Watch to learn how our headphones are being used to charge admission for outdoor comedy shows in California.
It’s so easy, my dog could do it! (Well, actually, it does require opposable thumbs.)
Below is a visual guide starring my dog, “Pascal,” to show you how!
(It is in the “story” style, so you click on the image to get it to advance or click on the left of the image to get it to play the previous slide(s). )
Steps to set-up, plug-in and DJ your own Silent Disco Dance Party.
Read on to learn how to plug in your phone, tablet, or laptop into the transmitters that we include when your rent our headphones. Doing so allows you to DJ your own silent disco dance party with your own playlists.
#1) When your rentals arrive, do a sound check first thing.
Your rentals will arrive two days before your party, open the box(s) and locate the transmitter cases so you can do a sound check long before your event.
#2) Open up the transmitter cases and plug them into an electrical outlet.
They will turn on and already be on the correct channel. No need to adjust anything.
#3) Next, plug the supplied aux cord into the “Audio in” jack on the transmitter and the other end into the “Headphone” jack on your device.
#4) Or, use Bluetooth to connect/pair the transmitter with your device.
Use the Bluetooth if you don’t have a “headphone” jack on your device or if you need to have a wireless connection between the transmitter and your device -especially helpful if it is your cell phone.
#5) Repeat this with each of the three transmitters we supply. You will need any combination of three devices; one for each transmitter.
#6) Queue up your favorite playlist, grab a pair of headphones, turn them on and start your dance party!
If you are using a streaming account, remember that you will need three different accounts unless you have the family plan. You will use one account for each device.
If you do have the family plan, it allows you to use multiple devices on the same account simultaneously.
We like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music and Pandora best.
Are you ready to rent headphones for your party?
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We send all the silent disco equipment you need.
All you have to do is invite her over!
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All you have to do is invite her to your party:
But first, you need to rent our silent disco headphones here.
Your yoga class wants to meet but your indoor studio is too small for social distancing? We got ya covered!
Yoga in the park, silent disco style! It’s the perfect socially distanced solution!
Statistics show that fresh outdoor air is much better at stopping virus particles, – not to mention that it is far easier to social distance outdoors.
Besides, who doesn’t want to do yoga in the park?
But how will people hear your instructions and how do you charge admission when meeting out doors?
Silent Disco will allow you to meet silently in the park while being socially distanced. (And no more need to get permission from the park to use a PA or Loudspeakers. )
You can charge admission per headphone, and be fully battery powered. (No electrical outlet needed!)
As an additional benefit, you will gain new students because random visitors to the park will see you teaching and want to sign on!
Some will join you right away, while others will take your flyer with your schedule and contact info in order to catch you next time. (Note to self: Remember to bring fliers)
We’ll show you how it works below. Use our click-able table of contents for your reading convenience:
It’s Easy! We supply all you need!
We supply the wireless silent-disco headphones (fully disinfected) and the battery powered portable transmitters through our rental program.
We also supply a lapel mic that plugs into our portable transmitters so your class can hear you.
You supply your music using your cell phone, which connects to our transmitter via BlueTooth.
Silent disco? Why silent disco headphones instead of regular ones.
You connect your voice and music to our transmitter, which in turn, broadcasts to the wireless headphones worn by your students.
Silent disco headphones have a 300 meter range (328 yards) which allows your class to spread out more – social distance style!
They’re perfect for kickin’ some corona butt in the year of the pandemic!
Bluetooth headphones with their wimpy range of about 30 feet won’t work for this gig!
Your voice will reach your student’s ears directly through the headphones via the lapel mic connected to the transmitter we send. Your music is coming through the headphones too, and you can adjust the volume of each independently.
The headphones give you an easy way to charge admission when you are outdoors. Only those who pay admission will receive the headphones.
If you were simply using a PA or loudspeakers for your session, anybody could join in and they would not have to pay. With the headphones, you simply charge per headphone.
Boom! Who’s a money magnet? You are!
Headphones allow better focus and volume control!
Our over-the-ear headphones help your yoga class to focus because they block out ambient noises from crowds and traffic. No more distractions!
Each headphone has its own volume control, so your participants can adjust it to their own listening comfort.
Plot Twist! The headphones allow you to have multiple classes simultaneously in the same space!
These headphones are the three channel type with a channel switch for the user. This feature would only be used if you decide to have multiple classes being taught at the same time.
Can you imagine three different levels of yoga taught to an open-invitation outdoor audience? No more worrying about the advanced students being bored while the beginning students are being overwhelmed.
The teacher on channel one could be teaching at a beginner level, -channel two intermediate, and channel three would be advanced level.
Each teacher would have their own transmitter. (Each transmitter represents a channel) You could have up to three teachers or three classes being taught simultaneously in the same space.
Your participants would decide which teacher they want to follow with a flick of the channel switch.
When teaching only one class at a time, all students would stay on the same channel.
Wait! Are these Silent Disco Headphones fully disinfected and Covid 19 safe??
Yes. They’re disinfected AF!
We fully disinfect the headphones between each rental using products certified by the EPA as able to kill coronaviruses including Covid 19.
Shipping time also kills coronaviruses and it takes time for them to be shipped from our place to yours. Recent studies show that the viruses die off after 3-5 days from a hard surface and less than one day from a porous surface.
Depending on how far away from us you live, the shipping time alone will kill any coronavirus particles. We have your safety as #1!
You might want to have disinfectant wipes available on your end for your students, but we take care of the headphones.
What makes it all work? The magic of the portable silent disco transmitter
You can use an audio cable or Bluetooth to connect your music to the transmitter.
You probably don’t want to carry your phone around while teaching yoga. So instead of using the audio cable, we recommend using Bluetooth connectivity for your music.
With Bluetooth, you are not tied to your phone. But if you want to carry your phone around, you do have the option of using an audio-cable for your connection.
They hear you better! How the mic works.
As shown in the image above, the microphone is a wired lapel mic. The transmitter is a belt-pack. (It has a belt clip so you can wear it on your belt or fasten it to your pocket or waistline)
The transmitter has a mute button for the mic as well as a separate volume knob for the mic.
When you are not talking, you just tap the mute button to cut out any ambient noise. Then tap again when you need to be heard.
You would control your music volume using your phone.
Ready to get started? Prices and how to rent our headphones
The cost to rent our silent disco systems varies with the quantity of headphones you need. You can rent any exact quantity, but here is our price list for round numbers of headphones.
Steps to rent our silent disco headphone systems are right here.
If you already know what to do, just tell me how many headphones you need and I’ll get your order started!
Why do people who work with autism spectrum disorder call silent disco the ultimate party solution?
Every year, we do a silent disco party for the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) which supports over 90 special hockey teams across the United States.
Hundreds of people from all walks of life attend; the players, family members, friends and coaches.
Every year we marvel at how silent disco brings such a diverse group together, and it does so in a way that a DJ or band with traditional loudspeakers never could.
Often people who have not experienced the wonders of silent disco headphones assume that headphones isolate dancers from each other. They do the opposite with any audience.
With the special-needs community, the headphones bring people together in an extra dramatic fashion that simply cannot be beat by any other form of entertainment!
How do the headphones create this magic of togetherness and celebration?
In this post, we take a closer look at how the unique attributes of a headphone party are tailor-made for this demographic.
We will start be saying that our headphones are thoroughly disinfected between rentals.
In the age of Covid-19, we use EPA approved disinfectant products and techniques to keep all of our guests safe.
And now, back to headphone benefits:
Headphones accommodate for hearing sensitivities that can be found in autistic guests and others.
In the special needs community, hearing sensitivity is common. They may love the music but feel uncomfortable with the volume levels found at a large party.
If one group wants the music loud and another group doesn’t, it is difficult to party together.
With silent disco, everyone wears headphones in order to hear the music.
Each of the headphones have their own volume wheel that each user can adjust at will.
Thanks to the volume adjustment, people that want the music loud can dance right next to the people that want the music soft. Everyone has their own volume.
The headphones also keep the volume constant. They block out the sudden and uncomfortable volume changes that come from celebrating crowds at parties.
All of the guests at a silent disco are more comfortable and relaxed because any hearing sensitivities are soothed by the individual volume controls on each of the headphones.
The end result is that the headphones allow everyone to participate more comfortably with their own customized volume level.
