New DJs tend to look for headphones that not only look good but are going to be good enough for everything from practice to first bar gigs. Such DJs would be well served by the Reloop RHP-15s. For the money, they’re well made, and they definitely look and sound the part. Overall, at this price point, they offer good value and we can recommend them.
First Impressions / Setting up
They are a chunky, classic-feeling DJ headphone, with oversized, over-ear earcups, traditional couplings to a wide, comfortable padded headband, and pivots and folds in all the expected places.
They are workmanlike, although the Reloop logo on each of the moulded plastic earcups adds a flash of style, and the silver plastic brackets (with a metal pin, meaning hopefully this won’t prove to be a weak spot) where the earcups join the headband adds a further bit of fashion to the otherwise pretty serious, sober styling.
The box contains a detachable straight cable of good quality (personal preference: I prefer coiled, as it doesn’t tangle so much in the booth), with a nicely moulded plug for fitting flush into the left-hand earcup. The cable has an 1/8″ to 1/4″ adaptor on its jack. There’s a fabric drawstring bag with a mesh net internally.
Firstly, these are a sturdy feeling and comfortable pair of headphones, both in the hand and on the head: In other words, they “feel” the part. Sound-wise, the 50mm drivers deliver a loud, clear, punchy sound, and they are more than capable of providing the necessaries for beatmatching in pretty much any DJ booth.
As for comfort, the headband doesn’t exert quite as much pressure as some models do, meaning they’re more comfortable than they otherwise might be, but at the expense of a bit of acoustic isolation, so in truly deafening DJ booths you may struggle. Apart from that you’d be good to go pretty much anywhere with these.
Around the neck (DJs often have their headphones around the neck when not actually using them, of course), they are also reasonably comfortable, although in common with other DJ headphones of this type, you’re going to know they’re there.
New DJs, once they realise that their Apple earbuds are no-go, tend to look for headphones that not only look good but are going to be good enough for everything from bedroom practice to first bar gigs. Such DJs would be well served by the Reloop RHP-15s, and way further on from there too, as these would serve you fine in the vast majority of clubs, too.
For the money, they’re well made (albeit predominantly plastic), and they definitely look and sound the part. Overall, at this price point, they offer good value and we can recommend them.
What do you think of these headphones? If you’re just starting out, what features do you look for in a pair of headphones? Let us know in the comments below.