Press Release: Austrian Audio Releases Hi-X60 Professional Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones

New: Austrian Audio’s Hi-X60

Professional Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphone

for Recording, FOH, Mixing and Mastering 

Ideal for loud studio or front-of-house environments

Vienna, Austria – Austrian Audio has extended its highly-successful Hi-X6 headphone range with the new Hi-X60 model: professional closed-back reference headphones for recording, FOH, mixing and mastering.

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 outstanding 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 
Availability:Price:
Europe: RRP: €349 (incl. VAT)
UK: RRP: £319 (incl. VAT)
USA: MAP: $419
Asia: to be announced later

Austrian Audio products are available in online and brick-and-mortar stores throughout the US. Current and interested Austrian Audio retailers in the US should contact Brandon Tsaptsinos at brandont@g1limited.com.


About Austrian Audio

Austrian Audio opened its doors in 2017 following the closure of the AKG offices in Vienna and set out to create something new, challenging, and respectful to its heritage. The new company started with a core team of previous AKG personnel from management, acoustics, electronics, test and measurement, mechanical design, RF/wireless and software/firmware, bringing 350 years of cumulative engineering experience to the new company. More information at austrian.audio


Press Release: Reverb Foundry Unveils TAI CHI

REVERB FOUNDRY UNVEILS TAI CHI


London, England – Software company Reverb Foundry is delighted to announce their new flagship reverb, TAI CHI.  Combining state of the art DSP with a unique and creative set of audio crafting tools and techniques, Tai Chi redefines the sound design standards of reverb technology while integrating unprecedented control over fidelity and dynamics.

At the heart of Tai Chi is a Feedback Delay Network engine that takes the art to an entirely new dimension creating an incredibly thick, rich and luscious chorus unlike any other reverb on the market.

What really sets Tai Chi apart from the pack are a highly imaginative and useful set of onboard sound design options that are fully integrated into the reverb itself. These include dynamics processors, multi-band filters and fidelity tools. The onboard compressor and ducker can be set to control the late reverb while the preserving the integrity of critical early reflections.  Up to four bands of multi-band reverb decay time allow surgical sonic sculpturing above and beyond the usual reverb contouring controls, unlocking the ability to take the spectral shape of the decay into all sorts of interesting places never before heard in a contemporary reverb design. The bit-crushing and density controls deliver the grit and dirt that gave vintage reverbs their character and flavor, while providing the option to apply signal degradation to different elements such as the reflections or the tail, or apply the master EQ’s low / high roll-off and shelving filters for the perfect finish.

Tai Chi Lite boasts the same lusciously chorused sound engine as Tai Chi, but in exchange for a more affordable sticker price drops the surround, dynamics, multi-band and some of the fidelity tools.

Tai Chi supports channel counts up to 7.1.2. Tai Chi Lite is a stereo reverb processor.

Tai Chi is available now for $199 in AU, VST 2, VST3 and AAX formats on Mac and PC. 

Tai Chi Lite is also available now for $99.


About Reverb Foundry

Reverb Foundry – where the most sought-after legendary hardware audio processors gracing the finest studios all over the world are meticulously transformed into indispensable state of the art audio plug in tools for DAWs everywhere. More at reverbfoundry.com