Pioneer has released new matte white color version for two of its professional DJ headphones, the flagship model HDJ-2000 and high-end HDJ-1500.
The HDJ-2000-W headphones feature 38μm (micrometer) diaphragms to deliver more bass, 50mm drivers, and a rolled voice coils for a linear output from bass to treble. The HDJ-2000s also use an airtight sewing and damper for the ear pads that help improve sound quality, especially in the mid-to-high frequency ranges. The ear pads and head pad utilize synthetic protein leather and low-reaction urethane foam for a snug and comfortable fit. The main structure and hinges of the headphone are made with magnesium for extended durability and the headphone plug and connecting cable to the main unit have been designed to withstand the wear-and-tear of continual use. The HDJ-2000s also employ a removable Mini XLR connector for compatibility with professional audio equipment.
The HDJ-1500-W feature copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils, 50 mm drivers, rare earth magnets and 38μm-thick diaphragms. To decrease background noise during monitoring and mixing tracks, the HDJ-1500s feature a sound-isolation chamber as part of its bass reflex port to isolate low and medium frequencies (300 Hz to 1,300 Hz) by as much as 4 decibels compared to Pioneer's previous HDJ-1000 model.
The moving headband and hinges of the HDJ-1500 are composed of magnesium alloy to withstand the rigors of professional use. Additionally, the single-sided cable can be easily replaced in case of damage.
The HDJ-2000-W and HDJ-1500-W headphones will be available in December 2012 with suggested retail prices of $450 and $209 respectively.