Cornwall, U.K. (June 1, 2007)--Allen & Heath has launched its XD-53 professional monitoring headphones, designed to complement the company's brand of Xone DJ mixers. The XD-53s incorporate a circum-aural isolation design, providing isolation from ambient noise, targeting them for DJs requiring immersive listening in loud environments.
Comprising 53mm diameter drivers--reportedly the largest drivers currently available--with neodymium magnet design, 1500 mW of power handling, and high SPL capacity, the XD-53 headphones are said to deliver "top-notch sound reproduction." They also have rotating earpieces for one-ear monitoring, a coiled cable with convenient one-side exit and a folding design for compact portability.
"The Xone range of DJ mixers has a staunchly loyal following, and many customers were asking if we could design headphones to complement their audiophile setup," comments head of Xone design, Andy Rigby-Jones. "We've bought the same design ethos to the XD-53 headphones as we use for our mixers--they sound fantastic with tons of power and a sturdy construction."
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