Phonon have announced a new 02 Stick headphone, a single earpiece attached to a foam stick. ‘Lollipop’ style DJ headphones have gone out of fashion in recent decades but they were once the regular choice for DJs like Larry Levan and David Morales.
It works by summing the stereo cue signal into mono, always keeping one ear on the club rather than focussing too much on the next track. Japanese compny Phonon are already well established with their SMB-02 headphones being a favourite of the likes of Dixon, despite their hi-fi sound.
The technology behind the SMBs has made it into the 02 Stick, so it’s fair to assume they’re going to sound pretty good. If a lollipop headphone isn’t for you, Pioneer DJ’s new redesigned HDJ range is a good shout. For more studio-centric jobs, you can’t go wrong with Sennheiser’s recently updated HD-660 S. The 02 Stick is available now priced at $289.