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.