How would we play the music so that it can transmit to the headphones? Can we use bluetooth?

Short Answer: You can play the music or stream a playlist on any device capable of doing so, and yes, you can use Bluetooth.

You can use Bluetooth to connect your device to the Silent Disco transmitters that I provide and they, in turn, transmit your music to your dancers wearing the Silent Disco headphones.

Long Answer:

You play your Silent Disco music (or stream a playlist) on a device such as your cell phone, tablet, or computer. You connect that device to one of the three transmitters that I provide. That transmitter, in turn, transmits the music to the Silent Disco headphones using a short-range FM type of signal.

If you have professional DJ equipment, you connect the main output of your controller/mixer to the transmitter with an RCA cable (or an adapter to RCA).

If you are using personal equipment like your phone, tablet or computer, you connect your device directly to the transmitter.

We recommend using an aux cable (3.5mm) from your headphone jack into the transmitter that I provide but you can also use Bluetooth.

The aux cable gives you the highest quality and most reliable signal but many new phones, tablets or computers don’t have headphone jacks these days. So with those, you would connect to the transmitter via Bluetooth.

The Bluetooth gives you extremely high quality. Just remember to turn off notifications so that incoming texts or calls don’t interrupt your dancers.

When you fill out our contact form as a first step in renting from us, we ask what devices you will be using to play your music. With that information, we make sure we send you the correct cables and adapters.

Bluetooth is only used to connect your personal music playing device to one of the transmitters. The transmitters use short-range FM signals to transmit the music to the headphones.

Bluetooth typically extends only 30 feet or so, but by using an FM signal, the transmitters are able to send their signal to your silent disco headphone wearers for a distance of 300 meters, which can be a city block or more. 

Remember that we send you a three channel Silent Disco system.

Three channel Silent Disco means that we send you three transmitters and in order to fill all three channels, you will do the above process three times -once for each transmitter.

You want to have three different playlists or three different DJs playing simultaneously. Each has their own transmitter which corresponds to one of the channels on the headphones. The headphone-wearing-dancers can switch their headphones to a different channel at anytime in order to change which song/playlist or DJ they are listening to.

The headphones will light up with either red, blue, or green according to which channel (transmitter) their selector switch is set to.

Your kids don’t think that DJ is as cool as you do.

Why hiring a traditional DJ is not a great idea for your kids party – and what you can do to fix that:

For many adults, the very definition of a dance party is a DJ with loud speakers!

Why do boomers (and older millennials) think DJs with loud speakers are so hot?

Loud & high-quality music takes them back to their ‘party days’ in high school, college, and wedding receptions. What could be better? Loud music was the foundation of those parties!

Loud music is ‘Boomer-Code’ for a good time! Loud music is a trigger that puts them into ‘The Party Zone!’

But your kids grew up with loud & high-quality music readily available in every room of the house. They have their own earbuds and their own music players with their own playlists.

Gen Z does not need your loud music and may even resent it as a boomer effort to override their freedom to listen to their own choices.

When my kids go to a school dances, they are never impressed with the loud speakers, the loud music or the DJs because they can get all of that at home!

If you want to impress school-age kids, you need to show them something they can’t get at home.

The kids will totally forget about the loud-speaker-DJ a week after the party because it is not unique enough for them.

Not only can they be their own DJ at home but it’s even better because they will be able to choose their own music.

If you really want your kids to think you are cool,
If you really want your kids to think the party is cool,

You need to rent Silent Disco!

You need to dropkick your DJ delusions by getting silent disco for your kids party. Whether a pro DJ plays through the silent disco system or your kids put their own playlists through the system using their phone, your kids will be talking about the party for months afterwards and having a blast telling their friends who couldn’t make it.

Overnight, your Silent Disco kids will be the envy of all the other kids and you’ll be the coolest parent EVER!

This is your chance to shine:

Heroes are made by Experiences!

Be a Hero!

Lead your kids into that bold new horizon of

THE SILENT-DISCO-EXPERIENCE!

Three massive benefits that make Silent Disco the party of choice for Your kids:

  • It is a total novelty- So they get to experience something completely new with their friends.
  • They get three times as much music simultaneously – Finally, something their phone can’t do.
  • They get to control which song they listen to (and what volume) – Gen Z craves the empowerment of choice.

Gen Z doesn’t see the need for a DJ to bring and choose the music to play on loud-speakers. Unlike you, Your kids don’t see the need for any of those things.

