Hear It Hear. Only Here.™: Mark Levinson No. 5909 Wireless Headphones Feature 40mm Drivers, ANC, Generous Battery Life, and Serious Sonics
Mark Levinson No. 5909 is making history as the best wireless audiophile-quality headphones available in their price class. Adherence to the DNA of the legendary Mark Levinson brand has resulted in a spectacular set of headphones that are truly game-changers. Whether you want to take a walk around the block, work at your desk, make a phone call, or board an airplane, Mark Levinson No. 5909 Headphones allow you to take audiophile-quality sound with you.
The Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation technology reduces background noise, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music with pristine audiophile sound, no matter where you are. Reference-quality sound is combined with luxurious comfort in this lightweight, durable pair of headphones.
No. 5909 is first wireless headphone offered by Mark Levinson, the leader in luxury audio since 1972. It is constructed from premium materials, including core aluminum components, a leather headband, and replaceable leather ear cushions that ensure listening solace for years to come. No. 5909 was designed by the same world-class sound engineers behind Mark Levinson's renowned amplifiers, turntables, and streaming players.
Even if you want to wear these 'phones all day, you won't have any stress about battery power: No. 5909 delivers up to 34 hours of battery life (or up to 30 hours of playing time with Active Noise Cancellation enabled). And if you're in a hurry, you can get up to six hours of playing time with just a 15-minute quick charge.
Inside, No. 5909 utilizes expertly tuned, 40mm beryllium-coated drivers, and it offers high-resolution connectivity via Bluetooth 5.1. Outside, the luxury features include a cushioned leather headband and automotive-grade, gloss-metallic ear cup covers. These elegant headphones are designed with ear cups that swivel, allowing you to set them flat on a table or desk for convenience, rather than hanging them on a stand. For long-term storage, they fit snugly in a hard-shell carrying case, with all the accessories you need.
The red stitching on the cushioned headband looks fantastic, and it symbolizes the meticulous attention to detail that went into the design and engineering of these groundbreaking headphones.
With No. 5909, convenient, reliable control is literally at your fingertips — and easy to find. The right ear cup has buttons to control playback and volume, along with a USB-C port for charging. The left ear cup has a button for Active Noise Cancellation and Ambient Aware modes, and a button for Bluetooth modes.
The headphones come with cables, adapters, a hard-shell carrying case, and a microfiber polishing cloth. Like all Music Direct products, the Mark Levinson No. 5909 Headphones come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"No part of the frequency spectrum is given undue priority, and that, coupled with the headphones' attention to detail and brisk nature, makes the No. 5909 utterly compelling to listen to in a way lesser wireless headphones are not..."
—What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
"These are the best-sounding noise-cancelling headphones I've ever reviewed. You'll put these headphones on and want to listen to your favorite songs all over again as though you're experiencing them for the first time."
—Theo Nicolakis, TechHive, Editors' Choice Award
"Is the No. 5909 able to replace a serious pair of wireless travel cans and a good set of wired home headphones? I think so."
—Jay Garrett, StereoNET, Applause Award
“There’s nothing detached about the way the No. 5909 present music, any more than there’s anything ostentatious or self-satisfied about the way they sound. More than anything, in fact, they sound uncomplicatedly and thrillingly musical.”
"[They offer] the kind of performance that makes you want to pull out every single one of your favorite tracks and listen to them one more time, in case the No. 5909 reveal a subtle detail you've never heard before..."
—Simon Cohen, Digital Trends, Editor's Choice Award
"Certainly as far as detail retrieval, transient response and soundstaging go, the No. 5909 need no lessons from anyone. They're absolutely fanatical where fine detail is concerned, giving proper expression to the most fleeting or transitory information without ever losing sight of the overall picture."
—Simon Lucas, TechRadar
“In a world of sameness, the Mark Levinson 5909 transports you from coach to business class and from the Holiday Inn to the rarefied world of the Four Seasons.”
"The active noise cancelation on this model is excellent. I simply do not have any other headphones that compare, nor have I owned any that can compare..."
"These are probably the best wireless ANC headphones that I've heard to date... The Mark Levinson No. 5909 ended up completely overturning my preconceptions of these headphones being more style than substance."
—Carlo Lo Raso, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
"The comfort level is excellent, the battery performance is superb even with ANC engaged, and the sound quality is near the top of the category... [It] is the only premium wireless headphone right now that delivers strong performance in every area that matters."
—Will Jennings, Ecoustics
"In terms of sheer audio quality and aesthetics, this is the cream of the crop."
—Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone
"[If] excellent audio quality and compatibility with high-res audio is your goal, the No 5909 checks all the boxes... [Fitting] everything on an audiophile's wish list into one pair of headphones is a feat that should not be overlooked...."
—Micah Singleton, Billboard
"[The Mark Levinson] No 5909 headphones come with a pedigree few can match. But the real reason they're worthy of accolades is that they're a gorgeous bit of audiophile art in the sheepskin cloak of a pair of travel cans."
—CES 2022 Editors' Choice Award
Mark Levinson No. 5909 Headphones have been engineered to provide you with optimal sound in a comfortable, over-ear model. The sound profile has been expertly tuned to an acoustic response curve that achieved the highest subjective scoring across listening tests.
Perfect for Air Travel
If you want to listen to your favorite band while you fly, No. 5909 Headphones are lightweight and ultra-comfortable, and they block out background noise. Three modes of Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation allow you to enjoy the subtle details in your music even amid noisy environments, such as during air travel. For added convenience, an Ambient Aware mode lets you talk to those around you without removing your headphones.
Crystal-Clear Phone Calls
With Mark Levinson No. 5909 Headphones, you can have long conversations with complete comfort, in nearly any environment. Four beam-steering microphones with Smart Wind Adaption prevent your voice from being muddled by outside noise. At the same time, Active Noise Cancellation blocks ambient sounds so that you can focus on the conversation. You can chat with friends or conduct important business calls — all in near-perfect clarity.
The headphones come with a hard-shell carrying case; a 4-meter, USB-C to 3.5mm audio cable; a 1.25-meter, USB-C to 3.5mm audio cable; a 1.25-meter USB-C charging cable; a USB-C to USB-A adaptor; a 3.5mm to 6.3mm audio adaptor; an airplane audio adaptor; and a microfiber polishing cloth.
- Hi-Res Audio certified: LDAC audio codec; digital circuitry compatible with 24-bit/96kHz processing
- Acoustic response up to 40kHz
- Expertly tuned 40mm beryllium-coated drivers
- Acoustically optimized to the Harman Curve
- Bluetooth 5.1 with LDAC, AAC, and aptX Adaptive technologies
- Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with three modes
- Ambient Aware mode for situational awareness while on the go
- Four-microphone voice array with Smart Wind Adaption
- Premium leather headband
- Replaceable leather ear cushions
- Anodized aluminum frame
- Automotive-grade metallic painted ear cups
Driver Size: 40mm Beryllium Driver
Frequency Response (Passive): 10Hz - 40kHz
Frequency Response (Active): 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 97dB SPL @1kHz/1mW
Maximum SPL: 98dB
Maximum input power (Passive): 100mW
Microphone Sensitivity: -32dBV @ 1kHz/Pa
Impedance: 32 ohm
Bluetooth transmitted power: <8dbm
Bluetooth transmitted modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK / 8DPSK
Bluetooth frequency: 2.402Ghz - 2.480Ghz
Bluetooth profile version: A2DP 1.3.1, AVRCP 1.6, HFP 1.7.1
Bluetooth version: v5.1
Battery Type: Lithium-ion battery (750 mAh/3.7V)
Power Supply: 5V / 1.0A
Charging Time: 100 minutes
Music Playtime with BT on: 34 hrs
Music playtime with BT & ANC on: 30 hrs
Music playtime with Aux-in & ANC on: 30 hrs
Dimensions (HWD): 7.9" x 8.1" 2.6"
Weight: 12 oz.
Warranty: 2 Years Parts & Labor
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