The engineers at Austrian Audio have designed and produced some of the world's most acclaimed headphones and drivers. When it came time to create their first family of professional headphones, they took all the time needed to create them and to exceed many of the goals and challenges that came before.
Introducing the new professional Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones from Austrian Audio. Whether you choose the Hi-X50 or Hi-X55, know that you are getting "Made in Austria" quality from a team that stands behind this all-new design. You won't find off the shelf drivers and key components here - everything is crafted by Austrian Audio right here in Austria.
High Excursion proprietary drivers
- Designed for today's contemporary music production
- For replaceability, compact portability and safety from damage
Furnished with 3.5mm (1/8 inch) to 6.3mm (1/4 inch) adapter
All metal hinges and bow for maximum durability
- Ensuring maximum durability and stability
- For maximum portability and easy storage
Soft slow retention memory foam earpads
- Providing greatest comfort during long sessions
Austrian Audio's 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. This is akin to damping of the driver mass, which is where their membrane really shows results: it is ultra-stiff while still reducing unwanted resonance.
Developed from scratch, the all new 44mm Hi-X driver features a ring magnet system - a home-grown technology which has been incorporated into various award-winning headphones in the past by Austrian Audio's engineers. It allows improved air-flow and the strongest magnetic field in its class. This ring magnet structure coupled with a copper-clad aluminum voice coil reduces the weight of the membrane and voice coil that sits on it allowing it to move or change direction faster providing a better impulse reac-tion, highly desired for contemporary as well as traditional music production.
A double acoustic wall was designed to achieve the best damping results, to support this and in-creased comfort, the form factor of the earpads has been rethought completely, giving more room for the ears without enlarging the earcups, reducing fatigue from long listening sessions.
Engineered and manufactured in Austria, the Hi-X55, and its on-ear brother the Hi-X50, are tailored to suit the demanding production conditions of today. With the all-digital signal chain, using 24bit or even 32bit, the dynamic depth of contemporary source tracks puts engineer and material at the mix-ing desk to the test.