Audioquest Nighthawk Headphones - Special Price

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  • Audioquest Nighthawk Headphones - Special Price
  • Audioquest Nighthawk Headphones - Special Price

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The Audioquest Nighthawk headphones are some of the richest sounding, most comfortable headphones we've had the pleasure of hearing. They sound really good off a portable device - but definitely scale up a notch when used with a dedicated headphone amp.

Sophisticated, Loudspeaker-inspired Design for Remarkable Resolution with Ultimate Comfort

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

Designed for exceedingly low distortion and high excursion with true pistonic motion, NightHawk’s driver contributes significantly to the headphones’ well-controlled bass, rich midrange, and naturally extended highs. Its combination of effortless clarity and outstanding representation of space produces meaningful, emotionally compelling listening experiences. More than merely capable of providing short-term pleasure, NightHawk is designed to deliver satisfaction that endures.

Comfortable, Fatigue-Free Listening

NightHawk’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, NightHawk’s 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 over your head and let it do its thing. There’s nothing else to do, but enjoy.

An Immersive, Semi-Open Headphone

The open-back design of NightHawk’s speaker enclosures—its earcups—enables an expanded, three-dimensional soundstage with natural dynamics and smooth, coherent performance that extends into the lowest and highest octaves.

As with any open-back headphone, the open area had to be protected by a grille to prevent damage to the headphone’s precision-made internal parts. Traditionally, this has almost always been accomplished with perforated metal/plastic, wire cloth, or some other effectively two-dimensional material. While more or less successful at protecting the headphone’s internal parts, these materials also tend to compromise the headphone’s performance, reflecting sound back toward the driver, creating standing waves and resonant colorations.

But what if this grille could be three-dimensional and promote a random scattering of sound—diffusion—to successfully prevent those destructive standing waves?

 

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/08/audioquest-nighthawk-headphones-review-

 

http://personal.audioquest.com/nighthawk/#nighthawk-page

 

 

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