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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Watch out for fake Pioneer headphones!
By Paul Shpakov
I purchased a set of these headphones on Amazon from surplus-stuff for a "good deal" at $80.
When I received the headphones, I noticed the finish was peeling on the headband, and they felt cheap and plastic. The headphone pads weren't soft, and they were not comfortable. After doing a little bit of research, I realized I had in fact, NOT purchased Pioneer headphones. I contacted the seller about it, and he was not aware that they were fake.
There are plenty of articles on how to identify replica pioneer headphones. Here's the link from Pioneer: http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/extra/44-1975/33649/beware_counterfeit.html
Make sure you're purchasing the headphones from an authorized retailer, and when you receive them, check them carefully to make sure you got the right ones. If the price is much lower than it should be, they're probably fake!
That being said, I haven't actually owned Pioneer HDJ-1000 headphones. I had the HDJ-2000's and they were great. Be careful and if you get the wrong stuff, send it back!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
By Ric Ya
This headset is so great, I wanted to do a video review... which I will, real soon and will post it on the youtube under the name username.
Ok, on with the review:
Build Quality: (9/10)
These are great quality headphones! The only problem I have is that the ear part twists and locks, and it feels like it can break easily, but it doesn't, when I use it. Not only does it look nice, it is nice.
Audio Quality: (9/10)
I almost want to give it a 10 out of 10, but it does have some flaws. When I have my earphones on, I can't hear anything going on around me, which is good and bad, depending on the situation. It's not that. The thing that is bad is the audio leakage. What I hear, other people hear it, too. Other than that, the bass and treble and everything in between is great! Bass is bumping! Voice is clear! I can even hear the acoustic guitar struming, which I never heard before. It has that squeak sound. Anyways, great new experience!
It goes around the head nice, but it does get annoying, but you do get used to it, and it does slip off your head easily. These are both good and bad depending on the situation, but bad for the most part. Other than that, it fits comfortable around the ears.
This is a solid product. Great sound. Great sound quality. Great product. It's just great. I never had any problems. I did read some issues on here, but I never ran into them. I'm not rough with my item. I don't slam them on my ears nor do I drag or pull them off abruptly. They're headphones, any headphone will break if you abuse them. If you treat them as they are, they will last and will be nice to you, too.
I totally love these and you should definitely give them a try. If you are a mid-level audiophile, they're definitely for you. If you want high end audio, give them a try. They're still great!
Extra: I have been using these headphones for 3 weeks in a row with all my songs that takes advantage of bass and treble and vocals. I listened to online radio stream. I listen to youtube audio. I did as much as I can and used them with every type of genre of music and these things performed well. I really wanted to test them out before I did a review. I didn't want to write with my first impressions. These are expensive headphones and if you buy them, you SHOULD know how they fair. They fair well, quit well. I would definitely recommend them.
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Decent, but Audio Technica ATH-M50 Better Value at this Price Point
I bought these headphones because I was looking for exceptional audio quality and appreciate the Pioneer brand. I must admit that these headphones do sound impressive. The only problems I see are comfort and durability. The muffs sit on your rather than around it which leads to discomfort after prolonged use. As for the durability, many people have claimed that these break easily and I would agree. While mine haven't broken yet (I just received them recently), the construction is entirely plastic and feels cheap. They even used plastic on high-wear areas like the ball joints.
-Great audio quality
-Uncomfortable (Muffs sit on the ear rather than around it)
At this price point, I would have to recommend the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones instead. They're more comfortable, have better construction and have great audio as well.