AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones Sweepstakes

Register to win a pair of AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Headphones ($699.00 Retail Value) we are giving away.

According to the company:

A direct descendant of AudioQuest's award-winning NightHawk headphone, the closed-back NightOwl Carbon replaces its predecessor's biomimetic sound-diffusing grille with an intelligently designed aperiodic damping system for excellent isolation of external noise, ensuring privacy for the listener and those nearby.

NightOwl ships with two sets of earpads—Protein Leather Boost Pads for slightly enhanced treble clarity and Ultrasuede pads for slightly reduced bass impact—and includes a high-performance, non-microphonic cable with discrete mic/smartphone controls that enable phone calls and playback functions (Play, Pause, Skip) without compromising sound quality.

NightOwl's distinct packaging is actually an attractive travel case made of genuine leather, featuring a thickly padded internal compartment and accommodations for various headphone accessories. With NightOwl, AudioQuest hopes headphone enthusiasts will feel inspired to listen longer, later, and with greater pleasure, enjoying unsurpassed comfort and deep immersion in music, videos, and games.

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "LOG IN/JOIN" in the nav bar at the right. Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

eburbeck's picture

Hope I get 'em...

jiaw's picture

I'm just getting into audiophileness, always enjoyed listening to music but finally got some good kit and these would finish it off nicely so I can be a bit quieter :)

billinga's picture

I could use a new set!

jamesk's picture

Just the cans I've been waiting for.

arroup9's picture

I will win!

iamwhatiam's picture

It's my birthday month, and these would make a great present! Have a great day everyone!

matthra's picture

Made even better.

Hiro_NYC's picture

is awesome!

maclark7029's picture

Please let me win!

cfinmwf's picture

What a great offer for a great set of Night Owls! Thanks so much!

freddiek40's picture

would love to win

llylesmith's picture

Needful things

Statcfrost's picture

Nice contest

grantray's picture

I'd be more than happy to plug those into amp all day.

QandA's picture

Yes please!

kurt's picture

Looking for a pair of closed-back headphones to complement my open Grados. This pair would be perfect! NightOwl for a night owl - perfect match!

Littleurban's picture

Let me win...

HBS9's picture

I'd love a pair, free all the better!

NuclearPower's picture

I would love to win.

Hhtaylor91's picture

Just for the chance

Eiseyman's picture

I heard these are awesome headphones.

Hopchop's picture

Would love to own and use headphones. Thank You.

carl478's picture

These babies have my name written all over them.

plasmodium's picture

Howdy, thanks for the drawing!

ednazarko's picture

Carbon is the new black

beauranheim's picture

Would love a pair.

paanders's picture

goodness these sure are pretty

trmntr03's picture

Need a new one.

mikerr's picture

may i

n0ct's picture

Would be a nice addition to my listening

akprentice's picture

Looking for a long term relationship based on mutual fidelity.

wineandwires's picture

me me

bsc's picture

Oh how much I would like to win them!

Greetings from Germany!

MWaehner's picture

I always need more headphones.

RelaxWithPep's picture

Count me in.

crenca's picture

hope I win! ;)

audiom's picture

Definitely could use, no, NEED these.

jhwalker's picture

I sure hope I win them :)

lrad's picture

I'd love to win these

meo2009's picture

I want to try this HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jjljr's picture

won't quite offset today being The Worst Inaguration Day Ever, but it might soften the hurt

calaf's picture


ashirin's picture

Why not

Melvin's picture

Thanks for the opportunity!

VW20015's picture

Love AQ products and these headphones would be a great complement to newly upgraded Woo Audio Firefly

spin33.3's picture happy to take them!'s picture

Thanks Stereophile for the opportunity and keep up the great work...

enjoy the music's picture

Listening to the sounds of music well into the evening hours....

SMc's picture

Hit me~

sympathys's picture

I'd love to win these. Thanks!

allnewsanchor's picture

They look great & my existing phones just bit the dust!

bprochford's picture

me some new 'phones.

russm535il's picture

I just retired and have purchased a new system to listen in style during my "golden Years" Tube integrated amp Rogue Cronus Magnum 2 Golden Ear Triton 2 PLUS speakers Music Fidelity V 90 DAC NAD CD Player AR XA turntable ( from my college days ) I would love these phones so my wife wont have to ask for me to "please TURN THE MUSIC DOWN !! "
LOL Russ DeJulio Pittsburgh

Zap's picture

Yes, please enter my name for the sweepstakes.

MartinMD's picture

I hope to be the winner

dizziness's picture

Oh, yes!

Aktiv's picture

and thanks for doing this!

mightygrey's picture

Fingers crossed, this would make me over the moon!

dolstein's picture

Hope to win.

douglasp_75's picture

Hope these are good for Metal Music

eyedoc's picture

Would go well with my new dragonfly red!

Mark Wheeler's picture

and I want them!

