Pioneer has this week launched the HDJ-1500s, the latest model in its headphone range. Promising durability, better isolation and higher output than their predecessors, the HDJ-1000s, they also sport a rather stylish updated look.
While headlining professional-grade features and performance, this model is priced more affordably than Pioneer’s top end HDJ-2000s, with a European street price of £149/€189.
Pioneer is claiming rugged build with lightweight allow hinges and headband, and the company says it has improved sound isolation around low and medium frequencies “thanks to the innovative sound-isolation chamber on the bass reflex port, which eliminates background noise”.
The headphones come in chrome black and deep silver so you can match them to your gear. There’s a standard carrying pouch, but also fit in to Pioneer’s own carrying case (HDJ-HC01) for better protection. The cable is single-sided and replaceable.
Overall we think if they perform well, these offer an appealing alternative to the pro-minded DJ who can’t stretch to the top-end HDJ-2000s. That price again: £149/€189 in Europe; we have no US price at the time of going to press.
Do you like the look of these? Have they priced them right? What’s your experience with Pioneer headphones? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.