The Best DJ Headphones for 2018
What does it take to qualify for a place on our shortlist of the best DJ headphones in the world right now? Outstanding sound quality? Rugged durability? Reliable noise cancellation? Value for money? The short answer is – all of the above!
Some of the world’s best DJ headphone brands have been putting out all sorts of incredible hardware throughout 2017, paving the way for an even more exciting 2018. But for those looking to invest in something that’s simply unbeatable right now, what are the best DJ headphones as recommended by ourselves and our customers alike?
Proudly flying the flag for the famed manufacturer of some of the best DJ headphones in the world, the Sennheiser HD25 ticks all the right boxes. Straight cable, splayed headband and now supplied in new environmentally friendly packaging, the Sennheiser HD25 has become something of a yardstick by which its counterparts are measured. Excellent noise cancellation, extraordinary sound reproduction and comprehensive comfort with even the most prolonged use. All with a generously affordable price tag of just £129.
Designed to deliver many of the key features of the flagship HDJ-2000 phones for a much lower price, these Pioneer HDJ-500 headphones are lightweight in feel, though pack heavyweight performance. Brilliantly stylish and endlessly durable, the Pioneer HDJ-500 focuses heavily on low and mid-level frequencies with performing DJs in mind. We personally believe that these Pioneer HDJ-500 headphones are among the best quality DJ headphones currently available in this price bracket – borderline unbeatable at just £79.
One step up comes the Pioneer HDJ-700 Headphones, which take the quality, clarity and overall comfort of the 500 to the next level. Powerful bass is delivered courtesy of 40 mm driver units with rare earth magnets, while the rugged headband and aluminium hinges guarantee long-term durability – whatever you throw at them. An outstanding choice for performance DJs at all levels, coming in at a surprisingly affordable £115.
Last but not least, Pioneer’s DJ HDJ-X10 headphones no less than tore up the rulebook and made history when they first hit the scene a while back. The first DJ headphones in the world to produce high-resolution sound ranging from 5 Hz to 40 kHz, these mind-blowing DJ HDJ-X10 headphones also feature a water-repellent nano-coating to protect the headband and ear pads from sweat, dirt and damage in general. They’ve even been put through US Military Standard MIL-STD-810G Shock tests. Meaning whatever kind of abuse you expose them to, these babies will not let you down. Quality and performance on an entirely higher level for just £299.
First up, you’d be forgiven for thinking that limiting your budget to £10 or less would mean excluding yourself from quality headphones across the board. Nevertheless, these Numark HF125 multi-purpose headphones are – and by a considerable margin – perhaps the best value DJ headphones we’ve ever laid eyes on. A high-resolution capsule, high dynamic range, ultra-wide frequency response and exceptional comfort – all for the frankly bewildering price of just £7.99. That’s not a misprint. By the way!