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Pioneer HDJ-C70 Headphones Review

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Overview

The new Pioneer HDJ-C70 Professional DJ headphones have a compact and lightweight design with 40mm on-ear drivers with comfortable memory foam in the earcups that can rotate 90-degrees in either direction. The Pioneer HDJ-C70 also has removable and replaceable headband, housing, cushions, earcups, and cables which means they can continue to be a "go-to" pair of headphones for a very long time. Check out our review.

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Review Video & Demo

Unboxing Video

Setup & First Impressions

Pioneer's new HDJ-C70 on-ear headphones are for professional DJ's who like a minimalist look and ultra-clear sound. The new Pioneer HDJ-C70 headphones have a compact and lightweight design with 40mm on ear drivers with comfortable memory foam in the earcups that can rotate 90-degrees in either direction.

The Pioneer HDJ-C70's components are all replaceable including the headband, earpads, housing, cushions, and cables. The HDJ-C70's are made of all durable plastic. Usually I would complain about an all-plastic construction for headphones, but these headphones (like the Sennheiser counterparts) feel like they will last a very long time. The Joint mechanism where headphones usually break has a sturdy design that does not cause stress in the area. The rubberized grip texture coating over the earcups is a nice touch for those wanting a tactile feel when putting on and taking off the C70 headphones.

In my opinion, the HDJ-C70 takes straight aim at one of my personal favorite DJ and monitoring headphones; the Sennheiser HD-25's. There are lots of similarities between the two such as the similar plastic but durable and lightweight construction and even the earcups rotate 90-degrees in a similar fashion. Both have earcups that attach to the headband in the same fashion and they are both on-ear 40mm driver headphones as well. Both of these headphones have almost completely replaceable components so they can last as long as you can find the parts. The replacement of the cable is a bit on the fiddly side where you have to use the supplied screw driver to take them apart, but it's better to have the option than not. (Check out the full video review above for more details)

Conclusion / Recommended For

In conclusion, the Pioneer HDJ-C70 headphones are great for any sound professional or DJ who wants a durable, lightweight, and comfortable on-ear headphone that has virtually all replaceable parts that can make them last for as long as parts can be found. The HDJ-C70 comes with both a straight and coiled cable to appease many user tastes. The HDJ-C70's have great sound quality with very crisp highs, super-legible mids, and a nice deep and vibrant bass. The HDJ-C70's also have 180-degree swivel hinges for the one-ear monitoring situations.

On the downside, the HDJ-C70 headphones cannot fold for easy storage or transport and the replacement process for the audio cable is a bit on the laborious side where you have to use screw driver to take them apart to make the switch. Other than these minor issues, the Pioneer HDJ-C70 is an excellent headphone alternative to the legendary Sennheiser HD-25 headphones that DJ's have grown to love over the last 20 years.

Pros

  • Durable, Lightweight, & Comfortable Construction
  • All Parts Virtually Replaceable
  • 180-Degree Swivel hinges for One-Ear Monitoring
  • Comes Bundled with a Straight & Coiled Cable
  • Great Sound Quality: Crisp Highs & Mids; Vibrant Bass

Cons

  • Cannot fold for easy Storage/Transport
  • Dissassemble for Cable Replacement

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