NOCS is a relatively new Swedish-based company that creates high quality headphones and monitors for consumers and pro users alike. The new NOCS NS900 Live Professional DJ Headphones took two years to develop as the headphones went through many design changes until the performance was good enough for the rigors of a professional DJ. The NS900 Live headphones are now available in the US through Mixware.net who sent us a set for the full review treatment.
Sennheiser has been a trusted DJ headphone company for quite some time with their HD25 headphones sitting on top of many professional DJ’s heads during their performances. These headphones have been out for over 25 years, so Sennheiser thought it was a great time to release their brand new lineup of three new performance headphones that is sure to please DJ’s and Producers across different performance needs and cost levels. We will take a look at the top-tier HD8 DJ headphones to see how they make it through the tests.
AIAIAI headphones have been on the professional DJ and Production block for a few years now and they are a Danish based company with a great design and engineering team that pushes the envelope with their minimalistic approach to Professional Headphones. The TMA-1 DJ headphone is their professional DJ model headphone and this is the version we will focus on for this review. They are available in different colors, but we have a special Stones Throw Record Label limited edition set that comes with the Stones Throw record label brand logo embossed on each earcup.
The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones sport a minimalistic design that is all business with a solid metal construction and top-tier materials used throughout. Although early on we realized that the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones were not really suited for Professional DJ use, they do perform well with almost every other listening application or multimedia need due to great sound characteristics and a lightweight yet comfortable construction with soft Alcantara headband and earcups.
The Sennheiser HD 25 Aluminium headphones were created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Sennheiser HD 25 headphone superiority in the DJ and Professional audio realm. The new HD 25 Aluminium edition headphones sport aluminum earcups for more durability and slightly better sound characteristics.
The Hercules Light Show DJ Headphones are nearly identical to the previously reviewed Hercules Pro M1001 headphones with the inclusion of internal lights on the outside of the ear cups that pulsate to the sound of the music. The lights are powered by an internal rechargeable battery which can be connected via USB to micro-USB cable when a refill is necessary. The Light Show headphones have a swivel and fold style design for the 50mm drivers that fit completely over-the-ears for good isolation.
The new RHP-30 Professional DJ headphones have full metal reinforcements, big oversized memory foam earpads/headband for comfort, and three different detachable cables to suit all DJ and everyday listening needs. The RHP-30’s are the new top of the line headphones from the unique Reloop DJ brand and they decided to send us a set to see how they hold up in the DJ booth lab.
We recently reviewed the new Beats By Dr. Dre Mixr Professional DJ headphones and we were impressed with the build quality, the sound signature, and all the other features that worked well inside the DJ booth. The Beats Pro headphones have a completely solid steel/aluminum construction, an over-the-ear design for good isolation, and a folding-swivel construction for one-ear monitoring and storage. Watch the complete review video to see how they hold up through the tests.