In ear (noise cancelling) Earphones for Djing

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  1. sam the dnb man

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    Can anyone reccomend me some relatively cheap in ear earphones for Djing please?
    My headphones are absoloute wank for djing i cant hear a thing because they have no sound attuention.
     
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    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    why dont you get some sennheisers? they tend to be pretty good and not tooo bad priced either.

    I got some £40 ones for mixing and they sound pretty good to me (im sure there is alot better about tho), I also got some in ear ones for moi ipod which were about £30, i expect they would be good too...
     
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    I do have some sennheisers, cant remember what model they cost me £55 quid and they are pretty wank.
    They are good for listening to music or plugging them into your tv or whatever but when I play out I cant hear fuck all.
    All I can hear is the sound from the main system, they hardly muffle any background noise.
    Its even worse if I dont have monitors I have to cue up with distorted hi hats that i can barely hear.
    I have to have the headphones turnt right up and they are still too quiet
     
  4. Saint

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    Whats the reason for wanting in ear headphones for djing?
     
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    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    yeah thats where your going wrong Sam...why in-ear??

    you dont want to use in-ear headphones for mixing with mate...drivers on in-ear are much smaller and are in-capable of necessary volumes needed to be mixed with.
     
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    They seem to block out a lot of the noise in the background e'g soundsystem ect.
     
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    Sammy_Dodger Mr Ed

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    thats cos its IN YOU EAR!!! hahahaha

    use over-head ones and mess around with the headphone channel cue.
     
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    Im not using in ear earphones atm im using sennheiser hd485 headphones.
    I dont think the volume levels matter when all the background sound is blocked out.
    I find that I have to have the volume on my headphones nearly to the max which is damaging to my hearing. Its just noise ontop of noise.
     
  9. DTR

    DTR the village idiot

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    Putting a tiny speaker right next to your eardrum at high volume will also damage your hearing, maybe more so.

    Try HD25s
     
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    Yeah but if they are cancelling most of the noise in the background I wont need to have them up high.

    Was looking for something abit cheaper but thanks.
    I think im gunna sell my ps3 so I can get a pair.
    I was told that the HD485's where good for blocking out background noise.
    Are the hd25s that good for playing out live then?
    can you hear a lot of background noise when using them?
     
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    HD25's are good, but they cost a bit...
     
  12. sam the dnb man

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    Are they worth it?
    I will mainly be using them for playing out live.
    Thats what im looking for, headphones/earphones that wont get dominated by the soundsystem
     
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    DTR the village idiot

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    No DJ headphones are noise cancelling. Noise cancelling involves fruity circuitry, negative feedback loops etc etc. You need noise isolating headphones.

    Anyway, try HD-25-SPs, the poor man's Sennheisers. You can get them for 30 squid off ebay, I actually prefer using them live. The SPs are nice and comfy but HD25s pinch my ears.
     
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    okay cool.
    cheers.

    Anyone got any experience using in ear earphones?
    I heard D Bridge uses them
     
  15. motion audio

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    Get some decent earplugs and wear them under your headphones, that way background noise will be blocked out pretty well and you'll hear your headphones clearer.
     
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    LTJ uses in ear headphones aswell...its not that blasphemous.
     
  17. mattyb_999

    mattyb_999 DJ Laize

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    Technics DH1200 Headphones

    All you need.
     
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    ive got some pioneer1000s there pretty sweet
    kinda hurt my ear if ive had em on for over hour
    but not bad really
     
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    The HDJ's? Careful with them, the buggers snap reet easy.
     
  20. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    ive never tried in-ear myself, but i see the in-ear monitors in catalogs all the time. i know Shure makes some, and i think M-Audio too. ive seen some that cost about $400; i'd expect them to work real well :p

    ive also seen A-sides dj with headphones and custom earplugs. so you could do try that too.
     
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