AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon

Easily one of the most comfortable pair of headphones you will ever own, the AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon Headphones represent something truly different in the high-end headphone industry. Featuring a very laidback sound with excellent bass extension, the NightHawk Carbons from AudioQuest are the perfect headphones for when you want to just sit back and relax and enjoy your music! The NightHawk Carbon boasts several acoustic, ergonomic, and cosmetic refinements over its predecessor, adding a second pair of ear pads, and including a more versatile, durable cable—all while retaining its predecessor’s exceedingly low distortion, unsurpassed comfort, and naturally beautiful sound.

Remarkable Resolution

Compared to the drive-units commonly used in most headphones, NightHawk Carbon’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 Experience

NightHawk Carbon’s headpad attaches to its outer headband via small, swivelling 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 NightHawk Carbon over your head and let it do its thing. There’s nothing else to do, but enjoy.

Full Immersion

As with any open-back headphone, the NightHawk Carbon has a protective grille covering its internal drivers to protect. Unfortunately these grilles often have diffusion issues with their sound. AudioQuest has looked to solve those issues with their biomimetic grille. To solve the problem of diffusion, NightHawk uses a biomimetic grille inspired by the underlying structure of butterfly wings—a fascinating diamond-cubic latticework that diffuses light to create iridescence.

Built to a much larger scale in NightHawk, AudioQuest’s grille comprises a repeating pattern of interwoven trellises, each successive layer gradually becoming thicker as the latticework expands outward.

  • 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
  • Specs:

    50mm Dynamic - Biocellulose Diaphragm - 1.2T Split-Gap Motor
    99dBSPL / mW
    25 Ohms
    Power Handling
    346g (12.2 oz.)
    1/4-inch Adapter Included

    What's In The Box:

    • AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon Semi-Open 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