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Pioneer HDJ-2000 - Silver

Professional Reference DJ Style Headphones with Detachable XLR Cable and Portable Carrying Pouch


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The HDJ-2000 is Pioneer’s premier professional headphone. Featuring lightweight magnesium construction and high flux magnets, the HDJ-2000 represents the best in sound quality, fit and durability. Whether you’re playing live or working in the studio, the HDJ-2000 will meet all of your headphone needs.

High-Fidelity Sound Design Made for Pro DJs

Long known for being among the best DJ headphone creators, Pioneer has created the HDJ-2000 headphones. The newest in Pioneer’s DJ headphones, the HDJ-200 has the high sound quality needed for professional use. With a driver unit featuring a diaphragm of the best material and optimal thickness, a voice coil for good balance from bass to treble, and a large, high flux magnet 2” in diameter, the HDJ-2000 pro headphones catch dance music beats (bass drums and cymbal rhythms) needed for DJ performances.

As DJ headphones, the HDJ-2000 provide superior sound insulation to make it easy to cue up the next track, even in noisy clubs and discos. The insulating material inside the headphones was also carefully selected and ear pads provide a tight seal, contributing to clear reproduction of mid to high sound ranges with subtle nuances. While known as DJ headphones, these headphones are also suitable for professional use in studios. The HDJ-2000 DJ headphones offers an excellent fit with various ingenious details for comfortable use even in long sessions.

Excellent Durability And Toughness For Demanding Professional DJs

The durability of the DJ headphone plug and connecting parts joining the main body and the cable has been improved, achieving construction robust enough to withstand professional use. The removable Mini XLR connector also makes it easy to replace the cable if it breaks.

New I-Type Hinge Structure For Functionality And Design

With a new i-type hinge, a smooth and integral form has been achieved that naturally fits the hands at any moment during DJ play. The headphone’s ear pads have a spun finish aluminum ring that matches the design of Pioneer CDJ player play/cue buttons, for a simple and stylish design.

What's In The Box?
  1. Pioneer HDJ-2000 Professional DJ Headphones (Silver)
  2. 0.25” 3P Plug Adapter (Gold-Plated, Screw-Type)
  3. Protective Carrying Pouch
  4. Owners Manual
  5. Authorized Warranty Information

General Features:

  • Made with a soft touch. The HDJ-2000’s flexible protein leather has a soft, natural feel is used for ear pad/head pad surfaces that touch the skin
  • Snug fit. Low-rebound urethane foam is used inside the ear pads and head pad. Designed to fit over the shape of the head, maintaining comfort even in long sessions
  • Minimizes stress on the head, ensuring comfortable DJ play with magnesium alloy components are used for the main body for both light weight and durability
  • Folding headphone: It folds into a compact configuration for easy carrying
  • Carry pouch: It comes with a pouch for carrying
  • Swivel mechanism: The housing turns 90 degrees for more convenient single-ear, on-shoulder, and various other monitoring styles. It automatically goes back to the original position after it is swiveled
  • Click mechanism: It clicks into place to prevent inadvertent rotation or folding of the headphones during use
  • Main Color: Silver
  • Manufacturer Model Number: HDJ-2000 (HDJ2000)
  • Pioneer HDJ-2000 Is Available In:
  • Replacement Ear Pads/Earpads/Ear Cushions Pioneer HDJ-EP01
  • Replacement Headphone Cable Cord: Pioneer HDJ-CA01
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Headphone Type: tightly closed dynamic stereo headphones
  • Speaker Type: 1.96” dome
  • Frequency Range: 5 Hz - 30,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 36 ohms
  • Maximum Input Level: 3500 mW
  • Output Sound Level: 107 dB
  • Plug: 1/8” 3P mini-plug (gold-plated, screw-type)
  • Weight: 0.63 lbs (excluding cord)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
5 - 30,000 Hz
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
36 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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New Zealand


March 8, 2014

Well, I got these from sonicelectronix a month ago. Haven't owned any high range headphones before, but after listening to these, it has transformed the way how I listen to music now. These are really a great work of engineering in both build and sound quality.
Talking about dealing with sonicelectronix, it was good. Payment was fast and I got the cheapest deal on the internet (I spent one week finding that!). Another good thing was they delivered here in New Zealand. You won't believe how much they cost here...(that's 420USD!!).

Overall - I have to say well worth the money spent.
Value - They are like iphones, good resale value.
Look/Design - Very beautiful. The Pioneer Logo on the headband gives it a very professional look. Design is ergonomic.
Durability - Look durable but time will tell. Sturdy metal built, and i think Pioneer has tried to solve the problem of broken hinges in their newer production.
Features - Well the've got everything for the purpose they are meant for. Some people have said that it uses mini XLR port instead of the conventional one which is a monopoly tactic. Why? I think mini XLR holds the cable better than conventional one. In my opinion it also gives that audiophile factor to the output signal. But thats just me.
Ease of Use - Good. They got spring mechanism. Best thing is the earpads. Very comfortable as I had expected.

The only issue I have with these is that the cans are shallow. Your ears don't get enough room and sometimes they might touch the inner lining. Its a very minor issue though, you can always stuff little cotton beneath the earpads to create more room (as told on some headphone forum). This issue may be personal coz of my ear structure.

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August 19, 2013

The headphone its a good choice, so much better then beats audio and other brands.

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Great pair of headphones

January 9, 2013

I've owned these HDJ's for 6 months now, and I absolutely love them. I listen to all different types of music and use these constantly, and the sound quality is great. I bought these after my old Bose headphones broke, and these pioneers exceed in every category. With my previous pairs of around ear headphones after a couple hours I would have to take them off. With the HDJs I frequently wear them for multiple hours while studying and almost forget they're there. Construction is very sturdy, they're heavy duty and have shown no wear with folding them consistently. If you're looking for some headphones with excessive bass, get the beats because these don't have that feature. They have a crisp and clear sound quality, and can handle some power to them (could probably benefit from buying a headphone amplifier). These are on the higher end of the price spectrum for headphones, especially if you're like me and are not using them for DJing or sound processing, but don't let the DJ classification turn you away from personal use. If you're looking for a quality pair of headphones you won't be disappointed. It'll be tough to find these for a better price than Sonic. The only complaint I have as far as features is that I had to buy a hard case for these; for this price I think a hard shell case could be thrown in to protect them while carrying around. But for people who aren't carrying them around a lot it won't be a big deal, definitely not a reason to overlook the overall almost all positives with these headphones.

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Houston, TX

Buy these headphones

November 28, 2012

Work for producing, and have amazing sound. Good price too

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Great headphones.

May 4, 2014

My husband has been DJ'ing electronic music for fun (mainly techno and tech house) for about 5 years now. His previous headphones were wearing out so I was looking for a new pair as a birthday gift. Discussions with other friends who DJ semi-professionally all recommended these headphones. The sound is crisp and clear and well-rounded - so much so that my husband would rather listen to the headphones when he's DJ'ing for me instead of the sound coming out of the speakers :) Some other reviews I'd read before purchasing these noted that the plastic joints have a tendency to break, but the ones I bought have been fine so far (granted it's only been in use for about a month). They are a little expensive but that is more a product of the Canada-US exchange rate.

Really easy purchase and fast delivery (about 1 week) from Sonic Electronix to Western Canada so I was very happy with that.

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