Mark Levinson’s first-ever ANC wireless headphones No 5909 goes official
Wireless headphones have been released by high-end hi-fi system maker Mark Levinson for the first time ever, with the launch of model – No.5909.
For audiophiles, the No.5909’s lightweight anodized aluminum frame with metallic painted ear cups and leather headband and replaceable ear cushions make for a comfortable, stylish listening experience.
Using the Harman Curve, an acoustic response developed by the US audio brand in order to provide headphone listeners with the “most preferable” sonic signature, each earcup houses a 40mm Beryllium-coated driver.
The No.5909, which takes its name from Mark Levinson’s high-end audio components, has a standard playback time of 34 hours and a noise-cancelling capacity of 30 hours. Six hours of music can be obtained by charging the device for only 15 minutes using the USB-C port. For those who want to hear more of their surroundings, a third noise-cancelling mode called ‘Ambient Aware’ is available, and a four-microphone array with ‘Smart Wind Adaption’ is on board to keep phone calls clear.
USB-C to 3.5mm audio cables are included, as well as jack and mini-jack adaptors, for wired listening, while Bluetooth 5.1 technology with LDAC, AAC, and aptX is supported.
The Mark Levinson No.5909 headphones, which retail for £999 ($999, approximately AU$1384), are now available in the United States in Pearl Black, Ice Pewter, and Radiant Red finishes.
To be honest, that almost makes the Apple AirPods Max seem like a good deal. Perhaps the best sounding wireless noise-cancellers yet have been developed. The sooner we find out, the better.