Pioneer hdj1000 (copies)
So im just testing these pioneer copies out and my first impression when I got them out of the package was that they do feel a little cheap. They have an ok grip around the head but not as tight as original HDJ1000's. The cable cannot be removed and there is a degree of variance on the headband design. Sound quality is quite deep and has good response to low end fequencys with no distortion to the higher frequencys so in all quite good. I have yet to test them in a live environment but cant see there being any problems. They do come with a small carry case also in which they fit snugly when folded. I have had far worse headphones for a higher price so to conclude i would say , WIN!
Pioneer HDJ-1000 Pro DJ Headphones
This is an easy review to write. Pioneer lead the game with their digital product line. Their mixers and CDJ's are industry standard and were joined a little while ago by the HDJ-1000 headphones. They are not the loudest in class, but you should never run them at max volume anyway. The drivers give an excellent frequency response, although they will sound harsh if you are listening in a normal environment. These cans are designed for club use and it is in that world where they excel. The harshness of the mid and top frequency burst through any ambient noise and the bass is defined and punchy, enabling you to clearly hear the track you are sliding into the mix. The HDJ's are very well built and if they can survive 2 years on the road with me then they can survive absolutely anything. BE WARNED: There are cheap Chinese copies flooding the market, and especially on eBAY. They don't have anywhere near the same specification and are completely useless, so check you are purchasing the genuine article. You won't be disappointed.
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Good Headphones 5*****
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
The sound, fit, and function is perfect for DJing. Exceptionally tight bass that poo poos all over anything by Sony (700, V6/7506, 7509), Korg, or Ixos, and the mids and highs are nicely balanced. There's a slight (and I do mean slight) excess of bass, but it's in a way that lends itself to mixing and is never muddy and muffled. Etymotic's high end in-ear stuff obviously does better on the bass (as well as everywhere else) but that's a different beast. Unfortunately, the 1000's break. First thing to go is usually the slide joint. You'll notice they keep slipping on one side (left usually) and tightening the screw will eventually strip it. The solution is to superglue the sliders (open them up completely) then tape the outside with scotch tape, which is nearly invisible. A perfect solution, assuming you won't ever get to adjust the size again to anyone else's head. However, that's not the biggest problem. The plastic between the ball joint and the horseshoe shaped piece that contacts the driver housing will eventually crack and break completely. This usually occurs on the right side more, though by that time you'll see cracking on the left, too. It can happen out of nowhere one day and is catastrophic. For the price, this is totally unacceptable construction on Pioneer's part. They have been replacing them like gangbusters to people who have the problem, but you pay the shipping cost and there's no end to the number of headphones you'll go through. As far as I know, they haven't fixed it. Mine just went after only about 6 months. There are people on the Pioneer forum on their 5th one. They sound that good and work that well for DJing, but at this point I'm about ready to try the Senn 25. I've been to Numark hell and back about 11 times, and I don't want to start another cycle with a different product.
Excellent if they're real, terrible if they're fake.
Superior sound quality is achieved with these headphones, however, there is a huge number of fakes on eBay which are often hard to avoid.
I purchased a pair which had to be sent back and refunded as they weren't genuine, it is easy to tell if they are fake once you have recieved the product but can be pretty difficult to spot on eBay if you aren't sure what your looking for.
This page was created to help buyers ensure tehy are buying genuine pioneer headphones: http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-a-Fake-Replica-HDJ-1000_W0QQugidZ10000000004856853
Overall my recommendation would be to buy from a proper eBay shop which has feedback from people who have bought the headphones from theyre. From a shop will cost you a bit extra but its worth it rather than risking getting fake ones at a low price.
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Pioneer HDJ-1000 Professional Headphones
Very nice, industry standard. Very clear although personally I would like a bigger cup-size but maybe thats just personal taste lol..
Only problem is that we see alot of these arrive broken at work (I work for a DJ equipment store) - seems the plastic retractable section is the weakest part and does have a nasty habit of snapping.
In conclusion, excellent DJ headphones.. not really suitable for studio use however - I would recommend the Sennheiser HD280 for that.
Another quality bit of kit from Pioneer
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