They have never experienced music scarcity, nor media scarcity of any kind. So, loud music (like a traditional DJ brings) is not a particular novelty for them.

Worse yet, a DJ doesn’t even have all the music they like. Oldsters know and expect that, but Gen Z kids can’t imagine why a DJ would not have every song in the world.

Kids have all the music in the universe available to stream on their phones through high quality earbuds or speakers at home. Why would they need someone else to bring and choose what music to play?

Your kids want more music choice, more control and more novelty. Silent Disco is the solution for all three of those things!

Remember that Silent Disco headphone systems offer three channels of music, so at any moment in time there are three different songs playing for the listener to choose from. The listener can change their channel (and volume) at will.

Furthermore, much of the fun is deciding which of the three songs is your favorite and then you try to convince your friends to switch to the same channel as you. This is a totally new focus on listener choice instead of the scarcity model of only one song at a time.

I am a DJ who does this full time and works with a ton of kids, I know without a doubt, that Silent Disco is the secret sauce for an unbelievably good time For Your Kids!

Rent Silent Disco for your kids parties and be amazed at how much fun they have!

-And remember, a Silent Disco party is ‘silent‘ fun!

So, you can host the party right at home and not have to worry about the noise!

Yay! Now you don’t have to rent a hall! (You can save that money for your kid’s college education!)

So, yeah, a traditional DJ is still cool for boomers and older millenials, But….
If you really want to thrill your school-age kids?
You need Silent Disco.

School age kids love a headphone party and parents love a silent event.
Your kids are going to love their silent party even more than you will!

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Silent Disco Headphones for Fitness Instruction & Classes

Question: I have recently opened a small group fitness studio. I am looking for ways to eliminate sound issues for other tenants in the building. Would Silent Disco Headphones be a viable option?

This post explores why our headphone equipment would be an excellent choice for fitness instructors in a variety of settings.

Let’s start with the transmitters that we offer.

We have two types of transmitters that send your audio to the wireless headphones.

The first requires a power cord for electricity and an additional audio mixer if you are using a microphone.

The second uses rechargeable batteries and is a belt-pack with an integrated microphone. No need for that additional audio mixer and need for a power cord.

Our battery powered transmitter clips onto the fitness instructor’s belt and is perfect for classes using silent disco headphones.

Being so portable and wireless, this particular transmitter allows the instructor to move freely among the participants during the class.

This transmitter comes with a lapel mic and on-board mic controls. This means that the instructor can control their mic volume from their belt.

The instructor will set the microphone volume using the control on their belt-pack. Then they will just tap the mute button on and off as needed during the routine.

The microphone jack is the standard 3.5 mm type which makes it easy to upgrade to a different microphone. Depending on your application, a headset mic may be more effective than the included lapel mic.

Headset mics tend to better for louder environments because they pick up less ambient noise. These can be found on Amazon or other audio stores online.

This particular transmitter also has a Bluetooth connectivity option which allows instructors to have their music on their phone and use Bluetooth to get the music to the transmitter. That, in turn, means the instructor doesn’t have to have an audio cable to their phone for music playback during the workout.

Bluetooth delivers the audio signal between the phone (or device playing the music) and the transmitter. The transmitter transmits to the headphones using a short-range FM signal.

With our battery powered transmitter, you can teach classes outdoors without needing an electrical outlet.

Our wireless headphones would also allow you to teach in public places because there would be no need for amplification. All the sound would be in the headphones.

Teaching in a public place in silence would also be an effective way to market your classes.

You could even allow passerby’s to join your class and charge them for the use of the headphones during the session.

The best way to get new members is to give people a chance to see your class and/or drop in on your class first. Teaching your class in public via silent disco headphones is a perfect way to make that happen.

How would we disinfect the headphones between classes?

Cleaning would similar to the system used by many gyms & health clubs where they ask users to wipe down equipment after they are done using it.

Most health club members are so accustomed to cleaning equipment before and they use it that they would do it without even thinking.

Have disinfectant wipes or spray available to users. Ask each participant to disinfect/spray/wipe down their own headphones after each class.

The ETA has published a list of disinfectants that are certified for killing coronavirus.

Cleaning would take less than a minute for participants and zero labor for your staff. 

