NightOwl Carbon Headphones by Audioquest

Night Owl Carbon Around the ear Closed Back 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 closed-back NightOwl Carbon further advances
the state of the headphone art, replacing NightHawk’s
sound-diffusing grille with an intelligently designed
aperiodic damping system for excellent isolation of both
external noise, and ensuring privacy for the listener and
those nearby.

Hidden beneath the central circular portion of NightOwl’s
earcups, 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.
Further, we’ve implemented several closely related
acoustic, ergonomic, and cosmetic refinements, each of
which seamlessly complements the whole, delivering
improved performance while elevating the overall user
experience.
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