Oh, Vienna!
Hi-Fi Choice|October 2021
Not content with cracking the professional market, the Austrian newcomer impresses CliffJoseph with its first open-back cans
Cliff Joseph

DETAILS

PRODUCT Austrian Audio Hi-X65

ORIGIN Austria

TYPE Open-back, overear headphone

WEIGHT 310g

FEATURES

  • 44mm high-excursion drivers
  • Claimed frequency response: 5Hz-28kHz
  • 2x detachable 2.5mm/3.5mm cables; 6.3mm adapter jack

DISTRIBUTOR Sound Technology

TELEPHONE 01462 480000

WEBSITE austrian.audio soundtech.co.uk

Austrian Audio was formed in 2017 when a group of former AKG staff found themselves out of work after the company closed its offices in Vienna. Reflecting AKG’s professional focus, Austrian’s first products included a number of microphones and closed-back ‘Hi-X’ headphones designed for mixing and mastering in recording studios. The new Hi-X65 follows that tradition, but casts its net a little wider with an open-back design.

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