A good set of trusty, reliable DJ Headphones are essential for producers and live performers to monitor their mix before it plays out to the world.
DJ Headphones will have a slightly different sound character when compared to Studio Headphones, and often emphasise certain frequencies to make Bass, Kicks and rhythmic parts of a track easier to identify, especially in loud club environments. They are also designed for maximum comfort if being used for several hours.
The earpieces of DJ cans will be a 'closed back' design, which effectively cancel out sounds around you so you can focus on cueing up the next track. A lot more DJs and producers are using 'In-Ear' monitoring systems, such as the Shure SE In-Ear Monitors, for immersive sound and amazing noise cancellation.