Deeper Connection: Pioneer DJ Introduces New HDJ-X5BT Over-Ear Headphones

Weve upgraded our affordable HDJ-X5 DJ headphones, adding Bluetooth wireless technology to create the HDJ-X5BT. The new over-ear DJ headphones are ideal for DJing in the club and monitoring tracks on the move. They are available in three colors: HDJ-X5BT-K (metallic black), HDJ-X5BT-R (metallic red) and HDJ-X5BT-W (gloss white).

DJs need equipment that is flexible and seamless to help them practice, prepare and perform wherever they go. Thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, the HDJ-X5BT headphones make it easy to monitor music in any situation “ whether youre at home or on the move. When you connect the included cable, you can also use them for comfortable DJing in the club. Whether you go wireless or wired, the HDJ-X5BT headphones offer the same outstanding audio quality, durability and functionality as the original HDJ-X5 model.

The HDJ-X5BT headphones will be available from early November at an MAP of $149. Watch the introduction video or find out more about the new Bluetoothheadphones.


1. Wireless technology for monitoring music anywhere you go


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With easy set-up, you can simply power up the HDJ-X5BT headphones and pair them with your Bluetooth device “ such as a smartphone or PC/Mac “ then start monitoring tracks. A 3-hour charge gives you up to approximately 20 hours of playback. Thanks to the built-in microphone, you can talk hands-free on calls when the headphones are connected to your phone*1.

2. Well-balanced, dynamic sound

Hear every nuance in your tracks whether youre mixing in the booth or monitoring music at home. High-resolution, well-balanced tuning and bass reflex chambers in the housings allow the airflow to deliver an excellent bass response and sound insulation. The high-quality Qualcomm aptX„¢ audio codec is supported as well as AAC and SBC for high-quality sound, even when listening wirelessly.

3. Lasting durability

Take your cans on the road with confidence. The HDJ-X series headphones are rigorously tested and each model has cleared the US Military Standard MIL-STD-810G Shock test*2 as well as our own demanding stress testing to ensure they can handle severe conditions and heavy use.

4. Flexible functionality for comfortable DJing

When you want to immerse yourself in a mix, connect the included 1.2m coiled cable to automatically disable Bluetooth and all other buttons. The HDJ-X5BT headphones are comfortable to use no matter how you wear them, thanks to the housing design, swivel mechanism and flexible headband inherited from the predecessors in the HDJ-X series.

5. Other features

  • Comfortable ear pads

Wear your headphones in comfort for long sets. We carefully selected material thats soft to the touch and provides cushioning, and we even paid attention to the positioning of the stitching to maximise its comfort.

  • Foldable, easy-to-carry design
  • Three colors available

Choose from metallic black (HDJ-X5BT-K), metallic red (HDJ-X5BT-R) or gloss white (HDJ-X5BT-W) versions to match the style of your gear and your look.

  • Original unique sounds for each beep when connecting via Bluetooth, powering and pairing, etc.

*1 You can use these headphones for phone calls if the Bluetooth-compatible phone (cellular phone, smartphone, etc.) is compatible with the HSP or HFP Bluetooth profile. *2 MIL-STD-810G METHOD 516.7 SHOCK compliant.

HDJ-X5BT specifications

Version     Bluetooth Specification Ver. 4.2
Output     Bluetooth Specification Class 2
Maximum communication distance    

Prospective distance approx. 10m*3

Supported Bluetooth profiles

Supported codecs     SBC, AAC, Qualcomm aptX„¢, Qualcomm aptX„¢ Low Latency
Play time     Approx. 20 Hours*4
Charging time     Approx. 3 Hours
Type     Closed, Dynamic
Frequency response     5 Hz “ 30 kHz
Input impedance     32 kÎ
Sensitivity     104 dB
Maximum input power     2,000 mW
Driver     φ 40 mm
Connection cord     1.2 m coiled cable (extended length 1.8 m)
Weight     319 g (without cable)

φ6.3 mm stereo plug adapter (threaded type),

USB charging cable

Warranty     1 Year

*3 Transmission distances are a guideline. Transmission distance may change depending on the surrounding environment. *4 Sometimes less depending on the conditions of use.

* Disclaimer: specifications and price are subject to change. * The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the BluetoothSIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Pioneer DJ Corporation is under license. * Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. * Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission. * aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission. * The names of companies, product names and technology names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community and has recently launched a new range of musical instruments for production and live performances. Its portfolio includes brands such as TORAIZ, Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company is led by Chairman Yoshiaki Ide, and CEO and President Akio Moriwaki.

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