Pioneer Electronics has been in the audio world for as long as I can remember. My dad had a Pioneer stereo when I was a kid. Today the company makes all sorts of electronics for audio fans and home theater users. Pioneer also has an entire line of gear that is specifically aimed at the professional or aspiring DJ. That gear runs the gamut from turntables and controllers to the headphones and mics a DJ needs during a performance.
The latest product to be added to the Pioneer DJ line is aimed at DJs, but can be used by anyone and is a special edition of the HDJ-1000 DJ headphones. The headphones have previously been spied in a chrome finish, the new gold version is metallic looking, and a new black version is available as well and shares the same specifications. The headphones are designed to fold away for portability and storage and have a mono or stereo selector switch.
The headphones are designed to be comfortable during long performances with low rebound urethane ear pads for a better fit and increased comfort. The ear pads also provide sound isolation. The headphones ship with a carry pouch and the black or gold versions will ship in December for $209. Specifications include 50mm dome type drivers, a frequency range of 5Hz to 30kHz, 36 ohms impedance, and a 3.5mm plug with a 3P gold plated adapter. The headphones weigh 9.52 ounces without the cord.