As of late, Pioneer officially announced the launch of a new professional DJ headphone line designed to withstand the rigor and sweat of the ever-changing party scene. Meet the Pioneer HDJ-X line-up: Pioneer HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7, and HDJ-X5.
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The new Pioneer HDJ-X line consists of three different headphones modeled after their flagship, HDJ-2000MK2. Pioneer HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7, and HDJ-X5 all feature an independent ground wire in the 4-core twisted-structure cable which gives superior left and right channel separation to improve sound quality. They’ve also all been rigorously tested to pass the US Military Standard MIL-STD-810G Shock test. How they vary from one another is in terms of driver size, frequency response range, degree of durability, and of course price.
HDJ-X10 is the most expensive. This headphone is fit with a special nano-coating along the headband and ear cups to endure the sweatiest of discotheques. It’ll also sparkle in the club too. As Pioneer details, HDJ-X10 and the X7 are “finished in a metallic design incorporating aluminium spin processing and diamond cutting to the housings, which shine under club and stage lighting.” furthermore, this model is fit with 50mm drivers reaching a frequency response range of 5 – 40,000 Hertz on an impedance of 32 ohms making this headphone the first DJ headphone to produce high-resolution at that frequency. “When connected to our flagship TOUR1 set-up or NXS2 set-up, you can experience up to 96 kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio reproduction with superb clarity and sound separation,” explains Pioneer. HDJ-X10 costs $349 and includes a hard-grade carry case.
HDJ-X7 is somewhat similar to the X7, though its durable exterior does not feature a special water resistant nano-coating. This headphone is more-a-less directly modeled after the HDJ-2000MK2, but it’s been reworked to provide more clarity with tighter bass notes and cleaner high frequencies. The X7 is fit with 50mm drivers that span a frequency response range of 5 – 30,000 Hertz at an impedance of 36 ohms. It will cost $199 and ship with a soft pouch.
The HDJ-X5 employs a 40mm driver with copper-clad aluminium wire (CCAW) voice coils. The magnetic circuit is optimized thanks to fine noise suppression and elaborate tuning, for distortion-free sound for easy monitoring. The X5 reaches frequency response range of 5 – 30,000 Hertz on an impedance of 32 ohms. The X5 is $99 and also includes a soft carry case.
Pioneer HDJX-10, HDJ-X7, and HDJ-X5 will be available in October.