Audioquest NIGHTHAWK CARBON Over Ear Open Back Headphones

Audioquest NIGHTHAWK CARBON

Over Ear Open Back Headphones

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£349

*Instore demonstration available by appointment, please contact your local store for details.


With a whole range of sonic enhancements, plus some handy extra features and a cool new finish, the AudioQuest Nighthawk Carbon is better than ever.

A winner made better

Based on the award-winning and painstakingly developed Nighthawk; the Nighthawk Carbon boasts improved acoustics, ergonomics and style. It also comes with a more versatile, durable cable and a second set of earpads.

Bio-cellulose diaphragms for superb detail
Inspired by loudspeaker design, the NightHawk's reject the more commonly used Mylar driver diaphragms for something much more special. Bio-cellulose diaphragms with rubber surrounds and over-sized voice coils are far closer to quality speaker design than headphones. The result is deep, well-controlled bass, natural midrange and smooth yet detailed treble. Extremely well balanced-sounding, the NightHawk's natural sound gives long term satisfaction.

Enhanced cable - now with mic and smartphone remote
As one of the world's leading cable companies, you'd expect the Nighthawk Carbon to feature strongly here. And it does. The high quality AudioQuest cable is made from high-purity copper for the highest level of sonic detail. It also features a flexible cable jacket that's designed to reduce the annoying 'rustling' sound you can sometimes get on the move. Shorter than the cable supplied with the regular Nighthawk, and also coming with a smartphone in-line remote and mic, the Carbon is ideal for music on the go.

Unique Liquid Wood construction - in metallic carbon finish
The NightHawk's earcups are made from Liquid Wood: a totally renewable blend of lignin, natural fibres, resins and waxes. This isn't just more environmentally friendly than hard wood or plastic, it also has the potential to sound better. Natural acoustic properties, precise injection moulding and moulded-in bracing contribute to the NightHawk's precise yet smooth sound quality. As the name suggests, this version of the Nighthawk is finished in a snazzy metallic carbon colour.

Designed for comfort
Using a patent-pending suspension system, the NightHawk's manage to effectively adjust to all head shapes and sizes while also decoupling the earcups. Decoupling counteracts intrusive mechanical crosstalk, greatly reducing distortion. The earcups are shaped around the human ear for a natural fit and the best passive noise isolation. Made from soft yet durable Protein Leather, they offer perfect comfort over the longest listening sessions.

All that made the originals great but now a better bet on the move or at home; the Nighthawk Carbon is more desirable than ever.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge

*Instore demonstration available by appointment, please contact your local store for details.


With a whole range of sonic enhancements, plus some handy extra features and a cool new finish, the AudioQuest Nighthawk Carbon is better than ever.

A winner made better

Based on the award-winning and painstakingly developed Nighthawk; the Nighthawk Carbon boasts improved acoustics, ergonomics and style. It also comes with a more versatile, durable cable and a second set of earpads.

Bio-cellulose diaphragms for superb detail
Inspired by loudspeaker design, the NightHawk's reject the more commonly used Mylar driver diaphragms for something much more special. Bio-cellulose diaphragms with rubber surrounds and over-sized voice coils are far closer to quality speaker design than headphones. The result is deep, well-controlled bass, natural midrange and smooth yet detailed treble. Extremely well balanced-sounding, the NightHawk's natural sound gives long term satisfaction.

Enhanced cable - now with mic and smartphone remote
As one of the world's leading cable companies, you'd expect the Nighthawk Carbon to feature strongly here. And it does. The high quality AudioQuest cable is made from high-purity copper for the highest level of sonic detail. It also features a flexible cable jacket that's designed to reduce the annoying 'rustling' sound you can sometimes get on the move. Shorter than the cable supplied with the regular Nighthawk, and also coming with a smartphone in-line remote and mic, the Carbon is ideal for music on the go.

Unique Liquid Wood construction - in metallic carbon finish
The NightHawk's earcups are made from Liquid Wood: a totally renewable blend of lignin, natural fibres, resins and waxes. This isn't just more environmentally friendly than hard wood or plastic, it also has the potential to sound better. Natural acoustic properties, precise injection moulding and moulded-in bracing contribute to the NightHawk's precise yet smooth sound quality. As the name suggests, this version of the Nighthawk is finished in a snazzy metallic carbon colour.

Designed for comfort
Using a patent-pending suspension system, the NightHawk's manage to effectively adjust to all head shapes and sizes while also decoupling the earcups. Decoupling counteracts intrusive mechanical crosstalk, greatly reducing distortion. The earcups are shaped around the human ear for a natural fit and the best passive noise isolation. Made from soft yet durable Protein Leather, they offer perfect comfort over the longest listening sessions.

All that made the originals great but now a better bet on the move or at home; the Nighthawk Carbon is more desirable than ever.

Bluetooth No
Cable Length 1.3
Impedance (ohms) 25
Open Back Yes
Over Ear Yes
Plug size 3.5 mm (6.35mm adapter)
Sensitivity (dB) 99
Brand Audioquest
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent quality product bought this product for my son's birthday & he really likes the sound quality & design of the product.
Date published: 2018-06-29
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Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge