Originally designed for passengers of the Concorde. Extremely lightweight for DJ monitor headphones. Great passive noise isolation. Highly modular design is easy to repair. Flippable ear cup for mixing and monitoring. Comes with 1/4 jack adapter.
On-ear design can be uncomfortable for some.
Affordable model based on high-end designs. Ear cups rotate ninety degrees for mixing and monitoring. Audio profile emphasizes bass and percussion for beat matching. Detachable single-side coiled cable for flexibility. Customizable look.
Doesn’t come with 1/4 plug adapter.
Flippable rotating ear cup for one-ear monitoring. Long coiled single-sided cable for maximum fidelity and range of motion. Included 1/4 inch plug adapter for mixing boards. Flat frequency response for accurate monitoring.
Flat response may not be ideal for loud environments.
Removable side plating can be customized for personal style and branding. Choice of two fabric-lined cables, audio only and mic-enabled. Powerful sound with punchy bass ideal for loud environments. Sweat resistant. Includes 1/4 plug adapter.
Expensive. Ear cup may not press completely flat to ear.
Choice of two included single-sided detachable cables, coiled and straight. Rotating ear cups for monitoring and beat matching. Rugged, closed back design passively seals out exterior noise. Comes with 1/4 stereo plug adapter.
Padded headband can be heavy on the head.
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Headphones are among the most important pieces of equipment for DJs since they offer better audio quality than regular speakers alone. While main speakers drive the music for listeners and dancers, the headphones are for the DJ alone. A high-quality pair of headphones makes it easy to mix tracks, apply effects, perform scratches, and otherwise alter the performance music in real time. Compared to regular headphones, models designed for DJs often swivel at the cup, making it easier to wear just one side while leaving an ear open to hear the main audio feed in the actual performance space.