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Pioneer Professional Headphones HDJ-C70 

Marketed as DJ headphones these are rather fine on-ear offerings that have both 3.5mm and 6.3mm plugs. So what do you get for your money from the Pioneer HDJ-C70? As stated the sound quality is superb from the 40mm driver, the whole finish is quality.

Pioneer HDJ C70 Headphone
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It is up to 30cm from the base of the headphone pads to the centre of the padded headband, the headphone pads happily spread to 20cm. Each arm can flip through over 180 degrees to accommodate any style of wear I can think of – and others I cannot – and all in the weight is only 216grams.

Having mentioned the maximum size there can be as much as 6.5cm contraction on the distance from headphone pad to padded headband so even say a child’s head could be accommodated.

The hard wired lead is 1.6metres long and the standard fitting has the 6.3mm gold-plated plug but this can be unscrewed to be used with the 3.5mm plug reviled.

The headband is padded with protein leather so even those with bald heads should find comfort.

I found the sound quality excellent and certain things not detectable on most speakers came through, sound was well separated and perhaps most important very little sound escapes the actual headphones into the area around.

Often when travelling on the train you suffer extraneous noise from the person beside or even opposite you.

I removed the headphones and placed them on a cushion beside me and bent down and only heard a very faint sound in a silent room the music playing at the time was far from quite.

While most will mention the soundproofing ability as a way to cut out external noise from distracting the DJ or whoever is using the headphones which they do very well this also works in reverse so others do not have to suffer your choice of music.

Of course there are times when hearing external sounds is important and because each earpiece can rotate 90 degrees in either direction it is possible to work with one ear covered and the other open to external sounds.

There is a second curled cord which can be fitted for those who need more movement and a small screwdriver is provided to facilitate the swap, this cord uncurls to three metres.

I did find the swap less than straightforward and certainly something to be attempted only when fully compos mentis as the screw end of the curled cord is somewhat small and needs solid location.

There is also a soft carrying case in the box but rather a surprise to me no instruction or health and safety leaflets but that may be because I might not have been the first to use them and they could have been misplaced.

There are minimal instructions in three languages on the box.     

The stated frequency response is 7Hz to 32000Hz and the maximum input power 2000mW.

These are high quality headphones, but is the extra cost worth it for the average user maybe not but the sound output you get is certainly worth splashing out on.

The Pioneer HDJ-C70 are available from the first link below for £187.28 with free delivery.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NBU22FW?ie=UTF8&tag=gadge0a-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634

http://www.pioneer.eu/uk/products/44/1975/33649/HDJ-C70/page.html

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