The headphones help ADHD sufferers to focus by blocking out external audio distractions.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are common in the special needs community and the headphones help these guests to maintain their focus.
Silent disco headphones block out distracting noises, keep the music in the forefront and the volume constant.
This helps to keep everybody together and focused on the same celebration. Without the headphones, some of the participants would get distracted and not be able have as much fun together.
Again, the headphones allow everyone to participate and to be together in ways that would simply not happen with loud music blasting from traditional loudspeakers.
Ultra adjustable headbands on our fully disinfected headphones accommodate all head sizes.
Heads come in all shapes and sizes in any group, but this can be extra important with this demographic and broad age range.
Silent disco headphones are highly adjustable so they fit just right and won’t fall off during dancing.
In every party, we get some dancers that really get into the music. This is especially true with our special-needs guests. Some of them have dance moves that just won’t quit!
Even if the headphones stay on with extra vigorous dancing, if they are too tight, that is just as bad.
The ear pads are very soft and comfortable so they don’t feel too tight even after an extended amount of wearing time.
The importance of everyone feeling included cannot be overstated. It is the headphones make it happen.
The ability to switch channels enhances the feeling of control for the autistic guest.
We use three-channel versions of the headphones which allow party guests to choose between three different songs at any giving time.
Everyone likes to have a sense of control over their environment and the special-needs community is no exception.
So they not only have the ability to control their volume, but they also have the ability to control which song they are listening to with just the flick of a switch on the headphones.
This control over what is happening inside their headphones makes the guests more comfortable, more confident, and in turn, more able to party together with the whole group.
The headphones give the feeling of inclusiveness and individual comfort at the same time.
In other words, the headphone wearing party guest has the best of both worlds.
As an individual, the headphones make them feel safe and in control of their environment.
As a member of the group, the headphones help them to feel more included and therefore, able to participate more fully within the group.
In summary, how do the headphones create this magic of togetherness and celebration for the special-needs community?
Every guest feels more comfortable, more in control and more included. From there it is is so much easier for them to celebrate and have fun together.
Ready to rent our fully disinfected silent disco headphones for your next event?
This post answers all the questions you should consider when putting on your own silent disco headphone party.
A linked table of contents is below for your convenience:
What is a silent disco headphone party and what equipment is required?
The term “silent disco” refers to a party where you can’t hear the audio unless you are wearing the specialized silent disco wireless headphones. Because of this, it looks like people are dancing without any music.
The word “disco” in the term, refers to a silent disco being a ‘dance’ and does not refer to the disco genre. All types of music are used
What equipment do you need?
In order to put on a silent disco, you need the special headphones for each guest. You will also need silent disco transmitter(s) to broadcast the music to the headphones.
These days the headphones are rechargeable. They arrive fully charged and will operate ten hours on a single charge. So, unless you are doing multiple events, re-charging is not necessary.
The transmitters are about the the size of your hand and don’t require user adjustment. They are just plug-and-play and usually included with the headphones.
You will also need to supply the music. That could be your cell phone, tablet or laptop streaming a playlist from Spotify or Apple Music. It could also be a live DJ or even a band.
As of the year 2020, most of the silent parties in America use three channel headphones. The person wearing the headphones can change which channel they are listening to with a switch on the headphones.
Each channel on the headphones corresponds to a different transmitter. So, a three channel system would have three transmitters.
Ideally, the silent party host supplies three music sources. They can be cell phones, tablets, laptops, DJs, bands, etc. Each music source is connected to one of the three transmitters.
We’ll talk more about the equipment and the music requirements below, but first:
Are the headphones disinfected and Covid-19 safe?
We only use these coronavirus certified products that are on this list from the environmental protection agency to clean and disinfect the headphones between each use. If you own your own, you should do the same.
If you rent the headphones, rest assured that rental companies are bending over backwards to make sure the headphones are safe and germ-free. We were doing that long before the Covid-19 scare, but as you can imagine, we have doubled down our efforts.
Also, remember that according to WebMD, those RNA strands can only last up to 5 days on a hard surface. So, to make sure that you are double safe, we not only fully disinfect the headphones but we give them a 5 day time-out between rentals.
If you rent your headphones, you will want to double check with your vendor regarding their disinfection standards, but here at Silent-Disco-Rental.com, your safety is first priority.
