Pioneer unveil new HDJ-700 headphones

The new DJ-focused model will arrive on the market next month.

Roughly a year after introducing the HDJ-C70s, Pioneer’s ever-expanding range of professional headphones has a new member in the family in the rather chunky-looking shape of the HDJ-700s. The fully-enclosed headphones are scheduled for release next month and look to be specifically geared for the club situation with the focus on producing crisp mid to low frequencies. The HDJ-700s sport narrow ear pads and 40 mm driver units with rare earth magnets which Pioneer claim provide “powerful bass and great sound insulation”.

Available in a range of four colours, the HDJ-700s takes some design inspiration from Pioneer’s HDJ-2000MK2 model with a rotating ear cup that allows for easy one-ear monitoring. Some efforts to prolong the HDJ-700 lifespan have been made with a rigid, stainless steel headband a central part of the design whilst two interchangeable side-mount cords – one 1.2-metre coiled cord (3 m extended length) and one 1-metre straight cord – are included. Full specs are available at the Pioneer site whilst you can watch a brief video (replete with requisite gaudy sonics) below.

Pioneer will release the HDJ-700 headphones in October 2015 at a suggested retail price of £99/€139.

Pioneer HDJ-700 on Juno