such a success are carried
over into the improved models. NightHawk Carbon and
NightOwl Carbon share their predecessor’s pistonic
drivers with biocellulose diaphragms, compliant rubber
surrounds, and true voice-coil formers. The patented splitgap
motor remains unsurpassed in its ability to reduce
intermodulation distortion. The earcups are fabricated
from the same revolutionary Liquid Wood material, which
affords acoustically optimized support beams and carefully
applied damping. The patent-pending suspension system
allows the earcups to move freely, accommodating heads
of almost any shape or size, while effectively decoupling
the earcups to counteract resonances.
Thus, NightHawk’s exceedingly low distortion, unrivaled
comfort, and naturally detailed sound have been
enhanced in every meaningful way. With the new semiopen
NightHawk Carbon and closed-back NightOwl
Carbon headphones, you can listen longer, later, and with
greater pleasure, enjoying even deeper immersion in your
favorite music, movies, videos, and games..
Acoustic Refinements
• Modified internal parts: Tighter tolerances reduce air
leakage for improved airflow and lower distortion
• Two sets of earpads: Protein Leather Boost Pads seal
tighter for better isolation and slightly enhanced treble
clarity; Microsuede Pads breathe freer for greater comfort
and slightly reduced bass impact
• Improved plugs: High-purity Tellurium Copper (TeCu)
base metal for smoother surface, higher plating quality,
better mating contact, and, consequently, less noise
Ergonomic Refinements
• Improved headpad: Genuine leather headpad with
stitched detailing for enhanced comfort, more luxurious
look and feel
• Improved cable: Shorter (4.25ft) length for easier use
at the desktop or with mobile devices; flexible, nonbraided
jacket increases durability, eliminates kinking,
minimizes microphonics; robustly engineered and
rigorously tested strain relief further increases durability;
discrete microphone and smartphone controls enable
phone calls and playback functions (Play, Pause, Skip)
without compromising sound quality
Note: Cable can be terminated with balanced connections or
customized to various specifications. For details, contact your
AudioQuest dealer.
Cosmetic Refinements
• Luxurious finish: Carbon Grey Metallic high-gloss
paint meticulously applied via multistage process
• Improved inner presentation: Includes microfiber
pouches for headphones and accessories for safer,
simpler travel