Here’s a pair of headphones that definitely cross the DJ/lifestyle divide, and which will – I predict – have many a style-conscious pro digital DJ reaching for their wallet. These are basically the legendary Sennheiser HD-25ii DJ headphones (trusted by DJs for as long as I can remember), given a paint job and some minor tweaks for the digital age.
Technically, they’re pretty much exactly the same as the HD-25s, save for one thing: More sensitivity. They now come in snazzy metallic blue or grey rather than matt black, and instead of sporting leather ear padding, there’s a velour / felt-feel material. While there was absolutely no need to alter this as far as DJs were concerned (the HD-25s are plenty sensitive enough), Sennheiser decided that for low-powered modern MP3 players – think iPod Shuffles and the like – it was worth giving them a lower impedance for that bit of extra “umph” (that’s a technical term, by the way).
The bottom line is that these have always been a desirable headphone (and always had a the price tag to match, of course), but now for DJs who want only one pair of phones for all their listening, they’re more appealing than ever.
Have you always been tempted by the HD25s and if so, might these sway you to shell out for a pair? Or do you think DJ headphones are just for DJing? Let us know your thoughts below!