Pioneer DJ Adds Bluetooth Tech to HDJ-X5BT Headphones

Pioneer HDJ-X5BT

Today Pioneer DJ announced the upcoming release of their HDJ-X5BT DJ headphones. The model improves upon the popular and affordable HDJ-X5 model by adding Bluetooth wireless technology that’s perfect for listening to music on the go. According to Pioneer, a three-hour charge provides about 20 hours of playback. What’s more is that the headphones are bundled with a cable, allowing DJs to plug in when they’re behind the decks at the club.

The over-the-ear headphones will be available in three colors: X5BT-K (metallic black), HDJ-X5BT-R (metallic red) and HDJ-X5BT-W (gloss white).

The HDJ-X5BT headphones hits stores in early November and will set you back around $149. Check the specs and promo video below.


1. Wireless technology for monitoring music anywhere you go

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 you’re 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 that’s 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.

Ian Fleming

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