Denon DJ HP600 Professional Headphones review
The Denon DJ HP600 is the entry-level of the HP series of professional DJ headphones available on the market. We’ve not only tested them, one of our staff members and DJs, has bought a pair and after using them for two months here are our are thoughts.
Unpacking and First Impressions
The Denon DJ HP600 headphones are a lot smaller than the images suggest. They are also very, very light. First impressions are that they are very easy on the eye – they emit a definitive ‘pro’ look in their matte black and silver finish.
The lightness can be both a good thing or could be interpreted as a bit flimsy. You don’t get much with them; basically: the headphones, a fixed cable and dual 1/8” and 1/4” connector jacks plus a soft, material bag which is not much protection but does keep them from getting scratched.
The are fully foldable into a really nice compact package, ideal for a smaller carry bag if you’re a USB DJ.
They are super comfortable to wear, and, thanks to the swivel cups, they can easily be used over one ear or two, half on half off as some DJs prefer.
They’ve also got the length and tautness of the cable spot on, so there’s very little chance of you or someone else standing on it and it’s also a straight cable so there’s not much chance of it getting tangled.
The lightness of the DJ HP600 headphones also means you can easily wear these for hours without noticing.
Most importantly the sound deliver is very good and, in my opinion, very well balanced. Two consistent issues with a lot of DJ headphones is that they either have piercing upper midrange or emphasised bass, both of which can cause serious listener fatigue. The 40mm drivers deliver a great music listening experience and for mixing, the kick sits perfectly with the tops in the mix, even with both the incoming track and track playing out being played simultaneously.
They can also handle up to 1300mW of power, so you can really crank them – not recommended unless you want to destroy your ears!
The HP600 is the cheapest of the HP range. At approximately R 1,650 these are very competitively priced.
If you have more budget, perhaps check out the HP800 or HP1100 which will no doubt deliver a higher feature set and spec.
When asked if he’d buy the Denon DJ HP600 headphones and why, Josh said, “Yes. I really like the sound, look and affordability.”
A special thanks to BC Electronics for supplying the headphones for testing and we also got a
really good deal on them when we decided to purchase.