November 27, 2008 Pioneer's latest high-end HDJ-2000 professional DJ headphones promise new levels of sound quality and durability in a lightweight magnesium swivel/fold design that's both comfortable to wear and easy to transport.

Key specs include a frequency response of 5 Hz to 30,000 Hz, 50 mm driver units, a zero resonance heavy-duty build and the capacity for 3,500 mW of input which prevents distortion at sustained loud volumes.

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The headphones are designed for studio applications as well as noisy performance environments and comfort is enhanced by the use of heat-resistant low-rebound "memory-foam" padding and leather cushions. The ear-cups also boast a new i-hinge mechanism with auto-return that swivels a full 90 degrees while an in-built STEREO/MONO switch improves monitoring and a removable mini XLR connector means that the cord can be removed during transportation or easily replaced.

The Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones cost £199. Read on for full specs.

HDJ-2000 headphones in brief:

  • Lightweight magnesium design
  • Protein leather surface with memory foam padding
  • Removable Mini XLR connector
  • 'i-hinge' design with 90° auto return
  • Type: Fully enclosed dynamic headphones
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz to 30,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 36 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 107 dB
  • Maximum power input: 3,500 mW
  • Driver units: 50 mm dome type
  • Cord: 1.2-m-long one-side connection coiled type (extended length 3 m)
  • Plug: 3.5 mm 3P mini-plug (gold-plated, threaded type)
  • Weight: 290 g (without cord)
  • Accessories: Carrying pouch, 6.3 mm 3P plug adaptor (gold-plated, threaded type)
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