Gemini DJ HSR-1000 – Professional Monitoring Headphones

Gemini DJ HSR-1000 – Professional Monitoring Headphones

Gemini DJ HSR-1000 - Professional Monitoring Headphones

  • Closed back design
  • Soft leather headband
  • Soft leather ear pads

Gemini DJ HSR-1000 – Professional Monitoring Headphones

List Price: $ 1,816.46

Price: $ 1,816.46

2 thoughts on “Gemini DJ HSR-1000 – Professional Monitoring Headphones

  1. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic Headphones, February 1, 2014
    By 
    Eric

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    This review is from: Gemini DJ HSR-1000 – Professional Monitoring Headphones (Electronics)
    First and foremost, how do these sound? They sound marvelous, highlighting all frequencies in a clear and clean way. Bass is strong but not inappropriately boomy, and mids/highs are represented prominently; i.e. the equalization seems to be about flat. The way the speakers are arranged makes the sound feel very “wide” and expansive (panning is much more dramatic). Instruments sound extremely pristine and textures are sharp, but the sensation is soft and pleasant on the ears.

    Hardly any sound leaks from the phones even at somewhat higher volumes, miraculously. On this note, the isolation is reasonably good as well, eliminating most ambient noise and muffling harsher sounds. My laptop fan often kicks into a frenzy when I’m doing something even slightly taxing, and these phones block it out completely.

    As for the comfort factor, these are probably the most comfortable headphones I’ve owned of 4 or 5 different pairs over the years. After maybe 3 or 4 hours straight you may feel some irritation, but I’m not sure any pair can avoid that problem entirely. Rest assured these provide a cozy fit for any head from small to large, mine being about mid-sized, since you asked! The phone pads are thick and plushy and feel great over one’s ears. Occasionally I notice they can make my ears slightly warm, but never to an intolerable degree and not even very often to begin with.

    I had some reservations about the coiled cable since I’d never owned such a thing, but it’s actually immensely convenient and adaptable. The cable itself is rather heavy-duty compared to my older headphones, and the jack is fairly large (comes with both a detachable 1/4″ and standard 3.5mm) but this hasn’t been an issue for me. The cord feels very durable, so I’m certainly not afraid of the internal wiring attenuating or degrading.

    The headphones themselves are very robust too. While they’re made almost entirely of plastic, the build is top-notch and professional. The stylish design and glossy black color give these a slick form factor that I really dig. It’s never a good idea to buy headphones simply because they look cool, but these look cool on top of performing wonderfully in every other respect.

    I definitely think these are among the best headphones one can find for under $100, and maybe even under $150-$200. I’m glad I put in the extra effort to search for just the right pair and happened upon these.

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  2. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    great headphones, AMAZING with some modifications, August 20, 2015
    By 
    Seth

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    This review is from: Gemini DJ HSR-1000 – Professional Monitoring Headphones (Electronics)
    These headphones are great for the money. the pads…not so much. i traded them, out with the Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads – Suitable For Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones – AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex Brainwavz replacement pads, and they are amazing. kind of a tight fit to get the pads on but nothing wrong with that. the soundstage is shockingly good for a closed back headphone, and the low ends are very clean and clear. all in all these are great cans for a budget, and even if budet isnt so much of an issue these are still contenders.

    I only have three gripes with them, and thats:
    1- the squeeze. head squeeze is very low on these and its multiplied with the Brainwavz pads, so it feels like they are barely hanging on my head since they stick out so far on the ears. LUCKILY the braces that connect the can to the headband are aluminum. so they are easily bent a bit to compensate for the lack of squeeze.
    2- no detachable cable. the cable that comes on these bad boys is a VERY good coiled cable with an all metal plug and genuine spring relief. easily a $50 cable if you were to buy one like it separate (how impressive!!) however this thing is heavy as crap. i performed a simple mod on these to replace that cable with a jack so i could have a removable cable. obviously voiding the warranty, but i think its well worth it. and it fits easily enough on the side without any modification.
    3- lastly, the pins that hold the length adjustment in place are very week. and i find that unless i have the headphones fully extended out, they will just fall back into the headband. sadly i have not found a good fix for this as of yet =/ not deal breaking but still kind of annoying.

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