We've just taken delivery of the new Audioquest Nighthawk headphones for demonstration.
They are crammed full of high technology and beautifully presented in sumptious packaging.
Even the leather case has a tooled logo
and the headphones are securely nestled inside
They come with two leads, one of an exceptionally high quality as we would expect from Audioquest, and one which is more suited to repeated coiling and travel use.
With earcups made from "liquid wood" and biocellulose drivers there's more than a nod to the organic world, but this is coupled with the forefront of modern technology and materials, including a 3D printed component in the biomimetic grille!
So how do they sound?
Well the simple answer is vanishingly beautiful. They are very very natural, and don't seem to impose too much character of their own on the soundstage. Lovely controlled bass and very sweet treble combine to make a relaxing and revealing listening experience.
Boswell just wishes they came in teddy-size