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post #7801 of 11352
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Originally Posted by BBBS View Post

My DJ friend uses Skytronic or some similar own-brand crap from an electronics supplier of the same name. His attitude is "you need something you can hold against your ear while you cue up. Sound quality isn't as important as something you can throw in a bag, lose, or accidentally break. They look like giant 70s headphones and cost like £3+VAT & delivery.
I was totally expecting him to have something good too, but apparently a lot of professional DJs don't use pro headphones. Go figure.

I know that most of them dont use really expensive headphones. but generally they all use something with a more towards a flat response.
Fair enough if youve spent £3 on headphones, because i can appreciate you would be pissed if your £200 headphones got damaged. but its not like those beats cost £3.

Im not one to usually hate on beats, but this guy is supposed to be a half decent trance DJ and he comes on stage wearing these:





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post #7802 of 11352
Skrillex sports those too, which really knocks his credibility by making him look like somebody who appeals to prospective Beats buyers.

And yeah I agree I'd expect to see DJs with proper headphones, because how hard can it be to keep track of them and put them in a case? It's not like they're not wired to the mixer. However, in a lot of situations, the DJ isn't going to be altering the EQ or sound in general, so they're just synching up beats or finding the right part of a track.

Fun fact: I once got mistaken, i guess, for somebody in one of the famous clubs. The manager waved me over in the bar and asked if I wanted to DJ. I took one look at their probably expensive needles and smiled a no. Maybe I could have been a superstar by now? Who knows.
post #7803 of 11352
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Originally Posted by BBBS View Post

Skrillex sports those too, which really knocks his credibility by making him look like somebody who appeals to prospective Beats buyers.
And yeah I agree I'd expect to see DJs with proper headphones, because how hard can it be to keep track of them and put them in a case? It's not like they're not wired to the mixer. However, in a lot of situations, the DJ isn't going to be altering the EQ or sound in general, so they're just synching up beats or finding the right part of a track.
Fun fact: I once got mistaken, i guess, for somebody in one of the famous clubs. The manager waved me over in the bar and asked if I wanted to DJ. I took one look at their probably expensive needles and smiled a no. Maybe I could have been a superstar by now? Who knows.

the thing is, theres a company called Technics, and one of their models is used by so many DJs, some of the best in the world. and when i cornered one of my favourite djs on a night out, i asked him what he uses, and he told me these Technics headphones because they have quite a flat response and u can literally chuck them in your bag, no case, and theyll be fine. these Technics headphones cost about £120, which is less than most if not all beats models? Its not like beats are known for their excellent build quality lol..

hahaha!! i did a little bit of DJ-ing earlier this year. it is no where near as easy as it looks.

EDIT: P.S DJ-ing requires you to use the EQ, thats just as important as beat matching, otherwise a simple crossfader would do the same thing lol!
Edited by fjeena - 11/18/12 at 12:23pm
post #7804 of 11352

Edition 8s?

 

post #7805 of 11352

Yes - those are Ed 8s 

post #7806 of 11352
Ran into a guy in the music shop today. He was scoping out some HD280's (which I consider to be a poor set of headphones). I walked over and talked him into upgrading to the KNS8400. He tried them with the Clip Zip I had in my pocket and was pretty happy. He bought em.
post #7807 of 11352
Awhile back , I saw about 4 people in suits together, each wearing a b&w p5. Very odd.

More recently, a clear se 535 on the subway, and a pair of jh ciems. Got plenty of stinkeye for my trouble.
post #7808 of 11352
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Originally Posted by dscythe View Post

a pair of razer orcas, and im pretty sure i saw a beyer custom one, or something that looked a lot like it

haha i used to wear that in public...they aree sooo flashy!!!

post #7809 of 11352
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Originally Posted by BBBS View Post

Skrillex sports those too, which really knocks his credibility by making him look like somebody who appeals to prospective Beats buyers.
And yeah I agree I'd expect to see DJs with proper headphones, because how hard can it be to keep track of them and put them in a case? It's not like they're not wired to the mixer. However, in a lot of situations, the DJ isn't going to be altering the EQ or sound in general, so they're just synching up beats or finding the right part of a track.
Fun fact: I once got mistaken, i guess, for somebody in one of the famous clubs. The manager waved me over in the bar and asked if I wanted to DJ. I took one look at their probably expensive needles and smiled a no. Maybe I could have been a superstar by now? Who knows.

 

Friend sent me this the other day, sKr1ll3x wearing m50s at around 5:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT40_00AGQU

post #7810 of 11352

Around here, the majority seem to wear a-jays, porta pros or k518s

Saw a guy walking down the street the other day with what I'm pretty sure were Momentums  ^_^
 

post #7811 of 11352

went to a local FYE again, apparently they restocked on new headphones.

 

its funny to see Polaroid to make headphones.

 

 

 

and they are now stocking Audio technica products aswell, usually their noise canceling model, the WS55 in red.

the SJ11, wow i didnt think they were going to be really small..

and they also have the ATHT200.

 

 

i actually bought the ATH T200 to give it a brief try, i didnt like the soundsignature. it didnt pair up well with my Grado's and i felt it was a downgrade. so i did justice and returned them.

to say the least, they are very comfortable.

post #7812 of 11352

Saw a couple of IEMs whilst in the train, ranging from Westone 1, 2's and Shure 315's. Seen a couple of IE8's, GR07, Monster Turbines, Klipsch S4's and Sennheisers as well. Headphones are few and far in between, with Marshall Major and M50s. 

post #7813 of 11352
Sennheiser HD448 worn by some dude over at my college, while I saw someone wearing SoundMAGIC PL11s walk past me while lining up for public transport.
post #7814 of 11352
Finally found some half decent stores!! Got to try out the krk kns8400(was impressed, bass wasnt as good as my hfi780s), senn hd558(bass was too shallow for my liking) and the P5s(i think open headphones are no good for me lol). Wanted to try the senn HD650, but i didnt think my little E11 would be able to power it, so i didnt wanna ask the guy to open the box..

Just walked past some1 on the train with a pair of HD25-ii smily_headphones1.gif
post #7815 of 11352

So I'm looking in the ads for Black Friday sales and on almost every major tech store ad, I see "Beats by Dre Solo HD - 179.99 - Save $20" on the front page.

 

Ugh...shoot me now.

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