The headphones, which were introduced in their first iteration in 2002, carry features meant to be attractive to DJs, such as the use of low-rebound urethane for the ear pads, a swivel mechanism with 90-degree housing rotation, and a mono/stereo switch for single-ear use. The limited-edition versions will be offered in two colors: gold and black. The original chrome model is still available.
According to Pioneer, the 50mm drivers in the HDJ-1000 were turned to delivery more impact in lower bass frequencies. They have a 38-micrometer diaphragm and 1.5mm voice coil. Frequency range is listed at 5Hz to 30,000 Hz, with impedance at 36 ohms. The connection cord is a 1.2-meter side-mount coil cord.
They will be available in December for $209.