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The DJ1200 headphones from Technics are a DJs favourite throughout the industry, they are a fairly priced at around £110 with deliver and are quality built with a stylish design and high quality output of audio. The 1200s come in a black shiny finish and have the Technics logo and model number on the sides of the earpiece's in an illuminative purple colour which again is featured larger on the headband section. It has a swivel design and adjustment on the sides to fit your head comfortably, and also fold down to fit in the bag provided which is good for easy transportation. The cable length is just short of 3metres so they allow plenty of room for moving around the decks or having that extra reach in the studio, it comes standard with a 3.5mm audio jack which is perfect for ipods, laptops etc and there is also a 6.3mm jack adapter for mixer and amplifer inputs etc. For the price tag it is very cheap considering its a Technics product and well known by most DJs that Technics products sit up there at the top of the consumer audio market for the most rated and well built products. The sound quality in itself is something which can't be compared to many other makes or models of headphones, you should really consider investing in a pair of these if you are looking for the most precise and reliable way of monitoring your music whether its in a commercial environment or soley for production purposes. You can expect nothing but a clear and crisp sound with a level of bass which is comparable to something you would experience if you was standing in front of a rack of JBL speakers at a concert, okay the ground isn't exactly shaking but from a monitoring perspective the sound is as direct as it comes without any distortion even when played at high volumes, along with very clear mids and tops you receive nothing but perfect sound quality with the DJ1200s!
Well... These were my first DJ headphones and I have to admit it was a great start! In general they have great sound quality, very (and I mean VERY!) strong bass but a bit flat on highs and meds. This means they will be great for beat sync but you might struggle slightly with precision on melodic stuff... and please please don't try it for classical music! The noise isolation is simply incredible, the only sound you will hear in your ears will be that of music unless you're in a nuclear bomb tryout and that is where the sound will stay. Although in general the headphones are comfortable and have this really handy option to turn either cup 90 degrees very easily (but you can also fix it not to move!) but the rather small cups get hard on your ears fairly quickly so they are unsuitable for long listening of the music without taking them off. But hey, being a DJ you will put them on and off very often so you can't call it a flaw. I like the lead of these which is long and straight what makes it less heavy and less akward than the spiral ones. They have a strong build of Technics even though some details might look rather fragile but I had no problems with any of them despite a heave use. The only issue was earpads which got worn in around a year but that was probably due to heavy usage and careless carriage.