Austrian Audio Hi-X65 Professional Open-Back Over-Ear Headphones Named as a Finalist for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement
Vienna, Austria (July 29, 2021) – Austrian Audio’s new Hi-X65 headphones for mixing and mastering have been announced as a finalist for the 37th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement. Presented at The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.
“Our new Hi-X65 have already gotten a lot of praise, especially from mixing and mastering professionals for the precise and analytical sound reproduction, and we are very happy that our ‘Made in Austria’ quality is also getting recognition from the NAMM TEC Award,” said Perry Damiri, Chief of Marketing at Austrian Audio.
Designed as professional monitoring headphones for mixing and mastering, the open over-ear design and the high excursion driver of the Hi-X65 ensure absolutely transparent sound to delight sound engineers and audiophiles alike. The Hi-X (High Excursion) technology is the key to the astonishingly detailed sound of the Hi-X65 headphones. 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, providing a more responsive impulse reaction. The result is great bass imaging and superior low THD at low frequencies, a linear frequency response, and open, precise, high-resolution sound that simplifies error detection and makes mixing and mastering a pleasure. As all Austrian Audio headphones, the Hi-X65 are extremely comfortable and durable.
The NAMM TEC Awards will be held on January 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California at The NAMM Show, the global online gathering which unites the musical instrument, pro audio and entertainment technology industry. Learn more about the TEC Awards at www.tecawards.org.
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 https://austrian.audio/
About the TEC Awards
Presented annually by NAMM during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 28 Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and ground breaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,400 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation‘s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.