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 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 Silent Disco headphones, you pay $7 per guest.

So with a small party, Silent Disco is going to cheaper than traditional loudspeakers and with a large party it will be 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.

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: $7 per headphone rental At www.silent-disco-rental.com, our price is $7 per headphone (minimum order is $280 or 40 headphones). So for a smaller party, the Silent Disco Headphones are going to be quite a bit less expensive than the loudspeakers.

With the price being per headphone rental, that means that your costs go up quickly as the guest count rises.

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

40 headphones would be $280
80 headphones would be $560
120 headphones would be $840
160 headphones would be $1120
200 headphones would be $1400
250 headphones would be $1750
300 headphones would be $2100
400 headphones would be $2800

(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.)

Those prices above, don’t include the cost of a DJ.
At my company, the DJ’s fee is an additional $149 per hour if we are supplying the music, the players, the light show, our DJ skills and our master of ceremony skills.

It should be noted that because our Silent Disco equipment provides you with three channels available to play three separate playlists, it is suddenly quite a bit easier to save the cost of hiring a DJ by using only automated playlists.

Yes, we still recommend a professional DJ and even three professional DJ’s; One broadcasting on each channel. But our equipment makes it much easier to skip hiring and paying the professional DJ. 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.

Guests are willing to pay a higher admission fee for Silent Disco Parties.

Obviously, this doesn’t pertain to wedding receptions or parties where there is no cover charge, but an important detail is that people are willing to pay admission to your party because of the ‘cool’ factor.

Silent Disco is hot and new and three times the fun of a regular party! Guests understand this and are willing to pay more for the added value.

Think about how much more of a cover charge you’d be willing to pay for a Silent Disco party as opposed to just going to listen to some loud music on a traditional sound system?

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.

User Tips and Troubleshooting our Silent Disco Equipment

While this article will be helpful no matter who you rented your equipment from, some specific details will pertain only to our equipment at www.silent-disco-rental.com

Our headphones:

Earpieces light up Red, Blue, or Green depending upon which of the three channels you select.


Notice that the headphones have a right and a left. This helps the user find their controls.

You need to know how to handle volume issues:

Volume issues are usually caused by the volume of the source music being too low.

If the headphones are not loud enough, it is because the source music is not loud enough.

Additionally, the music going into each of the transmitters needs to be at the same volume in order for the headphone wearers to hear the same volume as they scroll through the channels.

If you are using phones, tablets or laptops to run the music, start with their volume all the way up.

Double check to make sure that both the hardware and software volumes on your devices are all the way up.

Then if one device is playing louder than the others, back the volume of that device down until it matches the volume of the others.

Make sure your DJ (or person running the music) is turning down their headphone volume before they turn down the source volume. This allows the dancers maximum ability to raise or lower the volume in their own headphones.

Charging the headphones (Just in case):

Your headphones arrive from us fully charged, so you won’t need to charge them under ordinary circumstances.

Charger adapters are included with your shipment. (check the outside zipper compartment of the transmitter case)

Use the charger jack on the headphones. When the Headphones are being charged, the charge indicator lights up red. When the headphones are fully charged, the indicator lights up green.

It takes about 3 hours for the headphones to charge fully and they will run for about 10 hours per charge. The amount of draw on the batteries varies by the volume level, and so operating time varies accordingly.

And Now Our Transmitters:

If you use the high setting, headphones too close to the transmitters will cause interference noises in the system.

Our transmitters are already plugged in and set to the correct channels.

Critical information about the Low/High setting on the transmitters:


For a typical sized party, the setting should be kept on Low.

The only time you should use the high setting is if you are doing a huge block party or a multi-room party with a ton of people.

Warning: If you do set the transmitter(s) on high, make sure there are no headphones close to it(them). It can cause an annoying crackle of interference under the right circumstances.

You never want headphones right next to the transmitters, but the proximity effect is more pronounced when the power setting is on high.

That being said, in some rooms you may find some radio-frequency dead spots where users are losing the signal. Go ahead and switch the transmitters to high. That will usually solve the problem.

You can be a hero just by checking this:

It looks plugged in but it is not. Sometimes you have to touch it or wiggle it in order to tell.

Nine out of ten times, the problem is that something is not plugged in.

Make sure everything is plugged in by checking every plug point with your eyes and with your fingers.

From there, double check your music player or DJ mixer outputs.

