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djabstraction
Oct 24th, 2007, 13:21
Hey there,

My headphones are on a suicide mission, they appear to be randomly cutting out, as well as the black foam covering flaking off and getting stuck to everything :lol:

I currently use Sony MDR-V500 but although they are really comfortable and quick to position, the audio quality is pretty shoddy.

Just recently I've listened to a couple of my mixes on my mobile phone, using the headphones that come with it. The sound out of it is really really bad, BUT, the sound is just the right frequency to hear even very slight beat mis-matching, mis-matching which you just can't hear without applying EQ manually. Unless you have the ears of a bat I guess...

So basically, what I'm after is some headphones that will produce a similar sound. That way I should be able to improve my beatmatching a hell of allot. What do you guys use and what would you recommend using? Swivel cups is a must for me.

:music:

dfx
Oct 24th, 2007, 14:21
i use the predecessor of those: http://www.friendlyhouse.at/dj-equipment/headphones/dj/reloop_rh-3500_pro/linkcGFnZT1nZXJhdGUvZGV0YWlsLnBocCZpZD0yMTkzNTY=
they are quite similar to http://www.friendlyhouse.at/dj-equipment/headphones/dj/pioneer_hdj_1000/linkcGFnZT1nZXJhdGUvZGV0YWlsLnBocCZpZD0xNTgxNDEw (which ive also used) or http://www.friendlyhouse.at/dj-equipment/headphones/dj/sony_mdr-v700_dj/linkcGFnZT1nZXJhdGUvZGV0YWlsLnBocCZpZD0yMDA1NjY= both in feeling/handling and in sound, but somewhat cheaper.

my tip for the beatmatching issue: turn up the cue volume :)

djabstraction
Oct 24th, 2007, 14:50
i use the predecessor of those: http://www.friendlyhouse.at/dj-equipment/headphones/dj/reloop_rh-3500_pro/linkcGFnZT1nZXJhdGUvZGV0YWlsLnBocCZpZD0yMTkzNTY=
they are quite similar to http://www.friendlyhouse.at/dj-equipment/headphones/dj/pioneer_hdj_1000/linkcGFnZT1nZXJhdGUvZGV0YWlsLnBocCZpZD0xNTgxNDEw (which ive also used) or http://www.friendlyhouse.at/dj-equipment/headphones/dj/sony_mdr-v700_dj/linkcGFnZT1nZXJhdGUvZGV0YWlsLnBocCZpZD0yMDA1NjY= both in feeling/handling and in sound, but somewhat cheaper.

my tip for the beatmatching issue: turn up the cue volume :)

Hey I like the look of those Pioneer ones, I wonder if I can get them shipped from Europe for around that price, if I tried getting them over here I would be seriously ripped off. Dunno why the Brits get ripped off for everything.

:lol: RE: Turning the cue volume up, that won't really have the same effect to be honest, maybe my hearing isn't as good as it could be, but if I have it too loud I just find it even harder. I currently try to have it at a similar volume to what's being played through the speakers, so when I put the headphones on the volume stays about the same.

dfx
Oct 24th, 2007, 15:02
well it does really help for me. my ears kinda regulate themselves, when the cue volume is pretty loud (not overly - the volume knob isnt even up to the half), after a while they will attenuate the lows and also a bit the highs, while the mid frequencies remain loud. and it's mainly the mids and highs that you need to pay attention to. (for most of the tracks - there are exceptions)

but anyway, this is a personal experience, and everyone needs to develop their own mixing techniques :)

djabstraction
Oct 24th, 2007, 15:17
well it does really help for me. my ears kinda regulate themselves, when the cue volume is pretty loud (not overly - the volume knob isnt even up to the half), after a while they will attenuate the lows and also a bit the highs, while the mid frequencies remain loud. and it's mainly the mids and highs that you need to pay attention to. (for most of the tracks - there are exceptions)

but anyway, this is a personal experience, and everyone needs to develop their own mixing techniques :)

That's quite interesting, maybe I haven't stuck at it like that for long enough, for me if it is a bit too loud I end up competing with the volume of the speakers so need to turn them up more, then the cue, then the speakers, then the cue, then I can't hear for toffee. I guess it's just inexperience, so I'll just blame my headphones instead :lol::lol:

Cheers for the advice it's really appreciated! :)

DreamensioN
Oct 25th, 2007, 11:28
For mixing, I use Sennheiser HD 212Pro's.
For listening - I used to have an ultra expensive set of Ultimate Ears Super Fi 5 Pro's.

