To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Technics SL-1200, a direct-drive turntable system popular among professional broadcast studios and DJ's, Panasonic today announced the reintroduction of Technics Pro DJ headphones. The Technics RP-DH1250 and RP-DJ1205 models feature sleek new packaging and offer the same superior sound quality that helped catapult the brand into its status as a favorite among consumers. An iconic brand among professional DJ's, producers, musicians and music-loving consumers alike, the Technics name is synonymous with state-of-the-art craftsmanship and outstanding sound performance. Engineered to produce unsurpassed sound quality, Panasonic Technics headphones provide users with unique style, ultimate comfort and rugged durability. A perfect audio accessory for professional DJ's and consumers who enjoy brilliant sound quality, the Technics RP-DH1250 Pro DJ Headphones offer users extreme comfort, ultimate usability and pristine audio quality. An integrated swivel mechanism allows for free-style or single side monitoring and a foldable design makes packing and carrying these headphones convenient. Equipped with interchangeable DJ coiled and iPhone microphone cords, the Technics RP-DH1250 easily transforms from a must-have piece of DJ equipment to the ultimate consumer headphone to fit on-the-go lifestyles. A wide, padded headband offers extreme comfort for extended wear and a closed-ear design ensures users hear every note. A 3,500 mW power handling capacity and 5Hz~30kHz frequency response offers users high sound levels with deep base without distortion or noise and a 24k gold-plated stereo plug ensures flawless contact with DJ equipment and other listening devices to reduce signal loss The Technics RP-DJ1205 Pro DJ Headphones offer free-style monitoring with a swing arm system and features reversible housing for single-side music monitoring. A wide, padded headband makes the Technics RP-DJ1205 comfortable for extended wear and a water resistant design allows the headphones to stand up to sweat when a user is dancing. With a 1,500 mW power handling capacity and 5Hz~30kHz frequency response the Technics RP-DJ1205 produce deep base with minimal distortion. Like the Technics RP-DH1250, the RP-DJ1205's are equipped with a convenient DJ coiled cord, a 24K gold-plated L-type stereo plug adaptor and feature a foldable design for easy storage and travel. As part of the Technics headphones launch, Panasonic will be releasing a special brand video in November which will feature a custom Technics motorcycle built by renowned motorcycle designer and entrepreneur Roland Sands. Fans will be able to watch the video streamed live on Panasonic.com. The Panasonic Technics headphones are now available for pre-order on Panasonic.com for an SRP of $269.99 (RP-DH1250) and $229.99 (RP-DJ1205). Both models will be available in select retail locations in October 2012.