Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the Austrian Audio Hi-X50 professional headphones. The Hi-X50s are closed-back, on-ear headphones built upon Austrian Audio’s respected microphone manufacturing reputation.

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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 headphone range – designed and constructed by the manufacturer’s team of experts in Vienna and made in Austria.

The Hi-X50 supra-aural, closed-back headphones provide on-the-ear comfort, as well as portability with a 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 allowing improved air-flow and the strongest magnetic field in its class. This ring magnet structure, coupled with a copper-clad aluminium voice coil, reduces the weight of the membrane and the voice coil that sits on it. This allows the membrane to move or change direction faster, providing a better impulse reaction.

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A double acoustic wall was designed to achieve the best damping results. To support this and increase comfort, the form factor of the earpads has been rethought completely, to provide sealing as well as comfort, reducing fatigue from long listening sessions.

Engineered and manufactured in Austria, the Hi-X50, and its over-ear brother the Hi-X55, are tailored to suit the demanding production conditions of today.


  • Frequency range: 5 Hz - 28 kHz 
  • Sensitivity: 118dBspl/V 
  • THD (@ 1kHz): < 0.1% 
  • Impedance: 25 Ω 
  • Input Power: 150 mW 
  • Cable (detachable): 3m 
  • Connector: 3.5mm (1/8”) 
  • Adapter (included): 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8” to 1/4")
  • Dimensions: 190 x 170 x 70 mm 
  • Weight (without cable): 285g


Pricing and Availability 

The on-ear Austrian Audio Hi-X50 headphones are available now priced at £199 RRP inc VAT. The over-ear Austrian Audio Hi-X55 headphones are also available now priced at £249 RRP inc VAT.

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