BPM 2015: HDJ-700 headphones from Pioneer DJ

BPM 2015 approaches, thus Pioneer DJ is readying its new toys that will be unleashed on the DJ masses right after the show. And this time it looks like the Pioneer HDJ-500s have got the Pioneer DJ update treatment courtesy of the HDJ-700 headphones.

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Pioneer DJ HDJ-700 headphones BPM 2015 (1)

Sonic Style: Pioneer DJ releases the HDJ-700 headphones with optimised sound reproduction 

8th September 2015: Pioneer DJ is releasing the HDJ-700s, stylish headphones that look good and sound superb. The robust, fully enclosed HDJ-700s are fine-tuned to reproduce rich, clear mid to low frequencies for monitoring dance music, and they have a simple, sleek design with colour options to suit every style.

This latest addition takes inspiration from Pioneer DJ’s top-flight headphones – the rotating ear cup with rubber grips enables easy one-ear monitoring, while the replaceable cable prolongs the life of the headphones. DJs’ comfort is ensured by soft, snug-fitting ear pads, and a sturdy, lightweight headband keeps the headphones securely in place.

Available in four designs – matt black, matt black with a gold or red stripe, and cool white – the HDJ-700s have a distinctive style of their own. They’re available from October 2015, at an SRP of €139, including VAT.

Find out more or watch the HDJ-700 introductory video.


  1. Fine-tuned for clear mid to low frequencies and accurate monitoring

The HDJ-700s’ audio circuitry is optimised for monitoring dance music. Narrow ear pads and 40 mm driver units with rare earth magnets ensure a powerful bass sound, while a thicker than usual (19 micrometre) diaphragm and a copper-clad aluminium wire (CCAW) voice coil accurately reproduce kicks and snares.

  1. Tough, durable build and replaceable cables

The HDJ-700s inherit a rugged, stainless steel headband from the HDJ-1500s to ensure a long life of service. The headphones come with two interchangeable side-mount cords: a 1.2-metre coiled cord – which extends to around 3 metres – and a 1-metre straight cord.

  1. Soft ear cups for a snug, comfortable fit

Soft, textured polyurethane ear cups fit the ear snugly and ensure the DJ’s comfort over long periods of use.

  1. Design and rotatable ear cups inspired by the top-flight HDJ-2000MK2s

Spin-finished aluminium hinges, a lightweight build and the sleek, stylish design are all inspired by Pioneer DJ’s ever-popular flagship headphones. Plus the HDJ-700s’ right earpiece can be rotated forwards or backwards by up to 60 degrees to enable one-ear monitoring, while the handy rubber grip makes it quick and easy to put the cup back in position.


TypeFully-enclosed, dynamic headphones
Output Sound Level105 dB/mW
Frequency Range5 Hz 〜~ 28,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power2,000 mW
Driver Units40 mm dome type
Cord1.2 m side mount coil cord (3 m extended length)
1 m straight cord
Plug3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (gold-plated, screw-type)
Ear padPolyurethane (leather type)
Weight (without cord)220 g
Accessories6.3 mm stereo plug adapter (gold plated, screw-type)

I could wibble on about them, but they HDJ-700s are quite self explanatory — on-ear cans with 40mm drivers, a choice of straight or coiled cables, replaceable ear pads, and a choice of colours, and coming in at £99/€139.

We’ll be pawing them at BPM 2015 so you don’t have to, and will report back.


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