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Which head phones should i buy for djing ?
Hello all am looking for new head phones to buy for djing

i normally use Sennheiser HD 205 i've used them the last few years for at home , gigs and even to mix down track's in the studio ,

but i want to find something better to use for gigs and maybe even sometimes for studio

which headphones would you recommend ?

what price range will i be looking at ?
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AIAIAI, Senny HD 25 II's, Allen and Heath, Pioneer seem to be the cans of choice from most threads going around there about cans. Budget about $300, head into a Store DJ kinda store and try them all out...one mans pleasure it another mans poison, and all that...some can't rate the HD 25's highly enough, others find them to clinical and pinchy on the head/ears, some want big over-hear cups, some what smaller on-ear cups...just find the one which works best for you
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Hey guys thanks for the reply !
i'll go past store dj and dj warehouse on the weekend
also will have a look at AIAIAI TMA 1's
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Something slightly left of field, the Ultrasone DJ1.

I picked up a pair and couldn't be happier.

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Cheers dude!

i been hearing good thing about AIAIAI TMA 1's

but i came across of sennheiser 25 over the weekend

going to try these AIAIAI TMA first before i buy ?

anyone recommend out of these 2 which would be better ? or there no difference ?
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i prefer the tma's............but they do tend to break
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Personal preference hey. They are both killer cans but makes sure you try them on, if you have a bigger head like me the 25's will be pretty tight.
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I've got some Sen HD 25 II, and can't fault them, I've had the same type of model forever tbh and never had a problem, I remember at one stage British Airways gave them out in-flight so there was an influx of these headphones with their logo on top amongst the djs I knew!
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^Didn't BA only give out the HD-25 SP headphones, and only on Concorde flights?

One problem with the HD 25's is the the connecting pins which plug in to the headphone seem to come loose and cause sound to drop out in one of the cans. I have experienced this happening with my own pair and many of my friend's.
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ok thanks for that !
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^Didn't BA only give out the HD-25 SP headphones, and only on Concorde flights?

One problem with the HD 25's is the the connecting pins which plug in to the headphone seem to come loose and cause sound to drop out in one of the cans. I have experienced this happening with my own pair and many of my friend's.

Yes it does happen!!! But they feel so light, especially when doing longer sets, all you do not need is some heavy ones...
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Sony MDR7506's are crazy for the price, had HD25's, Beyer Dynamic DT1350's, Some awful AKG's. all well more expensive but none as good for my ears. These Sony cans just keep getting better, and if they break i don't even care, one fiddy and a new set arrives.

For the price everyone should grab them as spares.

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I use Sennheiser HD280 Pros even though they are slightly bigger, but mainly as my ears are slightly sensitive to pressure after being pinned back years ago.

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Sony MDR7506's ...
For the price everyone should grab them as spares.

I would like a pair of these don't think i'd use them for mixing but would be good for music on long trips or when plugged in to the laptop. I already have 2 working pairs of HD 25's though (thought one had been lost/stolen and bought new pair).
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I've had the same pair of HD25's for almost 13 years now. I've changed the ear pads a few times obviously, it's nice to try the velour every now and then. Think I've only ever changed the cable once in that time. They are built to last! They are getting on a bit in the cans themselves now, they aren't as clear as they used to be and the low frequency has dropped off a bit (could also be my hearing from blasting my ears with these week in and week out for 13 years) so it's probably time to replace them but definitely not a requirement. I was thinking about trying out the TMA1's for my next set but it's hard to go past the HD25's!
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^Didn't BA only give out the HD-25 SP headphones, and only on Concorde flights?

One problem with the HD 25's is the the connecting pins which plug in to the headphone seem to come loose and cause sound to drop out in one of the cans. I have experienced this happening with my own pair and many of my friend's.



Yeah they would have been SP cos it was a long time ago now, not sure what flights they came from but weren't asking too many questions for the price!
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Not sure if you've already purcahsed, but I'd give the new NOCS NS900 a look:
https://www.storedj.com.au/products/NOC-NS900BL

Solid little thing and seems the reviews have been kind to it sound wise. I own the Senheiser Amperiors myself (Think HD-25 with shiny aluminium earcups), but I got them at a great price and at $300, i'd get me these.
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+1 for HD25's. no contest.
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now $120. seriously anyone who doesn't have these should just buy them now, if you don't like them I'll buy them for the same. max three. fuck.

http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/sony-mdr...io-headphones/

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now $120. seriously anyone who doesn't have these should just buy them now, if you don't like them I'll buy them for the same. max three. fuck.

http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/sony-mdr...io-headphones/

yep they're great, my back up pair for whenever my tma's break

good in the studio too


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I was always a fan of the HD25s but their continual dramas with the audio cable/socket pissed me off and I moved to A&H X-Ds, have never looked back since. The volume of the A&H headies is extra-loud which makes coping with loud club-systems a whole lot easier (no longer have to crank the mixer headphone knob right up) but the flat-response is probably my favourite aspect. Sennies pump out way too much bass and it's easy to become reliant on kick/bass beatmatching which can get you in trouble if the music you're playing doesn't have prominent low-end
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The Sony's are a great buy at $120!
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+1 the Sony's. Onto my second pair and love them.
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Can't go wrong with HD 25 II, or the TMA 1
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