Is a silent party really silent?
When the party first starts up, they really are weirdly silent. It is a surreal and other-worldly oddity that has to be experienced in order to understand how absurd it feels.
But once the party heats up, headphone parties are definitely not silent.
While they are still eerily silent compared to listening to loudspeakers cranked up to ten, your dancers will be singing slightly off key to music that only they can hear.
They will also be laughing out-loud, talking to each other over the headphones and jumping up and down with their favorite dance moves.
Silent parties don’t have any noise from loud music, but the crowd noise can be significantly boisterous.
As you know, people who are having fun usually make noise, so ultimately the volume level will depend on the number of guests you invite.
What is the ideal space for a silent party? Should the range of the wireless headphones be a consideration?
The first thing that people ask me when they are trying to decide where to hold their silent headphone party is the range of the wireless headphones.
The headphones that we rent out have a range of 300 meters (or 328 yards). For reference, a football field is 100 yards. So, the headphones will still sound great more than 3 football fields away from the transmitters.
These are not the Bluetooth headphones that you are used to. They don’t drop out when you get thirty feet from your cell phone.
The type of wireless that silent disco headphones use is in the FM range and is therefore unaffected by walls and windows. This means that the headphones won’t lose any music quality or volume if you go upstairs, downstairs, outside or even around the block.
This means that the room size/orientation is less important for silent disco than it would be for a traditional music party. You don’t even need a specific party room because the headphones still work fine outside of the room or even outside of the building.
It is very important to have your silent party be ‘silent’ outside of the headphones.
Much of the motivation to wear the headphones is the silence outside of the headphones. That same silence is much of the appeal for wearing the headphones.
The best way to ruin a silent party is to have any audio available outside of the headphones because that gives people the option of not wearing the headphones.
If a TV is playing or background music is playing outside of the headphones, you are taking away much of the attraction of the headphones and some guest won’t wear them.
Where to get the equipment. (Should you rent or buy?)
If you are that person who is putting on parties every month, buying the headphones would be a great idea. We sell them for as little as $33.00 per headphone.
But if you are only putting on one or two parties a year, it is much easier to rent. The rental company takes care of the storage, the cleaning, the recharging and the disinfecting of the headphones for you.
Most of the rental companies will also take care of the repairs and make sure your are receiving the latest technology.
Rental companies like ours make sure that you receive the equipment several days before your party and are on hand for you to do a soundcheck and to help you with any set-up questions.
More about the equipment below, but you can find more details about our rental process here.
How to set up the equipment. (It is easier than you think)
When you rent the equipment, set-up instructions are included, but it is literally plug-and-play.
The video below shows one of our transmitters.
Live DJ vs Streamed Playlist. (Do you need a professional DJ?)
Before Spotify, Apple Music and the many music streaming platforms that are available these days, you needed a DJ to supply the music and the sound equipment.
These days you can make your own playlist(s) and you can find playlists that others have made including nearly any song that has ever been recorded. The music is digital quality and can be streamed on your phone, tablet or laptop at the press of a button.
So you don’t need a DJ to supply the music and when renting the silent disco headphones and associated transmitters, you don’t need a DJ for their equipment either.
You can connect your cell phone directly to the transmitter. No other equipment is required.
What about the DJ’s expertise at setting up the equipment? Well, as mentioned above, you already know how to use your cell phone, and the transmitters are just plug-and-play.
How to set the volume levels for maximum guest satisfaction.
As mentioned above, each headphone has three channels and the listener can switch from one channel to the other at any given time.
You will connect a music source to each of the transmitters which will, in turn, broadcast to the headphones.
For the example below, let’s assume that one of the music sources is your cell phone.
There are two very important volume-related tips/best-practices.
The first practice is how to make sure your wilder guests can turn up the music as loud as they want.
The solution is to set your source music loud enough so that it sounds really loud to you even when your silent disco headphones are turned down to the halfway point.
In other words, if you are using your cell phone for the music source, turn the headphones that you are wearing down to at least the halfway point and then start turning up your cell phone.
While wearing your silent disco headphones at their 50% volume, turn up your cell phone until the music is as loud as you can stand.
