If you’re a DJ or audio engineer, a reliable pair of headphones is one of the essential tools of your trade. Accurate audio reproduction is a given, but you’ll also want headphones that are loud enough to overcome the music playing from your main PA and that are comfortable to wear for prolonged periods of time. American Audio’s new BL-60 headphones have been carefully designed to tick all these boxes, while also offering strikingly-stylish designs.
The premium BL-60 model, meanwhile, sports a stylish all-black design with a textured fabric headband. It too features padded ear cups but, in this case, they are attached to articulated swivel mechanisms that allow for flexible positioning including quick single-ear ‘on the shoulder’ monitoring. Loud and punchy sound reproduction is what make these headphones ideal for live audio monitoring and DJ cuing, although they can also be used in any situation where you need the extra volume but still want clean clear highs and tight bass response.
The BL-60’s headband is also adjustable, meaning that it is easy to achieve a comfortable fit, while it can fold down for easy transportation in the supplied carry pouch. It is supplied, as standard, with three separate detachable cables – 3ft. (1M) straight as well as both coiled and straight 9ft. (3M) options – together with a 1/4” jack plug adapter.
The BL-60 headphones feature 40mm drivers with an impedance of 32 ohms and a 10Hz – 22KHz frequency response for full, rich, and detailed sound reproduction. The BL-60s have a sensitivity rating of 102dB, while the BL-40s are rated at 104dB. Both models are also lightweight, approximately 195g, further enhancing their comfort when used for prolonged periods of listening.