They cost me like $300US, and were an "in ear" headphone. They were touted as one of the worlds best ear monitors, apparently used by Madonna, U2, Sting etc.

I went through 2 pairs in 6 months. Biggest waste of money IMHO. Sure they sounded fantastic, really clear and crisp. But they were made of paper and broke SOOOO easily.

That's my Australian 2 cents.
/Which is almost the same as 2 cents US
//g0t exchange rate? :P

djabstraction
Oct 25th, 2007, 11:40
For mixing, I use Sennheiser HD 212Pro's.
For listening - I used to have an ultra expensive set of Ultimate Ears Super Fi 5 Pro's.

They cost me like $300US, and were an "in ear" headphone. They were touted as one of the worlds best ear monitors, apparently used by Madonna, U2, Sting etc.

I went through 2 pairs in 6 months. Biggest waste of money IMHO. Sure they sounded fantastic, really clear and crisp. But they were made of paper and broke SOOOO easily.

That's my Australian 2 cents.
/Which is almost the same as 2 cents US
//g0t exchange rate? :P

Wooo! $300 "in ear" headphones, I couldn't imagine what they must sound like, the most expensive ones I've had for "in ear" were about 50 Sony headphones which also, were made of really weak materials and the actual wires split within 3 months of having them, ended up replacing them for the Panasonic equivilent which were bullet proof and withstood many a pint of Fosters (I don't drink that shit... honestly.... :whistle:).

A few people have mentioned Sennheiser headphones, I like the sound of them but really need the swivel cup as I find them so easy to use, so I'll drop by their website and see what's going down. From what I understand they produce really true sound right?

Cheers Noel, I appreciate the advice! Gonna be making up my mind pretty soon I think :music:

Joshua_Avalon
Oct 25th, 2007, 21:02
Ive been using Pioneer HDJ-1000 for a few years. Havent had any problems with them, a few years old and still work like new.

Abominus
Oct 25th, 2007, 22:36
The headphone of choice around these parts (Tampa, Florida) are the Technics DH1200s. What a lot of Djs love about them is the detachable cord feature, something that the DN-HP1000 do not have (Denon.) They are loud and the earcups hold your ear nicely and they are built like a tank. The only thing that I do not like about them is that they may be too bulky for like, everyday use, as in, as in listening to music but not Dj'ing.

Sennheisers are great too BUT, eh, I have not heard over even handled a pair of their "Dj" headphones.

Then, there are the Sony MDRV700DJs. People say that they are louder than the Technics but I do not buy it. They are less bulky than the Ts in my opinion but, I would go with the Technics if I were to choose.

As far as smaller types, like earbuds and all, I have NO idea. One thing I would do is go to Amazon.com and search for all their headphones and read the reviews. They give you a great idea of what is hot and what is not.

I hope this all helped;)

Abominus

the bee
Oct 26th, 2007, 02:32
I just got my Sennheisers HD25-170 a week ago and im looooooooving them!!!
Amazing sound!!!

djabstraction
Oct 26th, 2007, 10:39
The headphone of choice around these parts (Tampa, Florida) are the Technics DH1200s. What a lot of Djs love about them is the detachable cord feature, something that the DN-HP1000 do not have (Denon.) They are loud and the earcups hold your ear nicely and they are built like a tank. The only thing that I do not like about them is that they may be too bulky for like, everyday use, as in, as in listening to music but not Dj'ing.

Sennheisers are great too BUT, eh, I have not heard over even handled a pair of their "Dj" headphones.

Then, there are the Sony MDRV700DJs. People say that they are louder than the Technics but I do not buy it. They are less bulky than the Ts in my opinion but, I would go with the Technics if I were to choose.

As far as smaller types, like earbuds and all, I have NO idea. One thing I would do is go to Amazon.com and search for all their headphones and read the reviews. They give you a great idea of what is hot and what is not.

