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Austrian Audio's Hi-X55 headphones were designed for "contemporary music production"

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After its previous experience in creating microphones, Austrian Audio have made the move into headphones, releasing the first of two models using a 44mm "High-Excursion" driver, the closed-back Hi-X55.

"Our science, measurements, and listening tests have shown that 44mm is the optimum size for this design. It ensures professional performance in the Hi-X, moves a lot of air, and eliminates ‘wobbling’ of the diaphragm," says Austrian Audio.

Specs (Via Austrian Audio)

  • Frequency range: 5 Hz - 28 kHz 
  • Sensitivity: 118dBspl/V 
  • THD (@ 1kHz): < 0.1% 
  • Impedance: 25 Ω 
  • Input Power: 150 mW 
  • Cable (detachable): 3m 
  • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8”) 
  • Adapter (included): 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8” to 1/4") Dimensions: 300 x 170 x 85 mm 
  • Weight (without cable): 305g

The Hi-X55s are available now, priced at £249; the Hi-X50 model will arrive in May, priced £199. Find out more on the Austrian Audio website.