Armin van Buuren working on pro headphones range with Philips
March 31, 2014

Philips and DJ star Armin Van Buuren have paired together to create a set of pro headphones aimed at the DJ and electro crowd.

Van Buuren and Philips collaborated on the ‘cans in order to, they say, create audio ultimate accuracy and clarity. And as such, they’re targeting them at the professionals with, no doubt, a price tag to match.

We’re pretty sure these will provide some sweet listening though, as Van Buuren has collaborated with Philips before on the M1X-DJ boombox and iOS mixing device back in 2013.

The Philips A5-PRO over-ear headphones are built around 50mm high-definition neodymium drivers engineered for 3500mW high power handling. And their looks are “mad” as well. They feature soft, changeable earpads – to provide a comfy, flexible fit for DJs during long sets.

“After my passport, the first thing I take on the road with me is my headphones,” said van Buuren.

“Through my headphones I control everything. It needs to be a good piece of equipment because you’re using it the whole night of your DJ set. Philips believed in my idea for the A5-Pro and I believed in the idea Philips had.”

Philips is still mum on pricing and release date, but we’d like to think that they will have a special regional launch – or not. Both ways, we’ll keep you updated.


by Simon Khoury
Molecular Biologist turned technology journalist, Simon moved from browsing genomes to dissecting gadgets and putting them through T3's battery of tests. He is currently the Editor for, and a contributing editor to the Arabic and English editions of T3 Middle East magazine. He takes special interest in high performance computer systems, high-end smartphones, the indie gaming scene, and productivity boosting software. He is also an avid reader, science afficionado and a picky gamer. You can contact him at webeditor(at)
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