(Pocket-lint) – Luxurious audio model Mark Levinson is at CES 2022 in Las Vegas unveiling its newest wares, and the most important (and most eye-popping) headliner are the model’s first wi-fi headphones.
They’re known as the No. 5909, they usually value practically $1,000.
Mark Levinson is a Harman-owned firm and a Samsung subsidiary. (Harman additionally owns AKG, JBL, and Harman Kardon.) Levinson is maybe finest identified for its high-end house and automotive audio programs, so a pair of ultra-pricey wi-fi over-ears are a bit out of left discipline.
They characteristic 40mm Beryllium drivers and hi-res audio efficiency because of 24-bit/96kHz sign processing and 40kHz acoustic response.
Mark Levinson mentioned it labored “world-class sound engineers” to “expertly” tune to the No. 5909 to the “Harman curve”. All this audiophile jargon means it’s best to hear issues like “the slightest breath an artist takes” or “a hidden concord”, in keeping with the corporate.
The No. 5909 helps LDAC, AAC, and aptX Adaptive wi-fi codecs through Bluetooth 5.1. Additionally they have adaptive energetic noise cancellation (ANC) with three sound isolation modes and an Ambient Conscious characteristic. Mark Levinson mentioned you may anticipate as much as 30 hours of use with adaptive ANC energetic and as much as 34 hours with the characteristic disabled. Different audio options embrace 4 microphones and a Good Wind Adaption characteristic.
When it comes to design, the headphones sport an aluminum body, painted metallic earcups, leather-based headband, replaceable leather-based ear cushions.
Additionally they include a tough shell journey case full of a USB-C charging cable, USB-C to USB-A adaptor, two USB-C to three.5mm cables, 3.5mm to six.3mm adaptor, airplane adaptor, and a sharpening material.
If any of that pursuits you, the No. 5909 can be found in black, pewter, and purple colourways from 4 January 2022 for $999 every.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Initially revealed on .