Whether you’re still looking for your first DJ setup or touring the world on a regular basis, getting the best DJ headphones is an important task. So, what are the things to look for? How much will you need to spend? What does impedance mean?
In today’s world of Jargon, celebrity endorsement and marketing hype, it can be hard to cut through the bullsh*t to get the information you need.
This is where this site comes in. We have some tools plus extensive product reviews to help you make an informed decision, choosing the right headphones for your needs to fit your wallet.
Below is an interactive chart of some of the headphones currently available (we are adding to it all the time). You can use this to narrow down the search before you look at the top contenders more closely. If you’re new to DJ’ing, it might be worth checking out our beginner’s guide; this will tell you what makes DJ headphones different to regular headphones and what to look out for. We also have a detailed review section where you can get to know the best DJ headphones before you buy, with pictures and full specs it’s a great resource. Finally, we also have a glossary where you can check out any terms you haven’t heard before or don’t quite understand.
Clicking at the top of any of the column will sort the table by that column. These are:
- Model – Clicking on the model will take you to an in-depth review when available.
- Price – Taken from Amazon, this is a rough guide as prices often change with discounts and special offers available quite frequently. Basically, $ = under $100, $$ = $100-$160, $$$ = $160-$200, $$$$ = $200+. Clicking on an individual price icon will take you to the best price on Amazon.
- Weight – In Grams
- Cord Length – In meters
- Ear Cup Style – On-Ear or Over-Ear, for more information check out our Jargon page.
- Rating – Taken from Amazon, these are user rating reviews to give you an idea of what users think.
Below are 3 of best DJ Headphones available right now on the market.
The Don: Sennheiser HD25-1ii
The HD25′s have been the top choice for pro DJs for well over 10years now. Excellent sound quality and a durable construction have made these ‘on ear’ Sennheisers the ‘industry standard’ in DJ headphones, similar to the Technics 1210s turntables in the 1990s and more recently, the Pioneer DJM Series. Made in Ireland, replacement parts are available for every single element of the Headphones, and while not cheap, they do ensure the HD25s will last.
Read a full review for the Sennheiser HD25-1ii here
Best Value: AIAIAI TMA-1
Designed in Denmark and tested by 25 international touring DJs, the TMA-1s are the new kid on the scene. These pair of cans are comparable in every way to the top DJ headphones money can buy while often half the price. Anti ear fatigue sound and minimalistic looks are two great features of these hard-wearing headphones.
Read a full review for the AIAIAI TMA-1 here
Looks Good: Beats By Dr. Dre Mixr
At the high end of the DJ headphones market, seems certain don’t come cheap. However, these looks are matched by high-quality sound and some great design features. An intelligent cup swivel mechanism and duel ‘daisy chaining’ inputs add to a solid construction and are combined with some well thought out peripherals. Designed by Latin superstar DJ David Guetta.