5 Best DJ Headphones Of 2018

Posted: Jul 23 2018, 1:54pm CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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5 Best DJ Headphones of 2018
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This quick guide will help give you an idea of the best headphones out there for DJs, whether you’re a music-mixing master or are just working on your first few tracks.

Being a DJ demands rhythm, style and passion. Whether you’re a beginner to the art or have been spinnin’ for years, your gear will either enhance or hinder your performance depending on what you choose to go with.

This quick guide will help give you an idea of the best headphones out there for DJs, whether you’re a music-mixing master or are just working on your first few tracks.

1. Sony MDR7506

Sony offers timeless headphones that have produced high-quality sound throughout the years. The MDR7506s are an affordable option that doesn't sacrifice sound performance.

Tones are balanced equally while maintaining the integrity of the bass. However, you may be able to hear the sound outside of them, depending on the noise level.

That being said, they won’t be the best to use outside of a quiet studio or the basement at your place, as you won’t be able to hear all the details you may need at a show. Still, they’re an excellent choice for a quiet space when you’re practicing on your own.

2. V-MODA Crossfade M-100

With a 50-millimeter Dual-Diaphragm Driver and 3D Soundstage, this set is made to separate bass from mids and highs and give you a clean listen to your tracks. This model offers a wired connection that negates sound pollution, as well as a wireless option that works just as seamlessly.

The Crossfade M-100 is lightweight and prevents sound bleeding in or out, making them a smart choice for wherever you go to DJ. The bass is heavier in this set — if you drop it frequently, these headphones can handle it.

3. Pioneer HDJ-1500-K Professional DJ Headphones

For the professionals, the HDJ-1500-K is an investment that will keep your crowd dancing. These are higher in price and will take some time to break-in, but once you bite the bullet and have made them your own, you’re good to go all day and night.

They have clear highs, mids and lows, and are comfortable for hours, making them a great pair to use as your go-to for performances of all sizes.

4. Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

These headphones are great for someone who DJs often. If you create your own music, these will accentuate more of the mid-range rather than the bass, so the source audio is easier to hear.

The volume will stay consistent throughout songs, and they are comfortable without crushing your ears — making them a top choice for all-around use.

5. Sennheiser HD 800

For those who drink tea with their pinky out, the Sennheiser HD 700 is a great option — as long as you’re okay with dropping a good amount of money on them. They’re well worth the investment, though.

These bad boys boast a Ring Radiator transducer to lower resonance frequency and are angled forward to help provide the spatial presentation to the listener. While the 800S model will surpass these, if you want a similar level of quality, but an extra $600 in your pocket, the standaicrd 800 headphones will not let you down.

Spin On!

DJ headphones are kind of like shoes — if it doesn’t fit, it’s going to be painful one way or another. Find the pair that accentuates the tones you need, so you can mix your tracks effortlessly.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/56" rel="author">Scott Huntington</a>
Scott Huntington is a writer and journalist from Harrisburg PA who covered movies, tech, cars, and more. Check out his blog Off The Throttle or follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington.

 

 

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