In terms of monitoring gear, a specialized pair of headphones is essential for any DJ performing in crowded venues. You won’t need to splash out on a premium pair if you are a bedroom DJ. Unless, of course, you have aspirations of moving your talent out of the bedroom and onto the dance floor.
For long multi-hour sets, headphones must be comfortable and lightweight. But, the audio must be high quality, with professionals requiring a range of sound inaudible to the human ear. This almost supernatural skill allows them to ‘feel’ their mixes on top of hearing what is happening tight to their ears.
Here are the best DJ headphones available today.
Q: Are DJ Headphones Repairable?
DJ headphones should come with a warranty. So, depending on what has happened, the manufacturer may replace or repair them.
Many electronic centers and shops will perform repairs if they are out of warranty. However, some DJ headphones have replaceable components.
So, if the problem is with one part, you can order and replace it with a new one.
Q: How Do DJs Choose Headphones?
Comfort is a significant factor in deciding. They should consist of comfortable and durable materials. Headbands should fit around the head, and ear cups should not be too tight. The ear padding should be made from memory foam and covered in an easy-to-clean material like faux leather.
20Hz to 20kHz is the frequency that people hear. Some will say it is unnecessary to have a frequency range in headphones different from this. However, with some premium DJ headphones, you get a range of up to 5Hz to 40kHz. This range is certainly ample and allows the audible range to be of the highest quality. This difference in quality is because distortions occur in the inaudible frequencies. Thus, the audible sound is of the highest quality. In regular 20Hz to 20kHz headphones, sound distortions occur in the audible frequencies.
Drivers should be at least 40mm, and impedance should be no less than 25 ohms. Additionally, it would be best if you thought about wired or wireless. Many DJs will scoff at unreliable Bluetooth headphones. However, some wireless DJ headphones are now offering excellent connectivity and quality.