When you rent your equipment from us at www.silent-disco-rental.com, we give you our number so that you can call or video chat. From there, we can usually fix any problems that come up.

Silent Disco Headphones rental rates, prices and cost

Pricing for Silent Disco Rental is typically determined by the number of guests, which of course, is the number of headphones that you need.

Here at www.Silent-disco-rental.com, your rental rate is $7.00 per headphone for the first 100.

After 100 headphones, the price is $5.00 per headphone. For example: 101 headphones would be $705.00

We include the transmitter equipment, chargers and adaptors for no additional cost to you.

We include round trip shipping for no charge.

So the math is easy. If you have 100 guests, your price for rental is 700 dollars. Okay, so if you have 63 guests, you are still going to need a calculator, but at least you don’t have to add on additional fees.

Here are a few round numbers calculated for you, so you can get an idea of your prices for your party.

40 guests x7 and your price is $280
80 guests x7 and your cost is $560
120 guests 700 + (20×5) =$800
160 guests 700 + (60×5) =$1000
200 guests 700 + 500 = $1200

And it keeps going at the same rate, but you get the idea.

There is a security deposit to cover loss and damage. That is not a real cost because it is returned to you once the equipment comes back in good shape.

We use this chart to find your security deposit amount:

0-30 Headsets require $250 security deposit
31–100 Headsets require a $350 security deposit
101-200 Headsets require a $450 security deposit
201-300 Headsets: -$550
301-400 Headsets: -$650
401-500 Headsets: -$750
501-600 Headsets: -$850
601 + Headsets: -$1,000

Note that we only offer one type of headphone. They are premium FM frequency, battery powered (10 hours operation), three user selectable channels of music with LED’s that change color according to which channel the headphones are receiving on.

Equipment, headphones
Battery powered, three channel, light-up headphones.

We only offer one type of premium transmitter. They transmit FM quality music for a football field of distance and are already wired and set-up when you get them. So, there is zero assembly required.

Learn more about our Silent Disco Rental rates, prices and costs here:

Contact us using the form on this page.

We would love to help you make your next party be your best ever!

Silent Disco Headphones as the ultimate solution for Bar/Bat Mitzvah entertainment

Providing entertainment for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah party is a huge challenge for a DJ with a traditional loudspeaker powered sound system.

Every time I am the DJ for Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties, I am struck by the difficulty of pleasing the 13 year old guests at the same time as pleasing their parents and grandparents. With a traditional sound system, they all have to hear the same thing. The problem is that they don’t want to hear the same thing.

If you haven’t been to one of these parties, let me describe the challenge.

(It is important to note that I am not talking about the ceremony or Jewish laws and traditions. I am simply talking about the dynamics at the dance party if they choose to have one.)

The Bar or Bat Mitzvah party usually happens near the child’s 13th birthday and they invite their friends from school. So you get anywhere from a dozen to three or four dozen kids close to that age wanting to hear their music.

Of course this is a family event, so the parents invite their friends and extended family which includes the grandparents and the grandparent’s friends who want to talk and dance too.

The DJ is trying to please three generations simultaneously.

When was the last time you heard grandparents getting excited over the music choices of their grandkids? And when was the last time you heard them agree on how loud the music should be?

It starts with only teens on the floor. Then the grown-ups demand a few songs. The teens complain and clear off the floor while the DJ works to get the grown-ups dancing. When the adults are finally filling the dance floor, the teens are demanding a few songs. Then the grown-ups complain and clear off the floor and the cycle starts all over again.

The cycle continues throughout the night with the end result that none of the generations are really being satisfied.

Think of the poor parents that are paying for it all! They are stuck between the teenagers and the senior citizens. One side is begging for the music to be turned down and the other side is begging for it to be turned up. Both sides are begging for the DJ to play something they like.

Usually the parent’s generation is pretty tolerant, but the teenagers and the senior citizens are threatening a mutiny!

Grandparents and teenagers are the age groups that have the strongest preferences for their own music and how loud it should be played. They are also the two most vocal age groups when they feel their preferences are being ignored.

It is as if in a dream. Each generation is shouting at the DJ, waving their fists and threatening violent retaliation. Suddenly the lights flicker and go out with a flash of sparks. Everyone is frozen in shock!

There is a crash of thunder a blinding light appears above the combatants heads! Is it the miracle we’ve been praying for? Yes, It is!

A host of heavenly angels begin singing as a diamond studded pair of headphones slowly descend from the heavens. Then there is another, and another, and then the air is full of headphones! Sparkling beams of light splashing everywhere as they slowly settle down over the ears of every guest!

