Sennheiser has introduced a new range of mixing and professional DJ and headphones, the HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ and HD6 MIX.
They have been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s top DJs, among them Bob Sinclar, Luciano, Andy Baxter, Missill and Davina.
“Drawing on our success based around the HD 25 and extensive experience in high-end audio, the DJ range applies Sennheiser’s proprietary acoustic system to answer the needs of different performing and production applications,” says Ivan Kuan, head of product management, Sennheiser Consumer Electronics.
The HD8 DJ is dedicated to the needs of professional DJs with excellent sound reproduction, while the HD7 DJ offers a dynamic sound that’s perfect for playing live. Both deliver a mid-low end emphasis, the sound remains tight and never overwhelms, with clarity retained in the high frequencies.
Meanwhile, the HD6 MIX, a model aimed primarily at studio-based music creation, delivers a balanced, accurate sound for mixing and monitoring work.
“To hear every detail, the elliptical, circumaural ear cups were specially designed to ensure a perfect fit for more users,” notes Kuan. “This provides excellent external noise attenuation that can cope with very high sound pressure levels for safer listening without turning up the volume excessively.”.
The DJ headphone range is built for complete user comfort for hours. The elliptical shape of the ear cups also avoids pinching the ears and is enhanced by interchangeable ear pads for comfortable listening during long periods of use.
For hassle-free one-ear monitoring, both DJ models feature swivelling ear cups with up to 210 degrees of movement and three different wearing positions. With both coiled and straight 3m high-performance cables included that can connect to either ear cup, the headphones can adapt to suit individual preferences. A bayonet twist lock makes for secure connection to the headphones.
All three models are built to withstand the rigours of daily studio work and a life on the road.
—Sennheiser’s proprietary acoustics system
—Capable of very high SPL
—DJ models: impedance of 95 ohms for compatibility with DJ equipment
—Monitoring model: impedance of 150 ohms for compatibility with studio and mixing equipment
—Elliptical, circumaural design for maximum comfort and excellent noise isolation; both DJ models feature swivelling ear cups (up to 210 degres) with three wearing positions
—HD8 DJ model has metal-crafted reinforcement parts with an iconic metal pivot ring
—Single-sided coiled cable attachable to either ear cup; additional straight cable included (both up to 3m); oxygen-free copper cable with gold-plated connectors; bayonet twist lock for secure connection
—All models come with interchangeable sets of ear pads to choose from; one in soft velour, the other in leatherette material