Pioneer Unveils HDJ-1500 Headphones

Headphones are an integral part of every DJ’s setup. Pioneer’s newly released HDJ-1500 offer crystal-clear sound quality to increased output levels, a lower impedance and an exclusive soundproofing chamber specially developed by Pioneer. Perhaps one of the most interesting feature is the soundproofing chamber, which eliminates outside noise so DJs can focus on their mixing.

The HDJ-1500s are available in chrome black and sleek deep silver. Specs are below.

Key features of the HDJ-1500

1. Superb sound quality
With high-quality components, the HDJ-1500s deliver perfectly balanced sound across all frequencies. The headphones feature copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, large 50 mm driver units, rare earth magnets and 38μm-thick diaphragms, guaranteeing accuratereproduction of deep base notes and clear delivery of other low to medium frequencies, such as kicks and snares. Output levels are 1 dB greater than Pioneer’s HDJ-1000 headphones, and a lower impedance offers even greater sensitivity, so DJs get pristine sound reproduction every time, regardless of what device the HDJ-1500s are hooked up to.

2. WORLD EXCLUSIVE: groundbreaking soundproofing component
Monitoring tracks on a heaving dance floor is a breeze with the HDJ-1500s, no matter how rowdy the party gets. Sound insulation around low and medium frequencies (300 Hz to 1,300 Hz) has improved by an impressive 4 dB compared to the HDJ-1000s thanks to the innovative sound-isolation chamber on the bass reflex port, which eliminates background noise.

3. Durable design for professional use
The HDJ-1500s’ moving headband and hinges are composed of rugged yet lightweight magnesium alloy to withstand the rigors of professional use. Plus, the single-sided cable can be easily replaced if it gets damaged, further prolonging the life of the headphones.

4.Supreme comfort with interchangeable urethane foam ear pads
The narrow ear cup design creates a tight seal on your ear to block out external sound, while the low-resilience urethane memory foam ear pads make sure the HDJ-1500s are easy on the ears even during prolonged use. The included ear pads can be replaced with the HDJ-EP01s –open-cup protein leather ear pads which sit around the ears and are sold separately –so DJs can choose the best option to suit their comfort and listening style.

5. Available in two colors: chrome black and deep silver
DJs can coordinate their headphones with the club, the studio, their kit, their set, their clothes or even their mood as the HDJ-1500s come in two striking colors­–classy chrome black and sleek deep silver.

6. Included accessories
The compact carrying pouch means the headphones can be safely transported to the club or the studio in style. The HDJ-1500s also fit perfectly in the slim and lightweight HDJ-HC01 carrying case.Accessories such as USB memory sticks and SD cards can be stored in specially designated pockets within the carrying cases for added convenience.

Main specifications – HDJ-1500

Description Enclosed dynamic stereo headphones
Impedance 32 Ω
Sensitivity 108 dB
Frequency range 5 Hz to 30,000 Hz
Maximum input 3,500 mW(JEITA)
Drive units φ50 mm domes
Cable length 1.2 m single-sided coiled cable (approximately 3.0 m when extended ­­– removable type)
Plug φ3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (gold-plated, two-way, screw type)
Ear pads  Polyurethane (leather type)
Weight 285 g (excluding cable)
Included accessories φ6.3 mm standard stereo adapter (gold-plated, screw type) and carrying pouch