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.]

RLehman's picture

Looking forward to hearing the good sound.

otherwillsmith's picture

Oh dear gawd, I want those headphones :-D

Boonaroo's picture

I would like to replace my Grado RS-2 with something that is a bit more dynamic. I think these would fit the bill.

Johnny2Bad's picture

Hopefully a nice upgrade from my current over-the-ear AKG 240's and if I'm lucky, an improvement over my IEMs (Ultimate Ears something - I forget the model).

Update: They are UE Super.Fi 5 Pro

mdschlayer's picture

I'm due for some luck

arksoundguy's picture

I hope I win two pairs for quadrophonic sound! I know that wearing two sets of headphones (at right angles to each other) looks silly, but until you've heard sound coming from the center of your forehead and the back of your skull, you just have not lived.

jgoods's picture

I've heard 'em and they are great.

rtiq16's picture

Some times its nice to have phones with isolation between me and the outside world.

BacHolz's picture

I would cherish and enjoy them.

BacHolz's picture

I would cherish and enjoy them.

Audiofan131's picture

Mine, all mine!!

rw107141's picture

Yes, please.

redles's picture

This would be very nice indeed.

IMWorks's picture

I've heard good things about these cans... closed-back design, but with opened-back sound characteristics; natural sounding and very comfortable. I'm looking forward to hooking these into my audio system in the near future.

antonmb's picture

Sign me up.

lasydoc's picture

These would make my listening complete especially late at night when everything is quiet in the house.

lasydoc's picture

I need these to help listen in the dark of night. It would be great to have the music right there with me.

Soapy's picture

Sound great! Esp. with Dragonfly Red.

sbank's picture

I hope they come in left-handed

ghullone's picture

I need these headphones so I make my plea to The Universe: I will Win This Sweepstakes!

Ketil's picture

No worries, I'm ready for a pair of these

katfink's picture

I don't have any headphones, would love a pair.

IgAK's picture

These would be fitting.

saronian's picture


markaschumacher's picture

look great

redles's picture

Yes please!

IgAK's picture


peanutButter's picture

...he scores! Thank you!

IgAK's picture


aekresse's picture


Poe4's picture

these would rock in my studio

davidwjohnson's picture

Sold all my gear years ago. Cheap headphones don't do music justice.

6dogvegan's picture

Night owl needs to win a NightOwl.

jlafount's picture

Be worth a listen

rpath's picture

Sweet-looking pair of headphones...hope I win!

Ilaz's picture


MRC's picture

Quality headphones would be great with keyboard practice on the digital piano.

Matching_Mole's picture

The synergy's gonna be great!

jazzguy's picture

It would be great to win these.

meathead's picture

Late night listening sessions are my fav! These would really tie the home stereo collection together dude!

edeverett's picture

I can replace my old Koss cans.

zenman12's picture

Listen well my friend.

risman's picture

Would vastly improve my listening!

shammerman's picture

These would be great as I don't have these.

vollrath2112's picture

These would be a nice upgrade to the Nighthawks. Pick me! Pick me!

DannyBoy's picture

Perfect 4 listening 2 Hootie&his fish.

DannyBoy's picture

Perfect 4 listening 2 Hootie&his fish.

speakerbuilder's picture

I don't have a nice pair - I only have $8 Panasonics! It would be great fun to win these!!

steve9857's picture

Cool headphones! I'd definitely use them while reading Stereophile.

musiclover1937's picture

A sweet prize for one lucky person.

pissdoc's picture

Haven't had over the ear phones for long time. This would take care of that!

naim00's picture


jeffh's picture

Please put my name in the drawing for the headphones.

amazme1's picture

I could use these.

zaustin3's picture

These would make a great replacement for the headphones my daughter took.

carter's picture

If these sound half as good as they look I will be thrilled. Beautiful design!

mhuelsbeck's picture

These "sound" great!

tunemanz's picture

Great Headphones and I think they will fit nice!

gocougsgo's picture

Love the cans. Thanks to AudioQuest and Stereophile.

Jobkob111's picture

Have been reading your magazine for years bought my first amp because of J Gordon Holt recommendations an Electron Kinectics Eagle power amp and Fried speakers . Thanks for all the good memories !

crschlaf's picture

This is my comment.

kolargol's picture

Polka dot pink please... :)

waynebosz's picture

Let's win them...

waynebosz's picture

I Can't wait to audition a pair.

threepercent68's picture

Yes please!

beatleslover's picture

Night owls don't fly away, fly away.........
Or was that a hummingbird?

Greg Nelson's picture

I need a new set of headphones, and these would be perfect!

chapstickjunkie's picture

but it would be great to have the nightowls, too!!!

c_h_shin's picture

Need new cans!

gap-stereophile's picture

Nice! I'd love to try them.

