Austrian Audio says that they are shipping the new Hi-X15 closed-back headphones and the Hi-X25BT. A spokesperson told us, "These headphones are the workhorses of the award-winning Austrian Audio Hi-X series, bringing the crystal-clear listening experience of High Excursion technology to everyday use. They're perfect for studio, stage, rehearsal room, on tour, or practicing at home."
Here's the details direct from Austrian Audio...
The sophisticated folding design of the Hi-X15, rare in this price range, makes them easy to store and carry. They are extremely robust, thanks to the durable all-metal hinge and bow. The closed construction and good insulation of the Hi-X15 headphones open up many areas of application: in studio recording sessions, as a monitor on stage, and as a reliable companion in the rehearsal room. They're also well suited when enjoying music at home, songwriting, mastering your new keyboard, or going on tour.
Hi-X25BT: Wireless, Digital, Analogue Hybrid
The Hi-X25BT gives you ultimate listening flexibility. You no longer need to change headphones for different tasks or locations. If you're wearing them in the studio, working on a record or a mix, you'll connect with analogue or digital audio. When you're ready to drive home, simply unplug and keep listening to your music via Bluetooth®. If you happen to get a call while wearing the headphones, answer it with the built-in microphone. Once you're at home, you can even listen to music on Bluetooth® while recharging the battery via USB-C®. However you connect, you're going to love the acclaimed crystal clear and precise High Excursion sound.
The Hi-X15 and the Hi-X25BT headphones use the award-winning drivers of the Hi-X series. The development of Hi-X (High Excursion) technology is the result of decades of experience and state-of-the-art engineering. By reducing all moving mass, Hi-X15 headphones offer impressive dynamic characteristics and an extremely fast response. The 44 mm Hi-X driver, with its vivid transients, reveals every sonic shade. Distortion-free reproduction down to the lowest frequencies allows for a linear and impressive natural reproduction of the low bass that's accurate, not exaggerated. Thanks to their 25-ohm impedance, Hi-X headphones always deliver the greatest possible performance, whether you're listening through a high-end headphone amplifier, reference AD-converter, analogue mixer, keyboard, mobile player, or laptop. You'll always have the clear and precise sound you need to make important decisions about your work.
As all Austrian Audio headphones, the Hi-X15 and the Hi-X25BT are extremely comfortable, even during long sessions. The ear pads are made of soft memory foam and adapt perfectly to the shape of the head without pinching--and they're replaceable.
Pricing and Availability:
The Hi-X15 and the Hi-X25BT will be available at all authorized Austrian Audio retailers:
Europe: Hi-X25BT for €149 (incl. VAT); Hi-X15 for €99 (incl. VAT) - starting August 2021
Hi-X15 for $119 - starting September 2021
Hi-X25BT for $179 - starting December 2021
UK: Hi-X25BT for £135 (incl. VAT); Hi-X15 for £89 (incl. VAT)
Asia: Hi-X15 in October / Hi-X25BT in December