The new HDJ-X5BT are technically very similar to last years HDJ-X5 headphones, with the addition of wireless capability through Bluetooth. This is not intended to be a feature you will use while DJing though, since the Bluetooth protocol creates an audible lag between the source of the music (your laptop or media player) and the sound coming through the phones, which makes things like monitoring and beatmatching more difficult.
The reason Pioneer DJ added Bluetooth is that most consumers expect wireless functionality on their day to day headphones in 2018, as DJ headphones are often used for listening to music next to DJing.
The HDJ-5BT last 20 hours in wireless mode, and a full charge will take 3 hours. You can choose between metallic black, metallic red or gloss white. In the box, there is a 1.2 m coiled cable that will disconnect all the Bluetooth features once connected.
Are these a replacement for non-DJ oriented wireless headphones? Not really, since they are missing noise cancellation, something that is considered as good as standard these on headphones that cost over USD 150. But for DJ’s that are looking to own an affordable pair of DJ headphones and need them for daily use as well, the HDJ-X5BT are a very interesting option!
Version: Bluetooth Specification Ver. 4.2
Output: Bluetooth Specification Class 2
Maximum communication distance: Prospective distance approx. 10ｍ*3
Supported Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Supported codecs: SBC, AAC, Qualcomm® aptX™, Qualcomm® aptX™ Low Latency
Playtime: Approx. 20 Hours*4
Charging time: Approx. 3 Hours
Type: Closed, Dynamic
Frequency response: 5 Hz – 30 kHz
Input impedance: 32 kΩ
Sensitivity: 104 dB
Maximum input power: 2,000 mW
Driver: ⌀ 40 mm
Connection cord: 1.2 m coiled cable (extended length 1.8 m)
Weight: 319 g (without cable)
Accessories: ⌀ 6.3 mm stereo plug adapter (threaded type), USB charging cable
Pricing and Availability
The HDJ-X5BT cost USD 149 and will available mid-October 2018.