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Top 3 Best Durable DJ Headphones that Can Last for Years (2020)

Our best pick for durable headphones that can withstand unexpected falls and still provide the best sonic experience for your ears

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As DJs, the endless club nights we’ve endured pre-Covid-19 quarantine had definitely taken a toll on our equipment. This is the perfect time to notice that our headphones have taken quite the beating. In our previous busyness, we missed out on caring for this essential item.

If this is you, and you’re in need of a new one, then read on.

Taking into consideration that when you play the sounds within the House & Techno sub-genres, you will need a headphone that can reveal an accurate representation of the original source materials, regardless of the surroundings you’re playing in.

And so we’ve picked out the three best headphones that meet the two following criteria: durability and provision of high-quality satisfying sound outputs. They are suitable for playing in the club, at festivals, during productions in the studio, and for everyday use.

Pioneer DJ HDJ-X10 

Pioneer DJ HDX X-10 is a versatile headphone because of the solid hinge construction. Is it certainly the upper echelon when it comes to cost and clearly Pioneer DJ had put a lot of work on introducing the first DJ headphone to be able to play back Hi-Res audio files in their full, uncompressed glory.

Build & Comfort

This headphone is very chunky indeed with metal over the place but is still reasonably lightweight and comfortable which is super important when you are wearing  for hours.

The metal headband can be twisted back and forth without ever flinching and there’s plenty of adjustment for larger heads. The adjustment with the swivel is so smooth that it can work on any style of DJ-ing. Good thing it is able to fold into a small footprint for storage and transport.

The impressive thing about this headphone is it even has passed the US Military standard shock test MILSTD 810 G so durability is definitely not an issue for this pair.

Technology

For some models, you will notice a shown of tear and wear on ear pads and headbands after some years but with X10’s Nano coating on those parts , this technology makes it resistant to deterioration and  effectively repel sweat and dirt. This will remain the headphones to stay flawless even after long and heavy use.

Sound Quality

Unlike the other headphones, the 50 mm driver kicks out plenty of volumes as the range always has but Pioneer DJ make a big thing having a high-resolution sound that is able to reproduce frequency from 5 HZ to 40 kHZ.  The sound of these headphone comes out fantastically with tight and precise thumb bass together with a superb level of clarity for the lows, mids and treble frequency.

The Pioneer DJ HDJ-X10 is excellent at blocking  noise from outside with the combination of the ear pads together with the build of the ear cups that create a tight seal around your ear.  Totally shut you off to the outside world of those drunk punters requesting for his top 40s.

Also, there is a sense of space and openness to the sound which is unusual with the stereo separation being really good too.

Accessories

The included professional cables are 1.4 m coil and 1.6 straight cable which both are durable and have right angle jack on the mixer range. The headphones come bundled with heavy-duty hardshell case with a compartment for your cables, USB sticks and perhaps to store your other small ‘items’ in the bag.

PROS

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Can fold for storage

CONS

  • Slightly pricey
  • A bit chunky but totally depends on preference

MARKET PRICE

Use “VOIDREALM10RM” at checkout
on Lazada or  local warranty store 

Sennheiser HD 25 II

The HD 25  has become a popular option for most of the DJs since the 80s because of its quality sound produced. A definitive solid bass foundation on ear headphone with replaceable parts that make it last for years. It only takes  a small learning curve for you to DIY when fixing these headphones.

 

Build & Comfort

A straight forward functional design. The plastic material doesn’t look promising at first glance but its actually super durable and scratch-resistant and all parts like earcups, headbands and the cable itself are replaceable and are available online.

The speciality of the components of the HD 25 Plus is it is equipped with a split headband which you can wear it like normal headphone or you can split on and off the headband for maximum stability and comfort for your head, without the feeling of fatigue for a long wear at the after parties.

Technology

The simplicity of the technology applies is just exquisite. Interesting design on the replaceable cables that go directly into the ear cups  from above which make them easy to replace. Also, the rotatable capsules allow swivelling the entire ear cups backwards making it comfortable for one side listening.

 

Sound Quality

HD 25 Plus has a warm and quite an aggressive tone. It has a robust and clean chesty low end that emphasise on mid/bass and aggressive treble notes for the top end. Definitely gives the engaging  and exciting sound. Also, the sound isolation is just fantastic and they definitely geared towards studio use.

 
Accessories

Comes with a nylon carrying bag with eight inch to quarter inch adapter and a pair of velour replacement ear pads. The cables included are 1.5m double wired cable with 45 degree jack and 3m coiled straight cable.

PROS

  • Very lightweight & comfortable
  • Replaceable components
  • Tough, detachable steel cable
  • Durable

CONS

  • Can’t fold flat for storage

MARKET PRICE

Use “VOIDREALM10RM” at checkout
on Lazada or  local warranty store

V-Moda M 100 Master

This small underrated brand is the top of the line headphones created to strike a balance between audiophiles that are obsessed with sound quality and casual listeners who enjoy music at a higher level for everyday use. A noise isolation headphone with the construction of bulletproof that is ideal for gigs or everyday wear and tear.

Build & Comfort

 

This follow up model of  V-Moda 100 is produced together with knowledgable experts from Roland, a legendary audio brand know for its amazing keyboards. Really good build  with military grade quality of the steel flex headband along with the metal clip fold hinge. 

With all of these they still maintain in a lightweight category and able fit comfortably on the head. Complete together with super soft and plush memory foam pads that are extremely comfortable and  offer a great passive noise isolation to block out the outside world.

 

Technology

If you like to be different, this one definitely for you. The shield on the side of the headphone can be traded out and swapped with custom-designed shields that you can order and personalise according to your taste. This super slick feature can be done on their  website for a customisation in full 3d-like design studio that includes choosing the material and design of the metal plates all the way down to the color of the screws.

Sound Quality

The Crossfade M-100 Master are Hi-Res Audio certified by the Japanese Audio Society (JAS) with the brand new driver inside the headphones equipped with 50mm dual-diaphragm driver run at 32 ohm. They use CCAW copper-clad aluminium technology to offer great response and frequencies that goes from 5 Hz to 40 kHz.

The sound come out brilliantly with punchy lows, great mids and impressive highs. Giving more colour and  clarity, unlike the others.

 

Accessories

Comes with exoskeleton hardshell case equipped with bans that can hold your cables in place and a clip to hold onto your bag. The case is perfectly moulded to the shape of the collapsable M 100s.

The cables that included are orange military grade ARAMID fibre-reinforced speakeasy cable with a microphone in line and a button on and share play audio cable that allows you to share what you are hearing with another DJ for a back 2 back session. Not to forget the 3.5 adapter that include together in the case.

 

PROS

CONS

  • Need to get XL ear foam for better comfort
  • No 360-degree swivel point 

MARKET PRICE

Use “VOIDREALM10RM” at checkout
on Lazada or  local warranty store 

So, these are the selections  for the ones that always rough with their gears. These headphones will definitely survive countless knocks and tosses and able to last for years with less depreciation. 

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