I could really use some help on deciding what to do with my Pioneer HDJ-2000's, either keeping them or getting rid of them and picking up a different pair of cans?
A brief history about my DJ guruness (that's not a word but hopefully follow my drift), I've owned the Technics RP-DH1200s, Technics RP-DJ1200s, Beats Pro by Dr. DRE (>_<), Sennheiser HD 25-1, IEM's Sennheiser CX150, IEM's SkullCandy Titaniums, until recently picking up the Pioneer HDJ-2000s a few months ago.
When I initially picked-up the Pioneer HDJ-2000s I was crazy in love with them, that-is until a month or so afterwards either my ear went south or I was just not satisfied and wanting to use them anymore.
Being that I'm an open-format DJ/ Music Producer/ Sound Engineer (Rock, Pop, Hip-hop, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Top-40, House y Electronica, Mash-up/ Re-mixer) it's imperative for me to have a solid all-around pair of cans that are not fabricated when it comes to sound quality, yet reproduces accuracy and cancels out background shenanigance.
My thoughts @bout the HDJ-2000's:
Sounds mmm'k but lacks complete noise isolation (and I rather not void my warranty by making such mods advised by some the guys from here on the forum).
Purchased the Fiio E11, and ordered velour pads. Slight difference but not much.
The detachable cable & transportable compactness are both dope features.
Magnesium structure is a humongous kudos ...freaking things are built for WW3!
Very comfortable...cool stereo-to-mono toggle switch feature.
I've used the Pioneer HDJ-2000s only a hand full of times as a DJ, generally for 5-hour durations @ larger venues and occasionally in the studio (IMHO at this point I'm about ready to hang them up, trade them up, or send them off to new owner (Lol))
Can anyone share their live mixing experience with headphones of either equal/ better quality brand and model of headphone(s),. etc...for example the Pioneer HDJ-2000's, AKG K271 MKII, AKG K550, Beyerdynamic DT 770 (80 or 250 ohm).