I’m not a DJ, although I have sometimes fantasized about getting behind a console and being the life of the party. However, if you are a DJ, one of your most important accessories is headphones, and you will definitely want something that is loud, clear, comfortable and stylish as well. Zebronics has tried really hard to come up with a product that fits all these criteria and it seems like they’ve come pretty close. But is it close enough to make me want to go out and buy them?
Design and Features
These are circum-aural headphones that cover your entire ear, and look really nice straight out of the box. And if the headphones don’t catch your eye on the shelves, the multicouloured packaging surely will. The design is a mix of glossy and matte finished black, giving these headphones a very stylish look.
Colourful on the outside, black and cool on the inside
The Diamond Series headphones look quite sturdy and feel pretty solid when you take them out of the box. But I really felt that the build quality was a bit lacking, as they seem to be a little flimsy. The inner cups of the headphones are covered with a nice, soft padding, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Even the underside of the headband is covered in a similar soft material, providing some much needed cushioning for the top of you head. The right side cup of the headphone can be twisted so that it can be worn by DJs at an angle.
Angled for your comfort
The wire for the headphones is nice and thick and the microphone/volume control is situated on it, although I really feel that it could have been a little closer to the mouth. The wire starts out straight and then becomes one of those stretchable coil-type cables.
These headphones don’t sound phenomenally good, but they do the job pretty decently. I tried them out with a variety of genres, and felt that bass could’ve been a tad louder and although they didn’t distort too much at full volume, the sound was a little too harsh for my taste. But if you turn the volume down a little, the quality of sound is quite good. I even tested the microphone, and although the output was a bit on the softer side, it was more than clear enough for me to understand what I was saying on it.
I also tested these headphones with a test disc and came up with some pretty good results. They actually played back frequencies as low as 60 Hz and although the output was quite low, it started getting better after 100 Hz.
Decent sound + comfortable + affordable = no brainer
I found these headphones very comfortable as the cups are large and cushioned really well. I’ve been wearing them for over two hours and my ears don’t hurt or feel uncomfortable at all. That’s a good sign as I usually find headphones like these pretty uncomfortable.
At a market price of Rs. 1,100 I think these headphones are a really good deal. Sure, the sound could be a little better, but at this price, I think you’re definitely getting value for your money. There’s also the fact that they’re really comfortable, and that the microphone works well. I would not recommend these for DJs, as they would not make the best reference headphones. However, they’re definitely good for listening to music, gaming and other multimedia purposes such as online chatting via VoIP applications like Skype.
Jet black and cool
I give these headphones 4 stars as they sound decent, are comfortable and have a good microphone; but above all, they’re really affordable. I’ve cut a point for the low bass response and the build quality, which could have been better. But all in all, this is a great set of headphones, and will definitely give you complete value for your money.
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Published Date: Jan 03, 2011 12:45 pm | Updated Date: Jan 03, 2011 12:45 pm