Austrian Audio has extended its Hi-X6 headphone range with the new Hi-X60 model, which they describe as professional closed-back reference headphones for recording, front-of-house, mixing and mastering. Here's the full details in their own words...
Featuring the sonic signature of the Hi-X6 series with its natural and spacious sound, the Hi-X60 over-ear, closed-back design is ideally suited for use in loud environments like FOH where the high passive-noise suppression ensures an optimum signal-to-noise ratio creating an accurate and hearing-friendly sonic environment. In the studio, the Hi-X60's closed-back isolation prevents sound from escaping out into the recording environment and interfering with the microphone capture. For instrument or vocal tracking, both features work together to provide the artist with a coherent, healthy signal without leakage.
Hi-Xcursion (High Excursion) technology is the key to the astonishing sound the Hi-X60 headphones deliver. All Austrian Audio Hi-X headphones feature a 44 mm driver and a ring magnet system. This design allows for improved airflow and includes the strongest magnetic field in its class. The ring magnet, combined with a copper-clad aluminum voice coil, reduces the weight of the membrane and the voice coil connected to it, allowing the membrane to move or change direction faster, providing a more responsive impulse reaction. Recording, Mixing and mastering with the Hi-X60 headphones is an absolute pleasure. Expect great bass imaging and low THD (total harmonic distortion) at low frequencies, together with a linear frequency response and open, precise high resolution sound that is very revealing and makes error detection easy.
As with all Austrian Audio headphones, the Hi-X60 offer remarkable comfort even for long sessions. All touch points are made from soft, durable memory-foam. Additionally, all load-bearing and moving parts are made from metal, ensuring stability, reliability, and robustness. This rugged design ensures that the fold mechanism is good for years of everyday use and that the Hi-X60 holds up even under the roughest recording conditions.
Other key features:
- Best-in-class comfort with special slow retention memory foam earpads to keep you comfortable even during the longest sessions
- Replaceable ear pads and bow pad, for long lifetime and hygienic use
- Detachable cable that can be easily replaced (1x 3m and 1x 1.2m included)
- Metal hinges and bow for maximum durability and stability
- Foldable construction for easy storage
- Made in Austria
Pricing and Availability:
USA MAP $419
UK RRP £319 (incl. VAT)
Europe RRP €349 (incl. VAT)
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