Audioquest NightOwl Carbon.
A new for 2017 iteration, NightOwl is a closed back over ear headphone. The improved headband, 360 degree earcup mounting and plush earpads make this one of the most comfortable high end headphones available. NightOwl includes protein leather earpads that provide a slightly stronger bass response and a second pair with new synthetic material that provides a more neutral sound and different feel on the head. Having the option to choose the earpads for either comfort or sonic reasons is a great bonus.
NightOwl includes a new shorter, heavy duty cable with an inline mic. NightOwl is a low impedance & high sensitivity design, making them easy to drive. With their 1.2 telsa magnet and trick biocellulose driver, there is very little distortion, great control and accuracy, no sibilance and an easy to listen to warmer sound that still reveals plenty of detail.
An excellent all-round headphone that gives pretty good isolation, can be used with something like an ipad and then plugged into a Resonessence Concero or Brooklyn dac to provide fantastic sound quality.
- Impedance: 25 ohm
- sensitivity: 99dB
- weight: 346g
- Driver: 50mm Biocellulose
- cable: 1.3m, long grain copper, 6.5mm silver plated adaptor included
- warranty: 2 years