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Sennheiser HD 25 Aluminium headphones

26/08/2014 Leave a comment

I bought myself one of these lovely headphones from Sennheiser but I have yet to try them as I still am using my Denon headphones, which are in a very bad state of disrepair. I need to get those Denon’s repair and when they are being repaired, I can use the Dennheisers. But I cannot wait to break them in slowly. That is what you must do if you buy new headphones. Listen to them at varying degrees of loudness every week. It is the same for what I do when I buy new speakers. That being said, these are probably the best pair of headphones I am ever going to own and lots of aftermarket pads can be found.

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Akai headphones

02/10/2013 Leave a comment

back in 1986, I bought this headphone that came with a complete hi-fi system. Cost me about $400 then, a pretty pricey sum then. Thrown into the mix was this pair of Akai headphones, that I used for some time to do my mixing. After a while, the pots started getting crackly and I noticed that the sound emanating from these headphones was anything but stellar. Finally, I abandoned them altogether but not before I cut them open to make myself some better one-sided headphones. DJs then used to use one-sided headphones and I thought that if I had to sacrifice a pair of headphones to do that, I might as well do it with these. A bit sad when I did that and I realise now that I should have left them the way they were. But I must say, it would have looked pretty cool today to have something like this displayed in your house!

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Audio-Technica ATH-SJ11 headphones

14/02/2013 Leave a comment

I got these for my wife on her birthday as the previous pair I gave her had become faulty. These headphones were declared by my wife to be, in her own words, “absolutely super!” They are quite basic headphones and they do the job apparently. She uses them when she wants to listen to music and watch YouTube videos on her laptop, without disturbing anyone nearby. According to Audio-Technica:

These headphones are completely foldable, making them portable and hassle-free. Living up to their name as a Street DJ headphone, the earcups can swivel 90 degrees for one ear monitoring.  The SJ11 presents an array of headphones in 5 stylish colours, ranging from funky neon green-black to sizzling pink-black. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size: armed with a 36mm driver, the SJ11 produces sounds of superior quality.

I like Audio-Technica and I am sure that these will last longer over the POS Panasonic headphones I had once. Those headphones only lasted a couple of months and were, in my opinion, a waste of money

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Denon DN-HP500 DJ headphones

29/10/2012 1 comment

Bought these headphones the other day because I was getting sick and tired of headphones that cannot stand up to DJ use. I do DJ sometimes and so far, I have been through two pairs of headphones. I had a pair of Panasonic RP-DJS200’s that bit the dust after barely a few months and I also had a pair of el-cheapo Realistic headphones that lasted me for many years but ultimately, could not stand up to the rigours of DJ duty. So I was stuck with using a pair of Philips SHP 1900 headphones which are still going strong! The only con is that it is too big for the bag I use to lug my DJ equipment around so something smaller and foldable was needed. These headphones from Denon were very affordable and they should last for a few years hopefully. The specifications are:

  • Type: Air tightness: closed dynamic
  • ±90 degree swivel mechanism
  • Folding design
  • Sturdy metal headband
  • Real stainless steel plate etched with Denon DJ Logo
  • Driver unit: phi 40mm neodymium magnet
  • Impedance: 40 ohms
  • Frequency response: 10 (target)-28kHz
  • Output (sensitivity): 103dB
  • Max Input Power: 1,300mW
  • Cord length: 3.9′

I still love those Philips headphones. They were inexpensive and did the job. If they were foldable like these Denon headphones are, I would still be using them!

Creative HS-390 headphones

20/08/2012 Leave a comment

I bought a pair of these headphones to use when Skype first came out. I was on Skye talking to friends overseas and needed a good pair of headphones. This is Singapore and Creative is a Singapore company…at least, it had its roots in Singapore so I thought I would get a Creative headphone because all the products I have bought from Creative in the past have been nothing but remarkable. So I bought these and I am very happy with them. They are sturdily built, have clear sound, the microphone does not get in your way and are even portable enough for me to bring to my DJ sessions. I do not think you can get these anymore but if you do find them on the market, get them. They last a long time, have clear sound and that, my friends, is all that matters.

Panasonic headphones bit the dust

31/05/2012 1 comment

My Panasonic RP-DJS200 headphones that I talked about in this post here have finally bit the dust. Looks like in spite of the DJ that they have in their model number, it looks like they cannot handle the DJ duty. Looks like I bought a pair of DJ-wannabe headphones. Looks like I will be going back to my Philips headphone, which ironically are cheaper but have lasted longer!

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Audio-Technica ATH-PRO6BP headphones with light

22/04/2012 3 comments

Trust the Japanese to come up with something like this but I must admit that this is a brilliant idea (pun definitely not intended), especially for people like us who have to DJ in dark nightclubs or pubs. This is the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO6BP headphones, with a little LED light built-in. I bet a lot of people will be sniggering at something like this but humour me. Come on…have any of you ever done some groping in the dark, wishing that you have not forgotten to bring your mini-flashlight? I know I have. So what do we do? Look for a cigarette lighter. Now that is dangerous, what with a naked flame, but that is the only thing that we had to light up the surroundings to look for stuff, in the darkness of the pub. You don’t want the club to turn on the house lights just because you can’t find something right?

In actual fact, these headphones came out about 15 years ago, but they will be relevant now as well. They should bring these out again. After a gig, you can forget things like a mini-torchlight but you will not forget your headphones…and if your torchlight is embedded in your headphones, hey…so much the better!

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