As any Professional DJ will tell you, making the best choice when buying DJ headphones is incredibly trying and yet it’s crucial to make a good decision and get the right ones. Too often if you buy cheap the build won’t take the pressure of frequent movement in the DJ’s performance. Too often DJ headphones fall apart, sometimes even after a single drop to the ground and while this is clearly unacceptable so too are headphones that collapse after six months. To find the right model you have to select a model with a goodly amount of metal as opposed to those with too much plastic that don’t protect the most critical elements.
DJing Headphones – Construction, Design and Durability
Construction plays a major part role in serving the purpose of DJ headphones. To enable a DJ to be frequently checking their mix sounds rather than judging what’s there from the stage monitors, the ear cups need to rotate in all directions and so a solid pivot is very desirable. In addition the best choice to make for your DJ headphones will be those with hinges for folding. And remember, it’s preferable to get those models that fold flat rather than any that cannot be quickly and compactly stored in a bag or a hard-shell case.
It’s taken manufacturers to get this right when producing headphones for best DJ, but more and more are using coiled cable as standard which is a definite boon for most DJs. Straight ones get stuck in places and can’t be hung up easily and one other thing – it’s highly desirable to be able to remove the cable and replace it with another one so it’s good advice to check before you buy that you can do just that. Even the best DJ headphones will fail to provide longevity where the earopads are concerned, so if you’ve chosen well your phones will without doubt outlast your earpads – best to check if the manufacturers provide an extra pair or that they make them easily available by online spare parts. By design, manufacturers are extending the customisation of their popular models with a range of aftermarket products which allows you to really own your own pair – this is increasingly the case and makes for a great way of extending your own identity into your kit.