NYC Electro

The Argument Against Headphones

Recently, we have been talking a lot about headphones and hearing loss. I don't want to sit here and preach about it it, but the NY Times recently wrote an article about it and DJ Times re-posted it in their monthly blast. I thought it was important to re-post it up here too. Before you get into the meat of the article, one bit of advise: keep your ears healthy and protect them when you can, you only have one pair and hearing damage is permanent. Quick tip - keep a set of ear plugs with you at all time, you never know when you might end up at a show/event.  So, please click through to read the article:

Headphone trap

Photograph by Kevin Van Aelst


Ear Wars: Tinnitus – Whats all that ringing?

This week, WNYC's Should Check show, they have been talking about the ears. Talking about headphone use, the history of headphones, tinnitus, and the sounds your ear produces. Those shows are embedded after the jump.

As DJ's, we need to really evaluate the issue of tinnitus, or the ringing in your ears. It can lead to some or complete hearing loss and is a very serious subject. They say its irreversible too. So how do we stop or slow this problem? The music is so loud at the club, what can we do? Lets find out...

Tinnitus: Part 3: A Ringing in the Ears


Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Custom Adidas Headphones are Pretty Bad-Assed

Remember the review on headphones a while back? I almost picked up the regular Sennheiser HD 25 headphones. They sound absolutely great and now you get match them to your freshest Adidas gear. These are pretty cool. These are a bit more pricy than the non-Adidas branded headphone. Check-em-out! More info and pics after the jump!

Adidas Senheisers


Video Review: Allen and Heath Xone XD-53 Headphones

Recently, I embarked on a mission to find the best DJ headphones, as my pair recently broke. I have a pair of Sony MDR-V700 DJ headphones, a very popular set of DJ phones, but unfortunately, these tend to break/crack at the swivel point near the ear piece. This is a widely known problem, but they are good phones and are fairly cheep, running between $80 and $100 on the internet. When these broke on me, thats when I decided to upgrade to a better quality set of DJ headphones. After much research, I settled on the Allen and Heath Xone:XD-53 headphones. Click through to view the video review, pics, specs, and my comparison to some other competing DJ phones.

Allen & Heath Xone XD-53 headphone review by DJ Color TV: