Pioneer Announces New Fully-Enclosed Hi-Res Headphones: ‘SE-Monitor5’

Flagship Model Features Several Design Innovations To Produce a Crystal-Clear Soundstage

With Hi-Res Audio becoming a more common standard, so does the need to complete the Hi-Res ecosystem and today, Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation announced its new hi-res headphones: the SE-Monitor5, which are now available for $999.99 (USD) and $1,499.99 (CAD). Fully enclosed dynamic stereo headphones, the SE-Monitor5 utlizes Pioneer’s newly developed cellulose nanofiber based 50mm driver as part of its innovative design scheme.

Custom Driver for Hi-Res Audio
Biology meets technology in Pioneer’s proprietary cellulose nano-fiber headphone transducer. Organic wood pulp refined on the nano-scale forms the basis for a 5 Hz–85 kHz-capable 50 mm (1.96˝) driver built for one purpose: fidelity to the source brimming with the magic in every great musical performance.

Support for Balanced and Unbalanced Audio
Three cords are included: two unbalanced bi-wire cords featuring gold-plated 3.5 mm (1/8˝) stereo connectors, and one balanced audio cord with a 2.5 mm (3/32˝) 4-pole stereo plug to suit compatible digital audio players. Experience enhanced stereo separation and S/N performance afforded by balanced audio on headphones that take this sensation to new heights.

Built to Eliminate Distortion
You only feel good vibrations with the SE-MONITOR5. In every aspect and structural detail, innovative ideas are applied to wipe resonance distortion from the audio image. From materials selection, unique dual-chamber system, diffuser technology to floating structure, the SE-MONITOR5 delivers a clear and unblemished sonic picture.

Magnesium Alloy Base and Housing Eliminates Resonance
Base and housing construction have a significant impact on sound quality. Rather than plastic, the SE-MONITOR5 employs super-rigid magnesium-alloy material that allows the transducer to achieve its best performance. Enjoy taut, clearly defined bass with accurate spatial sound placement that’s true to the source.

Built to Eliminate Distortion
The only vibrations you feel with the SE-MONITOR5 are good. In every aspect and structural detail, innovative ideas are applied to wipe resonance distortion from the audio image. From materials selection like the magnesium alloy housing; the advanced dual-chamber system that limits external sound from entering and improves bass response, diffuser technology, to its floating structure with rubber insulators that reduce vibration and cross-channel interference, the SE-MONITOR5 delivers a clear and unblemished sonic picture.

About Pioneer & Onkyo Corporation

Headquartered in Torrance, CA, Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation is a leader in home entertainment products under the Pioneer and Elite brands. With an established reputation for innovation and quality, the company’s products are embraced by high-end custom installers and general music lovers alike. Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio and visual equipment for a variety of portable uses, and the home.

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