For the incoming class, again, have the disinfectant wipes and spray available. Ask them to wipe down/spray their headphones again before they put them on. 
With that double coverage, it is highly doubtful that any bugs or germs could survive  the change-over. 

The headphones are all man-made materials, so they respond well to frequent and thorough disinfection and cleaning.

How well do the headphones stay on your head during energetic fitness routines?

These headphones are designed for hormonally-charged-Rave-Style dancing with leaping and moderate head-banging included. I’m not saying you can’t shake them off, but I am saying that fitness routines tend to be pretty mellow compared to modern rave shows.

Usually people do not attend fitness classes while drunk or tripping, so the level of abuse the headphones would get with exercise classes would be far less than at a dance party.  Regardless, the build quality of these headphones is pretty good for staying on your head during either energetic dancing or athletic calisthenics .

How does the instructor balance the volume of their mic and music on the transmitter?

1) There is a separate mic volume wheel on the transmitter itself. The instructor is wearing the transmitter on their belt, so it is easy to reach.    

2) There is also a mic mute button on the transmitter. – So the instructor would keep it on mute until they want to say something – They would have already adjusted the mic volume to be louder than the music  – There is a bit of built-in compression that will allow the instructor’s voice to be heard over the music. 

3) The music volume coming through the transmitter is controlled by your phone, tablet or laptop volume.

So, the instructor has full control over the ratio of the music volume to their voice volume.   

The headphone wearers can only control their total volume.  In other words, they can’t change the volume of the instructors voice without changing the music volume too.

The above image shows the location of the controls on the transmitter.


To summarize:

By using this transmitter, the instructor doesn’t need a separate DJ to control mic volume or music selection.

The music is coming from the instructor’s phone or laptop or tablet. Their phone, laptop or tablet is connected to the transmitter via Bluetooth.   The music goes directly into the same transmitter as the instructor is wearing on their belt. The same transmitter that has their mic connected.   The transmitter transmits the music and instructor’s voice to the headphones.


All of the headphone wearers would be on the same channel. All of them would be listening to the channel that has the instructor’s choice of music and the instructor’s voice.  If they switch to a different channel on the headphones, they will only hear silence. 

You would not use the multiple channel capacity for workout routines.   Everyone would have to stay on the same channel. 

If it was motivational music only, all three channels could be used. There could be different music on each channel.

But if a fitness instructor is going to be leading athletic routines using their voice, there would have no use for multiple channels.

With the transmitter and the techniques described in this post, you can only have a mic on one channel.   Every participant would be on this channel.

Overall, this battery powered belt-pack transmitter helps to make Silent Disco headphones an excellent choice for fitness instructors of any discipline.

How is a Silent Disco party considered a social event?

Anyone who has not tried Silent Disco thinks the headphones cut the dancers off from each other socially.

“What social aspects?” They snort, “Everyone is isolated in their headphones!”

The truth is quite the opposite.

With your headphones on, you suddenly join a social group that is far tighter than just being on a dance-floor.

 

The minute you put on the headphones, you enter a mysterious world that is magically achievable only to the headphone wearers.

Only you and the other headphone wearers are in the group. Anyone without the headphones is an outsider. With your headphones on, you are an insider. It feels great!

That is just one of many aspects that make Silent Disco overwhelmingly social.

Another social aspect is your friends trying to get you to listen to their favorite channel on the headphones and you trying to get them to listen to yours.   

Remember that we rent three channel headphones to your silent party.

You are loving the song on your channel and wanting your friend to listen too! So you do all sorts of antics to show her how much fun you are having with your song, just to get her to change to your channel!

You exaggerate the dance moves and shout out the refrains to emphasize how much fun you are having!

At the same time, your friend is doing the same thing – trying to get you to listen to hers.

It is a self-perpetuating spiral of enthusiasm as friends each try to outdo the other!

Silent Disco is Socialization on Steroids!

It is really an incredible social experience – unlike any other.   The headphone wearers literally socialize waay more than traditional  dancers do. 

That is what makes it so much fun.   Anybody can listen to headphones but a Silent Disco is way more than that.   – And Naysayers are shrugging and asking you why anyone would want to block out their friends by wearing headphones?

Anybody who thinks that partying in silent disco headphones is not a social experience has not tried it.

Yeah, at a silent party, you are INCLUDING your friends by wearing the headphones and you are being INCLUDED BY THEM when they put on their headphones. 

