Audio-Technica products are designed with audio and music experts in mind, whether hobbyists or professionals, and DJs are no exception. We offer a variety of products specifically designed for DJs, from turntables and cartridges to headphones, with DJs worldwide depending on A-T equipment for comfort and functionality. Whether you’re seeking comfort for long gigs, unparalleled sound playback, or a studio-like experience during your next event, we’ve rounded up some of the best headphones to meet your needs.
For the DJ Who Wants Maximum Comfort
The ATH-PRO5X Professional Over-Ear DJ Monitor Headphones are designed for maximum comfort and durability, so they can be used for extended periods of time. The body of the ATH-PRO5X is lightweight, with earpads made from soft materials, so DJs don’t have to worry about added stress on their ears or necks from prolonged use. Maximum durability means that the headphones are built to withstand gig after gig.
Beyond providing comfort, clear and accurate audio quality is also vital for a DJ. With a sensitivity of 100 dB and a closed-back dynamic design, DJs are guaranteed to hear their music even in the loudest of environments. Equipped with powerful 40 mm drivers capable of handling 1,500 mW of input power, the ATH-PRO5X headphones prevent distortion at higher volume levels and ensure accurate sound reproduction for discerning music pros. The over-ear design enhances the sound isolation to provide the best playback audio.
The ATH-PRO5X comes with one coiled cable and one straight cable, both of which are interchangeable and lockable to ensure DJs never lose connection. They are available in black or white designs.
For the DJ Who Wants Incredible Audio
For the DJ who prefers an on-ear design, the sleek and practical ATH-PRO7X Professional On-Ear DJ Monitor Headphones are a great fit. The ATH-PRO7X headphones boast 45 mm drivers that can handle up to 2,000 mW of input power, allowing for extremely precise high-fidelity audio reproduction even at loud volumes.
Similar to the ATH-PRO5X headphones, these headphones have a closed-back dynamic design to provide sound isolation even in noisy locations. The durable materials and cable locking feature are designed to handle the frequent and vigorous movement of an active DJ. Meanwhile, the headband is lightweight and cushioned, while the earpads are plush enough to guarantee comfort during long gigs.
The ATH-PRO5X even come with a helpful carrying case to make it easier to transport the headphones from venue to venue.
For the DJ Who Wants Studio-Quality Playback
The ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones are one of our most popular and critically acclaimed products due to their sound quality and useful features, with DJs often using these headphones to capture studio-quality playback.
Known for their coveted sonic signature, the ATH-M50x feature powerful, large aperture 45 mm drivers that DJs will love for deep, powerful bass and accurate high notes. Adding to the benefits of incredible sound, the ATH-M50x are made with durable materials to hold up under constant use. The swiveling ear cups of this model allow DJs to listen to their music with just one ear while paying attention to the overall sound and vibe of the room with their other ear. Whenever they need to focus entirely on their music, the headphones are designed to envelop users’ ears and help block out external sounds.
The ATH-M50x comes with three detachable cables of different lengths – two straight and one coiled. The headphones are also collapsible for space-saving and portability purposes.
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