Austrian Audio’s first ever professional headphones, the Hi-X55, are now available in the UK. The Hi-X55s are closed-back, over-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-X55 circum-aural, closed-back headphones provide over-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 aluminum 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, giving more room for the ears without enlarging the earcups, reducing fatigue from long listening sessions.

Engineered and manufactured in Austria, the Hi-X55, and its on-ear brother the Hi-X50 (Shipping May 2020), 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: 300 x 170 x 85 mm 
  • Weight (without cable): 305g

Pricing and Availability 

The Austrian Audio Hi-X55 headphones are available now priced at £249 RRP inc VAT. The Austrian Audio Hi-X50 headphones will be available from May 2020 priced at £199 RRP inc VAT.

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