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.
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!
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?