Austrian Audio launch new mics, OD505 ($299) and OC707 ($479)

After launching a couple of headphones including the warmly recieved Hi-X55, Austrian Audio has launched two new mics.

The OC707 is a vocal microphone. Developed and built in Vienna, the OC707 contains a small-diaphragm condenser capsule with a frequency response optimized for the human voice. The capsule is handmade in Austrian Audio’s facilities in Vienna.

The OD505 is an Active Dynamic microphone that combines the advantages of a dynamic stage mic with the sonic refinements of a condenser microphone. Austrian Audio claim that the OD505 “achieves nearly the same sensitivity as a condenser mic due to its state-of-the-art dual capsule design where the bottom capsule is phase-inverted and passively switched. Combined with a switchable 2nd order high-pass filter and the Open-Acoustics-technology, noise from handling, bumps, and stage rumble are effectively eliminated”.

What’s unique? Austrian Audio would suggest Open Acoustics Technology.

“Both mics use Open Acoustics Technology, which allows sound to enter the capsule almost entirely unimpeded from all sides. Contact points between the mounted capsule and the enclosure are reduced to a minimum, allowing for an open and natural sound without any coloration. The reduction of sound-reflecting surfaces in the vicinity of the capsule ensures that the signal source is reproduced as resonance-free as possible while advanced materials and sophisticated mechanics reduce unwanted vibrations even further”.