Manufacturer: Pioneer Part number: HDJ-2000-DS
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Ideal Headphones for Stationary Use!
by RaymondG4 on September 20, 2013
Pros: Sound, Comfort, Appearance, Quality
Cons: Cord slightly too heavy for commuter usage
Summary: I am a fan of Pioneer audio products, and have been eyeing these headphones since they were released. I was in the market for over-the-ear headphones that I would use ...
Summary: I am a fan of Pioneer audio products, and have been eyeing these headphones since they were released. I was in the market for over-the-ear headphones that I would use primarily at home to listen to music and movies.
The best way I can describe the sound quality is that they give a very "pure" sound. I own several other "popular" mid-to-high end headphones, and these do not artificially increase bass, treble, etc. which is the purpose for equalizers.
The comfort of these headphones are beyond great, and I've always struggled to find a pair that I can kee on my head for hours without taking breaks. I can keep these on indefinitely.
The materials that Pioneer used for these headphones have a very, very nice feel to them. The headstrap is a kind of heavy duty rubber-type material, and the head padding is a very soft leather that is cushioned. The earpieces have the same soft, supple leather and padding. The "can" portion is made of a magnesium(?) alloy, and is lightweight, looks great, and feels like an expensive product.
The only thing to keep in mind is that even though one could use these for commuter headphones (they block external sound very well and are the cans themselves are very light considering), the cord is quite heavy duty thus making the overall weight a little on the heavier side. Also, don't expect any marketing extras in the box. You get a black bag to put them in and the actual product themselves. The money you spend on these goes directly to the product quality, not snazzy marketing, lol.
Overall, I would suggest that potential buyers try them on at a local BB store and hear for themselves. I would recommend putting them on first, trying out a different brand, and then going back to see the difference. You won't notice any artificial sound gimmicks, but you will notice a very nice product.
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I hope this review is helpful.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
Very good. One of my favourites
by dmitryviba on May 17, 2012
Pros: 1. Good build quality
2. Great sound (Clear and powerful bass, highs are amazing and mids are great too)
3. Light weight
4. Very durable
5. Good design
Cons: 1. Sound isolation is low
2. Very hard to find the same cable ( Mini XLR)
Summary: I used these ones for 4 months and i really enjoyed them. The sound quality is perfect and the are pretty loud. These headphones are for specific music styles as: ...
Summary: I used these ones for 4 months and i really enjoyed them. The sound quality is perfect and the are pretty loud. These headphones are for specific music styles as: Techno, Hip Hop, Mostly electro music. If you listen to classical music or any kind of rock- these pair of headphones is not for you. These headphones are not por audiophiles (they found them bad). I just wanted to say that they are great and they totally worth treir pride.
great sound, great comfort, great quality
by iSchumi on April 29, 2012
Pros: deep, rich and well balanced sound
very comfortable even for extended period
Cons: large and heavy
Very good sound, comfortable but very easy to broke.
by markino2003 on March 12, 2012
Pros: The sound is amazing and really comfortable
Cons: I broke the cable connection (in the headphone) in one year.
Summary: Nothing to tell about sound quality and comfort but it seems that the Pioneer headphones do not last that long, I bought the "old sister" before (HDJ-1000) and I broke ...
Summary: Nothing to tell about sound quality and comfort but it seems that the Pioneer headphones do not last that long, I bought the "old sister" before (HDJ-1000) and I broke it after one year, I bought another one with the same result, so one year later I decided to buy the young sister, the HDJ-2000, amazing sound, very good looking but after one year I got problem with the cable, I tried to find the replacement part, very difficult to find, expensive and I didn't solve my problem.
One of the best headphones, if not the best.
by hugh2112 on June 10, 2011
Pros: Top notch sound quality
Solid and sturdy design
Somewhat heavy compared to other headphones
Not full circumaural
Summary: First of all, these may cost about $350-$400 in online stores and up to $500 in normal shops but it may be worthwhile to check eBay as I managed ...
Summary: First of all, these may cost about $350-$400 in online stores and up to $500 in normal shops but it may be worthwhile to check eBay as I managed to snag these for ~$150 (with $15 postage for Australian interstate postage).
And a disclaimer: I'm no audiophile but I do enjoy good sound quality. And the only other headphones I've used are Sennheiser HD201 which I bought for AU$40. So this review is based on my personal taste and is not being compared to other high-end headphones.
These certainly feel like high-end headphones due to their aluminium and plastic build. They have a certain weighty feeling to them as well but not enough to really feel them when you're wearing them. The earcups aren't as big as other headphones (they just fit around my ears but still sit on my earlobes) and may feel cramped to some people. For most people though, the "heat-sensitive memory foam" padding and the fact these headphones don't clamp onto your head will relieve much of the discomfort. I wore these for 6 hours and didn't have any qualms with comfort.
Feature-wise, the HDJ-2000 has a couple of things to note.
The detachable cable uses a mini-XLR to connect to the headphones and has the typical 3.5mm jack on the other hand (a screw-on 6.5mm adapter is also provided). Since the cable is usually the first thing to break, a detachable cable is very handy. Note that the cable is the coiled type though and can extend out to 3m. It's usual length is just over a metre. And the cable's quite sturdy too.
The earcups can swivel 90 degrees towards the front and can also do a 180 so it's facing outwards. Frankly, unless you're a DJ, you'll probably won't be using this feature.
Mono/stereo output switch. Most music tracks have a separate left/right track and all this switch does is play both streams in the same speaker. Both the left and right earcups will still be playing, they'll just be playing both audio streams.
And now onto the most important aspect: sound quality. Pioneer markets these as their DJ headphones and once you hear them, you'll know why. I paired them with my Cowon J3* and the result is "wow". My older $40 Sennheiser HD201 (they're actually not that bad for the price) lacked bass so I had set my EQ to compensate for that. But when I plugged the HDJ-2000 in, it sounded very muddy. Once I set the EQ to something more suitable (I'm using BBE ViVA2 now instead of the previous X-Bass), the sound was like the aural equivalent of honey. The first thing I noticed was the distinct sound separation and awesome sound quality. Particularly like the bass, deep and punchy but not over-powerful. I can still hear the other sound ranges clearly as well. To sum it up, "you get what you paid for" is certainly the case - eBay wasn't around when the phrase was made so $350 worth, not $150.
* Cowon MP3 players are generally regarded as one of the best sounding players due to their 35 preset EQ, 4 custom EQ, BBE+, and JetEffect 3.0 settings which allow for an insane amount of sound tweaking.
- Manufacturer: Pioneer
- Part number: HDJ-2000-DS
- Weight 0.6 lbs
- Additional Features Sound insulation,
High flux magnets,
Removable XLR connector,
Built-in mono/stereo switch,
50 mm driver unit,
Gold-plated mini plug,
Swivel & Click mechanism
- Connectivity Technology Cable
- Sound Output Mode Stereo
- Frequency Response 5 - 30000 Hz
- Sensitivity 107 dB
- Impedance 36 Ohm
- Cables Included Audio cable- integrated - 1
- Included Accessories 6.3 mm 3P plug adapter,