Summary: In 2001 l got these headphones when l bought a DJM 500 mixer and two CDJ 1000 plyrs. Since then the cable has had problems and l fixed the cable problem fitting a metal circlip on the cable holder within the speaker cup. I have played 20 to 40 gigs a year since 2001 and these headphones still go fine. A few times over the years when changing sets the next dj on has used the SE-DJ 5000 phones to cue up the next tune and commented on their quality.
Great Headphones - they have faults, but compared to the rest....
DJ Pone "DJ Pone", Amazon
14 October 2009
Summary: Despite the faults and lack of user replaceable parts, the SE5000 is a great, sturdy headphone. The headphone strap is a little uncomfortable after a few hours - it's not too padded like the other Pioneer DJ headphones HDJ1000. So if you want padding, go for the HDJ1000. But I prefer the SE5000 as a working DJ - see below.
Summary: Look & feel sturdy. Close out external noise good to hear tracks through headphones. Folded up nice for travel!! But not very comfortable & treble overshadows the bass.. My cheaper Sony's are much more comfortable & tones are more even & easier on the ears at loud volumes than this Pioneer. But we'll see how it does once I get use to it.
Summary: These are my second pair of these headphones. My first pair lasted me 10 years through traveling in my record bag to many venues. I love these headphones even though they are an older model. Being a female DJ I find it hard to have headphones fit my head comfortably, except for these. Great sound. I have played many a great set with these, and for the price you can't get any better.
Been DJing at clubs with the same pair for 8 years. Excellent.
Eric Weiss, Amazon
25 November 2008
Summary: I've been a DJ since 2000, and these were my first pair of serious headphones. I've blasted countless hours of music through these and they've held up beautifully. The wiring is in tact, nothing has broken, they're still in great condition. When we throw parties, my friends ask to borrow my headphones for their sets. For 8 years I have had no complaints. The only reason I looked these up again is because I'm going to buy a pair for my friend for Christmas.
Summary: I got these headphones after previous ones busted while on a trip. My DJ cousin took me to a DJ store where I could actually find some good equipment. It's been more than two years since then, and they are still my "good" headphones. They have very good clarity and frequency response. I normally prefer "around the ear" headphones and can see how some would find this uncomfortable after a period of time, but I don't really notice it.
Summary: I bought these for the fact that ear cups do not swivel. I've owned 2 pair of Technics 1200 Headphones. While they sound great, the swivel always breaks. 3 Pairs of Sony MDR-V700's (good sound too) the earpads always break down and leave me with black specs all over my face, body and shirt during a night of DJing (not presentable...looks like I have lepracy at the end of the night or a serious mole problem). Then of course they become uncomfortable.
Summary: This is the best sound I ever heard, perfect for DJ's, mono stereo switch is useful, I wish the cord is unpluggable. after listening 3 hours of music, it is hurts my ears. I am thinking to return it or keep it, I haven't decide it yet because the sound is amazing, specially on high volumes.
Summary: I recently upgraded my old Stanton DJ Pro 2000S headphones to these, and I couldn't possibly be happier. They have a much more even frequency response, the volume is nice and loud for club applications, and the sound quality is just like having 2 enclosed studio monitors on your head. A+ professional quality at a phenomenal price!