George S's picture

me. me. me.

jstachowski's picture

I had a chance to hear them at RMAF, and would like to use them in an office environment

Am5n15's picture

My audioquest dragonfly waits for you, buddy!

the518batman's picture

These would go perfect with my NightHawks, to give me an open closed back scenario for every use!!

Gimpinchair's picture

I'very been looking long and hard for a closed back headphone.

gld3gld3's picture

same as above

morrismrinak's picture

I really need new headphones! I've been reduced to crappy earbuds when I travel.

leogarpab's picture

These would be right for me!

squonk_walker's picture

I need more headphones!

ArlingtonVA's picture

my high fidelity . . . pick me!

jpkell05's picture

This would be a good one to win!

mcrumm56's picture

Great give away.

snoopy511's picture


Hackensack's picture

My Night Hawks are new but I'd be happy to trade up!

gputty's picture

...the Nighthawk?

chrisdemarse's picture

Kick me the cans!

analogdude's picture

Sign me up!

2_channel_ears's picture

What the man said

Shahram's picture

Old Gil's luck may be turning around!

kb0000's picture

I never much liked listening on headphones. Maybe these will change my mind.

dougspeterson's picture

The moniker Night Owl was used by Zeiss for its top flight binoculars I own. I need a top flight hi resolution headset to cover the audio sense and with the AudioQuest NightOwls I will have achieved sensory nirvana....

ficuslyrata's picture

I guess this's a new product. I'd like to try.

scardeal's picture

It's always nice to have an extra pair of headphones.

ctsooner's picture

Great way to increase interest. Heard them, these are really nice cans.

ryanshultz's picture

For me to compare these against sennheiser hd 600's if I won these, I'd be half way there!

brians's picture

...but what they hay.

stevo's picture

Fingers crossed

Buck-Man's picture

I'm really digging these...

jacobg12's picture

Thanks for the opportunity Stereophile, I hope I win!

jacobg12's picture
funambulistic's picture

Count me in!

hooplidoopler's picture

These a dream pair of headphones. Hope mesa win doe

eeifb's picture

thanks for the chance!

Kilgore Trout's picture

win of my life

martylane's picture

The owl that lived in our tree moved to a new home. These would make a fine replacement!

thelemur's picture

I'll take em, since no one else seems interested

bpollack's picture

I've been thinking abotu headphones. These would be a good start to a collection

jacksonian's picture

Appreciate the chance to win.

User5910's picture

Wooo, nice headphones.

radtoad11's picture

to win these !!!! thanks !!

hooperthom's picture

Hope I win!

tanopereira's picture

We neeedssss themmmm

ericfaust's picture

Had my eye on these since they came out.

Odin 412's picture

Thanks for the opportunity!

Carer8000's picture

All the audioquest products I own are the best. The headphones would a great addition's picture

I want them too

Level5's picture

I like owls and hooters

bvachon's picture

I think my Dragonfly would love these!

B9Scrambler's picture

Awesome contest! Good luck everyone :)

freejazz00's picture

hope they are comfortable for long-term wear.

Mark weremchuk's picture

I would love these phones!

fender400's picture

Would love these for my Dragonfly Red!

zhdason's picture

Thanks in advance.

wigglyman's picture


golanaluna's picture

Thanks for the chance!

prisano's picture


jeff708's picture

I hope I win.

Clydoz's picture

Hope I win.

LofiChris's picture

Cheers to Stereophile for throwing these up. Fingers crossed that I'm the lucky one.

BigB's picture

I could really use these!

zachif's picture

I want those!! ;-)

icgreen's picture

Someone's gotta win 'em, right?

Holygeezer's picture

I could comfortably curl up and listen to these headphones.

Zolojo's picture

Oh pick me! Pick me! Please.

PistolPete83's picture

Hope I can win these! Thanks for the doing this!

bemeurer's picture

Hope I get them!

highzoot's picture

Sign me up! Good looking industrial design. Like the use of the beer can on the AQ website. ; )

Headphone listener's picture

These would go great with my AudioQuest DragonFly Black.

natecsd's picture

I'd love to win these!

mbennett02's picture

I love my Audioquest cables and would love to have these headphones!

HTKev's picture

To all

szhosain's picture

Looks like a very good headphone.

Scatkinson's picture

Not familiar with AudioQuest but hoping to change all that.

gsuen's picture

nice cans!

malvrich's picture

Come to puppy!

Howard Swayne's picture

These are magnificent headphones, and a great bargain in the market. I am honored to have the chance to win a pair.

TiFramelock's picture

Thanks for the opportunity to win a pair of AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon headphones. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

tedcole's picture

My ears would be very happy.......................

J0ey54's picture

Look forward to hearing them!

orgel's picture

Probably wouldn't buy these, but if I win a pair, great!

DanL's picture

Nice headphones!

rrh's picture

I would love these!

bintucson's picture

Oh yeah.

redles's picture

I haven't upgraded cans in years. This would work!

ken10254's picture

Wish me luck! I need a new pair.

ken10254's picture

Wish me luck!

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oscarsosa's picture

Very cool.