We will be looking at two popular products, the Pioneer Pro DJ HDJ-2000MK2-K DJ Headphones and the SOL REPUBLIC 1601-32 Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones. Not sure which is right for you? With so many great options on the market that's hardly surprising, so read on and see if we can help you reach a decision. This product comparison article is just one in a series titled 9 Best DJ Headphones for Professional Studio Sound in 2019
Everyone has different preferences, and we hope our frank reviews will make your decision easier. First, we will take a look at the Pioneer Pro DJ HDJ-2000MK2-K DJ Headphones. These headphones are well-rounded in what they are able to deliver. Astonishing clarity, high-quality sound separation, and enough sound insulation when performing. They also boast a great level of comfort, which is definitely useful for when you're playing those long sets and a cheap pair of headphones would cause discomfort.
The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the SOL REPUBLIC 1601-32 Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones. The 1601-32 has a minimalist look to it. The elegant simplicity approach does seem to pay off, with a decent amount reviews reporting great bass and vocals. One feature that does stand out here is the “virtually indestructible” headband. It comes with a 1,000 day guarantee which is almost 3 years. They have a snug fit, but some may find it a little too tight. If you like a little slack in the fit these may not be for you but if you want a fit that won’t see your headphones on the floor if you get a little too into the music, look no further.
Although beautiful and high quality, the general consensus is mixed here. It’ll definitely fall down to your preference simply due to the number of other headphones on the market and what you find valuable in a good pair of headphones. If you’re looking for high-quality sound, separation, and insulation with an ample amount of comfort, these are a good choice. There may well be better value headphones on the market with better durability but comfort is something that Pioneer has definitely strived for with the Pro DJ MK2.
Another aspect to consider with these is that they’re also great outside the DJ world. the clear vocals can be useful for phone calls and gaming. Some feedback suggests the higher the volume, the muddier they get, which means if you’re looking to use them for monitoring ready for a club set, these may not be able to do it for you. The best part? You can pick these up for relatively cheap.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Pioneer Pro DJ HDJ-2000MK2-K DJ Headphones||SOL REPUBLIC 1601-32 Master Tracks Over-Ear Headphones|
+ Lovely banding that allows for a snug fit, which complements the sound insulation.
+ High-quality sound.
+ The newer ones have metal parts for incredibly durability.
+ The bass and vocals are excellent.
+ A snug fit will keep them on your head.
+ Great for beginners.
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|Snug, comfortable, and high quality-sound are definitely apparent here but the value for money may not be quite right, depending on what you're looking for.||Pretty cheap in comparison to other headphones. Definitely a good, cheap starter professional pair of headphones.|
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