The lights come back on and everyone is wearing Silent Disco headphones. Everyone is smiling and everyone is happy once again!

The solution is sooo simple!

#1) What do the grandparents want? They want the music to be soft enough that they can talk and they’d prefer oldies tracks!

#2) What do the parents want? They want the volume to be such that they can either dance or talk and they want to hear music titles that they recognize.

#3) What do the kids want? They want the music nice and loud and they want to hear their brand new tracks from their teens-only sources!

This is how the Silent Disco equipment solves the problem:

#1) Multiple music choices:
Our headphones allow the user to choose between three channels. So, have your DJ broadcast three different genres of music; one to each channel.

You’ll need an oldies playlist for the grandparents’ generation, a top 40 (both new and old) playlist for the parents’ generation, and of course a teens’ playlist for the kids.

#2) User adjustable volume knobs:
Each set of headphones has their own volume control, so everybody is happy with the volume.

#3) Silent Disco makes it easier to have conversations:
Long conversations at this type of event work best with some background music always playing on a traditional sound system.

I recommend using the traditional sound system for the announcements, the hora (chair-lifting) and spotlight dances using the regular sound system.

Once those are done, keep the dinner music playing quietly for the rest of the party. This gives a nice backdrop to conversations that non-dancers will want to have. They won’t need to ever put on the headphones.

But for the people that might want to dance, but also want to talk, we recommend that they wear the headphones for dancing, and set them down on their neck with the volume still up for conversations.

With the headphones on their shoulders, they will hear the songs they might want to dance to at a low volume. This doesn’t interrupt the conversation. Then they can put on the headphones and take to the dance floor at a moment’s notice. Quick exchanges while dancing can be accomplished by just lifting one earpiece without losing a beat.

Without Silent Disco, the older generation would flee from the loud-unfamiliar music half-way through the event, now they stay and enjoy themselves so much more!

The parents now have the option of dancing or talking and the music that is playing is stuff that they know and like! See my blog post about communication with headphones on for more insights.

The kids are having the time of their life listening to their own music at their own volume and never getting kicked off the dance floor by song requests from their elders.

Rent your headphones from us here at www.silent-disco-rental.com and we’ll help you have the Mitvah party of a lifetime where there is music for every generation, all at the perfect volume!

How will I communicate with my friends if they are wearing headphones and dancing to a different song?

How will I talk to my friends at a Silent Disco Party?

This is the first question everyone asks when they learn they will be wearing headphones.

It is a natural concern because connecting with friends is the primary reason that parties even exist!

This article will show you how conversation and connection potential is actually increased by the presence of the headphones.

#1) Short exchanges are easier with Silent Disco headphones.

You can lift one side off your ear momentarily. You hear what your friend is saying quite clearly, respond and put the set back over your ears. You don’t miss a beat, you don’t lose the music, you don’t lose the mood and you don’t have to shout over the loud music from traditional sound systems.

People who have not tried it fear that removing their headphones will be the equivalent of going outside of the party room to talk.

You don’t have to leave the room or even stop dancing. You control how much the music volume is reduced by controlling how far you lift the headphones off your ears. It is very easy to balance the volume of the music with your ability to hear your friend. The music can be as loud as you want it to be. With just one hand adjusting the earpiece on one side, you can literally talk and dance at the same time.

You say, “Yeah, but you still have to get your friend’s attention in order for them to lift up their headphones.” That is true, but when are dancing to traditional speakers that are turned up as loud as dance music needs to be, can you really talk to your friend without first getting their attention? You have to pull them close and lean toward them before they can hear your words.

At a dance that is powered by loud speakers, you have to deal with the disadvantage of the music remaining at full volume while you try to talk (or yell to be heard). If the dance is powered by headphones, you can speak at a normal conversational volume with your friend because the loud music immediately turns down as you pull the earpieces away from your ears.

This makes verbal communication easier and of higher quality when the party uses Silent Disco equipment instead of traditional loudspeakers for the music.

#2) Long conversations are easier and you can still listen for your favorite song.

First of all, with traditional loudspeakers at peak volume, extended conversation requires lifting your voice to the level of the music. This can get uncomfortable after awhile, which either shortens the conversation or causes you to step outside of the party room to continue.

At a Silent Disco Party, extended conversations are effortless.

