You might get a surprise when you see the price... and for once it's the good kind!
Pioneer has announced two new additions to its range of studio headphones, the HRM-5 and HRM-6.
As befits their intended purpose, both headphones have been designed to give a neutral response so you can hear what's really going on in your tracks, and both feature a custom-built 40mm driver, as well as a fully adjustable headband and memory foam earpads for greater comfort during extended studio sessions. Both have a bass reflex chamber in the upper housing for better low-frequency response, and both come with a 1.2m coiled cable and a 3m straight cable. Replacement cables and earpads for both will be available separately.
So what's the difference between the two? The main thing is frequency response: the HRM-5 (on the left in our pic) has a frequency response of 5kHz-30kHz, while for the HRM-6 that figure goes up to 5kHz-40kHz. The HRM-6 also boasts a slightly higher output rating (102dB) and a higher maximum input level (2000mW) than the HRM-5 (100dB and 1700mW respectively), has a rigid aluminium, two-layer damping structure in the bass reflex chamber, and comes with an additional 1.2m straight cable supplied “for use on the move”.
Best of all, for studio-grade cans they're surprisingly affordable! The HRM-5 will retail at just €109 (£87 approx), while the HRM-6 will set you back €169 (£135 approx). For full details, see Pioneerdj.com