The Composer

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The Composer
The Composer is a premium reference headphone designed for connoisseurs and professionals to hear their music in its finest form.

These headphones deliver spacious yet precise high frequencies and faithful and swift bass impulses at remarkably low Total Harmonic Distortion levels, ensuring an incredibly revealing listening journey that sets new standards in high-end listening.

The adjustable headband employs a mesh material to release heat and avoid perspiration, and the design weighs in at under 400 grams. Tiltable earcups enable four positions to help achieve a flawless fit. The cables attach directly to the headband to protect the ears from undue strain.

The Composer incorporates Austrian Audio’s award-winning Hi-X technology, but with a new 49mm driver design: The Hi-X49 DLC, featuring a diaphragm coated with diamond-like carbon for exceptional rigidity and an authentic listening experience at all loudness levels.

  • Immerse yourself in every detail with unparalleled precision and sophistication
  • Unrivalled sound quality attributed to new Hi-X driver technology
  • Banana Jack connectors, renowned worldwide for their dependable quality and ample conductive surface area
  • Soft and durable memory foam ear pads for enhanced comford
  • Adjustable Earcups with tiltable earcups to fit your ear

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The Composer

RRP: £2199.00

The Composer is a premium reference headphone designed for connoisseurs and professionals to hear their music in its finest form.

A new benchmark

The Composer sets new standards and is designed for audiophiles who truly value hearing every nuance of their favourite music. It features the most sophisticated mechanical design on the market, that optimizes the listening experience, with drivers perfectly placed towards the listener's ears.

Unrivalled Comfort

These high-end headphones are also incredibly comfortable, even during long listening sessions. All touch points, including the soft and durable memory foam ear pads, have been meticulously designed to ensure the best fit for the listener's ears. The headband features a mesh to avoid perspiration, and it can be adjusted to ensure an even fit on the head.

Hi-X Driver Technology

The unparalleled sound quality of the AUSTRIAN AUDIO The Composer headphones is attributed to their exclusive Hi-X (High Excursion) technology.

The headphones boast a 49 mm driver that incorporates a precision CNC machined ring magnet system, featuring N52 magnets known for their
exceptional strength. This unique ring design not only enhances airflow but also delivers the most powerful magnetic field in its class.

Good Connections

The Composer comes complete with three distinct cables. A Jack plug (TRS) is provided in both 3.5mm and 6.3mm sizes, alongside a 4.4mm Pentaconn connector and 4Pin XLR connectors. The latter two connectors permit a full symmetrical connection, boasting two conductors from the amplifier to the transducer.

What Hi-Fi? , April 2024

Austrian Audio The Composer review

"There is no denying that The Composer are excellent headphones for the money. They manage to deliver a combination of naturalness and resolution that is deeply impressive."

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Simon Lucas , TechRadar , April 2024

Austrian Audio's The Composer headphones are crashing the high-end audio party

"The soundstage the Austrian Audio can create is big and believable, with a huge amount of space available in both the left/right and front/back directions - even the most complex recordings are laid out coherently, and each element has ample below-room in which to do its thing."

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If you are interested in the The Composer and would like to know more, or are building a high-end system and would like some advice, reach out to one of our expert team today.

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