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    Default Cheap or expensive headphones

    Greetings to all! I am a beginner in the field of DJ and just collect my equipment, I want to get good headphones, but I'm not sure if at the beginning stage I need expensive models, I look Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO and DT 1770 PRO i found their comparison https://headphonesarena.com/headphon...-vs-dt-770-pro and it says that the difference is not so great, there is a difference in frequencies and distortions, but is it really noticeable for a beginner? What do you advise? take 770 or 1770?

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    There's really no point in splurging on DT1770S for a DJ enviroment, and the DT-770s are pretty cumbersome if you're not planning on having them on your ears ALL the time. You need functionality for DJ work. Have you considered on-ears headphones? I have the DT-770/80, Custom One Pro, HD-25, RP-DJ1210, HD280 and a ton of other headphones, and IMO the HD-25 is the superior one both in terms of practicality and monitoring your mixing.

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    I would recommend to try different headphones before buying one. How do they feel after wearing them for a couple of hours.
    I recently bought the Pioneer HDJ X5 for 80 bucks and I am very happy with these headphones.


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    Default I think cheap is the way to go.

    So I used to buy $300 pioneer Headphones. before that it was the $160 sony DJ headphones. They would never seem to last very long. After constantly replacing these headphones at a premium price, I decided to order 6 different brands. I was looking for a cheaper replacement that could work. The price range was from $35 up to $100. I tested them back to back with my expensive headphones. At the end of the day, yes the $300 headphones did sound the best. But my surprise was the Gemini DJX-500 (the cheapest in the list) where arguably the second or 3rd best sounding headphone. It was more then good enough to DJ with. The great thing is that I don't even care when they break because they are so cheap to replace. Unless you are using your headphones to mix & master records in a studio, its just not worth the price to me anymore.

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    Default I've got the Sennheisers

    Sennheiser HD25 are pretty much the industry standard. You can get them for 125 euros or so!

    They're loud and light, and you can twist one of the cups away to hear both the floor and your pre-listen, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by djwy View Post
    Sennheiser HD25 are pretty much the industry standard. You can get them for 125 euros or so!

    They're loud and light, and you can twist one of the cups away to hear both the floor and your pre-listen, etc
    Not to mention that every part is user-replaceable.
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