Pioneer has announced a new set of professional-grade DJ headphones, the Pioneer HDJ-1500, which will replace the now discotninued Pioneer HDJ-1000 headphones.
The Pioneer HDJ-1500-K are designed for professional DJ use, with copper-clad aluminium wire voice coils for accurate reproduction of deep base notes without sacrificing sound balance at other frequencies. The Pioneer HDJ-1500-S have large 50mm driver units featuring rare earth magnets and have 38?m-thick diaphragms which boost output levels by 1dB compared to Pioneer’s existing HDJ-1000 headphones, while lower impedance improves sensitivity.
To further boost the HDJ-1500s appeal to professional DJs, Pioneer has designed a soundproofing chamber which it claims improves sound insulation around the low and medium frequencies by 4dB compared to the HDJ-1000, helping to eliminate background noise and allow the user to concentrate on the task at hand. This has never ben done before on a DJ headphone.
Another improvement over the HDJ-1000’s is the rugged build quality of the HDJ-1500; featuring a moving headband and hinges comprised of lightweight yet strong magnesium alloy and an easily-replaceable single-sided cable. A narrow ear cup design improves comfort, using low-resilience urethane memory foam to ensure long periods of wear aren’t a chore. For those who prefer a more natural material, Pioneer is offering open-cup protein leather ear pads – Pioneer HDJ-EP01s – as an optional upgrade.
Like the rest of the Pioneer Headphone lineup, the Pioneer HDJ-1500 headphones are available in black or chrome finishes, and include a compact carrying pouch, 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter and a single-sided coiled cable which extends from 1.2m to 3.0m and ends in a 3.5mm stero mini-jack. Excluding the cable, the headphones weigh .628 pounds.
Type Enclosed dynamic stereo headphone
Frequency Range 5 Hz to 30,000 Hz
Impedance 32 ?
Maximum Input 3,500 mW
Sensitivity 108 dB
Driver Unit Type ?50 mm domes
Plug ?3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (gold-plated, two-way, screw type)
Cord 1.2 m side mount coil cord (extended 3 m)
Weight 10 ounces (without cord)
Accessories compact carrying pouch included