Your guests will be astonished to find that headphones don’t remove the social aspects of Silent Disco. On the Contrary, The headphones cause the social aspects of Silent Disco.

The most obvious reason that silent disco headphones are more social is also the most overlooked reason.

You can take off the headphones at any time and converse without shouting over the loud music.

This is such a simple concept but it is a true game-changer.

At a dance party that uses loudspeakers, you have to yell over the music in order to converse. You literally can’t communicate in a conversational tone because the music is so loud.

With the music in headphones, you can take the headphones off and whisper to each other and hear exactly what the other person is saying!

Real isolation between dancers results from loudspeakers that prevent conversation.

Headphones enable conversation. They are the opposite of isolation!

If you want a truly “social” event. You want silent disco headphones!

Silent disco headphones are the only ‘loud music’ party format that actually allows guests to converse on the dance floor at a normal tone of voice.

So, passionately share with the unbelievers how “social” the event is once they experience those three channels of headphone heaven.

Just be aware that some of your friends won’t believe you until they have tried it themselves.

Maybe this is the perfect chance for you to convince them by daring them to come to your party.

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Can I Have Dance Music Playing From Loudspeakers During A Silent Disco?

In general, this is a bad idea.

People usually suggest this idea because they want the non-headphone wearers to have fun too. They don’t realize how much fun Silent Disco is to watch. But, here is the thing: Silent Disco is only fun to watch in silence.

When there is only silence, it is incredible to watch the people dancing to (seemingly) no music. It is a crazy fun to be NOT wearing the headphones at a silent party because it LOOKS so weird!

But it only looks weird if you can’t hear music. The silence creates cognitive dissonance that is hilarious. By having audible music playing for your non-headphone wearing guests, you are depriving them of a really good time. 

Audible music coming from loudspeakers takes away from the headphone wearers because some of it bleeds through the headphones.

Don’t get me wrong; Our headphones do provide sound isolation (some call it noise cancellation) but it is only due to the headphones covering the ear. In other words it is not much.

The headphone wearers will only hear a little bit of the loudspeakers but it will be enough to diminish the experience.

Now there is nothing wrong with having a small speaker playing quiet background music while the headphones are being used.
The wearers won’t hear that and it won’t disturb them. . But if you are having a DJ with big speakers play music at any sort of volume that DJ’s usually play- that will ruin the headphone experience. 

There is nothing worse than hearing two songs at the same time.   -Also, remember that Big speakers used by DJ’s also provide knee shaking bass that people actually “Feel” in their body.  The headphones don’t have that. So, even if the headphone wearers don’t hear the high frequencies from the big loudspeakers, they will feel the low frequencies from the big loudspeakers and again that will cause a significant decrease in any pleasure the headphone wearers are feeling.  

Another important aspect of the Silence is that it motivates people to try the headphones.

They want to hear what everyone else is hearing. They don’t want to miss out. And if they have their own audible music from loudspeakers, that pressure to put on the headphones is taken away.

In closing: There is nothing wrong with a regular DJ just playing loudspeakers.  I do that for a living. There is nothing wrong with Silent Disco, but it does require silence. 

Loud and silent simply don’t mix.

There is definitely something wrong with trying mixing the two party formats.   It is all around a totally bad idea.

Do I Need to Hire a DJ When I Rent Silent Disco Equipment?

A DJ is not necessarily needed for the following five reasons.

Reasons to hire a DJ (Not):

  • A DJ brings the equipment: – Not needed for silent disco because you’ve rented the equipment from me.
  • A DJ supplies the music and the music player – Not needed because you can use your phone and a pre-made Spotify playlist (one device playing music for each of the three transmitters that I send you – maybe 1 phone, 1 laptop, and 1 tablet -each running three different streaming music accounts)
  • A DJ decides how loud it should be – Not needed because each headphone wearer has their own volume control to adjust at will.
  • A DJ decides what _ONE_ song to play that everyone has to listen to. – Not needed (as much) because you will be playing three different playlists simultaneously and your guests can choose which of those three songs they want to listen to. -Also, because of those three simultaneous choices, human nature chooses the best of the three songs instead of judging the one song.
  • The Last reason to hire a DJ is so that they can do announcements.  Unfortunately, I have to tell you that even with three DJ’s it can be difficult to do announcements effectively with silent disco. The reason is that unless all three DJ’s announce the same announcement at exactly the same time, guests are probably not listening to the channel that the DJ is announcing on and also, they may not even be wearing their headphones at all when the announcement is made.     For that reason, even with live DJ’s silent disco is not a good format to use when announcements must be made. 

But remember, without a DJ, You do need to supply music and a music player for each transmitter.-For example: Your phone streaming a Spotify playlist. (Or Apple Music or Tidal or Amazon music or YouTube Red or Pandora or music already on your device) Or your laptop or your tablet or your ipod or your mp3 player. If you are familiar with the premium version of streaming services, they offer really good playlists already made and they make it very easy to create your own playlist. Spotify even offers cross-fading between songs. (in the settings)

Tips to DJ a Silent Disco Party:

Set the source volume while wearing the headphones at 50% volume.

Some dancers want their music louder than you do.

If you set the source volume while your headphones are turned all the way up, your guests can’t make the music any louder in their headphones.

You want to set the source volume with your headphones only half-way up so that your guests will be able to turn up significantly farther than that.

Make sure the source volume is the same on each channel.

You want the source volumes the same on each channel so that dancers don’t have to readjust their volumes when the switch channels.

Set the source volumes while wearing the silent disco headphones.

Switch between all three channels. If one channel is quieter than another, adjust the volume on your phone, tablet, or computer until that channel matches the others.

Don’t split out the channels by genre.

You want to have fun songs from every genre on every channel.

Half the fun of silent disco is switching channels and the social interaction between the dancers trying to get each other to join with them in listening to their favorite song.

If you make each channel predictably different, you split your crowd and rob them of the fun of their interaction between each other.

Use mostly fast, fun and/or singable songs.

There is something about silent disco that makes people want to have fun, jump around, or sing-a-long.

Play songs that are fun, fast, and singable that lend themselves to that type of behavior.

This is not the time to play songs that are serious, sad and/or mid-tempo.

Use as many genres as possible.

This is not a night club atmosphere where you want to stick to just a few genres and keep the beat the same through the whole night.

With silent disco, guests want you to mix up the playlist.

As alluded to above, silent disco is not the place for serious dancers. It is the place for serious fun. The way you achieve that is by playing favorites songs from all over the map.

Learn more tips for putting on a silent disco party with this guide.

Silent Disco as an Activity for Church Youth Groups and Retreats.

Looking for new and creative ways to get kids excited about attending your events? We share how silent disco can help your outreach.

Events have always been one of the best ways to raise community awareness and interest in your church. But if you want to attract young people, you need something that feels fresh and relevant to their age group.

You also want something that is a bit unusual so it will be easier to get people’s attention and be more shareable on social media.

Give them Silent Disco. It is new, it is trendy, it is hip and most importantly, it is beyond fun!

Because Silent Disco will feels contemporary and exciting to your participants, the good news that they hear at your event will also feel more contemporary and exciting.

In uniqueness alone, silent disco will be more memorable and will give your participants more to more to talk about when they get home.

One of the most important elements of outreach programs is to give your congregation a story that is easy and fun to talk about. Silent disco can do that for you because it is so new and exciting.

Fellowship is enhanced through sharing new experiences like Silent Disco!

People connect best when shared experiences are combined with shared interests and conversations. Silent Disco can be one of those experiences.

Many people tell us they had more fun at Silent Disco than they’ve had in months!

Is there a more powerful testimony for a shared experience? Is there a more fertile ground for fellowships to grow and for relationships to deepen? Is there a better way to strengthen communities and to grow new ones than through shared laughter and fun?

Silent Disco works where a traditional DJ can’t.

Often youth-group retreats are at a location or time where a traditional DJ would disturb other people in the area because they are too loud.

Silent Disco is -well, …silent. You can have your event in your backyard, in a park, in an urban apartment, in a library, or on the street! All of the loud music is in the headphones!

Each headphone has its own volume control.

For all of its silence, it is not just rising trend that the young people really love, it is also a rising trend that oldsters really love- albeit for different reasons.

The youth love it because they can have the music as loud as they want and the oldsters love it because they can have the music as soft as they want.

The three channel nature of the headphones, gives your guests more music to choose from and more of the music they love.

Also, because we offer three channels of music, each channel can be a different music style. One for each demographic in your group.

Silent Disco Headphones have their own volume control and change color depending on which channel you listen to.
Each headphone has its own volume control and changes color as you change the channel.

Silent disco makes it easier for you to control the music they hear.

If you don’t have a good christian DJ on staff, it can be difficult to match the music with your message.

The silent disco game changer is the your ability to use playlists that you have tailor-made for your event. Now you can choose specific music that resonates with your message.

While the silent disco headphone systems work well with a DJ, they also work well with streaming playlists from Spotify or your favorite streaming service.

Streaming playlists make it easier for leaders to control the musical content. You supply the streaming music from your phone, tablet or laptop.

Silent Disco gives you more options of locations because we have a fully battery powered option available.

Now you can have your event in a park or campground where there is no electrical outlets.

Since the headphones are battery powered and you can use your battery powered cell phone to stream an automated playlist, battery powered transmitters are the capstone that allows you to work completely off the grid!

Both the headphones and the transmitters will operate ten hours on a single charge. Make sure your cell phone is on a full charge before you start and you are good to go!

Our battery powered option also has a microphone attached, so you have the option of mixing message with music, directing an activity or presenting the Gospel through the headphones

Ask us specifically if you want the battery powered transmitters because we also have the regular kind.

Here is a video showing how the battery powered transmitters work:

*Important to know: The Silent Disco system does not need WiFi. The transmitters generate their own FM signal which is received by the headphones.

**Remember that you will need a cell phone signal if you are streaming music from the Internet.

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Silent Disco Set-up with Three Channel Headphones

Silent Disco Set-up

The objective of 3 channel Silent Disco is to have 3 audio playing devices; one attached to each of the three transmitters, thus giving the participants who are wearing the 3 channel headphones a choice between three different songs at any given time.

Fee to rent silent disco is per headphone
Hi, I’m Johnny Only and I am holding the exact headphones that we send you.

-Each of the three audio devices (one for each transmitter) should be playing a different playlist throughout the event.

-Each of the three transmitters are broadcasting from their own audio device.

-Each of the three transmitters have their own channel (1, 2, or 3)

Participants wearing the headphones have a channel selector with which they can switch their channel (thereby switching the song) they are listening to at any given time.

It is difficult to describe just how much fun this is. It is also difficult to understand just how much fun it is until you try it.

The headphone wearing listener is choosing what song they want to listen to by themselves – yes, the organizers need to choose the playlist. – I use Spotify, you can find really good curated playlists for any genre or demographic that have already been tested (you can tell by the number of followers)

I send you all three transmitters, one for each channel. There are no controls on the transmitter (besides a channel selector and an on/off switch – but I already have them set for you – you don’t do anything but plug them in)

You need to supply three devices to play audio. They can be phones, or any combination of three tablets’ laptops, ipods etc. -Devices that can play music that is either on the device – or stream music from Spotify or Apple music or Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, etc.- I like the streaming choice because you can choose from playlists that are already made for you – and some of them perfectly target any type of audience you might have.

Can we use our own DJ for our Silent Disco Dance Party?

Can we use our own DJ?

You can absolutely use your own DJ. Most of my clients do. The transmitters are built into a briefcase so that all you have to do is plug in the electric. No wiring or changing settings is required. You plug your audio playing device(s) into the cord(s) coming out of the transmitter(s) and you are ready to party.

Set-up of my equipment is literally the time it takes to open the briefcase and plug in the power cord. “Done.”

From there, you plug into the provided aux cord and set the volume in your audio device. (It is set up to accommodate phones, computers, tablets, iPods and mp3 players of all types. I provide two other types of adapters to accommodate most professional DJ equipment.

Note that I make sure you get the equipment at least two days in advance so that you have time to do a sound check and call me with any questions.

How long does shipping take?

Shipping is anywhere within the USA within five business days. I am in New York State, so, if you live close by, it takes less time. *Of course I have to receive payment far enough ahead for it to clear before I ship. **As noted in my website, shipping is free. And that is both ways.

How it works:

Payment – I need to receive the rental fee and security deposit before I ship your equipment. Once I receive the equipment back without loss, you get the security deposit back. We would also sign a contract that says how much each lost or damaged item costs in case of loss.

The equipment – you get three transmitters so that headphone wearers can choose between three channels of different music. They can switch anytime during the party and they have their own volume control too.

