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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