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post #1 of 10
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OK after hours of browsing, i narrowed the options down to 3:

Behringer HPS5000 - $69
Sennheiser HD-205 - $72
Cortex CHP-2500 - $112

What i really hate is buying a headphones which ends up small for my ears. So to give you an idea about how big my ears are, you can check this product (Philips SHP2000, my current headphones). It covers around my ears and fits perfectly. But it's so cheap and not suitable for DJing.

But how do i know whether they are small or not? Wish they have included the size of the ear cups.

Other than worrying for the right size, if you want me write the features i want in a headphone i'd say:

1) High quality sound
2) Comfort
3) Durability
Edited by Nautilus - 5/19/11 at 6:14pm
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I actually like the second one. It looks alot more professional and the sound specs looks decent. The higher price one seems to be overprice for the brand. Anyways good luck with the decision!
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I actually like the second one. It looks alot more professional and the sound specs looks decent. The higher price one seems to be overprice for the brand. Anyways good luck with the decision!

Ty for your opinion. I can use few more opinions smile.gif
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post #4 of 10
All of those headphones are supra aural (on ear). From what you said, it sounds like you're looking for a circumaural headphone (around ear).

Unfortunately I don't know much about dj'ing headphones or what type of sound signature would be preferred. I'd look into Ultrasone's offerings. Might want to dig around head-fi.org to find some more opinions.
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post #5 of 10
Check out Beyerdynamic's new 1350 headphones. More expensive, but may be worth the money later down the road. Not exactly tailor made for DJs, but they should work great and also double as a very nice portable headphone set.
post #6 of 10
I have seen alot of DJs using the HD 25 series headphones, not sure how much they are but apparently they are very good
post #7 of 10
Not sure if you have made a decision yet but I have both the Sennheiser HD280 (circumaural) and the Technics RP-DJ1200 (supra aural) and I much prefer the Technics for mixing. The have great sound, are fairly comfortable and the ear cups swivel so you can get one out of the way while you are mixing.
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post #8 of 10
Pioneer HDJ-10000G
HDJ-2000s
Ultrazone DJ 1 Pro
Audio Technica ATH-Pro700
AKG K 181 DJ
post #9 of 10
Aiaiai TMA-1s as well, Senneheiser HD-25 II.
post #10 of 10
The Agk 181 are on-ear rather than over ear, and in my experience offer superior isolation, and are second only to the HD-25s on test.

The sound quality is excellent. And while they isolate really well due to the on-ear styling, the comfort is a casualty.
I think they're excellent headphones, but I would urge you to try before buying from a DJ perspective.
Any Dj headphones. Try them out before buying them. With dj ing theres factors involved that differs from person to person.
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