Pioneer has launched two new headphones aimed at DJs and audio enthusiasts.
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The company said that new HDJ-1000 has undergone both cosmetic and sound quality improvements, whilst its HDJ-500 headphone will provide aspiring DJ artists with a more affordable, quality headphone option.
The Pioneer HDJ-1000 headphones comes in two colours (black and gold) and claims to offer good sound quality, lightweight design and futuristic look.
The headphones feature a thicker diaphragm (38 micrometers), longer voice coil (1.5mm) and has a low-rebound urethane on the earpads for better sound isolation and accurate monitoring. In addition, its protection resistance value in the MONO/STEREO switch has been halved which claims to ‘make beats and other sounds in the mid-range even easier to hear,’ said the company.
Other features on the HDJ-1000 include the swivel mechanism with 90-degree housing rotation, a MONO/STEREO switch for single ear use, and exchangeable cables and ear pads.
Pioneer has also revealed the HDJ-500, a headphone that comes in red, black, and white.
“The HDJ-500 is sound engineered to strongly reproduce the low and mid level frequencies needed for accurately monitoring dance music when DJing. It reproduces a rich low-range and increases the sound pressure by utilising our newly developed 40 mm diameter driver unit and by narrowing the ear pad opening, giving you crystal clear sound, whatever your needs,” said the company.
The limited edition HDJ-1000 headphones will also be released in January 2011 with a recommended retail price tag of $269.
Pioneer will release the HDJ-500K (black) in November 2010 for $149, with the HDJ-500R (red) and HDJ-500W (white) to be released in January 2011. An iPod-friendly HDJ-500 model is also in the pipeline (HDJ-500iK) and will hit authorised DJ retailers in January 2011 for $179.