Superior High-Resolution Playback
The SE-MASTER1 is capable of reproducing high-resolution audio of up to 85,000 Hz, more than double the minimum requirement for high-res headphones (40,000 Hz). So you can experience every unadulterated detail of your high-res music.
The SE-Master1’s 3.5mm-thick aluminum alloy housing minimizes resonance from the driver units to produce an accurate sound with a clearly defined, tight bass and high-res mids and highs.
Originally developed for car speakers, the full basket system reduces resonance while delivering an energetic sound. The speaker unit is firmly secured using aluminum and the base is finished with ASA resin, which adds excellent weather resistance.
Engineering partnership with AIR Studios
Tuned at the famous AIR recording studios in London, technical director Tim Vine‑Lott compared the headphones to premium reference speaker systems to identify adjustments and ensure the headphones delivered the same sound quality as the studio’s own sound reproduction system.
Working together with Pioneer engineers, the end product resulted in the ideal headphone for discerning listeners that are equally suitable for recording, mixing and mastering in a professional studio environment.
Balanced XLR cable
A balanced XLR cable is available for the SE-MASTER1, ideal for use with a headphone amplifier to deliver superior sound quality. Featuring a NEUTRIK-manufactured XLR connector on the headphone end, both ends of each connector are gold plated to reduce contact loss.