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dbkyser

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I have a pair of V-Moda Crossfade headphones but considering getting a little better-built pair since this is such an important piece of equipment for us.
Considering the PioneerDJ HDJ-X10-S Professional and wondering if these are going to be the industry standard.
What is everyone using now days.
 

Handinon

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I use Sony MDR-7506 and Pioneer HDJ-2000. IMHO, the Sony's sound a little better, but the Pioneer's are more "rebuildable" - replaceable cord, etc..
 

Jeff Romard

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I don't use them on the road but I have a pair of Sennheiser HD280. They are very accurate and nice sounding. Moderately priced too

I also have a pair of HD201 that I use in my studio. They sound nice and are very light
 
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DJ Ricky B

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I don't bring out anything expensive for mobile DJ use. ...That is because I purchased a pair of expensive $130 head phones one time, and they broke 10 months later.

I have a pair of Skull Candy $10 head phones I use. Been in my bag for 5 years or so, and still work fine.

If I didn't care, and had plenty of money to spend on head phones, I would be using the Bose noise cancelling ones.
 

Handinon

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It is sometimes funny how different many of us DJ. I have no playlist, try to read the floor, constantly pre-listening for the next best song, setting up cues and loops, might beat match, etc.. This is not a judgement call, simply an observation. Anyway, because of this, I'm constantly using my headphones (hooked to a controller).

With all the money I've spent, another $100 for good sounding/good fitting headphones is a drop in the bucket - and besides, life's to dam short.

A nice upgrade to the Sony's stock ear cushions - which I wore out - were "Wicked Cushions" -
https://www.amazon.com/Upgraded-Replacement-Pads-Sony-7506/dp/B01MUHRW62
 
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djcrazychris

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the first pair of pro headphones i ever used back in 91was a set of Fostex T-20's ... i wore them exclusively my whole career... after a short retirement i tried to rebuy a pair and only found its new counterpart....which seems a tad inferior to the classic ones... Official FOSTEX RP stereo headphones T20RPmk3n EMS SPEEDPOST NEW 4995090307084 | eBay - (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Official-FOSTEX-RP-stereo-headphones-T20RPmk3n-EMS-SPEEDPOST-NEW/163139904230?epid=1069623532&hash=item25fbe562e6:g:eGYAAOSwXSRbQcaz:rk:32:pf:0)

but they do the job...

i also carry a pair of these as a back up....

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC SonicPro High-Res Active Noise Cancellation Headphones - Black | Wireless 1 - (https://www.wireless1.com.au/audio-technica-ath-msr7-sonicpro-high-res-active-noise-cancellation-headphones-black)
 
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I also use the Sennheiser HD280PRO .. everything I need.
 

DJ Bobcat

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Sennheiser HD558’s with my Large System, and Audio Technica ATH-M50’s with my Small System. The price difference doesn’t seem to make much difference, as the less expensive Audio Technica’s sound just as good as the Sennheisers.


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Reviving this thread since it already existed. Facebook reminded me today that my headphones have now been in use for the last 6 years:Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 11.47.53 AM.png

I'm noticing some wear on padding, but nothing that would force a replacement by any means.

They weren't cheap, but my "buy once, cry once" theory remains. I've probably done close to 100 weddings with this set (I have a different pair in my backpack for club gigs).
 

TES3S

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I like small headphones and have found the newer Pioneer entry-level DJ Cue Headphones to be terrific, at only $70. A lot of people I know have switched to really good iems, but I still prefer real headphones.
 

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I get really loud on my headphones, and as such have found the best ones for me are the technics rp-dh1200. Have 2 pairs... one since 2008, which outside of a cracked plastic piece works perfectly and is now my backup. I have a newer one since 2015 which has been perfect. Only had to replace the ear cups for $20/pair once due to cracking.
 
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the best ones for me are the technics rp-dh1200. Have 2 pairs... one since 2008, which outside of a cracked plastic piece works perfectly and is now my backup. I have a newer one since 2015 which has been perfect. Only had to replace the ear cups for $20/pair once due to cracking.
100% agreed - but good luck finding any more - I had to switch to the Shure SRH750DJ sets.
 

TES3S

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That Sure looks nice though. How do you compare it to the Technics?

Has anyone tried the new replacement Technios--https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1523811-REG/technics_eah_dj1200_dj_headphones_with_multi_functionality.html
 
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djtaso

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That Sure looks nice though. How do you compare it to the Technics?

Has anyone tried the new replacement Techncos--https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1523811-REG/technics_eah_dj1200_dj_headphones_with_multi_functionality.html
seems that one of the reviewers on the link you sent was a user of the original and said they're pretty equal in terms of quality, but newer, more lightweight materials.