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Pioneer SE-M390 (SEM390) Ported Bass Boost Over-Ear Headphones

Ported Bass Boost Over-Ear Headphones

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Built for Bass

High performance, ported design with a solid bass beat. The lightweight SE-M390 headphones with a large 40mm driver seriously boost the bass, so enjoying your music, gaming or ripping on the ‘caster can happen at any hour without turning the neighbors against you. With a ported bass duct design, you can feel the deepness of the lows. The secret is that small, strategically placed hole on the side that allows the driver to breathe. Stronger, richer bass sounds that don’t waver? You’ve come to the right headphone.

General Features:

  • Over-Ear Dynamic Stereo Headphones
  • Over-ear design
  • Large 40mm speaker driver produces amazingly clear sound
  • Bass duct delivers deep rich lows
  • Velour type earpad for comfort
  • Ported bass duct engineered for deep dynamic performance
  • Tangle-free cable for convenient listening
  • Low-resonance double layer vibration plates for clear high and middle frequency performance and powerful bass
  • Gold-plated 3.5 mm stereo mini-plug and a silver-plated OFC wire ensure excellent electrical contact and audio transmission
  • Great for computer gaming, Skype, etc
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 5-29,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Cord Length: 1.2m
  • Speaker Diameter: 10-1/2mm
  • Max Input Power: 1500 mW

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.

Enclosed-Ear
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.
Home/Portable
Lifestyle

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

Athlete:
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.

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

DJ:
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!

Gamer
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.

Student:
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.

Traveler:
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.

Audiophile
DJ
Student
Traveler
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-Canceling
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.
No
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.

Corded
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.

Yes
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.
No
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.
No
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 - 29000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
105 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
40 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Dynamic
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
32 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Black

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.5
Features
4.0
Design
4.5
Usability
5.0
Mike

Hiddenite NC

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awesome head phones for the price

July 4, 2013

this headphone has it all - nice highs and mid range tones and a totally kicking bass. very durable and light on the head. i sometimes spend up to 7 hours in them and they don make my head hurt from the pressure. one thing is they could use a bit thicker ear pads because after a while they can get uncomfortable on the ears.

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William

Panama City, FL

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Excellent value and quality headphones

February 11, 2013

Wow! I ordered these because of the great deal on them. I didn't know what to expect due to the price but, these Pioneers have great sound. Their design is attractive and seemingly durable. They are also very comfortable. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for great sounding headphones at a great value.

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R.C.

Los Angeles, CA

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Great Headphone, Great Price

December 11, 2012

I am quite simply impressed with these headphones. They really give an accurate representation of the sound of the music that you are listening to and the bass is definitely up to par; for the price, I have yet to find a headphone that does the same. I did notice a bit of distortion in the beginning, but that disappeared with more listening and more use and the headphones definitely got into their groove. Overall, I would recommend these headphones for folks who are looking for a really good sound while they're listening to music at home or in transit. However, these wouldn't be good for active listening; they are a bit bulky and more made for stationary listening.

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BASSHEAD

Brandon, FL

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50-50

November 30, 2012

i just got my headphones in today and had to test them out to see if they lived up to that "bass boost" that it claims to have and i am not that impressed with the bass at lower volume levels it does have good sounding bass but once the volume is turned up it gets very distorted. but when you are listening to something with not much bass they sound great and get very lout don't know what to think about them yet will post another review in about a week to let the speakers break-in.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SE-M390

UPC

0884938131568

Weight

1.30lbs

Internal SKU

sem390

Internal Product ID

62188

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Wiring Diagram Legend

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Product Name: Pioneer SE-M390 (SEM390) Ported Bass Boost Over-Ear Headphones

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