New Pioneer HDJ-1500 Headphones (Video)
Pioneer DJ has just announced a new addition to their professional DJ range of performance headphones dubbed the Pioneer HDJ-1500. The new Pioneer HDJ-1500's boasts a very comfortable over-the-ear design with new state-of-the-art isolation technology that make sure the performance DJ is only hearing what is meant to be heard. They come with large 50mm drivers and copper-aluminum voice coils for excellent sound quality.
For comfort, the HDJ-1500 has a urethane memory foam ear pads to create a tight seal to reduce external noises. The Pads are covered in real leather for long lasting life and great comfort. The ear pads themselves can also be replaced with Pioneer HDJ-EP01 open-cup protein leather ear pads that sit nicely around the ears. The earpieces can be flipped and swiveled all the way around and the cable is detachable so that it too can be replaced if damaged.
Everything comes in a nice carry pouch for protection and the price of the headphones will be a competitive $200 at time of release. The HDJ-1500's will be offered in a silver edition and in a black edition just like the other pioneer mixers and decks. Check out the press release below and video for more information. We'll be sure to get a set in the lab for a full HD-Video review as soon as they are released next month!
PIONEER PROFESSIONAL DJ HEADPHONES KEEP THE MUSIC PUMPING
HDJ-1500 DJ Headphones Delivers Superb Sound and Noise Isolation
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2012) – 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 38?m-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
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 ?
Max Input: 3,500 mW
Output Sound Level: 108 dB
Driver Unit: ?50 mm domes
Plug: ?3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (gold-plated, two-way, screw type)
Weight: 10 ounces (without cord)
Included: ?6.3 mm standard stereo adapter (gold-plated, screw type) and carrying pouch
Cords: 1.2 m side mount coil cord (extended 3 m)
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
Follow DJBooth DJs