Austrian Audio’s first ever professional headphone launch is taking place at NAMM 2020 this week, where the manufacturer is debuting the Hi-X (High Excursion) headphones in the US. Comprised of the on-ear Hi-X50 and over-ear Hi-X55, the headphones build upon Austrian Audio’s respected microphone manufacturing reputation.
Known for the OC818 and OC18 microphones for studio and live use, Austrian Audio brings the same level of passion and engineering excellence to its new headphone range – designed and constructed by the manufacturer’s team of experts in Vienna and made in Austria.
Austrian Audio opened its doors on July 1st 2017 immediately after the closure of the AKG Vienna offices. Initially staffed with 22 former AKG employees from all disciplines ranging from management, acoustics, electronics, test and measurement, mechanical design, RF/wireless, and software/firmware, this amounted to over 350 years of combined pro audio expertise on day one.
With a nod to its manufacturing heritage, all drivers – the very heart of the headphones – are designed and engineered by Austrian Audio.