Top 4 Pioneer DJ Headphones: Every Budget

What are the best DJ headphones by Pioneer?

First off, why are the Pioneer headphones consistently raved about for their specifically optimized sound for DJs? Here’s a bit of Pioneer’s back story. The company Pioneer has been one of the leaders in innovating DJ equipment since June 2004 when it released the very first DVD player for DJs.

Later in 2014, a part of their company branched off to specifically focus on DJ (Disc Jockey) equipment. Since then, you have seen some of the most popular DJ controllers, monitor speakers, decks, DJ software, and of course DJ headphones.

Their headphones are some of the most prized by DJ’s around the globe. They are built tough for added durability to withstand vigorous touring conditions. The headphones are optimized for DJ’s to get a perfect mix to keep the dance floor exploding.

Their sound quality is typically always outstanding with their incredibly wide frequency response and optimal driver speaker bits. Also, they have incredible noise isolation, which is another essential factor in getting the most accurate mix in a loud club.

Lastly, Pioneer headphones are typically comfortable and flexible. Pioneer designed them in such a way particularly since DJs are consistently tossing their headphones around from on, to off, to one ear in, to the DJ booth. All in all, Pioneer headphones are always an excellent choice for DJs of any level.

I full-heartedly understand why so many DJs would rather skip to the chase figure out which of the Pioneer’s headphones are the best and highest-rated. While I’m currently a happy user of the Pioneer HDJ-X7-S (2nd on the list), me and my audio geek buddies put together a list of our favorite Pioneer headphones. From there, we narrowed it down to the top 4 to fit nearly every budget.

Here Are The Top 4 Best Pioneer DJ Headphones For Every Budget In 2019

  • Pioneer HDJ-X10-S
  • Pioneer HDJ-X7-S
  • Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2-S
  • Pioneer HDJ-X10-K
Before getting started, note that Pioneer offers a 1-year warranty for all of their products. Every single DJ headphone on this list has a 1-year warranty.

Pioneer HDJ-X5-K

The Pioneer HDJ-X5-K is a very well-priced DJ headphone with extraordinary marks. While it is very comfortable to wear, it’s decently built as well. It has excellent noise isolation capabilities for its low-price. In my experience, I haven’t been able to find a pair of headphones in this low-budget range that cancels out the amount of outside noise as this pair.

The sound quality is very good for its price range. While it may be behind some of the more expensive headphones on this list by Pioneer, It still gets the job done. They are worthy of being used for basically any application. What I like a lot about the HDJ-X5-K is its extreme comfort. I can wear them for the long 4-hour event sets and never get irritated.

Pioneer headphones have a solid reputation for excellent build quality. They are designed to withstand the vigors of touring conditions and outstanding longevity.

Overall,

The HDJ-X5-K is a very durable and well-built headphone set. However, the reason why it is listed at a very low-price is due to the cheaper materials to create it. If you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of headphone durability to save money, then the Pioneer HDJ-X5-K is an excellent choice.

Tech Specs

Open or Closed: Closed (Better Isolation)
Driver Size: 40mm
Frequency Response: 5Hz-30kHz
Fitting: Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Replaceable cable: Yes
Impedance: 32 ohms
Foldable: Yes
Cable: Coiled 5.9′

Pioneer HDJ-X7-S

If you’re looking for the highest quality of sound for a reasonable price, look no further than the Pioneer HDJ-X7-S. To my ears, the sound is about the best it gets. In my experience, headphones that produce this type of sound quality are typically 50-100 dollars more expensive. The audio is well balanced with a beautifully fat bass sound. It has advanced drivers for increased accuracy for your mix with an extended frequency response from 5Hz – 30kHz.

In terms of noise isolation, the HDJ-X7-S is superior as well. When I put them on even in the loudest of clubs, it feels like I’m in my room listening to my music rather than at a club. The headphones fit tightly on your head to achieve the most accurate mix that you’re capable of in an extremely loud club or festival. These headphones fit the bill for any style of music or live mixing/beat matching.

The Pioneer HDJ-X7-S is exceptionally durable and well-designed. The second you hold it, it’s easily noticeable they’re built for maximum longevity. They are tour worthy and able to withstand the harsh climate of consistent touring. I highly recommend these headphones for DJ’s of just about any skill level and application.

