Pro Audio Reviews
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.
The Numark NS7II Professional Digital DJ controller is the successor to the original (and wildly popular) NS7 which was released a few years ago by Numark as the first all-in-one DJ control surface to include motorized platters with real vinyl and slip mats instead of jog wheels for track control. The new NS7II keeps the same stellar build quality, footprint size, and actively spinning platters as seen on the original, while adding two additional decks of control, touch sensitive EQ and FX controls, and 16 authentic AKAI Professional MPC pads to control features such as loops, hotcues, and slicers.
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.
Pioneer has recently released the new S-DJ X monitor lineup that is affordable and squarely aimed at DJ’s who want good performance speakers with a small form factor. The Pioneer S-DJ X range comes in either the five-inch (S-DJ50X), the six-inch (S-DJ60X), or the eight-inch (S-DJ80X) woofer configurations and have an auto on/off mode to save on power when not in use. These speakers are powered internally by an AB amplifier and Pioneer says that the technology in the woofer design and front port found on these speakers improve air flow with “Groove Technology” for deep and vibrant bass. We now have a pair of S-DJ80X monitor speakers in the DJbooth Lab for the full review treatment so check out how they held up during our tests in the review below.
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.
Magma has recently released a group of new DJ gear bags that provide ample protection, good comfort, and enough room to hold a primary device, a laptop, and a number of extra goodies to take along for the trip. The Magma Digi Control Bags come in three different sizes (L, XL, & XXL) to fit different DJ equipment and they are made with Heavy-duty and waterproof Ballistic Nylon to ensure the gear is protected during transport. Check out the full HD-Video review to see if the Magma Digi Control Bags will suit your needs.
Magma has recently released a group of new DJ gear bags that provide ample protection, good comfort, and enough room to hold a primary device, a laptop, and a number of extra goodies to take along for the trip. The Magma Root DJ Backpacks come in three different sizes (L, XL, & XXL) to fit different DJ equipment and they are made with Heavy-duty and waterproof Ballistic Nylon to ensure the gear is protected during transport. Check out the full HD-Video review to see if the Root DJ Backpacks will suit your needs.