If you don’t want to miss your favorite song during the conversation, keep the headphones resting around your neck instead of removing them entirely. Leave the volume on and you can still hear the music coming from the headphones. It is quiet enough to not disturb your conversation, but it is completely audible.

You are enjoying higher quality extended conversations because you are not yelling over loudspeakers. You can still jump onto the dance-floor the minute your favorite song comes on because you can still hear the music from the headphones around your neck.

#3) Non-verbal communication is better because of the headphones.

One of the reasons for loud music is to get people to dance. Dancing is 100% body language. Dancing is the ultimate non-verbal communication.

But the Silent Disco’s three-channels-of-music option introduces additional opportunities for non-verbal communication that are incredibly delightful and unique.

The first is gesturing to your friends that they ought to be listening to the same channel you are listening to. They will be doing the same to you and it adds a simple-unspoken-but-hilariously-fun exchange to the whole activity.

From there, in order to decide whether you want to switch to their channel, you are watching them do the dance motions to their song. You are trying to guess the song they are listening to while you are listening to a completely different song.

This is a whole new level of non-verbal communication that is so much fun, you will just start laughing in spite of yourself!

#4) Connection is the same even if your friends are dancing to a different song!

All of the Silent Disco headphones we have for rent allow users to select between three different channels which in turn allows your fellow dancers to listen to different songs than you are listening to.

You can still dance with your friends even if they are listening to a different song!

We already talked about dancing being a form of body language and a form of non-verbal communication. But, if Silent Disco allows us to dance together while each listening to a different song, are we still communicating and connecting through our body language?

When you are dancing with your friends, is your body language reciting the lyrics? No, your body language is saying, you are my friends and I like dancing with you.

That message does not change as the song and the lyrics change. The tempo will change with a different song. When you mime something from the lyrics, that will change with a different song.

You are still connecting with your friends through dance because your true body language is saying, “You are my friend. I like dancing with you.”

#5) The uniqueness of Silent Disco gives you more to talk about.

Watching people dance without audible music never gets old! That alone is enough to stimulate twenty conversations!

As a culture we are very accustomed to hearing the music that our friends are dancing to. Silent Disco has taken that conditioning and turned it upside down.

It is new, it is exciting, it is funny, it is weird, and yes, it gives us something to talk about!

You are worried that wearing headphones will make it harder to talk with your friends, but paradoxically, the opposite is true!

Whenever friends share a new experience it draws them closer to one another. They communicate and connect more because of that experience.

The fact that Silent Disco is new and unusual increases how much you will talk to your friends about it.

But Silent Disco is not a try-it-once-and-never-again type of activity. Time and time again, I hear from people who go to Silent Disco parties over and over again. They tell me that there is nothing more fun!

In closing:

There are more opportunities for connection and communication at a dances powered by Silent Disco headphones than there are at a dances powered by traditional loudspeakers.

A) You can talk easier and quicker on the dance-floor by lifting up an earpiece.

B) You can talk easier and longer while not missing anything by setting the headphones around your shoulders so the music is still audible.

C) Body language between you and your friends is increased as you interact with each other over the three-channels of music.

D) Connection between friends is maintained even if you are not listening to the same song.

E) Communication between friends is increased because you are sharing the unique and unusual aspects of the Silent Disco together.

Get ready to connect like you never have before at your very own Silent Disco Party.

Consider renting your equipment from us at www.silent-disco-rental.com.

Silent Disco isn’t just for dancing anymore! Don’t miss these new uses for silence!

Silent Disco equipment is usually rented to people who are hosting a dance party with either live DJ’s or their own music playlists.

The list of alternative uses for wireless FM multi-channel headphones keeps growing and growing.

Here at www.silent-disco-rental.com, we are keeping track, just for you.

Our list just keeps growing!

Yoga-
Yoga classes depend on the participants being able to hear clearly and to focus on what the instructor is saying. The headphones help to keep participants on track by blocking out distracting noises.

A yoga instructor wants their own music and voice to be soft enough to be relaxing and the independent volume controls on the silent disco headphones help each user to set the volume that is right for them.

The headphones also allow classes to be taught in places where a sound system would not be welcome. Classes could be held in a park or an office building, any place that you wouldn’t be able to access without them.

Zumba-
Zumba usually involves loud music with lot’s of bass. This prevents Zumba instructors from teaching classes outdoors, in parks or public places where the music would disturb others. Even if a class is taught in a studio, the volume of the music can disturb the studio next door if the rooms are not soundproofed.

