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.

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!