Austrian Audio has announced the Hi-X60 headphones. As a closed-back variant of the Hi-X65 studio reference model, the Hi-X60 are designed for mixing and mastering, but also for recording and even FOH work.
Austrian Audio Hi-X60
After releasing the Hi-X65 studio reference headphones earlier this year, Austrian Audio is now following up with a closed-back version. As such, the Hi-X60 is designed to deliver the sound quality of the Hi-X65, while providing increased isolation for loud environments or recording applications.
The headphones are built around the same 44 mm high-excursion drivers as the Hi-X65. The manufacturer says that these deliver a transparent, linear and open sound stage and low distortion, especially at low frequencies. They also say that the drivers’ low moving mass ensures a quick and accurate transient response while reducing unwanted resonance. The headphones’ impedance of 25 ohms means that they should be pretty versatile for use with a wide variety of sources.
According to Austrian Audio, the Hi-X60 provides a high degree of passive noise suppression for accurate and hearing-friendly listening, even in loud environments. During tracking, the closed-back isolation means less leakage into the microphone, while providing the artist with a coherent signal.
With contact points made of soft memory foam and a headband designed to relieve pressure on the head, the Hi-X60 should provide a high level of comfort for extended sessions. The underlying structure features an all-metal construction for extended durability. The foldable headphones come with two detachable cables, 3 m and 1.2 m in length.
- Frequency range: 5 Hz – 28 kHz
- Sensitivity: 110 dBspl/V
- THD (@ 1kHz): < 0.1%
- Impedance: 25 Ω
- Input Power: 150 mW
- 2 cables (detachable): 3 m + 1.2 m
- Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8”)
- Adapter (included): 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm (1/8” to 1/4″)
- Dimensions: 200 x 170 x 85 mm
- Weight (without cable): 320 g
Price and availability
The Austrian Audio Hi-X60 headphones are now available for €349.