To be a good DJ, you must be able to hear the music you’re mixing. If you
don’t have the right kind of headphones, or poor quality ones, then you’re
probably not hearing the music as well as you could be, and in turn, not mixing as
well as you want to. It’s important to make sure you buy DJ headphones that are
high quality, durable, and come from a reliable retailer. Beyond that, you can
decide which headphone suits your personal needs and preferences.
As far as the necessary components in a quality pair of DJ headphones,
look for the following:
A closed seal design. This means the headphone covers the whole ear
and ensures that you’re not getting a lot of background noise with your music.
This also meands that you’ll hear your music better, and you won’t have to turn
the volume up so loud.
A closed back/folding structure. This ensures that you can fold your
headphones without breaking them, and also allows you to use only one ear cup
if desired. It’s important to make sure that the swivel joints are reinforced, since
that can be a common breakage point on DJ headphones.
Some examples of top-rated DJ headphones are:
Technics RP-DH1200A. These are high quality headphones with
lots of “extras” that make them a great buy. They have a closed ear design, and
also feature a replaceable cord design, which means that you don’t have to throw
away a good pair of headphones just because the cord breaks.
Pioneer HDJ-2000. These headphones are
designed to cut out a lot of ambient sound, so that you can hear your music
clearly. They also have ear pads for comfort, allowing you to wear them longer.
Regardless of the headphones you choose, always make sure that you
buy the highest quality you can afford.