The Composer

The Composer

Premium Reference Headphones


$ 2,699.00 £ 2,249.00 € 2.499,- MAP RRP RRP
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Your music comes alive.

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 THD (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.

Made in Austria

Best in combination with the Austrian Audio Full Score one headphone amplifier.

Key Features

New Hi-X Driver Design

New 49mm driver design featuring a diaphragm coated with diamond-like carbon.

3x Detachable Cable

1x balanced 4pin XLR 3 m, 1x balanced 4.4 mm Pentaconn 3 m, 1x 3.5 mm Jack 3 m including 6.3 mm adapter

Fully Servicable Product

This product can be fully serviced.

Banana Jack connector

Nonproprietary Banana Jack connector on headphone

Adjustable and tiltable Earcups

Adjustable and tiltable Earcups - easily replaceable due to magnetic connection

Made in Austria

Engineered and manufactured in Vienna / Austria.


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. Add excellent build and superb engineering into the equation and they become easy to recommend for those that are lucky enough to shop at this level.
What Hi-Fi!
The Austrian Audio ‘The Composer’ is an impressive high-end set of dynamic drive headphones tuned with a reference-like focus on clarity and resolution.
They can retain and reveal an extraordinary amount of detail and are just as attentive to the transient, fleeting elements of a recording as they are the broad stroke.
It can take the listener deep into both performance and recording, and provides a compelling experience that’s as rewarding as it is intriguing, always revealing something new even in familiar tracks.
Sound Advice

Hi-X49 DLC

New driver design

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.

Accessories & Sets

Full Score one | Premium Headphone Amplifier

Full Score one | Premium Headphone Amplifier


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Technical Specifications

Construction: :
Over ear, open back
Frequency range: :
5 Hz – 44 kHz
Sensitivity: :
112 dBspl/V
THD (@ 1kHz): :
< 0.1%
Driver size: :
Impedance: :
22 Ω
Input Power: :
160 mW
Detachable cables with Banana Jack (included)::
3m with 3.5 mm Jack Plug (TRS)/3m with XLR 4pin/1.4m with 4.4 mm Pentaconn style
Adapter included: :
3.5 mm to 6.3 mm
Dimensions: :
215 x 200 x 90 mm
Weight (without cable): :
385 g