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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.The XD-53 headphones have a circumaura... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

As used by:

John Digweed

Ralph Lawson

Andy Barlow

Nick Warren

Chris Healings (Hybrid)

Chris Liebing

Richie Hawtin

Pete Tong

FEATURES

  • 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
  • Weight: 320g
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty.


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Allen & HeathXONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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(43 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Headphones

By DJ TAD

from Houston, TX

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
5.0

Can you say sweet?

By one_left

from San Diego CA

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
5.0

Fantastic true sounding, Durable Headphones

By DJ Dr.Horno

from Pacific Palisades, CA

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
4.0

Great

By Eddy

from Arvada, Co

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
5.0

EXCELENT

By Carolina Luna

from Guayaquil, Ecuador

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
5.0

TRANCE NEVER SOUNDED SO AMAZING

By Alex G.

from Houston, TX

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
4.0

nice headphones

By dj dbel

from la, ca

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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 crispiness...it did last for a good 2 years so buy the extended warranty!! :D

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Look no further

By Chris DJ C4

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
5.0

Amazing Quality

By DJ Ahmbe

from New River Valley, VA

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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)

 
5.0

Great pair from Allen & Heath

By Noktrnal1

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Headphones for the Audiophile

By elph

from San Diego

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

These headphones are simply amazing. I've used the Pioneer HDJ for the last 6-7 years before they finally gave out. I bought these today as a replacement and was floored by the 53mm drivers with low frequency response. The cups were literally bouncing off of my ears with such power and clarity that you would not expect from headphones. The build quality is solid and durable. It's the perfect compliment to my Xone:62. You may have found the last set of headphones you'll ever need...you make the call.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Quality

By Mike G

from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

I got this pair 2 months ago and I am sill amazed at how clear and accurate they sound. When DJ'ing they completely drown out any outside noise making them perfect to mix on. I also use these as a reference for my productions and they do not let me down. The metal head band is a plus because I know on cheaper headphones that tends to break

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Xone XD-53

By Robert Wanson

from Houston, Texas

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

These are amazing. Great sound quality and the bass response and level is amazing!! Definitely the way to go!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You won't regret buying these bad boys!

By Curt hAUER

from Detroit, Michigan

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

What a great pair of headphones!!! We are coming up on a year of heavy use and that is 6 days a week on and off about 30 times a day. Sometimes ripping them off and throwing them after a bad break. So lets just say they are tough! Despite the abuse they are still perfect. The sound quality is flawless like the day I bought them. They are definitely worth the money!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Headphones I've Ever Had

By Mick Finesse

from CO

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

After going through my second set of Pioneers breaking in the SAME exact spot on the hinge it was time for a new brand. I read the reviews on this site and decided to go with the Allen & Heath and I am very impressed. The sound quality and bass response is amazing, wether I'm queueing up a tracklist at home for a gig, or at the gig itself. Great buy, very impressed.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great DJ Headphones

By Bill

from NJ

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

I've been mixing audio for over 10 years, these Headphones are simply amazing. Not only do they Isolate sound very well, but they reproduce sound accurately. Bass is not overwhelming, but not lacking, its just right. Mids and highs are clear and full, I have yet to distort them off my mixer, I've used a lot of headphones and these are the best. Only thing is you can not leave them on for long periods of time, the cushion pushes on your ear, but these were designed for djs and to be used "one ear" at a time.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can you say SMANG!?

By HB

from Oregon!

Comments about Allen & Heath XONE:XD-53 Professional Monitoring Headphones:

These headphones are the greatest, I use them everyday when I gig and they are solid performers. Very loud and articulate to the sound spectrum. I use these for DJing only, although you can most certainly use them for everyday listening. GREAT HEADPHONES!

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