Review: Behringer HPX6000 DJ Headphones

Review Summary:

These headphones appear really durable, are certainly loud enough thanks to those large drivers, and while they don't sound as refined as headphones costing close to US$200, the sound is clear, enjoyable and definitely nice and full.

HPX6000 DJ Headphones
  • HPX6000 DJ Headphones
  • Rating: 5
  • From: Behringer
  • Price: $69
  • Reviewed by:
  • On March 23, 2012
  • Last modified:August 19, 2014
The Behringer HPX6000 is a value-priced DJ headphone that appears to tick all the right boxes. We put a pair through its paces in today's review..

The Behringer HPX6000 is a value-priced DJ headphone that appears to tick all the right boxes. We put a pair through its paces in today’s review..

Review: Behringer HPX6000 DJ Headphones

One pair of new headphones on show at NAMM and now here at Musikmesse, the Behringer HPX6000s, really caught our eye – and today Behringer were able to loan us a pair to review.

We’re excited about them because they appear to tick every box for DJing – they’re lightweight, strong, have big drivers, a coiled and detachable lead, 1/8″ and 1/4″ plugs, seems well isolated, and also have a really cool matt black look. And the best bit? They are priced at just US$69/€69. Too good to be true? Let’s find out.

Unboxing and first impressions

The phones come nicely boxed with a separate, coiled cable with gold-plated plugs. The plug that attaches to the headphones is twist-to-lock, and the cable is single sided. There’s a pretty normal black, soft drawstring bag provided for protection and transport.

Behringer HPX6000

They’re understated and feel professional, even though they are priced in the ‘value’ category.

The headphones seem durable and understated in style – they’re similar-looking, in fact, to the high-end AIAIAI headphones. They’re finished in a matt rubberised material, with the logo part of the earcups being brushed black painted metal with silver branding. The padding is smooth leather, and there’s a leather cushion at the top underside of the headband.

The headband is adjusted in the standard way with a plastic extension section on each side, and the earcups hinge on a ball joint, which although it appears to be plastic also seems durable. The drivers are big (50mm) and so the earcups are wide, fitting full over the ear with ease. The ‘phones fold up in a pretty standard way into their own headband and while they don’t fold flat, they at least go “small” for tucking into your DJ bag or gear case.

In use

I found them comfortable on the ear, with the padding that stretches across the drivers also making contact with your ear as well as the leather surround, due to the leather surround being quite shallow.

They aren’t too aggressively tight so they should be good for extended listening, although of course with DJ headphones it’s not extended listening that’s the key, rather, isolation. The isolation is pretty good, thanks to the closed-back design and the size of the earcups.

Due to the rubberised headband and the fact that it’s rounded and narrow, they sit comfortably around the neck, and the earcups can be adjusted forward and back as well as up and down (all the way around 180 degrees if you want) so they will be fine for one-ear cueing, whatever your preferred wearing style. The sound quality is surprisingly good at this price point, with deep bass, a lack of harshness and good definition. Just as importantly, they are sensitive, meaning they should give you enough volume even when using with USB-powered DJ controllers that traditionally don’t have the highest of headphone volume outputs.

Conclusion

DJs want something that won’t break, that is loud enough for club use, and with clear enough sound for easily telling elements apart in tracks. Above that’s it’s personal choice that decides things like size, style, how small they fold and so on.

Behringer HPX6000 extending the headband

Extending the headband: The extender seems to be plastic which could prove a weak point, although it felt pretty durable to us.

These headphones appear really durable, are certainly loud enough thanks to those large drivers, and while they don’t sound as refined as headphones costing close to US$200, the sound is clear, enjoyable and definitely nice and full.

And looks-wise, Behringer have got it right – they look great! I like understated headphones, and the matt black look seems to be popular at the moment, so chances are you’ll like them too.

Of course the best thing is the price – for US$69, you’re getting a lot for your money, and assuming they last as long as they look like they will, they’re a bargain. (Behringer recently announced a three-year guarantee on all of its gear, so they obviously have confidence that the product will last the duration.)

Product Summary

Review Summary:

These headphones appear really durable, are certainly loud enough thanks to those large drivers, and while they don't sound as refined as headphones costing close to US$200, the sound is clear, enjoyable and definitely nice and full.

HPX6000 DJ Headphones
  • HPX6000 DJ Headphones
  • Rating: 5
  • From: Behringer
  • Price: $69
  • Reviewed by:
  • On March 23, 2012
  • Last modified:August 19, 2014

Do you like the styling of these? Do they look like good value to you at this price point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Comments

  1. Robbie Kennedy says:

    These look pretty nice for the price. I’ve recently purchased a pair of Citronic HP500 Pro Headphones, which have a similar spec and look (except they are silver, worked out a little cheaper, but I would have considered these if they’d been available :-)

  2. Dj on a budget here. Just got the AKG K518LE for $50. How do the Behringer’s compare? The AKG’s can get painfully tight…

  3. I’m still very hesitant to spend any cash on Behringer, even if they appear to be stepping up with their equipment. A few years back they were known for making cheap, nasty and low quality clones of respected gear. It will be hard for them to ditch that reputation. I’m intrigued by their smarts with controller designs as of late though.

    • yea they realy did make crap knock offs .. i rember the djm600 knock off a piece of $#!+

    • They still do make budget knock-offs of high end gear. Amongst their upcoming 2012 lineup is a blatent knock-off of the Mackie Big-Knob. I had a VMX200 DJ mixer which was as solid as my DJM700 I have now. I had a DDM4000 DJ mixer for a while too, and for AU$600 it was an awesome bit of kit. Wasn’t quite up to the quality of the DJM I replaced it with, but for 1/3 of the price it was certainly good value.

      I know this is getting away from DJ territory, but their new X32 digital mixing console looks like its going to be a good thing – but thats basically a Midas console in Behringer clothes. They’re also releasing a line array system which I’m keen to hear. It’s never going to be in the league of anything from Nexo/EAW/D&B/etc, but the cabinets look pretty and for the right price it could be a contender against Cobra, KLA, Contour, etc.

  4. Do you have any news on when their new controllers will be available?

  5. Looks like from this review these will be a backup for my trusty Pioneer HDJ2000′s :) They certainly do look the goods

  6. I’ve always had HPX2000s. Several pairs over the years, as I’m rough on my headphones, which is exactly why I’ve always bought Behringers. They’re no HD25s, but they do the job. These new 6000s look good though. If I wasn’t looking at moving away from cans in favour of IEMs, I’d be all over these.

    As with everything with a Behringer badge though, it’ll either die on the first show, or it’ll last forever.

  7. DJ RB0t says:

    MY kind of phones when are they coming out?

  8. If it was pioneer, sennheiser e.t.c what would be the price?

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