I hope this all helped;)

Abominus

I love the sound of a detachable cord and they look pretty nice too. I'm not going to use them for anything other than mixing anyway so I'm not fussed about deadphones being chunky, at least they aren't flimsy and easy to break.

Would the Sony MDR-V700s really be that different from the V500s which I already have? I'm guessing they would be made from the same materials etc, just slightly better speaker components, in which case, I wouldn't go for those to be honest. Although my V500s have lasted a number of years, I would like to try something better, non-Sony, so it looks like it's either Technics or Pioneer.

One of my favourite companies is M-Audio but they don't do swivel cup headphones :-(

:music:

Cheers for the advice again! Can't believe I didn't think of looking at Technics...

djabstraction
Oct 26th, 2007, 10:45
I just got my Sennheisers HD25-170 a week ago and im looooooooving them!!!
Amazing sound!!!

Cool! Would that be these ones...

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/icm.nsf/root/502188

? So they are like almost 50 more expensive than the Technics, so they must be pretty good on the audio quality front? They don't look as strong though, or is the picture deceptive?

Just read a few reviews though and they rate pretty highly.

Hmmm.... *scratches chin*

*puts bit of paper with Pioneer, Technics & Sennheiser, into a hat and picks at random*

haha :lol:

Abominus
Oct 27th, 2007, 04:10
I love the sound of a detachable cord and they look pretty nice too. I'm not going to use them for anything other than mixing anyway so I'm not fussed about deadphones being chunky, at least they aren't flimsy and easy to break.

Would the Sony MDR-V700s really be that different from the V500s which I already have? I'm guessing they would be made from the same materials etc, just slightly better speaker components, in which case, I wouldn't go for those to be honest. Although my V500s have lasted a number of years, I would like to try something better, non-Sony, so it looks like it's either Technics or Pioneer.

One of my favourite companies is M-Audio but they don't do swivel cup headphones :-(

:music:

Cheers for the advice again! Can't believe I didn't think of looking at Technics...

The 700s have 3,000mW of power and the 500s have 1,000mW. It's really up to you. I have enclosed the Sony DJ heaphones order section:

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=3729

The higher the mW, the louder they go and harder you can push them. The Technics rate at 5,000mW. Those things are way loud. Seriously.

You will have to just somehow try them all out at a store or something. :music:

Let us know how things go and which pair of cans you decide on getting.:smile1:

Abominus

Config
Oct 27th, 2007, 18:00
i got stanton 2000's and they are very decent :) no problems or what so ever ^^

dj_revel
Oct 27th, 2007, 23:12
i have Technics RP-DJ 1210.... veeerrry loud, superb basses and very good sound quality and materials. The technics are extreme "everythingproof" :) maybe i point out some features... IMO:
+ sound quality
+ sound pressure (very loud)
+ extrmely resistant
+ good features
+ cable + jack
- if using for long listening to music etc. they may be uncomfortable...

thats my subjective opinion...

the bee
Oct 28th, 2007, 04:06
Cool! Would that be these ones...

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/icm.nsf/root/502188

? So they are like almost 50 more expensive than the Technics, so they must be pretty good on the audio quality front? They don't look as strong though, or is the picture deceptive?

Just read a few reviews though and they rate pretty highly.

Hmmm.... *scratches chin*

*puts bit of paper with Pioneer, Technics & Sennheiser, into a hat and picks at random*

haha :lol:


These would be the ones...Well as long as you dont smash them on the floor and jump on them I think they are strong enough...I mean like any other headphones you gonna get ,you just need to take care of them...and well after you get them,you get attached to them and therefor you look after them:)

Sound quality is amazing - I mean you just dont wanna let go after you put them on....:music:

WORTH IT

berlinpvd
Jan 14th, 2008, 21:42
Hi,


I am cofused between Alessandro MS-1 ,Sony Mdr V-6,Sennheisers HD-215.Which one among these will sound best with House/Trance music.

If there is any other suggetion it will be appreciated.

Abominus
Jan 14th, 2008, 22:23
Hi,


I am cofused between Alessandro MS-1 ,Sony Mdr V-6,Sennheisers HD-215.Which one among these will sound best with House/Trance music.