A downside that I noticed with the Pioneer HDJ-X7-S comfort after an hour. If you continuously wear these headphones for about an hour straight, it gets a bit uncomfortable. However, if your like most DJ’s who consistently put on and take off the headphones, this issue will not be a problem.

There is also a logical reason for its discomfort that happens to be a benefit. Considering these headphones firmly press against your ears for maximum noise-cancelation, after a while, of course, it will get uncomfortable. However, this pair tends to press the hardest against my ears compared to the rest on this list.

Overall,

The Pioneer HDJ-X7-S is, in my opinion, the very best bang for the buck headphones for DJs. Be sure to check the reviews below.

Features

Tech Specs

Open or Closed: Closed
Driver Size: 50mm
Frequency Response: 5Hz-30kHz
Fitting: Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Replaceable cable: Yes
Impedance: 36 ohms
Foldable: Yes
Cable: 3.9 ft. (coiled), 5.2 ft. (straight)

Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2-S

The Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2-S is of the top-shelf Pioneer headphones for DJs. With accurate and well-balanced sound quality, these headphones make it much easier for live mixing, transitions, and worthy of the biggest DJ festivals to date. It produces immensely clear sound with flawless noise isolation.

You don’t even need to turn the headphones too loud to get an accurate mix. The translation between what you hear in the headphones to what the audience hears at a festival or club is near spot on. With a 5Hz-30kHz frequency response, not a frequency will go unheard.

How Pioneer customized the HDJ-2000MK2-S to get its pristine sound is with its 50mm driver and precision-rolled voice coil. To my ears and head structure, they are incredibly comfortable. Even more so than the previous two headphones on this list. Another thing I like about this pair of headphones is the fact that it comes with a travel case and two cables. The spare backup cable most likely will come in handy in the near future.

Overall,

I highly recommend the Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2-S for just about any DJ who prefers superior quality with a few extra bucks to spare. The flawless durability, sound quality, noise-isolation, flexibility, comfort, accuracy, and design make it well worth the price for any professional. They are great for both live and studio use.

 

Tech Specs

Open or Closed: Closed
Driver Size: 50mm
Frequency Response: 5Hz – 30kHz
Fitting: Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Replaceable cable: Yes (comes with a spare)
Foldable: Yes

Pioneer HDJ-X10-K

One of the highest-rated and reviewed professional DJ headphone set by pioneer, the Pioneer HDJ-X10-K will not let you down. There are so many fabulous headphones on this list. However, one thing that can’t be denied is this pair’s excellent ratings. When you first get your hands on these, don’t be fooled by the lightweight. They are incredibly durable and flexible. Not to forget, the design is gorgeous.

In terms of its sound quality, the Pioneer HDJ-X10-K is really good. It is well balanced with an excellent bass response. The frequency response is the widest I have seen on the market yet at 5Hz-40kHz. Like the previous HDJ-2000MK2-S, the driver is powerful at 50mm.

Between the Pioneer HDJ-X10-K and the previous HDJ-2000MK2-S, I would say the previous HDJ-2000MK2-S produces slightly better sound-quality while the HDJ-X10-K has a better overall build quality. Pioneer specifically engineered this pair to handle abuse, vigorous touring conditions, and a rough climate while maintaining lightweight and flexibility. After purchasing the Pioneer HDJ-X10-K, do not expect to get a new pair any time soon.

Overall,

I highly recommend the Pioneer HDJ-X10-K for DJ’s who put their headphones through a lot of physical stress. After all, in the middle of the gig, while you’re in the moment, it’s quite difficult not to toss your headphones around. We don’t have time to be careful in the middle of a wild show!

Tech Specs

Open or Closed: Closed
Driver Size: 50mm
Frequency Response: 5Hz-40kHz
Fitting: Circumaural (around the ear)
Replaceable cable: Yes
Impedance: 32 ohms
Foldable: Yes
Cable: Straight, Coiled
Cable Length: 5.2 ft. (straight)- 3.9 ft. (coiled)

Quick Recap-

Here are the top 4 best pioneer DJ headphones for every budget in 2019

  • Pioneer HDJ-X10-S
  • Pioneer HDJ-X7-S
  • Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2-S
  • Pioneer HDJ-X10-K

All of these DJ headphones have been carefully reviewed.

Each one is the best in their price range by Pioneer.

Thank you for reading!

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