Leave your cell phone at that volume during the party so that your rowdiest guests can turn up their silent disco headphones way louder than you would ever want to turn up yours. That way, you’ll never get any complaints that your guests “couldn’t get the music loud enough.”
The second practice is how to assure that each channel is broadcasting at the same volume.
As we mentioned above, your guests will be switching channels on their headphones frequently. They don’t want to keep adjusting their volume each time they switch.
The solution is to make sure each of the music sources are set at the same output volume.
Don’t change the volume of the cell phone we just finished setting in the example above, and instead, match the other two devices to that one.
What type of music works best?
At silent disco parties, songs that participants know the lyrics to, can sing along with, songs with defined movements and songs that are in the ‘rave’ category with a powerful ‘bass drop’ work the best.
Silent disco is not particularly well suited for slow-dancing, serious songs, mid-tempo songs or relatively unfamiliar songs.
If it is a serious song, it needs to be one that everybody knows and can sing along with. Overall, the headphones work best with ‘fun’ party-style songs.
Obviously, what defines a ‘fun’ party-style song is your guests at your party. Choose your playlists accordingly.
We do not recommend having a different music genre on each channel.
In fact we highly discourage separating the channels by genre because in-turn, it separates your guests by genre and lowers their interaction with each other.
All three channels should have genre mixed playlists in order to maximize the fun and interactivity had by your guests.
Because the headphones show which channel they are picking up by the color of the LEDs on the earpieces, you can see which channel your friends are listening to and they can see the same of you.
This interactive element between your guests makes switching channels and encouraging your friends to do the same half of the fun! In order to maximize this amusing communication between your guests, you want all three channels to be equal in their appeal to everyone present.
How to keep the headphones from walking away.
Whether you rent or own the headphones, you don’t want people taking them home or losing them. Here are some ideas to help you hang on to them.
Obviously this is not going to be a problem with close family and friends. These ideas are for those instances when you may not know the guests.
- Hold onto their driver’s license while they have the headphones. You can keep the licenses in alphabetical order for quick return after the party.
- Have staff at the entrance and exits so that nobody enters without picking up a headphone and nobody leaves without relinquishing a headphone.
- Some vendors have RFID tags on the headphones and scanners to keep track of who has which headphone. – Beware that this will be an extra fee and not all vendors offer it.
- Number the headphones with a sticker and write down each guest’s name next to the number of the headphone they have.
- Hold onto their student ID in exchange for the headphones if it is at a school.
Do you need a light show?
A light show is extremely optional because the headphones themselves provide a human light show that is far more interesting than a mechanical light show ever could be.
Not only are the dancers jumping up and down to the music, but as they switch the channel they are listening to, the color on the headphones changes too.
in 2020, most of the rental headphones available light up according to their selected channel.
The headphones that we supply light up in the colors blue, red, and green depending on which channel they are on.
In the rare event that you actually have three DJs and each DJ is covering one of the channel colors, it is nice to have their DJ station lit up with the color of their channel but the same effect could be achieved with color coded T-shirts on the DJs.
In cases where the music is supplied by streamed playlists on personal devices such as cell phones or laptops, a light show is really not needed.
How much will it cost?
Pricing for a live DJ, support staff or a band varies widely by location and name recognition, so I am only going to cover equipment costs in this post.
First the price to purchase and then the price to rent:
Purchasing smaller quantities can be as little as $33.00 per headphone and $129.00 per transmitter. The headphones use rechargeable batteries and require dedicated chargers. The chargers charge 16 headphones at a time and run $27.00 apiece.
We sell headphone packages here.
The cost to rent varies by vendor, but expect to pay between $4.00 and $8.00 per headphone. As you can imagine, the rental price per unit goes down as the rented quantity goes up.
To further confuse the issue, some vendors charge $50.00 to $100.00 more for the rental of the transmitters will others include the transmitters in the rental price of the headphones. .
Some companies include the shipping in the headphone price, while others charge for shipping on top of their rental fee.
Our prices at Silent-Disco-Rental.com include shipping both ways and all three transmitters. So there are no extra fees when you rent our headphones.
In many cases there will be a security fee that you pay up-front and get back once the rental is over.
During Covid-19 restrictions, Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club is killing it with outdoor shows by using silent disco headphones to deliver social distanced hilarity!
Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club is in the news using our headphones. The August 2020 news article is titled: Laughs Unlimited Celebrates 40 Years and Pivots to Entertain Under Covid-19
“The headphones provide a surround sound experience that creates the close intimacy of laughter in the group setting of a comedy show without the concerns of the general public hearing jokes they didn’t sign up for.”Sacramento KFBK news –
They call it “Inside Jokes – Outside Laughs.” Below is how it works:
The club started with 40 silent disco headphones with guests at tables on the sidewalk.
The show worked so well, that they went to 80 headphones in one week.
The city liked the silent comedy so well that they closed the street and invited the club to use the whole street!
The club charges admission on a per-headphone basis. Only the people wearing the headphones can hear the comedy.
The comedians are saying that the outdoor-silent-headphone-comedy works even better than comedy indoors because the headphones help audiences to pay attention.
The guests are less self-conscious and more focused while wearing the headphones and are therefore laughing harder.
They tell me that the audio going directly into their ears allows them to hear the jokes better, – even while they are laughing. This allows the comedians to build the jokes on top of each other faster and more effectively.
More laughter means more fun for both audiences and comedians!
An added benefit is for the guests that ‘don’t get it’ and then fall behind, -you know, -the ones who ask their friends for clarification and then miss the next joke? With the addition of the headphones, they don’t interrupt their friends as much and so both they and their friends are missing fewer jokes and laughing more often.
When guests do want to talk to each other, they simply remove the headphones, but because that takes effort, they do it less during the show. And if they do, it never disturbs the other guests.
Here is a YouTube interview showing the how well headphone comedy works for Laughs Unlimited.
The headphones eliminate all audio distractions.
The comedians love the headphones so much, they are actually contemplating continuing the use of the headphones indoors.
The neighbors love it because there are no loudspeakers. The only amplification is inside the headphones, so it makes a much more quieter gathering.
The headphones have a range of 300 meters, so there is plenty of social distancing available.
Because of the extended range of the headphones, there is plenty of room for audience growth as well.
If you would like to learn more about how Laughs Unlimited is using silent disco headphones to enhance their comedic programs, you can find them at www.laughsunlimited.com
Need to accommodate larger audiences? How about adding a Big Screen or Jumbotron?
~Replace the drive-in movie with your live comedy show projected on the screen.
The screens are inflatable now which makes them extra portable!
For your sound system, use fully-disinfected-Covid-19-safe silent disco headphones. Comedy show admission is charged ‘by-the-headphone.’
We also have microphones and stage lighting available.
And of course, If you would like to increase your comedy business during Covid-19, We at silent-disco-rental.com are here for you.
Trying to figure out a way to have a dance party while maintaining social distance guidelines? We have an answer.
The following photos show an entire apartment building enjoying a Silent Party with carefully disinfected wireless headphones while maintaining safe social distancing. After the photos, We will show you how you can do it too!
Walls and ceilings don’t stop our wireless headphone technology which means you don’t have to be in the same apartment to still be in on the party!
We thoroughly disinfect the headphones between each rental, so you don’t have to worry.
Each lit up headphone is another person safely enjoying the social distanced silent party. This could be the coolest event of all Covid 19.
Just a quick note about how we disinfect the headphones and then we will go through the steps of how you can plan a party like this for your own neighborhood.
We disinfect and clean the headphones before you rent them.
We only use wipes that are ETA approved for Coronaviruses and Covid-19.
Remember that the virus can only survive up to 2 or 3 days on hard surfaces, (and 24 hours on soft surfaces like cardboard) so as an additional safety measure, we box up your rentals 3 days before we ship them.
So even if our disinfectant team misses a strand of Coranavirus RNA somewhere, the 3 or more days in the shipping box will assure that our headphones are virus-free and safe for you to handle.
Steps to planning your own silent social distancing party.
- 1) Map out which apartments or homes are within a 300 meter/328 yard radius or three football fields of your location. (Our transmitters will send the audio to a radius of 300 to 500 meters, but let’s err on the safe side. )
- 2) Create a flyer with the time and date of the party asking them to RSVP with the number of headphones they need and their contact info. (If there is a fee for your party, include your Venmo or PayPal payment info. Include your email for them to RSVP to.)