If there is any other suggetion it will be appreciated.

I never heard the Alessandro's but they seem to me like they are more for audiophile home stereo use. I do not see anything about a Mw handling so, I would stay away from those.

The Senn's look nice but they do not have any info on the Mw handling.

The Sonys......okay, well, those are good too. I have a friend that uses those. He has no complaints about them.

I say, look online for more info on the Sonys and the Senns. The higher the power handling (3000Mw or more) the better, specially for Dance music.

Good luck and let us know what you buy!

:music:

Psytronic
Jan 16th, 2008, 21:59
hd650
one of if not the best cans availabe

berlinpvd
Jan 17th, 2008, 16:13
"The higher the power handling (3000Mw or more) the better, specially for Dance music"

I am not able to find power handling capability of Alessandro MS 1 & sennheiser HD 215,also can these headsets be driven by ipod ,especially alessandro

berlinpvd
Jan 17th, 2008, 16:16
I checked out HD 615 it is way out of my budget.My budget is around $120.00 ,also if impedance is more for headphone does it mean it needs an amp to drive them.

Eg impedance 32 ohm for sennheiser & alessandro
For sony mdr v6/7506 it is 63 ohm.

deeray
Jan 17th, 2008, 17:14
be a real dj like me only use head phone for cue try mixing without the head phone ...... you will become a better mixer..... try it .... i been djaying since 1977...

berlinpvd
Jan 17th, 2008, 18:57
I amm not a DJ ,I just want headphones for home use.

lethalleigh
Jan 20th, 2008, 16:00
i have Technics RP-DJ 1210.... veeerrry loud, superb basses and very good sound quality and materials. The technics are extreme "everythingproof" :) maybe i point out some features... IMO:
+ sound quality
+ sound pressure (very loud)
+ extrmely resistant
+ good features
+ cable + jack
- if using for long listening to music etc. they may be uncomfortable...

thats my subjective opinion...

i have those technics also, and can agree with revel on the long listening issue, as they do press on your ears!

if its not bassy response etc that your after, then you cant go wrong with sennheiser, i have just broken the headband on a pair of hd280 pro's recently, but they are crisp and light which makes long listening a breeze, and they sit over your ears which is a bonus!

there are plenty of sennheiser models though, so see what suits you??? :grinning:

berlinpvd
Jan 24th, 2008, 04:43
I have bought Alessandro MS 1 they are amazing.awsome punch,though they need to be broken in for about 25 hrs

Abominus
Jan 24th, 2008, 05:49
I have bought Alessandro MS 1 they are amazing.awsome punch,though they need to be broken in for about 25 hrs

WTF?! 25 hours to break them in!!:confused:

But are they good DJ headphones? I just can't see them used as DJ headphones

krisvandrinken
Feb 10th, 2008, 19:06
I amm not a DJ ,I just want headphones for home use.

If You not a Dj I think be good to You headphones Philips SHP 2000 or higer :D .
They not cost allot but sound from phones is verry nice. Verry good basse and treble. So what I can say more . If You want great headphones in small cost this is for You . I have this headpones since yesterday and I'm verry happy to use them .

P.S
They are good to music create and mastering ;)

All the best ,
Cheers .

O.I.Project
Mar 28th, 2008, 02:02
Sony MDRV700DJs ,
Airbase use's them, Yahel, Dj Ross, etc

There quite good which i heard, i can say nothing much because i havent bought one yet, but im planing to,

So Cheers!!


:Trance For Ever:

Abominus
Mar 28th, 2008, 02:16
Sony MDRV700DJs ,
Airbase use's them, Yahel, Dj Ross, etc

There quite good which i heard, i can say nothing much because i havent bought one yet, but im planing to,

So Cheers!!


:Trance For Ever:


I have heard good things about those headphones as well:grinning:

Trancelvania
Mar 28th, 2008, 20:07
I use the Pioneer's HDJ 1000, and I'm really relaxed with them...I can hear my beat matching mistakes without any problem, even the tiny ones that you normally cant notice on some speakers...

and btw the mixer's output also plays a major role in the headphone's sound quality so you should also make sure ur mixer has a good output quality...

