Founded in 2002, Gearslutz is a website dedicated to pro audio engineering, becoming a dedicated site for audio engineers to discuss all things music gear. In a recent review, the Austrian Audio Hi-X55 Headphones were put to the test, receiving a 5/5 rating and regarded as the best 'Bang for your Buck' headphones! 

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The Hi-X55 closed-back headphones provide over-the-ear comfort as well as portability with the foldable hinge design. Metal parts are used for all critical elements in order to guarantee long durability even under rough conditions be it in studios or tour buses.

Developed from scratch, the all-new 44mm Hi-X driver features a ring magnet system – a home-grown technology that has been incorporated into various award-winning headphones in the past by our 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 reaction, highly desired for contemporary as well as traditional music production.

"Full, balanced frequency spectrum/response. Nothing hyped. Great detail especially in the upper mids and low-highs."

The Hi-X55 specs show a remarkable 5 Hz to 28 kHz frequency range and in use there is no sense of a limit in the bass, mid, or air. Despite this depth and height of resolution there are no hyped frequencies or obvious speaker/body resonance - the presentation is evenly distributed across the full frequency spectrum. High-resolution. Non-sterile. Soulful and musical.

Read the full review via Gearslutz here

Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit