Choosing New DJ Equipment
When looking for new DJ equipment, or really any type of sound engineering equipment, it’s highly important to do a lot of research before hand because everything is so expensive. For the most part, you can start off with just a DJ controller. Obviously there is a wide range of prices that they vary from, but for the most part you can get a great controller for about $300 dollars. There are entry level controllers with a couple trigger pads and 2 decks at around $80 bucks, with a higher range product like a Pioneer 2 channel for $250.
In terms of actually doing research to which unit best fits your needs, all you need to do is check online for a site that does dj equipment reviews. From there you should find a site that can recommend something for your situation, like maybe you are a beginner so you are looking for something to help you get your feet wet to start with.
I myself rock a Pioneer DDJ-SB2 which you can get right from Amazon. It’s not necessarily for beginners, but it’s something you can get to begin with, and grow into the future with. I also have a set of Behringer HPX2000 headphones to go with them. When you get the controller you might as well go all the way and get some real DJ headphones. However, when it comes to headphones, personal preference comes into play more as to the features that you look for. For me I go for over ear headphones that has good highs. Most headphones can deliver bass just fine, but not all are equal when it comes to all ranges.