Save over £200 on one of the best-sounding pairs of wireless headphones we’ve heard

Mark Levinson 5909
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Mark Levinson's high-end No. 5909 headphones didn't just blow us away with a stunning five-star performance, they also redefined what truly high-end wireless headphones could sound like. During our tests, it felt as though this was as close to a solid wired performance as we had ever heard, and that's not something we say lightly. 

While you'll be able to nab the Mark Levinsons for a tasty £799 at Amazon, we'd recommend that your best bet if you want the biggest discount possible is to take advantage of the even tastier £795 deal at Richer Sounds instead. That's more than £200 off the original asking price! 

Yes, these are rather costly headphones if you're paying full whack, but that just makes this Richer Sounds deal all the more attractive. Plus, you don't have to worry about not getting the high-end cans in your favourite colour, as all three finishes (radiant red, ice pewter, black pearl) are discounted down to the same figure of £795.

Mark Levinson No.5909 was £999 now £795 at Richer Sounds (save £204)
Possibly the best wireless headphones we've ever heard – and the one that kickstarted this new premium class of cans – are available at a great discount across all finishes. They're still pricey, but saving £200 off the original price is a great deal in our books, especially for headphones that sound this good without wires! Rarely have we seen the 5909 drop this low, so don't wait around thinking that such deals come around every day. Five stars.

Mark Levinson No.5909 was £999 now £795 at Richer Sounds (save £204)
Possibly the best wireless headphones we've ever heard – and the one that kickstarted this new premium class of cans – are available at a great discount across all finishes. They're still pricey, but saving £200 off the original price is a great deal in our books, especially for headphones that sound this good without wires! Rarely have we seen the 5909 drop this low, so don't wait around thinking that such deals come around every day. Five stars.

While many premium wireless ANC headphones have appeared during the last few years – the Focal Bathys, Bowers & Wilkins Px7 S2e – the Mark Levinson No. 5909 are still the class leaders in this high-end category. Between these beauties and the even pricier T+A Solitaire T, it's virtually impossible to find better wireless audio fidelity from a pair of wireless headphones. 

The exceptional Mark Levinson No.5909 offer a jump-up in outright sound quality that more than justifies their near-£1000 original price tag. The basic on-ear controls are our only quibble in a product that otherwise feels extremely well thought-out, from the incredibly comfortable fit and the custom ANC levels in the app to the inclusion of higher-quality codecs.

Even the active noise-cancelling is decent, but the sound quality is where these sumptuous over-ears truly excel. Sparkling clarity, impressive detail retrieval, wonderfully subtle dynamics and a way of organising even the most complex musical arrangements that sounds exciting, authentic and oh-so composed. How could you ask for anything more?

If you're after a seriously high-end pair of headphones that sound great and offer all the conveniences of noise-cancelling and Bluetooth streaming, these Mark Levinsons demand further investigation. With more than £200 off the standard high-end price, this could be the moment you've been looking for to make the plunge.

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Harry McKerrell
Staff writer

Harry McKerrell is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied law and history at university before working as a freelance journalist covering TV and gaming for numerous platforms both online and in print. When not at work he can be found playing hockey, practising the piano or forcing himself to go long-distance running.

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