"If you’re looking for well-designed wired on-ear headphones for portable or domestic use, these Austrian Audios should be right at the top of your shortlist. The brand may be new, but its Hi-X50 have what it takes to lead the class."

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The Austrian Audio Hi-X50s are closed-back, on-ear, professional headphones built upon Austrian Audio’s respected microphone manufacturing reputation. This month they are reviewed by What Hi-Fi?, where they receive the magazine’s coveted five-star award.

"We listen to a range of music from Steve Wonder’s Innervisions and Michael Kiwanuka’s Love & Hate to Mahler’s mighty Symphony No.2, and these headphones never miss a beat. They resolve lots of detail and manage to organise it into a musically cohesive presentation."

"If you want to hear deep into the recording and track subtle instrumental strands, these cans do it better than almost anything else we’ve heard at this level."

"Talented on-ear headphones that set high standards at this level. The Austrian Audio Hi-X50 deliver excellent sound in a carefully designed and well-made package."

The Austrian Audio Hi-X50 headphones are available now priced at £229 RRP inc VAT. The full What Hi-Fi? review can be found here.

Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/austrian-audio.