STAMFORD, CT – JANUARY 4, 2022 — Today, Luxury audio brand Mark Levinson introduces a new high- resolution wireless Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation headphone. This is the first portable offering by the brand known for its standard-setting premium home and car audio sound systems. With the addition of the Mark Levinson No 5909 headphone, music lovers with a passion for high-fidelity audio can take their listening experience on the go and beyond the living room.

For nearly 50 years, Mark Levinson has been known for setting the highest standards in audio reproduction, encouraging the discovery of and appreciation for music the way the artist performed it. The same details and nuances that have propelled Mark Levinson’s reference sound for five decades were inspirations in designing the No 5909 headphone, allowing music enthusiasts in motion to unlock a new layer of sound revealed with the clarity that inspired it - whether it’s the slightest breath an artist takes before the chorus or a hidden harmony discovered for the first time.

The Mark Levinson No 5909 is the perfect packable for inquisitive travelers and audiophiles. These sophisticated wireless headphones stay connected to entertainment for longer durations of time with up to 34
hours of playback time and 30 hours with Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation turned on. This award-winning design* was crafted with luxury comfort in mind, the headphone is constructed with premium materials including core aluminum components, a leather headband and replaceable leather ear cushions that ensure listening solace for years to come. Each headphone comes equipped with an accompanying hard-shell carrying case that also discretely stores included cables and an airplane adaptor. The No 5909 delivers reference-quality sound via 40mm Beryllium coated drivers that have been expertly tuned to the HARMAN Curve** and designed by the same world-class sound engineers behind Mark Levinson’s renowned amplifiers, turntables and streaming players.

In addition to high-fidelity audio, the headphone is packed with features that everyone can appreciate, including Bluetooth 5.1 technology with LDAC, AAC, and aptXTM, a four-microphone array with Smart Wind Adaption for crystal clear phone calls, Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation with three modes for premium sound isolation, and Ambient Aware for situational awareness in one’s surroundings.

“The No 5909 headphones are the first Mark Levinson product designed for the luxury, on-the-go lifestyle,” said Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “The combination of reference-quality sound, best-in-class features, beautiful design, luxury build and comfort raises the bar for the wireless headphones category.”

The Mark Levinson No 5909 headphone will be available in Pearl Black, Ice Pewter and Radiant Red at select retailers starting January 4 for $999.00. For more information, please visit

Mark Levinson No 5909 Headphone Features:

  • Expertly tuned 40mm Beryllium coated drivers acoustically optimized to the HARMAN Curve
  • Audio performance meets stringent standards for Hi-Res Audio certification, digital circuitry compatible
  • with 24-bit/96kHz processing and acoustic response up to 40kHz.
  • Bluetooth 5.1 with LDAC, AAC and aptXTM Adaptive
  • Audio performance meets the stringent standards for Hi-Res Audio,
  • Adaptive technologies, a four-microphone array with Smart Wind Adaption for crystal clear phone calls
  • Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation with three modes for premium sound isolation
  • Ambient Aware mode for situational awareness while on-the-go
  • Premium leather headband and replaceable leather ear cushions
  • Anodized aluminum frame and metallic painted ear cups
  • Up to 34 hours battery life; 30 hours playtime with ANC
  • Up to 6 hours playtime with 15-minute charge
  • Android and iOS app control
  • Hard-shell travel case with assortment of cables and accessories including
    • 1.25m USB-C charging cable
    • USB-C to USB-A adaptor
    • 1.25m and 4m USB-C to 3.5mm audio cables
    • 3.5mm to 6.3mm audio adaptor
    • Airplane audio adaptor
    • Microfiber polishing cloth.

*Mark Levinson No 5909 headphone received a 2021 Red Dot product design award The Red Dot Awards are an internationally recognized symbol of superior design, the Red Dot Awards celebrate excellence in the areas of product design, brands & communication design, and design concept.

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**HARMAN Curve
The result of decades of studies and research into listening preferences and the metrics of great sound, the HARMAN Curve is the acoustic response curve that has achieved the highest subjective scoring in blind listening tests. Dr. Sean Olive, Senior Fellow at HARMAN and Past President of the Audio Engineering Society, has led further work around the science of headphones and developed a predictive measurement score for optimal sound with over-ear, on-ear, and in-ear headphones. This pioneering research was used in the development of the Mark Levinson No 5909 and has resulted in the incredible acoustic performance realized in these reference-class headphones.

HARMAN International (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®,
Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.

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HARMAN Americas Consumer Lifestyle
Denise Daly, Director of Communications & PR