Hercules Unveils Its Latest Headphones
Drawing on 20 years of audio experience, the Hercules team have created a new line of headphones suitable for DJing at home, in the studio or performing live sets. With three models to choose from, Hercules has something to offer everyone from budding beginners to experienced experts.
HDP DJ-Pro M1001
With their stylized design, the HDP DJ-Pro M1001 headphones are perfect for semi-professional and professional DJs. Designed for cueing tracks, the headphones have a 5 Hz to 30 kHz frequency range, which gives DJs a very precise audio preview allowing them to then optimise the different settings before playing the mix for their audience. The headphone drivers are 50mm in diameter, their low impedance (32 ohms) and sensitivity of 107dB at 1mW also provide a powerful audio level.
The ear components pivot along three axes of rotation: each ear-cup swivels vertically about its hinge by 180°, while the hinge swivels 90° horizontally and toward the inside of the headphones by 120°, providing great flexibility for DJs carrying out one-ear monitoring. This mechanism also allows for the headphones to be folded and easily transported in their carry bag. Their cable, which measures 3m in length when extended, can be connected to the left ear-cup for right-handed DJs, or to the right ear-cup for left-handed users.
The Hercules HDP DJ Pro M1001 headphones are available now at a suggested retail price of £129.99 (VAT included).
HDP DJ-Adv G501
Designed for both advanced and amateur DJs, they provide high-quality sound reproduction and excellent listening comfort. Sporting a shape similar to the professional HDP DJ-Pro M1001 version, the HDP DJ-Adv G501 model is distinguished by its black lacquer finish and green highlighting elements. Its pivoting ear components (with three axes of rotation) let the wearer preview tracks with just one ear, and allow for easy folding and transportation.
With impedance of 32 ohms and sensitivity of 102dB at 1mW providing a strong audio level, 50mm diameter drivers with accurate bass response, and a 10Hz to 25kHz frequency range, this new model of Hercules headphones has been designed for precise audio reproduction, allowing DJs to effectively prepare their mixes.
The HDP DJ Adv-G501 headphones are available now at a suggested retail price of £89.99 (VAT included).
HDP DJ M40.1
Last but not least, for all mixing fans, Hercules has created a third model: HDP DJ M40.1. Their DJ look and two axes of rotation for ear components (ear-cup 180° vertical rotation and 120° hinge rotation toward the inside) will appeal to a large number of users.
Their sensitivity of 95dB at 1mW and 50mm diameter drivers provide clear, pure sound: perfect for mixing sessions at home, and also for listening to an MP3 player or other audio device without bothering those around the listener.
They are available now at a suggested retail price of £26.99 (VAT included).