Rosewill RHTS-12002 DJ Headphone Review

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There is often a perception that when a product is made for professional applications, that it will be of the highest caliber. Many times this is true, however, professional and industrial equipment is often made for very specific applications. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the music industry. People see that something is “DJ Equipment” and suddenly have perceptions about it. Have you ever heard someone bragging about their audio system and how good it sounds? Of course you have. When they say this is because it’s “professional DJ equipment”, you may want to dismiss their opinion.

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The fact of the matter is, professional DJ equipment isn’t made to have audiophile qualities. It is actually made to have qualities that are exactly the opposite of what an audiophile would be looking for. DJ equipment is made to fill vast spaces, it is made to sound overly bright and also emphasize the bass tones that let one hear and feel the beat of the music being played. Accuracy, transparency, and staging all go out the window simply because the environment they are used in doesn’t allow it, and all of those things will detract from the music sounding more vibrant than it actually should. Out of its intended environment, you will be hard pressed to find any that you would say sounds “good”. Just like the rest of the equipment, DJ headphones have some very application distinct traits of their own.

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The new Rosewill RHTS-12002 DJ Headphones address the needs of the DJ as well as the casual listener. The Rosewill RHTS-12002 DJ Headphones address the basic needs of volume, isolation and one ear flexibility. The Rosewill RHTS-12002 are closed ear headphones, which means that the padded cup around the ear is made to block out exterior sounds. This is of high importance as a DJ will need to hear one song that is cueing while another is playing in the open. Isolation and good volume are especially important for this. Naturally, the padded cup also adds to comfort for periods of long wear, and Rosewill adds floating earpieces, adjustable headband and padding to further the comfort level. The right ear cup is able to swing away for one ear listening in order to sync tracks. An 8’ long cord with 3.5mm connector (1/4” adapter included) allows for mobility while wearing. While DJ headphones don’t necessarily require it, Rosewill adds 20-20K response for increased accuracy.

 

 

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