Sennheiser's HD-25 headphones have consistently ranked in the top 5 of DJ headphones out there. Making up in sound quality and functionality for what they lacked in style, many DJs sweared by these. Now, at CES, Sennheiser announced their new HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ, and HD8 Mix models of headphones.
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The press release states-
Whether creating music or moving crowds, the three new headphones deliver excellent, dynamic sound reproduction with the highest levels of external noise attenuation. The durable materials, exceptional build-quality and unrivalled product support make these the headphones of choice for professionals.
Designed for the most demanding users and punishing pro environments, they have been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s top DJs, among them Bob Sinclar, Luciano, Andy Baxter, Missill and Davina. Naturally, the best sound quality tops their list of demands: the new headphones deliver excellent, dynamic sound reproduction, inspired by the legendary HD 25"
We haven't had a chance to demo the headphones yet, but if they are anything close to the HD-25's, we're sure they are going to be nothing but quality.
No word on the MSRP yet.
-Excellent sound reproduction with Sennheiser’s proprietary acoustics system
-Capable of very high SPLs, suitable for DJ performance environments
-DJ models: impedance of 95 ohms for optimum compatibility with DJ equipment
-Monitoring model: impedance of 150 ohms for optimum 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°) with three wearing positions
-Top-of-the-range HD8 DJ model features 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.