Over the ear DJ style headphones have become must have gadgets as well as a personal fashion statement.Major label hip hop artists like Dr. Dre, Ludacris, and 50 cent coming out with their own line of headphones and displaying them at technology conventions like CES.
We wondered about the quality of all of these DJ style, over the ear headphones that are coming out.
Are they really worth all of the money?
To find out what the pros use, we asked some of the hottest DJ’s on the turnstyle scene and this is what they told us.
After all, who better to know what’s good than them.
DJ skribble may be most well known for hosting over 1/2 a dozen shows on MTV including many of their infamous spring break specials.
The DJ has also been featured in the pages of Billboard Magazine and the New York Times. He has performed with legendary acts like Public Enemy, the Wu-Tang Clan, and the Fugees.
Headphones: Beats by Dr. Dre
DJ Z-trip is a top DJ and producer.
In 2001, his album Uneasy Listening made album of the year lists by Spin, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly.
He has produced tracks for artists like Linkin Park and even released a track for President Obama's presidential campaign.
Justin Miller is a DJ, producer, and assistant manager of DFA records, an independent record label that has produced and remixed artists like N.E.R.D., the Gorillaz, and M.I.A.
Headphones: AIAIAI TMA-1
Chambers are packed with features including active noise cancellation, LED lights that move to the beat of your music, and a music sharing function. A hands free unit that comes with the headphones allows you to adjust the volume, playback your music, and even answer and end phone calls.
Goodluck getting a pair though, Chambers pre-orders have sold out although the website maintains they will be available beginning in February.
Although no women made DJ Mags top 100 list of the best DJ's, Annie Mac should have.
The girl hosts 3 shows on the BBC's Radio 1 and her mixtape, Annie Mac presents did well on electronica charts.
Headphones: Though not pictured, we spotted her wearing what looks like Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones at a show in Austin TX in June.
DJ Magazine named David Guetta as the best DJ in 2010 and his current album, Nothing But The Beat is ranked number 7 on the Billboard Dance/ Electronic Albums chart.
It was recently announced that Guetta would team up with Beats by Dr. Dre and Monster to create his own line of DJ style over the ear headphones. The product is The Beats Mixr. These headphones were designed by a DJ for DJs.
The beats mixr headphones are not available yet in the U.S. but they are expected to be out in February.
The duo behind the Mister Saturday Night party Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter have a passion for building communities with the right space, a great sound system, and great music.
So what headphones do they use when they get behind the DJ booth? An old school, hip hop classic that has been around since the 1980's.
Headphones: Sennheiser HD25
BONUS: So what about the popular stuff? Beats by Dr. Dre tend to have mixed reviews, but they're very popular
Ludacris debuted his line of luxury headphones at last years CES.
CNET gave the Soul by Ludacris SL300's 4 out of 5 stars saying they are more comfortable to wear than Beats over long periods of time.
50 cent unveiled his new line of headphones at this years CES. The SMS audio headphones are expensive, starting at $299.99, but if you buy them, you will help to feed America.
That's because for every pair of headsets that are sold here in the U.S. 250 meals will be provided to Americans who go hungry.