Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the HDJ-1500, professional DJ headphones that promise to deliver excellent sound reproduction in a stylish cosmetic design intended for pro DJs. Providing unmatched audio performance, the HDJ-1500 utilizes high quality components, large drivers, high quality construction and a new sound isolation technology to achieve exceptional performance in demanding environments. The new HDJ-1500s will be available in deep silver and black chrome versions.
“A great pair of DJ headphones is so important, especially in loud environments because it lets you hear critical parts of the music that you need when mixing,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The Pioneer HDJ-1500 headphones not only sound great, they also help reduce ambient noise so you can beat match much easier, even when the gig you’re playing at is extremely loud.”
It’s in the Sound
The high-quality components incorporated into the HDJ-1500 headphones deliver perfectly balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum. The combination of large 50mm drivers, copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coils, rare-earth magnets and 38μm-thick diaphragms, significantly improve control of the drivers and produce better bass response. Users will hear pronounced vocals, hard hitting kick drums and snappy snare drums that make matching tempos between tracks effortless.
The newly developed design also greatly reduces background noise. Pioneer has created an innovative soundisolation chamber as part of its bass reflex port that isolates low and mid frequencies in the 300 Hz to 1,300 Hz by as much as 4 decibels from the previous Pioneer model, resulting in cleaner, better defined mid bass/mid range sounds.
Defined by Design
The HDJ-1500 exemplifies the look and feel of pro-style headphones designed with large over-the-ears cups that not only look sleek but also contribute to their excellent performance. The model incorporates ultra-comfortable narrow low-resilience urethane memory foam ear pads to create a tight seal around the ears and significantly reduce external sounds. The urethane memory pads are also finished in durable leather for great feel and extended comfort. For additional convenience and DJ preference, the included ear pads can also be replaced with Pioneer’s optional HDJ-EP01s open-cup protein leather ear pads which sit around the ears. The HDJ-1500 features a moving headband and hinges composed of rugged yet lightweight magnesium alloy to withstand the rigors of extended professional use. Each earpiece swivels up to 45 degrees and can be flipped around 180 degrees for one ear listening. Furthermore, the included single-sided cable is detachable and can easily be replaced if damaged.
The headphones also include a compact carrying pouch for protection and convenience. For DJs who want extra headphone protection, Pioneer offers the optional HDJ-HC01 lightweight carrying case. Both color versions of the HDJ-1500 are available in May for a suggested price of $209.
Style: Enclosed dynamic stereo headphones
Frequency Range: 5 Hz to 30,000 Hz
Impedance: 32 Ω
Max Input: 3,500 mW
Output Sound Level: 108 dB
Driver Unit: φ50 mm domes
Plug: φ3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (gold-plated, two-way, screw type)
Weight: 10 ounces (without cord)
Included: φ6.3 mm standard stereo adapter (gold-plated, screw type) and carrying pouch
Cords: 1.2 m side mount coil cord (extended 3 m)