Pioneer DJ is adding two new color versions of its HDJ-500 DJ headphones, a green (HDJ-500-G) and a violet (HDJ-500-V).
Besides the new vibrant colors, the HDJ-500-G and HDJ-500-V features include 40 mm diameter drivers, 19 μm (micrometers) diaphragm and a copper clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coils, to efficiently reproduce the lower frequency audio range.
The main structure of the headphones is made with magnesium alloy for a lightweight feel and toughness. The HDJ-500 also uses urethane pads wrapped in leather, allowing the headphones to model around the user's head and ears for a slip-resistant fit.
Each HDJ-500 features a rotating arm structure that allows users to rotate the right earpiece forward and back by as much as 60 degrees. Combined with the flexible headband, at this position there is enough side pressure to allow the user to listen to audio playback on one side of the headphones.
The headphones also include two interchangeable cords that provide freedom of movement during performances. The straight 1 meter cord is perfect for leisure listening, while the coiled 1.2 meter cord (extends up to 3 meters) is ideal for the usual DJ performances.
The HDJ-500-G and HDJ-500-V headphones will be available at the end of December 2012 with a suggested retail price of $125.