Gibson Innovations, a Gibson Brands company and a brand licensee of Royal Philips has teamed up with top Malaysians DJs to herald a new world of professional sound by taking the Armin Van Buuren designed Philips A5-Pro to an even wider audience.
Among the top acts collaborating with Gibson Innovations on the Philips A5-Pro are the dynamic DJ-ing duo of Simon Lee & Alvin, who are electronic music producers, DJs, radio mixshow hosts, and record label owners. Simon Lee & Alvin’s mixes have been featured on the award winning Fly FM Five-O since 2008 and continues to garner a huge following among EDM fans across the country and around the world.
Specifically designed by International DJ legend, Armin van Buuren to meet his needs as a globetrotting DJ, the Philips A5-PRO headphone is an essential tool for every DJ professional as well as music aficionados.
Combining a superior robust aluminium close-backed fit with ultimate source accuracy and clarity, the Philips A5-PRO headphones are designed for professional audio monitoring and mixing on the road.
Offering unparalleled sound insulation, ideal when performing to large crowds, the replaceable bayonet mount cushions are available in three sizes, ensuring total comfort. Simply twist and click into place with the same secure mechanism as a camera lens, the foldable anodized aluminum form is easy to customize for optimum sound isolation.
EDM artiste Simon Lee & Alvin, have been in the dance music industry for eight years with eleven singles released to date. Their releases have clocked over 200,000 plays online, chart placing on Beatport and iTunes and radio airplay in United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia. Their music has been featured on dance music compilations released globally.
“We work on our music all the time – in the studio or on the go. The Philips A5-PRO enables us to discern the sound quality that we need for making music and mixes,” said Simon Lee who has made hundreds of bootleg remixes and mashups with Alvin, in addition to their original productions.
Additionally, Simon Lee shared that they use A5-PRO for its wide range of functionalities – to audition a lot of the music they receive and to produce their weekly and daily radio shows.
“So far we’ve been really impressed by the sound quality, the bass and the durability. I wear it for long hours and it is still comfortable. With the twist and click compact folder design, it’s also easy to store into a backpack or DJ bag,” said Simon Lee.
A5-PRO’s high power handling also captivates wearers like him as he will still be able to hear everything clearly in a noisy environment, which is important for DJ-ing.
Whether for professional use among DJs, musicians and producers or looking for headphones for personal use, if you take music and sound quality seriously and you want a long lasting product, Simon Lee recommends A5-PRO will be the best choice.
“Rather going through multiple headphones and constantly looking for one with great sound, invest in this because it’s long lasting, it’s made of quality material, and your music will just come alive on these,” said Simon Lee.
On the other hand, Alvin is fascinated with A5-PRO performance when they took their new tracks out for a spin; its sound staging was simply brilliant.
“For budding DJs or producers, the A5-PRO is a multi-tasker and it will serve you well. The headphone is also suitable for audiophiles, now I’ve used them to listen music from classical to commercial radio and it has proven to be an all genre headphones,” added Alvin.
“Gibson Innovations is delighted to collaborate with the leading DJs in Malaysia. Simon Lee & Alvin are among the most innovative and influential DJ talents in Malaysia, and we are proud to collaborate with them locally as we have worked with Armin Van Buuren globally. They have tested the Philips A5-Pro for their specific needs and found that it meets their needs as professionally perfectly,” said Mr. Andrew Tan, Business Leader Gibson Innovations Malaysia.
The Philips A5-PRO headphones’ 50mm high-definition neodymium drivers offer high quality low-frequency sounds and are engineered for 3500mW high power handling. Source reproduction and sound clarity is second to none, enabling expert listeners to really listen and feel the sound.
Philips A5-PRO key features:-
- 3500mW max high power handling
- Acoustic close back architecture
- Dual sided locking cable inputs
- 90 degree swivel ear-shell
- Ultra compact folding design
- Genuine leather headband, with soft inner cushion
- Detachable coil cable
- Detailed tech and acoustic specs
The A5-PRO headphone retails for RM2,118.94 with GST and is available at all major retail outlets in Malaysia.