True story: Back when I was a university student, there was a local DJ called DJ Crap. He actually was pretty crappy, but nobody really cared, because DJ Crap had a signature gimmick: He used an old-style telephone handset to cue up his records. Come to think of it, this might be why his mixes never matched…
Now Numark will sell you a modern version of the same thing. It’s called the Redphone, and DJ Crap would love it.
You know how DJs always stand with their heads cocked over to hold just one side of their headphones to their ear – as if their stupid music wasn’t loud enough to hear through a mere foam and plastic pad. Anyhow, the Redphone is a single headphone with a handle that can be used to either hold it, or to hook it ‘twixt chin and shoulder.
The end has an XLR socket for attaching a three-foot curly eighth-inch jack cable, and it has the following specs:
Sensitivity: 100 +/- 3dB
Impedance: 24 ohm
Frequency response: 10Hz – 22KHz
Max. input power: 3000 mW
The price? $70.