With loud Zumba music, the independent volume controls are even more useful than with soft Yoga music. Dancers want their music volume just right.

FM powered Wireless headphones are an excellent alternative to loudspeakers even when only using one channel.

One of the reasons Zumba students leave instructors who use traditional loudspeakers is because of differences in music volume preferences. The headphones completely eliminate that concern.

Workouts-
Similar to Zumba, workout classes have a strong emphasis on music volume. The volume of the instructor’s voice is subject to personal preference. Since everybody has their own volume control when using Silent Disco equipment, they can focus more on what the instructor is saying and spend less time thinking they are too loud or too soft.

Workouts can be a more motivational, more intimate, more personal and more inspiring experiences when wearing our headphones.

Roller Skating Rinks / Roller Skating Parties-
The music you play at a roller skating rink defines who skates and who leaves.

Give your skaters three channel headphones and you can play three different genres of music simultaneously. This allows you to please more varied musical tastes which means more people will love the music.

When skaters can select their favorite genre at their favorite volume. They stay longer, they have more fun and they tell their friends to come along next time.

Backyard Movies-
Showing a movie in the backyard is fun for kids parties, but if you don’t have the volume turned up, movies lose a lot of their trill. But, if you turn up the volume too high, the neighbors complain.

Of course, the headphones solve that problem and everyone can listen at their own volume.

Simultaneous movies-
Showing three movies at the same time is the perfect solution when you are trying to get a large group to come over for a movie night. How do you decide what movie to show?

Some people want a chic flick, some want to watch a thriller movie and still others want serious drama.

Wouldn’t it be great to show all three movies simultaneously? With each headphone wearing guest having the ability to choose one of three channels, they can watch the one they like while sitting in the same room as their friends who are listening to a different screening!

Museum tours-
Some people want the tour, others don’t. Additionally, some people pay extra for the tour. The headphones cover both instances. Only the guests wearing headphones are hearing the tour guide.

A twist on this theme uses all three channels is when you have multiple tour guides working the same space but covering different material simultaneously. Now the tourist chooses which tour guide to listen to depending on which topic they are most interested in.

This also works with simultaneous different languages. You have the Spanish speaking tour guide on the green channel, the Chinese speaking tour guide on red channel and the English speaking guide broadcasting on the blue channel.

Live musical performances outdoors
If you are trying to host a live musical performance in an urban area with noise ordinances, the headphones solve your logistics problem.

There are many locations where only one band playing through traditional loudspeakers would be too loud. Add the headphones and suddenly you can add more entertainment into the same space.

Consider a resort area where entertainment density is the key to attracting more people. With three channels available on the headphones, they can easily triple the entertainment value of any given space.

Simultaneous live musical performances/battle of the bands-

In a music festival environment you might want to hold a battle of the bands with all three bands playing at once! You could do it Silent Disco style if the bands were using electric instruments and in-ear-monitors.

Your battle of the bands competition would be much more fair if they were all playing simultaneously. They’d have the exact same audience and no one would get the unfair advantage of starting first. Also, the audience would not be subject to waiting while the next band gets ready.

The audience can only hear them on the headphones AND the audience can choose which band to listen to. Because the headphones light up in the color the listeners chooses, the winner could be seen visually.

Backyard comedy show-
Once you get any number of guests in your backyard, a comedian is going to need a sound system. Suddenly the neighbors are involved. Headphones stop that problem in its tracks.

Simultaneous side shows-
Three vaudeville style performers on three different stages on three different sides of the room performing simultaneously? With headphones, it could happen!

Factory floor meetings-
Some factories are very noisy. If you don’t have a big meeting room, but you still want to have a meeting with all the employees, use our FM wireless headphones.

Sure you could use loudspeakers to add even more noise on top of the factory noise, but your staff is going to be resentful of it.

With over-the-ear styling, the headphones shut out some of the ambient noise making it easier to hear the presenter and easier to focus on what they are saying.

Construction site meetings-
Same as above. If you can’t stop the noise and have nowhere to go, just hold the meeting using our headphones. They cut out the ambient noise and help participants to focus on the message.

Golf tournaments-
There is supposed to be silence when the golf-pro takes his shot. Perfect place for a dance party! 😉 🙄

Again, this is just a partial list for an industry that is still in its infancy. Regardless, here at www.silent-disco-rental.com we are here to cheerfully fill your needs as they arise.

How to make sure your guests return the headphones

We are so excited that you are planning a Silent Disco Party with us!

This is the fastest growing dance party trend in town and here at www.silent-disco-rental.com we want to make it as easy as possible for you to host awesome parties that will make you the envy of all your friends and the most popular party host for miles around.

One of the first questions people ask is how do we keep the headphones from disappearing?

Obviously, if you are holding a larger party where you don’t know all of the guests personally, the question of how to keep the headphones from walking away becomes a real concern.

In most cases, you have paid a significant sized security deposit when you rented the equipment from us. That means that you are on the hook for the pieces that don’t come back home.

We have compiled a list of strategies for your convenience.
Some will work only under certain circumstances. You will not use the same ones all the time.

How to make sure your Silent Disco guests return the headphones.

It is important that you use multiple strategies for maximum effectiveness.

1) Have a dedicated person in charge of the inventory:
Clear lines of responsibility yield better results.

2) Have a staff member at each door:
If there are multiple exits, enlist a few other dedicated (non-partying) staffers to watch those doors.

3) Don’t let anyone enter or leave without exchanging headphones:

Make sure all doors are covered and nobody enters without picking up a set of headphones and nobody leaves without dropping off a set.

4) Don’t allow jackets, backpacks or over-sized purses into the party room:
Again, this relies on having staff to enforce it. The reason to do it is that it prevents guests from concealing anything on the way in or out.

For an outdoor party or if you don’t have enough staff to cover the doors, hold something of value to return to the guests when they return the headphones.

5) A list of items you can hold for security:

Their driver’s license:
This is our favorite. Keep the licenses in alphabetical order. It is pretty easy to do that and they can be found quickly for return.

Their student ID:
This works well for college events because a small percentage do not have a driver’s license. We do recommend looking at it closely because many college students have fake ID’s for buying alcohol and they may give up the fake in exchange for keeping the headphones.

A credit card:
Credit cards are not our first choice since some guests will be nervous about it, but credit cards work if they don’t have something else.

Car keys, house keys or dorm keys:
These can be difficult to keep track of since many of them look the same. Be ready with a plan to label them if you are considering this route.

6) Hold cash as a security:
We recommend $40. This is quick and easy, but if you don’t have an ATM nearby for people who don’t carry cash, you’ll need to offer alternate options too.

7) Charge a security deposit on their credit card – then refund it:
This depends on your credit card vendor. Some of them will penalize you for too many refunds. Of course you’ll need a card reader for your phone and an account with a company like Square, Paypal, or other.

8) Charge the money on Paypal, then send it back instead of refunding it:
This way you avoid the problem of too many refunds, but you do have to pay Paypal’s transaction fees for the extra transaction.

9) Hold a paper personal check:
This can only be one option of several because many people don’t carry checkbooks anymore. Also checks can bounce or the guest can stop payment.

10) Make Announcements:

Let guests know that you are on the hook to pay for any headphones that are not returned.

In today’s disposable culture, they may not even realize you have to return them. An announcement will help.

Let guests know that the headphones won’t work anywhere else.
Without the announcement, people will automatically assume that they are either Bluetooth or WiFi and that they will work at home.

They also may not realize that they can’t recharge or replace the batteries without the dedicated chargers.

They may not realize that they need the exact FM frequency to even send a signal to the headphones.

The above information will make your guests less likely to steal them on purpose.

In the future:

The headphones may be tagged with GPS chips or have Barcodes that can make this process more streamlined and accurate in the future.

For now, this is a developing market with a few wrinkles that still need to be ironed out.

But if you put a handful of the above strategies into place, you can experience this hot new trend with minimal equipment loss and maximum party enjoyment.

We are so glad that you’ve chosen to rent your equipment from www.silent-disco-rental.com

Party On!

Top ten reasons to rent silent disco equipment for your next party

#10 Ease of use/setup

If you rent your silent disco equipment from www.silent-disco-rental.com, everything is already hardwired and neatly built into it’s own case when it is delivered to your door.

There is literally no assembly required. Loose wires are all neatly tucked away. It looks better at your party and it is easier to use.

There are no tangled cords to figure out or speaker placement issues to deal with. You can focus on more important party details, like having fun with your friends and family.

Of course, the silent disco headphones are already charged up and ready to go. Hand them out to your guests. They do the rest.

All you need is one outlet, your phone or tablet to play your music and you are up and running!

#9 It is the hottest new party trend of 2017.

Let’s face it. One of the biggest barriers to having fun at a party is being unable to forget your own troubles.

But when you see something new and interesting – like people dancing to music you can’t hear, you get curious. That helps you to relax.

The next thing you know, you are having the time of your life playing air-guitar and screaming rock lyrics into your beer-bottle microphone.

#8 Light up headphones add to the party atmosphere.

The headphones light up according to which channel the wearer selects. The entire earpiece is illuminated by either a red, green or blue LEDs. In low light, this is especially striking.

As the dancers move to the music, it is a human light show.

#7 The competition between playlists.

Whether you have three live DJ’s or just a friend’s Spotify playlist competing against yours, you can see which channel your guests are listening to by what color their headphones are. It is exciting to watch and see which songs are favorites in the crowd.

This adds a whole new level of fun for your guests as they enthusiastically try to convince fellow dancers to switch to channels.

If it is your playlist that is getting all the love, the visual feedback is exhilarating! Next thing you know, all your your friends want to take you on with their playlists!

It’s like the wild west all over again!

#6 Guests choose their own volume level.

What is the one thing that causes more complaints at a party than at any other? That’s right. The volume. It is either too low or too high.

Thank the good Lord above, each of these headphones have their own, easy to use, volume control!

Can you imagine every single guest at your party thinking the music volume is perfect? Welcome to the age of miracles!

2017 doesn’t suck after-all!

#5 Your guests can converse more easily with a Silent Disco format.

Headphones make it easier to talk to your partner. Take a second to think about this. With regular loudspeakers at dance-floor volume, how do you talk to your partner? -You yell at them. By the end of the night, your voice is gone and your ears are bleeding.

But with headphones, when you want to talk to your partner, you simply lift the headphones from your ear(s) or slide them down to your neck. Now you can talk in normal conversational volume!

Finally, you can whisper sexy-sweet-nothings to your dancing partner and they will hear you!

#4 User switchable channels mean more engagement on the part of your guests.

Afraid that some of your guests won’t want to get involved? You see them at every conventional loud music party. They are leaning against the wall with their arms crossed doing nothing.

They are living manifestations of Newton’s Law of Inertia, -which states an object at rest tends to stay at rest while an object in motion tends to stay in motion.

Without the headphones, there is nothing to get those guests started. But with the headphones, they are forced to keep switching their own channels in order to hear what they are seeing. Often, that is just enough to break them out of their resting state.

Next thing you know, they are tapping their foot, then bobbing their head, then goosing their headphone volume. Their eyes turn to fire and they moonwalk onto the dance floor to show you how it is really done!

#3 Three types of music playing simultaneously!

Worried they might not like your music?

Well, with only one set of loudspeakers, one song is all they get. Like it or leave it. Is that the message you want to send to your party guests?

Now you don’t have to. Just show them how to change their own channel on their headphones. Now they have three song options instead of just one.

We recommend using different genres on each channel. For example try: Blue channel – retro, Red channel – top 40, and green channel – old school hip-hop. You get the idea.

Choose your own genre’s depending on your guest list. Maybe one of them should be country, R&B, Salsa, Swing… The sky is the limit!

#2 People dance more because headphones take away inhibitions.

People wearing headphones feel more protected from the judgment of their friends.

This is especially true when wearing over-the-ear headphones that are playing music. Given that one of the reasons people don’t dance is fear of criticism, headphones create dancers!

Combine this with the fact that -because three different channels of music are possible – you can be dancing to a different song than your partner. That means you don’t have to worry about matching their rhythm.

Let the uninhibited  dancing begin!

And the #1 reason to have your next party be a silent disco party?

You can have your party anywhere because it doesn’t violate noise ordinances!

Suddenly, you can have a backyard dance party without the cops telling you to shut down the music!

Instead of your backyard, try the library, the mall, the subway, or the park. The only noise outsiders will hear from your party is your guests singing along and having the time of their lives!

Our Equipment: Zero Assembly Required

With our equipment there is zero assembly required: Most companies send you the parts with a instructions how to plug in all the wires. The instructions are easy enough, but do you want to spend your time untangling wires when you are getting ready for a party?

Also, with the company that requires assembly, you will still have a mess of wires even after they are plugged in. Ours are neatly coiled and or hidden in our convenient travel case. Watch the video below.

With our set up, even the power strip is built in and includes USB ports for charging your device and extra outlets for your computer. You need just one outlet and your music player. Boom! Ready to Rock!