Pioneer is set to introduce a brand new headphone to its extensive DJ gear line. The HDJ-700 is supposed to be a real DJ’s headphone, designed with the intention of being functional in a wide range of situations, from club mixing to home listening.
The HDJ-700, which is to be released in October, comes in a “sleek, lightweight aluminium design”. Regarding sound, the new headphone produces a “crisp and clear sound that’s engineered to strongly reproduce low and mid-level frequencies.”
Optimised for dance music, the HDJ-700 has narrow ear pads and 40 mm driver units with rare earth magnets that provide “a powerful bass and great sound insulation”.
For one-ear monitoring, the HDJ-700’s right earpiece has a rotating arm that can be turned 60 degrees.
The feel of Pioneer’s new flagship headphone has been safeguarded by issuing it with soft polyurethane material used to create the ear cups, to make wearable for long periods of time, whether in the DJ booth or outside of it.
Almost precisely one year ago, Pioneer unveiled the HDJ-C70, a headphone with an unmistaken resemblance to Sennheiser best-seller, the HD-25, but which received almost exclusively positive reviews for its competence and specifications. In October we’ll know if the same can be said of Pioneer’s latest piece of headphone candy.