Pioneer's flagship headphones, the HDJ-2000s, have long been favourites among those who demand both style and sound quality. Now the Japanese company launches a black chrome model making the headphones as easy on the eye as they are on the ear.
Joining Pioneer's ranks alongside the original silver HDJ-2000s, the black HJD-2000-Ks allow DJs to match their headphones to their equipment, their studio, their favourite club, or even their clothing.
Plus, the matching HDJ-HC01 carrying case, designed exclusively for the HDJ-2000 range, means that the headphones are every bit as portable as they are stylish.
The new HDJ-2000-Ks are made solid magnesium alloy with a glossy black chrome finish. Clarity with clear separation of sound is guaranteed with the HDJ-2000-K's frequency response of 5 Hz to 30,000 Hz, regardless of background noise. Distortion is eliminated completely - even at sustained high volumes - thanks to the construction of the headphones and the capacity for 3,500 mW of input.
The HDJ-2000-K features 50 mm driver units and high-flux magnets, while a 38 μm-thick diaphragm delivers plenty of bass. Plus, the ear pads' damper and airtight stitching deliver sound insulation.
The HDJ-2000-K's lightweight material and DJ-friendly swivel/fold design make them perfect for prolonged wear. Snug-fitting, heat-sensitive ear pads - made from synthetic protein leather and low-rebound urethane foam (memory foam) - offer sound insulation and comfort during long sets. And one-ear monitoring is easy with the headphones?s STEREO/MONO switch and flexible headband.
For maximum flexibility, each ear cup swivels a full 90 degrees thanks to the HDJ-2000-K's i-hinge with auto-return feature. DJs can also opt for Pioneer's above-the-lobe ear pads, which are sold separately and sit directly on the skin, providing an airtight seal for even greater sound isolation.
An improved connection between the headphones? main unit and cable make the HDJ-2000-Ks ideal for pro-DJs. A removable mini-XLR connector means that the cord can easily be disconnected during transit and even replaced if it gets damaged. Plus, the swivel/fold mechanism allows the HDJ-2000-Ks to be folded in on themselves.
The HDJ-2000-K headphones and the HDJ-HC01 carrying case, which is sold separately, will be available from March 2012 at a SRP €320 €35 EUR respectively.