O.I.Project
Mar 29th, 2008, 03:03
Oh, yeah not to mentiion , ferry corsten also uses sony MDRV700DJs,

O.I.Project
Mar 29th, 2008, 03:06
I use the Pioneer's HDJ 1000, and I'm really relaxed with them...I can hear my beat matching mistakes without any problem, even the tiny ones that you normally cant notice on some speakers...

and btw the mixer's output also plays a major role in the headphone's sound quality so you should also make sure ur mixer has a good output quality...


Pioneer , which my cousin told me that they top all with their great sound qulity, but.... -the Pioneer HDJ 1000 tend to break like crazy which i heard, they mostly last up to 4-6 months,

trace of trance
Mar 29th, 2008, 09:42
ok since everyone are talking about a proper headphones I'd like to know if someone could recomend a good canalphones or earbuds around $30-40 price. My old ones starts breaking up :D

i want to have clear sound with good basses without too much hassle to fit them in your ear.

Abominus
Mar 29th, 2008, 14:52
ok since everyone are talking about a proper headphones I'd like to know if someone could recomend a good canalphones or earbuds around $30-40 price. My old ones starts breaking up :D

i want to have clear sound with good basses without too much hassle to fit them in your ear.

If you are in the States, you can check out Amazon.com. They have TONS of those earphones ranging in all prices:grinning:

trace of trance
Mar 29th, 2008, 22:43
If you are in the States, you can check out Amazon.com. They have TONS of those earphones ranging in all prices:grinning:

i know there is but thats what makes it so difficult too many choices :mask:
any suggestions?

Abominus
Mar 29th, 2008, 23:44
i know there is but thats what makes it so difficult too many choices :mask:
any suggestions?

Well, I am not too familiar with those sort of headphones but, I can say that you cannot go wrong with Sony, Harman Kardon and Sennheiser. I would not go with Bose. BOSE=SUCKS. Trust me. I would never buy ANYTHING Bose.

If you want to spend some more, go with the Etymotic Research ones. They make the "hi-fi earplugs" that I wear at the clubs and those are awesome.

Search around a bit for those brands I mentioned in your price range and read the reviews too:music:

Let me know if you need any more help:hug:

Abominus

djabstraction
Aug 15th, 2008, 10:52
Well I thought I'd best post a follow up to what I decided on in the end. I got myself some Pioneer HDJ-1000's even though noone has raved about them here, which is surprising actually as they are excellent, although I certainly wouldn't recommend them for reference listening as they are far too harsh in mid range.

http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v249/73/59/654121370/n654121370_848127_201.jpg

Just try not to buy fakes, if you think you are getting them really cheap, then they are probably fake,

eBay.co.uk Guides - How to spot a Fake, Replica HDJ 1000 (http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-a-Fake-Replica-HDJ-1000_W0QQugidZ10000000004856853)

Pros:

Very f***ing loud
The foam cups block out allot of background noise
Solid build

Cons:

Very f***ing loud, and if you have sensitive hearing they will hurt, so keep them to a minimum!
Swivel heads aren't as free as the Sony design, although they are solid.
Not good for reference listening as they do not produce a flat response.
Expensive

Abominus
Aug 15th, 2008, 16:11
Well I thought I'd best post a follow up to what I decided on in the end. I got myself some Pioneer HDJ-1000's even though noone has raved about them here, which is surprising actually as they are excellent, although I certainly wouldn't recommend them for reference listening as they are far too harsh in mid range.

http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v249/73/59/654121370/n654121370_848127_201.jpg

Just try not to buy fakes, if you think you are getting them really cheap, then they are probably fake,

eBay.co.uk Guides - How to spot a Fake, Replica HDJ 1000 (http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/How-to-spot-a-Fake-Replica-HDJ-1000_W0QQugidZ10000000004856853)

Pros:

Very f***ing loud
The foam cups block out allot of background noise
Solid build

Cons:

Very f***ing loud, and if you have sensitive hearing they will hurt, so keep them to a minimum!
Swivel heads aren't as free as the Sony design, although they are solid.
Not good for reference listening as they do not produce a flat response.
Expensive

I am glad that you picked a set of headphones that you are happy with. I was wondering which ones you went with after all this time:music:

Abominus