Small but effective
Review of the Numark HF125 Stereo Headphones. These are often aimed at home DJ's as not many people use headphones like this for general music listening anymore so it makes sense they market it at the teenagers in their bedrooms with their turntables! I use them in a DJ set up (although Im no teenager!) and have bought them as a replacement for some heavy older headphones I have. Firstly they are quite compact in the speakers size. Construction is all plastic with the padded earcups and overhead band (headband has NUMARK across the top). They are light weight and comfortable to use. I was expecting them to be poor sound as they are so light and compact but quite the opposite the sound is very clear and punchy. The great benefit in a DJ setup due to the soft ear cups they sheild out ambient surrounding noise so you can actually hear them. There is plenty of cable length and as it only comes out the right ear phone (not both earphones like some) it doesnt get in the way. They have the larger 6.5mm plug which is ideal for mixer decks and larger home stereos. Overall I would definetly recomend these - the price is a bit high in some places but search ebay and get a bargain!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Revue on HF125 Numark Heqadphones
Quality at a bargain price and replacable very quickly, should the dreaded rip in the cord come about!
The comfort on the ear ports and headband itself was superb and enveloped sound was the ultimate clarity when I needed it off the back of a 5k system running full bore!
No need for the gold plug nonesense and noneed for 20 metres of curly cable of knots tied in straight phono lines.
As a former NJD World Championship Finalist and professional DJ and recording artist (retired until these recent weeks for ten years!) and having used supposed top spec industry standard cans and decks, I can say, hand on heart, these phones will stand toe to toe with any pair of £200 pans of £500 decks I have ever used. I have bought these phones and direct drive Numark turntables to help shake the dust off the tunes I have played over the last 20 years, for a mere £70 all in, with a cheap little mixer coming for a mere £10.
When I sold my set up on walking away from the scene, I got £1600 for it.
Look at what its cost to get a basic set up now?
No wonder everybody wnts to be a dj!
Real Dj's play records though and these headphones and the way that suppliers etc have raised the bar in standards have made it possible for an old soul boy, then rave guru like myself to come back in and have another go at the industry I walked away from and it leaves plenty of new room for the new school up and coming Dj's to start off at pocket money prices.
Excellent headphones at an unbelievable price.
Many thanks to your good selves and all those at Numark!
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Nice little headphones
These headphones come at a great price. When purchasing them I was quite weary as to if they would be any good or not!
The first thing I noticed with these headphones is the ear cups are considerably smaller than conventional DJ headphones, however still produce a clear, crisp sound - perfect for the amateur/bedroom DJ.
One other thing you should know about these is they are terminated in a 6.3mm / 1/4" jack designed to plug into a mixer or HiFi amp. This is fine for most users however if you are intending to use these for an ipod or PC this jack is too large and you will need to purchase a seperate adaptor.
If you are looking for professional grade headphones these are not for you, they function, and are from a known brand, however they feel much more of a consumer product rather than for the Professional audio market.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Numark HF125 a Thumbs Up
Light, smart and comfortable to wear for extended periods. Very soft ear pads which fit the ears well without feeling too small. I do find the padded top seems to place pressure on the very top of the head but as most head shapes vary it may just be me. Good sound quality especially the Bass and very little volume required from source compared with other old school phones I have used. Good build quality with a sensible cable length and moulded on 1/4 inch stereo jack plug. I consider these to be excellent value for money and as a home/studio set or occasional use item, I believe they would suit most applications. I am sure they are capable of sustained use but can't make comment from experience.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Standard headphones but good if your on a tight budget.
| No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
Standard type of headphones.Not bad sound although there does seem to be some sort of faint hiss in the left ear.
Cable lengh could be longer about 1.8 mtrs in total which does not seem enough.You would have to purchase a 3.5mm adaptor if you wanted to listen on pc as they come with the larger 6.3mm size plug.
Quite a bit smaller around the ears than others.
Not the greatest but would get you out of trouble if your on a tight budget.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.