The SRH750DJ from Shure is a well liked headphone for its sound but its really made as a DJ headphone. That being the case I am using, instead of my normal sources, for this review a Numark NS7FX DJ controller. The Controller is hooked up to a Macbook Air through Serrato ITCH. This isn’t a software or controller review so I won’t be going over their functionality but rather try and focus on dj features as well as I’m aware given my limited experience.
For the sound I’m going to be looking at how these headphones isolate, how well they convey the beat, and how they sound overall. Isolation is very good when fully on they block out most of the PA speakers that I’m using at high volume even in a small room getting a lot of sound reflected back off the walls. They also seem to have a bit of a smile curve as the bass and claps can be heard very clearly and the vocals are somewhat recessed, great for their purpose. Sound overall is a bit bright with good detail and decent bass definition.
These are comfortable on the head as well as in the hand for single side monitoring and will quickly switch between the two. Both earcups swivel fold up and flip around, see pictures. They are left side single sided coiled cable so nothing extra to hassle with while giving enough reach to get around a booth. The earpads are fully around the ear and the headband is well padded so they will be comfortable for long periods. They also use synthetic leather on the pads so they should hold up well to use and sweat. They sit around the neck comfortably and the cups rotate up so you can still monitor the mix.
So far I’ve been focusing on how they would work for DJs but these are a good sounding headphone that would work well for a few other things as well. They’d work very well monitoring audio while shooting video or recording music/vocals. They also are an overall good sounding headphone so they work well for listening as well. Really though these are meant as pro use, and for your money there are better things out there for general listening.
The build on these is all plastic bud feels surprisingly tough. They are very flexible although they do some creaking when flexing them around. The cable is detachable and they come with an extra set of earpads. I personally like the sound better on these headphones than anything else I’ve heard for this purpose at this price. If your looking for something pro use this is one worth considering if you’re just looking for something to listen to, that’s tough, there are other things out there.
All said these seem to me like a great DJ headphone. They feel durable, sound good, and isolate well. They are also easy to handle and a great for single sided monitoring on the head or in the hand. They are decent looking but not exactly a fashion headphone so if you’re a DJ you may want something a bit more flash. They are closed back so they are fairly versatile as to where you could use them but when it comes right down to it these are a pro use headphone and should be used as such.
- Sound – Great
- Comfort – Good
- Value – Great
- Versatility – Great
- Overall – Great