The HDJ-500 DJ headphones adapt the styling and performance cues of Pioneer''s top-of-the-line HDJ-2000 headphones. The HDJ-500 uses comfortable urethane pads for the ears that allow the headphones to mold around the user''s head and ears for a snug and slip-resistant fit. Furthermore, the urethane pads are wrapped in quality leather. The main structure of the headphones is crafted of magnesium alloy for light weight and durability.
By combining 40mm diameter drivers, thick 19m (micrometers) diaphragm and a copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coil, the headphones can reproduce the lower frequency audio range.
The HDJ-500 features a rotating arm structure that allows the user to rotate the right earpiece forward and back by as much as 60 degrees. At that position, the flexible headband maintains enough side pressure to allow the DJ to listen to audio on just one side of the headphones.
The headphones include two interchangeable cords. The traditional 1.2-meter coiled cord (extends to 3m) is geared for regular DJ performances, while the 1-meter straight cord is ideal for leisure listening.
The black HDJ-500-K and the red HDJ-500-R will be available in November 2010 at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $125. The white HDJ-500-W will be available in January 2011 at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $125.