After nearly 50 years in the audiophile audio business, luxury brand Mark Levinson has announced its first headphone: The Mark Levinson No 5909, a $999 wireless model with active noise cancellation.
The Mark Levinson brand, now part of Harman and owned in turn by Samsung, has always emphasized the design of its products alongside its commitment to audio quality. The No 5909 headphones look to be no exception, having already received a 2021 Red Dot product design award, a prestigious honor in the industrial design community.
Mark Levinson has made bold choices with the design. The ear cups are available in metallic red, gray or black. The cans have an anodized aluminum frame with a leather headband and replaceable leather ear cushions. Each earcup features a prominent Mark Levinson logo and edge ring that give a nice cam gear effect.