HiDef's picture

I would love to try these cans!

Bluesbob's picture

I'd like to own a really nice set of cans.

Todd_R's picture

Anxious to try them

samrunham's picture

AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Sweepstakes

Hope I win a pair of these badboys

jones.millard's picture

Sure could use a really good pair of headphones.

ralphgonz's picture

For the awesome headphones

ehodder's picture

current headphones hurting my ears, upgrade me!

Cyberknot's picture

I am going to love these!

yuriy vyshnovskyy's picture

Beautiful, I'm so excited to win them and break them in

Mistrals's picture

Been using earbuds for waay too long. This could be a great step into hifi headphones.

costarodis's picture

...bring to life a detailed sound that's hard to match with speakers. Nothing like hearing wonderful music in a high resolution format.

bkeeler10's picture

Would love to win these. Thanks for the giveaway!

jacizek's picture

I like the way they are going to look on my head!

Cfschneider44's picture

Hope I win

Zebra Three's picture

Fingers Crossed!

slybry's picture

Would love to win a new set of cans!

krszy70's picture

"Rock n Roll will always, always, always overcome, eventually." -Pete Townshend

warpig's picture


danomano3's picture

Here goes nothing. TIA!

danomano3's picture

Here goes nothing. TIA!

Badcatfish's picture

I'd like to upgrade

bramankp's picture

Both my Sennheiser and Shure headphones have suffered from some headband deterioration. I could use some replacement cans. :)

tullfan1's picture

If I won these I don't have to listen to alternative facts

vollrath2112's picture

i want these

Bob in Coquille's picture

Looks good to me!

young lion's picture

You think they'll be better than my Koss Pro4AA ?

villager56's picture

Sounds like a fun new product!

mstcraig's picture

Woo Hoo!

Capa's picture


imassarano's picture

Would love a pair.

mkapla02's picture

Would love to have them around my ears!


would be nice.

bent river music's picture

I only have my crappy Sony MDR-5s from the 90s - please help!

wimi2's picture

For my birthday!

audiojohn's picture

I need these bad!

ulysses11's picture

Me, me, me!!!!! Just kidding. These would make a great gift for my son.

jbk3's picture

Just the headphones for someone like me who stays up late.

Icanhear's picture

Hearing is a gift

Havadrem's picture

I sure would like these.

Welmit26's picture

Dream come true!'s picture


benchmarque's picture

I hope these fit!

atbolding's picture

These look great. I'd love to win a pair.

RWGroskopf's picture

No way to fold the corner?

mikethc's picture

Very impressive description. Are they better than original NaightHawk or even planar headphones?

slotkar's picture

They could be better than my Sennheiser HD650's

JamesScottG's picture

My weekends would be much more enjoyable with a pair of these! Pick me!

culhanemdc's picture

I want to hear Pink Floyd and Zeppelin with these...

sal_123456789's picture

What is this?

Czubaka's picture

I could use a nice set of headphones.

jemi's picture

I would be very happy to own them's picture

Crossing my fingers.

mickanger's picture

that is what I want, to win.

aravinddevasenan's picture

Audioquest stepped into DAC products and made headphone DAC s reachable by many. Now, excited to see headphone product turns out.

Scliff's picture


cliffkatz's picture

I'd love to win.'s picture

I've always loved AudioQuest's products.

TShumosic's picture

These look awesome!

flowdrifter's picture

I'm in!

Bradss's picture

Fingers and toes crossed!

bionicman43's picture

Winning these would be perfect timing for me. I soon will be without amplification for a time so some headphones would ease the pain.

flamingeye's picture

o what I could hear with a Nightowl

mzeigler's picture

crazy man, crazy

slgphd's picture

...and would love to win these!

slgphd's picture

...and would love to win these!

renaldo7777's picture

It would be perfect timing if I won. Been shopping for a new pair. Thanks

loplop's picture

I'm intensely curious about these. I couldn't wrap my head around the liquidwood of the Nighthawk, but really, really want to hear a pair... And these, with better looks & tweaked performance, are almost too much to bear. Hope I win :)

pepotter1955's picture

I need a very comfortable pair to replace my Sennheisers. These look like they would do it.

CharmCity's picture

by cueing up The NightFly - right?

Metalingus's picture

I've been lusting after Audioquests headphones for a while now, Skylar is such a good engineer!

lbarbish's picture

These look awesome.

lorvin2004's picture

Thank you Stereophile!

ericjon's picture

Looks like a winner

Ike Carumba's picture

Wahhh sniffle

music4u's picture

Incredible prize!

vozhyk87's picture

Yes, please.

rosiemax's picture

greed,selfish,uncaring,and unworthy,meeeeeee,give it to