The music – I have put on these parties using 3 DJ’s (one broadcasting on each channel), 1 DJ (That 1 DJ broadcasting 3 different songs on the 3 different channels), and also with no DJ at all (just the devices playing 3 different playlists automatically, 1 to each channel, the playlists were set up ahead of time)

Cost of a Silent Disco Party versus a Regular DJ

Which costs more? A regular DJ with loudspeakers or a Silent Disco DJ?

Obviously one sound system using loudspeakers can be heard by several hundred or a thousand people, but one headphone can only be heard by one person.

Fee to rent silent disco is per headphone
With our disinfected Silent Disco headphones, you rent one headphone per guest.

So with a small party, a silent disco system is going to cheaper to rent than the traditional loudspeakers but with a large party the number of headphones required will cause silent disco to me more expensive.

Let’s look at some actual numbers

Regular DJ: $1000 -In my area, a DJ (using loudspeakers) that is considered professional quality is going to start around a $1000 and that price remains the same no matter how many guests are invited.

Silent Disco Rental: $521.50 to rent 100 headphones.
The price goes up as you add headphones (and down if you need fewer) because you need one headphone per guest. The price goes up as the guest count increases.

With a sound system that uses loudspeakers, one price fits all!

Cost of loudspeakers versus price of Silent Disco Headphones
For a DJ with traditional speakers, it is one price regardless the number of guests.

Silent Disco: If you want to rent silent disco headphones in 2020, it costs between $4 and $7 per headphone rental depending on how many you rent.

At www.silent-disco-rental.com, our price is as low as $4 per disinfected headphone for larger quantities but the price per unit is higher for rental of smaller numbers.

Here are some round number examples: (You can rent exact numbers of headphones for your party.)“Pricing”

What is your cost for renting our fully disinfected silent disco headphones?

Pricing depends on quantity.

Examples of current pricing:

Rental of 20 = $177.50
Rental of 30 = $222.50
Rental of 40 = $266.50
Rental of 50 = $309.00
Rental of 75 = $415.25
Rental of 100=$521.50
Rental of 150=$729.00
Rental of 200=$936.50
Rental of 300=$1344.00
Rental of 500=$2144.00

(We also charge a security deposit, but that get’s returned to you when the equipment comes back safely. Learn more about that on our pricing page.)

At my company, the DJ’s fee is an additional $197 per hour if we are supplying the music, the music players, the light show, our DJ skills and our master of ceremony skills.

The prices above don’t include the cost of a DJ, but with silent disco, you don’t need to hire a DJ.

Or to say it more accurately, our equipment makes it much easier to skip hiring and paying the professional DJ, again, saving you money.

We provide the professional equipment and all you need to supply is your cell phone streaming your favorite music playlist.

You don’t need a DJ because you connect your phone (or laptop or tablet) directly to the transmitters that we send you with the headphones. (Connect with either Bluetooth or an aux cord)

The transmitters broadcast your music to the headphones.

We send you three transmitters. One for each channel on the three channel headphones.

Three times as much musical value in silent disco headphones.

With three channels available to play three separate playlists, your guests have three options of music at any given time. (They can switch which channel their headphones are listening to with the flick of a switch on their headphones at any time during the event)

So silent disco offers three times more music to your guests than a traditional loudspeaker system. This adds to the perceived value of silent disco over traditional loudspeakers.

This three-channel increase in music options for your guests means less reliance on a professional DJ’s ability to choose the one unique song that should be played at any given time, which makes it quite a bit easier to justify saving the cost of hiring a DJ and using only automated playlists on your cell phone.

Again the increased value as a party format leans toward the silent disco headphones!

Yes, a professional DJ can add to the fun and three professional DJ’s can be even more fun than one! Each DJ broadcasts on their own channel (to their own transmitter).

With three channels to stream unattended-automated playlists, there is a much greater chance of at least one of them having a fantastic song playing at any given time.

If you are charging admission, guests are willing to pay a higher admission fees for Silent Disco Parties.

So you will bring in more money from a silent disco party versus a traditional party with loudspeakers.

The increased income from a silent disco can pay for the headphone rentals

Obviously, this doesn’t pertain to wedding receptions or parties where you are not trying to make money, but it is important to note that people a silent disco format to be more valuable.

Silent Disco is a hot and new trend that is easily three times the fun of a regular party!

How about you? Have you had the chance to compare the two? Which format is worth more to you? -Let us know in the comments.

We DJ with both Silent Disco and traditional loudspeaker sound systems, contact us when your next party is coming up and we will help you decide which one is best for you.