This is my first ever post, so go easy on me, I've come here looking for some advice from you audio pros!
I recently started DJing. I got some direct drive turntables run off what can only be described as a cowboy set up - an old cd changer with some pretty big speakers. Anyway sounds good, it works blah blah. Anyway, the problem I've got is my headphones. They're awful, cheap, plastic, garish, you name negatives its got them. The sound just isn't upto scratch I can't hear the music properly, when I'm mixing and queuing it just sounds like a mess of sounds and I can't distinguish between tracks, not only that but the audio from my external system bleeds through and It really doesn't help matters.
So I'm in the market for some good value for money/ good sound quality and noise cancelling cans. I'll try and portray to you exactly what I'm after with the few technical terms I know. I DJ techno and house so ideally want to hear some good pounding bass and kick drums, but if I lost those claps and high hats I'd be devastated (I always crank my 'high/treble') so I guess what I'm looking for is some closed phones with smaller soundstage so I don't lose any of the higher sounds and the bass doesn't drown them out, right? They don't have to be comfortable ,obviously, as they're on and off all the time. So what I've checked out, and am pretty convinced on, are Ultrasone DJ1s. They're aesthetically pleasing by the seem it, fully adjustable, have a better ear cup shape than their Pro counterpart and are a great price!
Thoughts from you experts?
Thanks kindly for your time!
P.S. If any of you wanted to check out exactly what kind of music I play check out these two tracks Karenn - Chaste Down and Kommune1 - Motus.
Edited by KickDrum - 12/29/12 at 1:58am