This is my full comparison/review of the didos vs the signature djs
I simply used an iphone 4 to run both headphones, and sorry about the bad grammar.
So, lets get started. I just decided going in a list of each part of the headphones would be most efficient and informative.
Looks: The didos are absolutely sexy. No comparison needed here.
Comfort: Although neither headphones are pillows, i would choose the djs over the didos as they arent heavy, and have alot more swiveling on the earcups.
Durability: although both headphones are TANKS, i do have to say i would be more confident throwing the didos at a wall than my djs
Now, to the fun part ^.^
Sound! Lets start with the bass for fun!
BASS: The signature dj tends to have just as much if not more impact if there are multiple frequencies of bass at a time, or when the bass is being played faster (like on murked by moshalah), but the didos trump them on impact and amount (by alot!) on slower, more one note bass on songs like rah! By dj pyro and butterfly by bassnectar. Even warhorse by them lost boys and gummy has better bass on the didos as the bass was mixed well enough with the rest of the song to not be too 'complicated'. Essentially, the djs have more flexible bass while the didos are slower and more powerful, as long as the songs arent too fast or intricate. The didos still have great bass on the songs that have complicated or speedy bass, but i find the djs better in that regard.
One thing i find about the didos is that they tend to make bass the center focus of almost every song, causing songs like in my eyes by mitis or let it be by blackmill (which have some bass, but just for atmosphere) to seem extremely bassy and it loses some of the 'in a trance' effect.
Mids: the mids on the djs are fuller and 'lusher' to my ears.
Soundstage: I find the soundstage and imaging to be greater on the djs, but the didos do have a soundstage that is "outside of your head" and is very good for a closed headphone.
Treble: As far as treble goes, as long as you get a good fit it isnt piercing or distracting, and they have maybe a bit more treble than the djs but its hardly noticable.
Value: honestly, these are both triple a triple plus cans that would make any basshead happy, and i think they are both worth their price, respectively.
Overall, if you listen to music that is centered around the bass moreso than not, and isnt 'speedy', i would choose the didos over the djs, but otherwise the djs tend to do better on anything atmospheric, fast, or simply not 'centered' on the bass.
I prefer the didos for Rap, pop, hip hop, slower bassy dubstep, hardstyle and trap while the signature djs would be better for pretty much anything else.
This was made after about 12 hours of listening time on the didos.Edited by sloomingbla - 3/9/14 at 1:31pm