Allen & Heath Upgrades DJ Headphones

US XONE XD-53 gets a makeover to become the XD2-53      16/03/12

Allen & Heath has launched an updated version of its flagship Xone professional monitoring headphones, the XD-53s. The new XD2-53s have several new features, including a detachable coiled cable with 3.5mm connector and 1/4" jack adaptor, and also sport a stylish gunmetal finish.
Designed to complement their brand of Xone DJ mixers, Allen & Heath say that the XD2-53s retain a circumaural design providing high level isolation from ambient noise, making them the ideal product for DJs working in loud environments. Existing users include leading DJ, Pete Tong.
Am A&H PR person told Sonic State, "Containing 53mm diameter drivers with high power neodymium magnet design, 3500mW of power handling, and high SPL capacity, the XD2-53 headphones deliver excellent sound reproduction. They also have rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring, an adjustable metal reinforced headband, and folding design for compact portability." Pricing and Availability:
The XD2-53 headphones will be available immediately, SRP £148 (ex VAT). More information:

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