Earlier this year Pioneer DJ unveiled its limited edition gold DDJ-SZ controller for Serato DJ. Only 1,000 were made available to the public and it wasn’t cheap. Retailing for €2,199 (roughly US $2,596), the controller seemed to be marketed as a vanity statement for the baller DJ who rolls like Donald Trump, a tycoon who owns a gold-plated private jet. Pioneer DJ’s fascination with gold continues as the brand has announced a warm gold model to its popular HDJ-1500 headphones series, which for the more conservative among us is available in black, silver and white.
The HDJ-1500 promises to deliver superior audio quality thanks to 50 mm drivers, rare earth magnets and 38 μm thick diaphragms, while high output levels ensure pristine sound at loud volumes. A sound chamber blocks background noise, and the lightweight build, hinged ear cups and interchangeable foam ear pads give DJs a comfortable fit, even over long periods. The HDJ-1500-N gold headphones are available in August for a measely €199, including VAT, or US $220.
Would you wear gold headphones? Perhaps the specs and product video below will help you to decide.
KEY FEATURES OF THE HDJ-1500 HEADPHONES
Available in gold, black, silver and white
50 mm driver units
Proprietary soundproofing chamber
Lightweight, rugged magnesium alloy headband and hinges
Low-resilience urethane memory foam ear pads (can be changed for HDJ-EP01 open-cup leather ear pads, sold separately)
Carrying pouch included
The HDJ-1500-N gold headphones are available from August at an SRP of €199, including VAT.