Have you ever looked online for a pair of headphones? There are tens of thousands of choices, and
I will let you in on a little secret: about 80% of then suck. Headphones are among some of the most
temperamental pieces of equipment you will buy, simply because the DJ headphones is not the same as
those you would buy for recreation.
Not only do they have to offer superb sound quality, but they have to be flexible, versatile, long lasting,
affordable and have great noise cancellation abilities. And in the world of headphones, all are not
created equal. Most aren’t even created on the same wave length. Which is why you should follow by a
few tips when looking.
Never skimp on price. You don’t have to invest in a pair of $750 headphones if you are
working as a wedding DJ or doing high school dances. But you don’t want to cheap out and
buy something that has been marked down to $40. Remember, there is a reason these items are
cheap, and we are talking about a business here.
Pay attention to reviews. If you see an awesome sales pitch for a pair of headphones and you
go on Amazon and see about 3 dozen people said they were crap, they were probably crap.
Consumer experience means more than company promises.
Stick with well known brands. There might be a few good generic brands out there, but when
it comes to electronics of any kind you usually want to go with the big boys who have proven
themselves. Think Pioneer, Panasonic and Skullcandy.
Choose based on durability. If you have a DJ headphone that costs $150 and one that costs
$250, you may be tempted to go with the cheaper option because it is still high end enough to
be a good set. But remember that if the more expensive will last longer you will end up paying
less in the end than if you have to replace or repair them.