I suspect there will always be people who will never like the sound of this headphone because it doesn’t have a full and deep bass. This might also be down to the choice of music – I didn’t feel the need to listen to a lot of rap, reggae, or rock through the SE-Monitor-5.
Pioneer’s SE-Monitor-5 is a bit of a grower. Listen to them the first time, and you might come away underwhelmed. Try again because it’s worth putting in the effort. You might find that you discovered a real joy of a headphone, one of the best closed back designs on the market at this time. That’s not overstating the case – if you aren’t just listening out for big, deep bass and love to hear what a good, truly accurate transducer can do for your music, the SE-Monitor-5 might just get under your skin.
Headphone Type: Fully-enclosed Dynamic Headphones
Driver Units: f50 mm (1.96˝) Cellulose Nano-fibre Dynamic Driver
Impedance: 40 Ohms
Frequency Response: 5 Hz–85 kHz
Sensitivity: 99 dB
Maximum Input Power: 1,000 mW
Cord 1: Unbalanced Cord (OFC Litz Wire) 1.6 m (5 ft.), f3.5 mm (1/8˝) Stereo Mini-plug (Gold‑plated)
Cord 2: Unbalanced Cord OFC Litz Wire) 3.0 m (9 ft.), f3.5 mm (1/8˝) Stereo Mini-plug (Gold‑plated)
Cord 3: Balanced Cord (OFC Litz Wire) 1.6 m (5 ft.), f2.5 mm (3/32˝) 4-pole Stereo Super-mini Plug (Gold-plated/ Balanced Connection-compatible)
Supplied with Ear Pad ×2 (Polyurethane / Leather Finish), Carrying Pouch, Gold-plated 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm (1/8˝ to 1/4˝) Plug Adapter, User Manual, and Warranty Card
Weight: 480 g (16.93 oz.) Not Including Cord
Manufactured by: Pioneer
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