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: $541.50 to rent 100 headphones in 2021.
That price includes shipping both ways and all three transmitters.

The price goes up or down as you add or subtract headphones. You can rent any exact number to correspond with your guest count.

When you hire a DJ with a sound system that uses loudspeakers, the price is the same no matter how many guests you have!

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 2021, it costs between $3 and $7 per headphone rental depending on how many you rent.

At www.silent-disco-rental.com, our price is as low as $3 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 in 2021?

Pricing depends on quantity.

Examples of current pricing:

Rental of 20 = $197.50
Rental of 30 = $242.50
Rental of 40 = $286.50
Rental of 50 = $329.00
Rental of 75 = $435.25
Rental of 100=$541.50
Rental of 150=$749.00
Rental of 200=$956.50
Rental of 300=$1364.00
Rental of 500=$2164.00

(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.

Silent Disco Headphones rental rates, prices and costs updated for 2021

The rental Pricing for a Silent Disco system is determined by the number of headphones that you need.

Here at www.Silent-disco-rental.com, in 2020, your rental rate is $5.42 per headphone for  100.

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

We include round trip shipping for no charge.

So, If you have 100 guests, your rental price for the whole system is $541.50 dollars. There is no extra charge for transmitters and/or shipping

You can rent the exact quantity that you need.

As your quantity changes, your price changes. Here are a few round numbers so you can get an idea of your prices for your party.

20 guests and your rental price is $197.50
40 guests and your rental price is $286.50
80 guests and your rental cost is $456.50
120 guests and your rental cost is $624.50
160 guests and your price to rent is $790.50
200 guests and your price to rent is $956.50

You get the idea, but read below to learn about our required security amount.

Looking for a quote for your exact number?

Email me to get your quote and to get the rental process started at [email protected]

There is a security amount required to cover loss and damage.

We collect your security up front with your rental fee.

Then, assuming there are no damages or loses, your security is returned to you in full as soon as the equipment comes back to us.

Use the chart below 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

If there are loses at your event, we bill $45.00 per lost headphone against your security amount.


The headphones you will receive are pictured below.

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.

Each headphone is thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between each rental.

All three transmitters are included with your rental fee.

We offer two types of premium transmitters. They wirelessly transmit your music and audio for more than a football field of distance. They are plug-and-and play and ready to go when you get them. Zero assembly is required.

Learn more about our equipment here.

Ready to rent?

Email me to get your quote and to get the rental process started at [email protected]

We are standing by to help you make your next party be your best ever!