Best DJ Headphones
By DJ Blaze, DJ Equipment Editor at DJBooth
One of the most important items any DJ needs in their equipment setup is a good-quality set of headphones for accurate monitoring, blending, and mixing. DJs look for many different attributes when trying to find the best set of cans to suit their needs and in this list I’ll go over some of the most important features that make a good DJ headphone. While this list is DJ-focused, I think the headphones we selected would be good choices for any music fan who values functionality over style.
Sound: A good set of DJ headphones will have a nice sound signature that allows the DJ to easily and clearly make adjustments or changes accordingly throughout the mix. A well balanced sound is important; too much bass drowns out a song’s kicks and snares, making it harder to beat-mach. All of the headphones in this list were selected because they produce an accurate and well-balanced sound that any DJ or music fan should appreciate.
Durability: Whether you are a professional DJ or a just a fan who listens to music on the go, your headphones will probably take a lot of abuse. A good set of DJ headphones should be built to withstand all the drops, folds, and bends that come with daily use. It’s good to check the type of materials used in the construction of the headphones as plastics are lighter, but metal is tough and will last longer. It’s also important to check and see if the cable is removable or detachable just to be sure it can be replaced if frayed or broken. All of the headphones on this list have been tested by DJBooth and are built using materials that should withstand standard use by DJs or consumers.
Comfort: DJs often wear headphones for 4 hours or more, so comfort is extremely important when selecting a pair. All of the headphones selected here use high-quality material for the earcup and headband cushion to ensure comfort and durability.