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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
December 14, 2012

REVIEW: Allen & Heath Xone XD-20 In Ear Headphones

Allen & Heath, apart from their funny name, has been making serious DJ equipment for those who are even more serious about their craft.  From mixers to controller modules, you won’t find any of their products at mid to low level price ranges – that’s because their line of gear, like the Xone 92 is only aimed at those who need top level equipment.  The Xone 92 is the DJM-850’s number one contender in terms of functionality and build-quality.  When A&H announced that they would be making a line of cheaper (relatively cheaper), earphone, it left people wonder just how well they would perform.

Dan Morse over at djworx.com got his hands on a brand new package to be put to the test.  The first most noticeable difference between these and other competitors is the ear canal design.  Although they look similar to other in-the-ear headphones sporting the same familiar …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
August 5, 2011

DJ MadFlip’s Top 4 DJ Headphones

Headphones to a DJ are like a lightsaber to a Jedi Knight. Well, maybe a Jedi doesn’t have to replace his or her lightsaber every year or two. Anyway, I get asked often which DJ headphones I prefer based on aesthetics, performance, durability, and pricing. Here are my top 4 that meet all criteria.

1.  Beats Pro – Monster Beats by Dre

These headphones are like that fine Italian leather couch that your rich friend has that you would never, ever buy yourself but always love sitting on when your at their house. The Beats Pro by Dr. Dre headphones are the pinnacle of sound and comfort. They weigh in at a beefy 15oz and are constructed with lightweight aluminum for max durability and longevity. They feature folding ear cups and gorgeous plush leather ear cushions that are even washable.  They have excellent gain, clarity and superior isolation which is …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
June 23, 2011

Allen & Heath Xone DB4 Review: Witness The Strength

Every once in while a new product is introduced to the world that redirects the path of existing trends. In the DJ world that product is the Xone DB4 by Allen & Heath. The DB4 comes equipped with a built-in 24bit/96kHz, multichannel, fully patchable USB2 sound card and it is also MIDI compatible. It also boasts a Quad FX Core DSP effects engine borrowed from to the Allen & Heath iLive pro touring console with the effects tweaked just a bit to be more relevant to electronic and dance music for a DJ performance. The layout and design is state of the art but you will find some semblance to Allen & Heath’s vastly popular Xone:92 mixer in terms of the stellar filters on the lower left and right of the channel faders. Where it differs most is the inclusion of a a multi-function 3 band EQ (isolater, LP/HP filter, …

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DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 1, 2011

Pioneer DDJ-T1 vs Native Instruments Kontrol S4 vs Denon DN-MC6000 vs Allen & Heath Xone DX

Controller-palooza is upon us!  How do you decide which one to invest in and what are some of the differences?  We compared some of the intermediate and beginner controllers here, and now we have put together a comparison of some of the 4 deck controllers to help you decide which might be best for your DJ carnage.

Allen & Heath XONE DX – This was the first 4 deck Serato Itch controller to hit the market.  It’s construction is metal and  it is built very well.  The audio interface on this bad boy is the most dynamic of the four considering you can have up to 4 RCA inputs and a digital out.  It works nicely with Itch controlling 4 track simultaneously, but I the rotary pitch adjust and the small non touch sensitive jog wheels took a little getting used to.  Overall, it worked very well and sounded …