- 3) Leave the flyer note on their doors.
- 4) Once they RSVP, contact me with the number of headphones you need to rent.
- 5) Start creating your playlists. (This is assuming that you are the one supplying the music with phone/laptops/tablets etc)
- 6) When your rentals arrive two days before your event, do a full soundcheck.
- 7) The day of your event, use a separate bag for each apartment to deliver the headphones while maintaining safe social distancing. (Participants will put them back in that same bag for you to collect them again after the party.)
- 8) Have an amazing time dancing the night away!
- 9) Box up the headphones and use our pre-paid label to get free shipping back to us.
- 10) Enjoy your new-found ‘Hero’ status as you humbly acknowledge all of the Thank-You’s from your neighbors saying what a fantastic time they all had!
Ready to rent?
Yes, you can rent silent disco headphones and accessories.
At silent-disco-rental.com we rent disinfected 3-channel silent disco headphones with all three transmitters included and free shipping both ways to anywhere in the continental US.
Read on to learn how you can rent silent disco systems and how the rental process works.
Table of Contents:
How do silent disco rentals work?
- You tell us how many headphones you need and how you are supplying the audio.
- We package up your rentals and get them to you two days before your event.
- You do a soundcheck and marvel at how easy silent disco is to set-up.
- You have an amazingly successful event!
- You send the rentals back to us using the prepaid shipping label that we provide.
- Your popularity skyrockets as your friends beg you to have another silent disco because they had so much fun!
What you get with a silent disco rental?
- The headphones which are fully charged, have been tested, cleaned and disinfected.
- The three transmitters are included.
- Instructions for set-up are on the transmitters.
- Any needed audio cables and adapters are included.
- A headphone charger that charges up to 16 headphones at once is included.
You received a pre-paid return label. (Shipping is included both ways)
What package sizes are available for rent?
There is no minimum quantity and we can rent you any number up to 3000 headphones.
What are the renting policies for silent disco?
- We require you to sign a rental agreement
- Our payment terms are different for individuals versus companies and institutions.
- For individuals, the rent and a security are due up-front. The security is returned as soon as the rentals come back to us
- For companies and institutions, terms are negotiated seperately.
- Standard rentals are for single events, but we have multiple event rentals available
You must get the headphones back to FedEx within two days after your event
How are the headphones disinfected between rentals?
- We disinfect each headphone with disinfectant wipes that meet the EPA criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
We also spray and polish each headphone for cleanliness.
What are the prices for silent disco rentals?
Price per unit depends on the number of headphones rented and all three transmitters are included along with audio cables and shipping both ways.
Any quantity is available, but here are some examples to show how the rental price per unit varies:
Rental of 30 = $242.50
Rental of 75 = $435.25
Rental of 150=$749.00
Remember that we require a security amount on most of our rentals. We don’t consider that a price or fee but we do collect and hold that security.
We don’t want you to be surprised when see the security on your invoice. And remember, assuming there are no losses, your security is returned to you as soon as the headphone rentals come back to us.
For more pricing examples, please check out our rental price page.
What customer service can you expect when you rent silent disco?
- We monitor the email and phone full time from 10am to 8pm EST for your questions.
- I give out my personal cell phone and welcome your text or phone call.
- Text messages get answered more quickly than voicemail. Email is preferred.
- Because we get your rentals to you two days in advance of your party, you have plenty of time to reach us if you need technical help. Please do a full sound check two days before your party so that we have time to address any issues.
- We monitor your rental shipping through the tracking number to make sure it gets to you on time.
We keep in touch via friendly and personal email messages throughout your rental process.
Is silent disco a good fit for your party?
Yes! Yes! Yes!
While silent disco is especially helpful in environments where the party needs to be quiet, if you haven’t tried it… OMG! You don’t know what you are missing! Even when there is no need to be quiet, silent disco parties rock like no other! Check out all these testimonials!
Is renting silent disco better than buying silent disco?
When you rent, we take care of the charging, the testing, the storage and the cleaning.
But if you think you might want to purchase your own silent disco, we do that too.
Check out our purchase prices here.
Ready to Rent Silent Disco?
The short answer is that any device that will play music will suffice. You connect it to the transmitter and you are ready to go.
