Silent Disco Headphones

Silent disco headphones have the power to turn your disco, party or festival night into an all-time classic.

These wireless and lightweight headphones allow your guests to dance to any one of up to three different audio tracks within the comfort of their headphones; so the house music fans, the pop crowd and the rock tribes can hot-step to the tracks that make for a great night.

With silent disco headphones to hand, party playlist disputes are a thing of the past. Everyone is on the dancefloor and loving it.

An image of silent disco headphones being used at a party

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Why Use Silent Disco Headphones?

If you’re a DJ, an event organiser or a party planner using silent disco headphones for your big night makes a lot of sense. The benefits of this headphone system include;

  1. With up to three DJ sets or playlists transmitting simultaneously, your guests can simply flick between the soundtrack that suits in the moment, your party-goers love being in control of the tunes they want to hear. In other words, you and your silent disco look super cool.
  2. Lighting up the dancefloor. Silent disco headphones often feature coloured LED light up effects, like our Place Over Ears PH020, which glow the colour of the soundtrack being listened to (red, green or blue), so if the dancefloor glows one colour, you know which DJ is playing the best sounds (DJ competitions are frequent at silent disco events).
  3. Getting over noise issues. Discos are loud, silent discos are not. Late night noise curfews that might be imposed on a disco can be potentially avoided, and non-partying guests who want to relax away from the dancefloor can do so without a wall of sound following them. You, your guests and your neighbours are happy.

Using Silent Disco Headphones at Your Event

For every audio track you wish to broadcast at your silent disco, you’ll need a transmitter, for example our Place Over Ears PH021 stereo transmitter – which connects to your DJ mixer via RCA phono leads or from the headphone jack from a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer which holds your playlists – and this transmitter broadcasts an FM signal with an optimum range of either 200 or 500 metres (through walls and ceilings) which the silent disco headphones receive.

Up to three channels of audio can be transmitted simultaneously by three transmitters.

To illustrate, if you have house music, pop and rock offered simultaneously to your party-goers, you will require three transmitters.

An illustration of a DJ playing tunes at a silent disco

Set each transmitter to transmit either channel 1, 2 or 3 at your disco.

Each headphone is battery-powered and fitted with a 3-way channel switch that tunes the headphones to the preferred audio source (for example the house set or the pop set), when connected, the headphones glow blue for channel 1, red for channel 2, or green for channel 3. This colourful glow offers a quick indication of which audio channels the dancefloor is tuned to.

Some headphones, like our Place Over Ears PH020 silent disco headphones permit your guest to adjust the volume to their exact liking too.

We hope that you found our guide to silent disco headphones useful. If you have any questions about the use or hire of headphones at your event, please contact the team at Place Over Ears.