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Studio by Carsten Kaiser 3 weeks ago

Austrian Audio Hi-X50

High-quality on-ear with excellent sound

With the Hi-X50, Austrian Audio have added an on-ear headphone to their product range that is designed to meet professional demands. Their Hi-X55 have already proven themselves as studio headphones in our tests with their high quality and their unique sound profile, now it’s the...

4.5

Studio by Carsten Kaiser 8 months ago

Austrian Audio Hi-X55

Closed over-ears with ultra-brilliant highs for studio use

The Vienna-based company Austrian Audio was founded in 2017 by former AKG employees (as we reported at the time on our german website). Two microphone and two headphone models are the first ventures for this still-young company, with the Hi-X55, tested here, the first over-ear...

4.5

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The Austrian Audio Hi-X55 is a closed, circumaural studio headphone with high manufacturing quality, timeless design and high wearing comfort.

These headphones are just as much a detailed recording aid for those who record and mix high-frequency material, as they are for those working with productions that deal with power in the bass range. The Hi-X55 reproduces uncompressed recordings especially well, with immense depth graduation. The Hi-X55 are suitable for studio work due to their brilliant sound that has a lot of bass reserves, but they cannot be indiscriminately recommended due to their distinctive frequency response – a hearing test is therefore mandatory before purchase! Nevertheless: their price-performance ratio is really quite respectable.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 18. February 2020
Austrian Audio Hi-X55

The Austrian Audio Hi-X 50 are headphones that offer consistently high quality. This extends from their manufacturing standards, the extremely solid package of accessories, the interchangeability of all the pads and the practical handling to the contoured yet excellent sound image. The only thing I cannot attribute to these headphones is their suitability as a mixing tool. However, these foldable, over-ear, closed-back headphones are ideal for recording in the studio, especially for singers and speakers, who can listen to their voice very vividly with these headphones. In addition, the Austrian Audio Hi-X 50 is also a strong candidate for the enjoyment of Hi-Fi classical and jazz recordings. Either way (and at the risk of sounding like I’m giving them too much hype): these headphones are definitely worth their price.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 5. October 2020
Austrian Audio Hi-X50