March 31, 2014
One thing that DJs have a lot of these days is choices. They are no longer confined to either being a real DJ or a wanna-be based on the gear that they own, since even the pros will use lesser or less respectable gear from time to time, as long as it gets the job done. The growing pains of switching over to digital have sort of worked their way through to the point where we no longer have to delineate what is worth having and what makes you a poser. Even being part of the group that categorizes other DJs is no longer cool either.
This is good for many people who do not necessarily need to buy the best gear right from the start. What is the point? There is plenty of less expensive gear that will do the same job, where only a picky person could …
August 9, 2013
Headphone choices to a beginner DJ actually make more of a statement than the headphone choices of an experienced DJ. The vet who has been at it their entire lives, knows that they need something comfortable over their ears. They need something that will help them mix songs, not just something to cue up the next track. The nuances of a song are something than only an experienced DJ will pay attention to – while the newbie might only focus on the kicks and snares to match up a song. With the right set of headphones, your EQ skills will increase dramatically.
Still, the looks of the headphones are important to newbies for reasons other than how they perform. First off, they want to be perceived as a DJ, so they buy headphones that are made for DJs. That thick headband and rotating cups signal to audience members that these …
December 10, 2012
There is a distinct noticeable difference between a pair of high priced earphones and a pair of cheap ones. You certainly aren’t paying tenfold the amount because of the way they look; either that or if they’re made from platinum. You already know what I’m talking about. It’s the type of sound that they produce. If you’ve been using your pair of Apple earphones that came with your iPod and have never used anything else, you’d probably never know the difference. However, if you try a pair of Shure SE425’s, it would be hard to not notice the difference in sound quality when you go back to your old stock pair.
Luckily, software engineers are adept at finding ways to increase sound performance without adding any addition hardware – which means more money in the pocket. The Dirac HD Player App for the iPhone does exactly that (or at …
December 2, 2012
It may be pretty tricky to spot the difference between a $30 pair of earphones or in-the-ear headphones, from looks alone. Although there can be a lot of technology and design that goes into making a pair of these, on the outside – you can easily be deceived. There are popular brands of sound isolating earbuds that do what they’re supposed to do, which is, transmit audio. The difference between a pair of Shure SCL4 headphones and another brand, such as skull candy, can only be spotted from the outside with the logo that people can see with their eyes. Of course, once you actually put them to your ear it’s a completely different story.
If you’re looking for a cheap pair to take with you on the road (and you aren’t afraid to break or lose them), id America Metropolitan makes a pair of colorful in-ear headphones that look …