Hercules Release New DJ Headphone Series
Hercules have announced the release of their first DJ-oriented headphones, the HDP DJ-Pro M1001, HDP DJ-Adv G501 and HDP DJ M40.1. The M1001 headphones feature a continuous arc from one earpiece to the other, which the company claims to avoid uneven pressure on the user’s head, while at the same time shielding the DJ from external sounds. The headphones have been designed with both larger and smaller head sizes in mind. Their large ear-cups feature the same distinctive relief found on the jog wheels of Hercules’ range of DJ controllers.
The HDP DJ-Pro M1001 headphones claim a 5 Hz to 30 kHz frequency range, low impedance (32 ohms), sensitivity of 107dB at 1mW and contain 50 mm drivers. The ear components pivot along 3 axes of rotation: each ear-cup swivels vertically about its hinge by 180°, while the hinge swivels 90° horizontally and toward the inside of the headphones by 120°, providing great flexibility for DJs carrying out one-ear monitoring. This mechanism also allows for the headphones to be folded and easily transported in their carry bag. Their cable, which measures 3 m in length when extended, can be connected to the left ear-cup for right-handed DJs, or to the right ear-cup for left-handed users.
The Hercules HDP DJ Pro M1001 headphones will be available from late November 2011, at a suggested retail price of €150.
Hercules has created the HDP DJ-Adv G501 headphones. Designed for both advanced and amateur DJs, they provide quality sound reproduction and solid listening comfort. Sporting a shape similar to the professional HDP DJ-Pro M1001 version, the HDP DJ-Adv G501 model is distinguished by its black lacquer finish and green highlights. Its pivoting ear components (with 3 axes of rotation) let the wearer preview tracks with just one ear, and allow for easy folding and transportation.
With impedance of 32 ohms and sensitivity of 102dB at 1mW providing a strong audio level, 50 mm diameter drivers with accurate bass response, and a 10 Hz to 25 kHz frequency range, this new model of Hercules headphones has been designed for quality audio reproduction.
The HDP DJ Adv-G501 headphones will be available from late November 2011, at a suggested retail price of €100.
Last but not least, Hercules has created a third model: HDP DJ M40.1 aimed at consumers who want the DJ headphone look. Their sensitivity of 95dB at 1mW and 50 mm diameter drivers provide clear sound: perfect for listening to an MP3 player or other audio device without bothering those around you.
They will be available from late November 2011, at a suggested retail price of €30.