Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones  

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The Xone XD-53 professional monitoring headphones have been developed to complete any professional DJ's set up, and perfectly complements the Xone DJ mixer range.

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The Xone XD-53 professional monitoring headphones have been developed to complete any professional DJ's set up, and perfectly complements the Xone DJ mixer range.

The XD-53 headphones have a circumaural design, providing excellent isolation from ambient noise, which makes them ideal for DJs working in loud environments. The 53mm speaker drivers deliver an extremely high performance, with an extended low-frequency response. The rotating earpieces with soft earpads allow comfortable one-ear monitoring, and the adjustable headband ensures excellent wearing comfort. A 3.5mm stereo plug and a 6.3mm adapter plug are provided.

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John Digweed

Ralph Lawson

Andy Barlow

Nick Warren

Chris Healings (Hybrid)

Chris Liebing

Richie Hawtin

Pete Tong

  • Excellent sound reproduction
  • 53mm diameter drivers
  • High-power neodymium magnet design
  • 3500mW power handling, high SPL capacity
  • Rotating earpieces for easy one-ear monitoring
  • Adjustable metal-reinforced headband
  • Coiled cable with convenient one-side exit
  • Folding design for compact portability
  • Long listening comfort
  • Oxygen-free copper (OFC) wire cables
  • 3.5mm (1/8") connector with 6.3mm (1/4") jack adapter
  • Storage pouch
One year parts and labor warranty.

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(43 of 43 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing Headphones


from Houston, TX

Sound Quality: This is where these guys really shine. These sound amazing. The first time I put them on I was blown away. I cranked up my home receiver and I could literally feel the headphones bouncing off of me. If you hold them in your hands you can feel the bass pretty easily. But I was even more amazed by the clarity of the highs and mids. I figured with the larger 53mm drivers this would suffer, but not true. Listening to songs I can hear things I never heard before. The attenuation on these is pretty amazing. My roommate was yelling at me while standing in my door to my room behind me and I didn't even realize it. I can snap my fingers next to my head and not even hear through the music. You can tell why A&H brags about the 53mm driver because it makes an amazing difference. I can't say enough about the sound of these headphones. If you are an audiophile, these will satisfy you without a doubt. Durability is amazing. Been dropped, in backpacks, etc many many times. The only complaint I have is they are a little big for my head. After wearing them for 3 months they fit comfortably now, as I think I am just used to it.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Can you say sweet?

By one_left

from San Diego CA

Used these at a club the other night. Isolation is on point and the sound quality is superior compared to my old sonys. I used to swear by Sony headphones but I dont think I could go back.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Fantastic true sounding, Durable Headphones

By DJ Dr.Horno

from Pacific Palisades, CA

I bought these headphones on a whim, it was the first time I used anything other than the regular apple ear buds, or cheap over ear headphones. The sound quality on the XD-53 is just incredible, they are advertised as monitoring headphones, and I can vouch that they play music they way musicians wanted you to hear it. The bass, mids, and highs are all true to the music, which is critical when DJing or EQing music. Also they are very durable, I have no problem tossing them in my gig bag or letting people play with them, they will not break. If you want to hear the true potential of the 53mm drivers you'll have to plug these into a mixer and crank the volume to the max, its simply incredible. My only complaint is comfort, they are a little heavy and a little uncomfortable on my head, but wearing a beanie fixes the problem. For the amazing quality and sound I really don't mind. Overall I would buy these a hundred times again, over any other headphones I've tried.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)



By Eddy

from Arvada, Co

Great set of cans. Sound is great and these are built tough. The only problem i had is after 6 months the leather on the ear cups started to crack. you might want to condition the padding with some leather conditioner that won't irritate your skin. I will probably buy another set of these. This is the first set of cans that i own that didn't break within 6 months

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



By Carolina Luna

from Guayaquil, Ecuador

VERY HAPPY! They are perfect!.. PERFECT isolation! PERFECT sound! They are really confortable and adaptable! Definetly the best choice I've made!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By Alex G.

from Houston, TX

I have researched and read a lot of reviews on these cans and let me be totally modest and say, THESE HEADPHONES SOUND AMAZING. These are by far the best bang for the buck cans I have ever listened to. If you're hesitant to buy these (like I was), don't be! You will not be disappointed. You will hear sounds you have never before on songs you've listened to a thousand times. There is a perfect amount of highs, mids, and lows, exactly the amount you would want for monitoring and mixing at a club or house party. And yes, the durability is perfect for someone constantly on the move. BUY THESE CANS!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


nice headphones

By dj dbel

from la, ca

had these headphones for like 2 years now. works great, sounds awesome, definitely gives out what it says on the specs from each word... heres the cons - too bulky, the wires couldve been replaceable with a straight or coiled version (like most of the new headphones are now), the ear pads are nice, but the leather (or whatever its made of) has been breaking and cracking, the rubber end piece of the plug is falling and tearing apart (couldve been more rugged i guess), and finally the speakers are starting to lose its did last for a good 2 years so buy the extended warranty!! :D

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Look no further

By Chris DJ C4

from Los Angeles, CA

I just got these today and I felt like I have to write a review immediately. I just got done testing them out and I was blown away with the clarity. I've used Pioneer's, Sony's and Behringer's before and I think this headset is going to be it. I hope it lasts me a while.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing Quality

By DJ Ahmbe

from New River Valley, VA

I've had these for about 6 months and I am still blown away with the quality and clarity that they deliver. I play house, Trance and Dubstep in clubs and these are great with isolation of sound which I need when I have 4 18" subs pushing sonic waves in front of me. As others have stated the clarity across the range of highs, mids and Lows is unmatched. I keep a set of redundant equipment and plan to purchase another pair of these.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great pair from Allen & Heath

By Noktrnal1

from San Diego, CA

I picked these up last night and finally opened them up this morning and tested them out. A very sturdy pair of headphones. I like the bigger size drivers on these because it covers my whole ear. The sound is great, I've been listening to alot of Progressive house and they rock. They get pretty loud and retain sound quility, with some proper EQ tunning of course. I have nothing bad to say about these headphones. Just hope they last me a good while.

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