The long answer is that some devices will connect differently to your transmitter, others will offer better sound quality, and still others will be easier to use for manipulating your playlist during the event.
This blog post is dedicated to clarifying the long answer:
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Note to self: If using my cell phone to play my Silent Disco music, remember to use “Do not disturb mode” to stop all but critical notifications.Just wanted to throw that in. Now we can get started.
How different devices connect to the Silent Disco Transmitter:
The are two choices for connectivity are an audio cable or Bluetooth.
For the new iPhones, iPads, and even some of the new iOS laptops, Bluetooth is the option of choice for the typical user. It is wireless, ubiquitous, and easy.
When you sign up to rent from us, we ask you what you are going to use to supply the music so that we can provide you with the correct wires or Bluetooth capability.
When you need Bluetooth connectivity, we automatically send you the TX-60RF transmitter because that is maximized for Bluetooth connectivity.
The user presses the pairing button until the light flashes red and blue, it shows up on their Bluetooth device list, they select it, and they are ready to go.
Audio Cable Connection:
When you rent from us, we provide common connection adapters with the rental.
Renters who use a PC Laptop, Android phone, DJ Controller or Audio Mixer to provide the music to the transmitters have the option of using an Audio Cable to connect to the transmitter.
Many of the PCs and Androids still have a headphone/Aux out. In that case, you can simply take the audio cable that I provide and connect from the headphone/Aux out straight to the input of the transmitter.
We provide an Aux cables for you if you are one of these users.
Professional DJ controllers and Audio Mixers typically don’t have a BlueTooth audio output option. They have an RCA out as one of the master output options.
We provide an RCA cables for you if you are one of these users.
When you need Audio Cable connectivity, we automatically send you the TX-50RF transmitter because that is maximized for Audio Cable connectivity.
So, whether you need to connect with Bluetooth or with an audio cable, we have you covered!
How Sound Quality is affected by your connection/device
Bluetooth has been improving in quality and really sounds superb but an audio cable is slightly better.
The most obvious challenge with Bluetooth from a cell phone is that the user likes to keep it in her pocket for security (who wouldn’t?) and then accidentally walks farther that 30 feet away from the transmitter causing the music to drop out.
Do I need to mention that your phone’s notifications will come right through the transmitter if you don’t turn them off? (I recommend using the “Do not disturb mode” to stop all but critical notifications)
As mentioned above (and only the audiophiles will notice), the sound quality of an audio cable is slightly better than Bluetooth so if have the choice and you don’t mind leaving your device near the transmitter, you should use the Aux cable.
BTW-We don’t provide the dongle made by Apple that gives you a headphone jack from the lightning connector.
If you are using a DJ Controller or Audio Mixer, you won’t have Bluetooth, so you will use the RCA audio cables to go from your RCA master out (sometimes called “tape out”) to your transmitter.
Pro tip: For extra audio quality if you are using a laptop, consider using a USB digital to analogue audio converter. (USB to 3.5 mm/Aux) This gives you an added boost in quality. We don’t supply these but for those of you that really want to go the extra mile it is something you might want to invest in.
To summarize sound quality, the Bluetooth connection sounds superb, but the Aux cable or RCA cable sounds even better.
Ease of Use
If you are streaming a pre-made playlist, ease of use won’t matter because you just set-it-and-forget-it. You are not really ‘using’ the software. You are just letting it play.
If you are actively building or manipulating a playlist during the gig, then ease of use becomes a big deal.
Phones are readily available but are only as easy to use as the app that you are playing the music with. The same is true with tablets.
In general, you will get much more functionality and ease of use with a DJ program on a laptop. (Especially so if it is connected with your DJ controller. )
Obviously you will have more screen real-estate, but most importantly, DJ programs are easy to use and you can do so much more.
Most of our clients stream a ready-made playlist or make only minor adjustments to their list during the party. Doing this on a phone is easy and quick.
It is only if you are actively mixing music and/or making playlist adjustments after or during every song that you need DJ software on a laptop.
Actively mixing music in real time for a really hopping party is an exacting art and not something you want to consider doing on a phone or tablet.
- Whichever device you use, our systems are plug-and-play
- When you rent from us, we ask you what devices you are using to play music
- We take that information and provide you with the correct connections