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Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ Headphones

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Pioneer have announced a new addition to your headphone range, the Pioneer HDJ-500. These new fully enclosed dynamic stereo headphones are said to be based on Pioneer's top-of-the-range HDJ-2000s, and will be available in three colours: red, black and white. To combat against the rigours of club DJing and in particular one-eared monitoring the Pioneer HDJ-500s feature a rotating arm structure, allowing the right earpiece to move forward and back by up to 60 degrees. Also included is two interchangeable cords: a 1.2 meter coiled cord which extends to 3 meters for DJing, and a home listening-friendly straight cord that is 1 meter in length. The HDJ-500s' frequency response is 5Hz - 28,000Hz.

The Pioneer HDJ-500 Professional DJ headphones are designed for exceptional fidelity, style, comfort and affordability. These headphones provide maximum performance and versatility for any type of use, from DJing to casual listening.

Refined Design: The Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ headphones adapt the styling and performance cues of Pioneer's top-of-the-line HDJ-2000 headphones. Designed with maximum comfort and reliability in mind, the HDJ-500 headphones use comfortable urethane pads for the ears that allow the headphones to mold around the user's head and ears for a snug and slip-resistant fit. Furthermore, the urethane pads are wrapped in great quality leather, providing greater feel and extended comfort. The main structure of the headphones is crafted of magnesium alloy for light weight and durability, making them great for travel and long periods of use.

The Sound Difference. The HDJ-500's stylish design is matched with great audio fidelity providing clear audio reproduction, especially in the critical low and mid frequency ranges that are key for remixing. By combining 40 mm diameter drivers, thick 19 ┬Ám (micrometers) diaphragm and a copper clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coil, the headphones can efficiently reproduce the lower frequency audio range. Snare and kick drum sounds are more clear making it easier for even the most novice DJs to match the tempo of tracks. Versatility For maximum flexibility during performances, the HDJ-500 features a rotating arm structure that allows the user to rotate the right earpiece forward and back by as much as 60 degrees. At that position, the flexible headband maintains enough side pressure to allow the DJ to listen to audio on just one side of the headphones. The headphones include two interchangeable cords providing freedom of movement during performances. The traditional 1.2 meter coiled cord (extends to 3m) is perfect for regular DJ performances, while the 1 meter straight cord is perfect for leisure listening.

The HDJ-500 DJ headphones are designed for a flexible DJ lifestyle by adapting to both DJing at home, in the club or auditioning your dance music on the go.
Using technology from headphones further up the range as well as new innovations, the HDJ-500 makes monitoring the tempo of dance music more accurate than before.

  • Lightweight stylish design utilising HDJ-2000 technology
  • Also available in black, white and red
  • Sound engineered to strongly reproduce low and mid level frequencies
  • Latest technology produces crystal clear sound
  • 60 degrees rotating arm and flexible headband for DJ monitoring
  • 3m cord for DJ use & 1m interchangeable short chord included for listening on the go

Pioneer continues to make life better for the up and coming DJ with the release of your new entry-level headphones, the HDJ-500. The latest member of your ever-evolving series is the epitome of style and sleek design and for the first time is available in three distinct colours red, black or white. Designed to be as usable in the club as they are at home or on the go, the HDJ-500 is set to invigorate the headphone market.

Renowned for your great sound and durability, Pioneer headphones have always been a hit with DJs. The new HDJ-500 fully utilises the research and technology of Pioneer's flagship model, the HDJ-2000, to offer both style and substance in a lightweight design.

The HDJ-500 is sound engineered to strongly reproduce the low and mid level frequencies needed for accurately monitoring dance music when DJing. It rehas a rich low-range and increases the sound pressure by utilising Pioneers newly developed 40 mm diameter driver unit and by narrowing the ear pad opening, giving you crystal clear sound, whatever your needs. With its rotating arm structure, the HDJ-500 is also completely adaptable to any DJing style. As it is capable of sliding 60 degrees to the right, with a flexible headband, it enables DJs to listen with just one ear leaving the other exposed to the monitor speakers and crowd reactions.

"The HDJ-500 takes all the quality and design of Pioneer's top end headphone technology and makes it accessible to a much wider market." Jason Pook, Product Development Manager, Pioneer Europe.

The HDJ-500 emulates the design of Pioneer's professional DJ headphones but comes in three brand new colours. Added to that, the streamlined hanger enables you to distinguish the left and right sides of the headphones while at work in the booth. Away from the club, if you want to listen to music on the go, the HDJ-500 also comes with an interchangeable short cord that plugs into the side of the headphones. This cord is 1m long whilst there is also a 3m-long cord to give you that much need space to move whilst DJing.

Top audio fidelity and style are no longer reserved solely for professional level DJs, but are now available to anyone who wants to get the most out of your dance music.

Main Features

1) Clearly reproduces low-mid range sound that DJs need such as kick and snare drums
Rehas a rich low-range and increases the sound pressure by utilising our newly developed 40 mm diameter driver unit, which uses a rare-earth super magnet and by narrowing the ear pad opening. Furthermore, by adopting the thickest diaphragm ever at 19mm (micrometers) and a copper clad aluminium wire (CCAW) voice coil, the headphones reproduce the clear lowmid range sounds necessary for DJ mixing, such as snare and kick drum sounds, which enables DJs to readily pick out the tempo of the music.

2) Compatible with various DJ monitoring styles
The headphones enable various DJ monitoring style by employing a rotating arm structure that allows it to slide to about 60 degrees to the right of the housing via the flexible headband we created that maintains side pressure, allowing DJs to listen with just one ear, freeing up the other for monitoring the track in place as well as the crowd reactions.

3) Uses an interchangeable side-mount cord that doesnt hinder DJ movement
We adopted an interchangeable cord that plugs into one side of the headphones so it doesnt hinder movement when DJing. The headphones come with a 1.2 m coiled cord (extends to about 3m) and a 1m straight cord, which can be used for different purposes and sceneswhether listening to music out on the town or whilst DJing.

4) Emulates the design of professional DJ headphones
We created a simple and stylish design that emulates the flagship HDJ-2000 model. The streamlined hanger makes it a snap to distinguish the left and right sides of the headphones.

Main Specifications

Type: Fully enclosed dynamic headphones
Frequency response: 5 Hz28,000 Hz
Impedance: 45
Maximum power input: 2000 mW
Sensitivity: 105 dB
Driver Units: 40 mm dia. dome type
Plug: 3.5 mm dia. 3P mini-plug (gold-plated, screw-in)
Weight: 195 g (not including cord)
Included: 6.3 mm dia. 3P plug adapter (gold-plated, screw-in)
Cord: 1.2 m side mount coil cord (extended 3 m), 1 m straight cord

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