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Thread Starter 

when i will have enough money i want to buy a cd player, amplifier and headphones

i want to buy components because i listen to jazz

my main problem is the isolation,

even when i listen music with my headphones the other parts of my family which live in other rooms

complain that they still can hear the music and that it bothers them

so many people suggested me to buy dj heaphones(closed tips) because they leak sound very

little ,

i wanted to ask you what is the sound quality difference between dj and hifi headphones

do the dj headhones have the same lifetime like the hifi headphones

i listen to music sometimes hours and hours long (whole night)

are the dj headphones intended for loung hours listening to music

is it apropriate to listen to jazz via dj headphones or should i consider to buy hifi headphones for jazz

post #2 of 9
There are closed back headphones and open back headphones. Over the ear, on the ear and i. the ear. What is your budget?

There is no such thing as dj headphones and hifi headphones, just differnent construction.

You shouldn't listen so loud. It will hurt your hearing. When you have constant tinnitus, think of me and this thread. Also, don't listen while sleeping. Your ears need to relax at night. Use a sleep timer.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 

when i will have enough money i want to buy dj headphones pioneer hdj-2000(300euros)

can you tell me how that headphones would fit with jazz music,pink floyd,rolling stones

would it be a good combination to listen to jazz with those headphones or are those phones just for professional

ussage(dj,studio,..)

will those headphones last long and have a lifetime like an open ones(for example sennheiser hd 598)

i ve had before sennheiser 595 and i was satisfied with the quality of the sound and i could have them on my head for hours long and my head still wouldnt hurt(just the problem was wit too much sound leakage)

could i have those pioneer hdj-2000 on my head for 3 hours and have no head problems like with the sennheiser hd 595

will the pioneer phones have as good sound as the senn hd 595
 

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

can anyone answer me

its important for me to know

post #5 of 9

 If you listen to music all night long the Pioneer HDJ-2000 may break like mine did:

 

 

 

 If you want durable closed headphones where nobody will hear you get Marshall Monitor Headphones:

 

http://www.marshallheadphones.com/product/monitor-black

 

 I have done everything to these headphones and they do not break. I drop them, I throw them, I fall asleep with them on, I catch the cable, everything. They sound great and I wear them all day. 

 

 Play them as loud as normal, no one will hear your music. 


Edited by inthere - 7/16/13 at 3:40am
post #6 of 9

I own the Technics RP-DH1200, which is the best of the DJ headphones in terms or sound quality and robustness. Sound leakage is also excellent. I tried out about fifteen types in the local DJ store before picking the Technics.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

do the Technics RP-DH1200 leak sound out?

i saw that they are open

how would they go with jazz music


Edited by takeshibeat - 7/16/13 at 4:42am
post #8 of 9

When my daughter uses it I can't even hear a whimper leaking out. They sound excellent with my jazz tracks from George Benson and Diana Krall.
 

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Originally Posted by Baxide View Post

I own the Technics RP-DH1200, which is the best of the DJ headphones in terms or sound quality and robustness. Sound leakage is also excellent. I tried out about fifteen types in the local DJ store before picking the Technics.

I had a pair of these, they broke after a month and a half at the joints. Not to mention that they were also very heavy, highly uncomfortable after an hour of listening. 

 

OP, closed headphones will generally leak less. Since you really don't need dj headphones for djing I would recommend a nice set of closed phones like the audio technica esw9. Those are well priced, look great, sound very good for closed headphones, are very comfortable and can be worn for many hours.

 

There are good dj headphones, like the sennheiser hd-25, they are super durable, you couldn't break them if you tried. Isolate very well, leak very little. They work well with electronic music and rock. They don't do very well at all with piano's due to the way they are tuned. 

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