What are silent disco headphones?

Fee to rent silent disco is per headphone

What makes silent disco headphones different than regular headphones?

Unlike regular headphones that allow you to listen to your own audio, silent disco headphones allow a group of people to listen to a single source at a party or group event.

Silent disco headphones are wireless over-the-ear headphones (as opposed to earbuds) that pick up their audio signal from a special transmitter used by the DJ, Band, or presenter.

The ‘disco’ part of the term, silent disco headphones, does not refer to the ‘disco’ genre. It refers to the fact that they are typically used for dance party music.

Additionally, a ‘Silent Disco’ dance party does not mean that there will be 70’s style disco music played. It only means that silent disco headphones will be listened to by the dancers as opposed to the loudspeakers of a traditional PA system.

The headphones, are used for all genres and types of audio and have a range of 300 meters (about three football fields) from the DJ(s), Band(s) or presenter(s).

This makes silent disco a perfect option to allow large groups of people to dance to ‘loud’ music in relative ‘silence’.

Silent disco headphones allow large groups of people to listen to one audio source
Wireless silent disco headphones allow large groups of people to listen to the same audio source(s).

The silent aspect of these headphones have made silent disco parties extremely popular in high-density-population areas and in any location that has noise ordinances.

When silent disco headphones are used, large outdoor music festivals can be held inside city limits where the noise would otherwise be prohibitively loud.

Want to have a dance party in your local library?
Silent disco headphones will allow you to do that in silence!

The headphones allow parties to continue into the after-hours in relative quiet which keeps the neighbors happy and the police from being called in to break up the party.

Think about a simple party in your backyard. If you want to have loud music playing but you know your neighbors would kill you, silent disco headphones are a game changer.

Your guests can play the music as loud as they want to and nobody is going to call the cops!

With silent disco headphones, you can even have a party in your hotel room or apartment without having to worry about getting kicked out!

Silent disco headphones allow dancers to have conversations.

When the music comes from loudspeakers at a dance party, if is very difficult for dancers to have a conversation. They have to yell to be heard above the music or step outside to talk.

With silent disco parties, it is super easy to have conversations because all you have to do is remove your headphones.

The loud music disappears immediately when you remove the headphones. Now you can talk freely in a conversational tone.

No more need to blow out your vocal cords trying to talk to your friends over the music.

Talking to your friends at a dance party is way easier with silent disco!

Silent disco headphones don’t all have the same number of channels.

When the concept started in the 90’s and early 2000’s, the headphones picked up a single channel only. Now you can find headphones with anywhere from 1 to 10 channels.

For each channel, you need a separate transmitter connected to its own audio source.

The most popular systems today are three channels. This means that there are three transmitters, -each with their own audio source.

Headphone wearers can choose to listen to any one of three audio sources at any given moment by switching the channel on their headphones.

Popular uses for Silent Disco headphones:

A popular use is to avoid using a DJ by having three different playlists streaming from Spotify or Apple Music to three different cell phones. Each of those cell phones are connected to one of the three transmitters. Each transmitter broadcasts wirelessly to one of the channels on the headphones.

At a large dance party or rave, there might be three live DJs. Each DJ is feeding their audio into one of the transmitters and competing for the listeners attention.

The headphones light up in a different color according to which channel the dancer is listening to. This allows the DJs to see who is listening to their feed which adds additional fun and excitement to all involved.

The video below shows the headphones you receive when you rent from us.

This is a close-up look at the headphones that we send to you when you rent from us.

Our headphones are thoroughly disinfected between each rental.

We take disinfection very seriously and we only use products that the ETA and CDC confirm will destroy coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 strains.

Our headphones have the following features:

  • They are three channel headphones which means you can use three audio sources. (We include three transmitters; one for each channel.)
  • They have a channel switcher to enable the wearer to switch which transmitter they want to listen to at any given time.
  • Each headphone has it’s own volume control.
  • They have LEDs in the ear covers that light up red, green and blue according to which channel the wearer is listening to.
  • They are adjustable for the size of the wearer’s head.
  • They are tight enough to do some serious head-banging.
  • They are very comfortable for extended dance marathons.
  • They are powered by rechargeable batteries that operate for 10 hours on a single charge.
  • Most importantly; They sound great!

The headphones arrive to your location already charged and ready to go for your event.

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Season 2 Episode 19 of Grownish rented our Silent Disco headphones!

Want to improve the marketing impact of your events? Read below to learn how renting silent disco headphones can help your business.

Since our humble beginnings, we’ve racked up an impressive number of high profile clients including the producers of Grownish, Google, Disney, Princeton, Cornell, Harvard, The Potter’s house, Lakewood church and many many others too numerous to list.

Why should you use Silent disco as a marketing tool?

Associating your brand or message with a hot new trend like silent disco helps your brand or message seem hot and new too!

This makes renting silent disco an extremely popular choice for churches, colleges and organizations of all types. If your event uses newer trends for its entertainment, your product or message is also perceived as a newer trend by association.

Additionally, silent disco as a movement is more prominent with the young people. Churches and universities especially want to appeal to the young people, so they make up the bulk of our clients.

That is the same reason that Google and Disney choose our product. They need to appeal to the young people because their lives depend on it! Appearing contemporary and relevant is their number one marketing tool.

If your product or message is intended for young people or if you want your message to be perceived as contemporary and/or up-and-coming. Consider renting a silent disco headphone system from us.

Take a look at the marketing implied by the Grownish clip below. Grownish is a show about young people with young people as its intended audience.

This is Season 2 Episode 19 of Grownish. The producer of Grownish called us and asked us to overnight ship the headphones for a filming the next day.

Notice our smiley face logo the clip? Why do you think they showed that? Why do you think they mostly chose blue as the color?

How does it play into the mood of the scene?

Silent Disco as a setting on this episode of Lethal Weapon.

In the clip below, they are using silent disco to show how old and ‘out-of-touch’ the detectives are. Again the fact that silent disco is something new and hip helps to establish the point that the detectives are past their prime and have been left behind by contemporary culture.

Silent disco on season 1, Episode 10 of Lethal Weapon!

 

How can your company or message benefit by associating itself with new movements and contemporary cultural trends?

If you are putting on an event, how would a silent disco format change the feel and the perception that your guests walk away with as they associate the entertainment with your brand?

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How Does Silent Disco Work at a Wedding Reception

I have been a full-time mobile DJ using a traditional sound system with loudspeakers for receptions all of my adult life. I have thousands of satisfied clients.

Why would I start offering Silent Disco Headphones?
What is wrong with the old way?

There are two big problems with the old way of having just loudspeakers at wedding receptions:

1) Half the guests think the music is too soft and the other half think it is too loud.
2) Everybody wants to hear different music. There is not enough time to play all of the requests.

Silent Disco headphones solve the first problem by giving each wearer their own volume control.

They solve the second problem by allowing the transmission of three different channels of music to the headphones, thereby giving dancers three times as many songs to choose from.

If you don’t solve the problems, some people will go home early or leave the dance-floor.

Everyone wants people to stay longer, dance more and have more fun! The Silent Disco headphones are a fantastic solution.

It all started when I read an article in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine. The article gives a strong endorsement to Silent Disco weddings and also suggests that you’ve got to see it to believe it. This is because it is not a small incremental change.

It is a completely new way to deliver dance music and gives a wedding reception quite a different feel.

Silent Disco is also listed by Wedding Wire as among the hottest reception trends for 2017.

silent disco wedding
Rory and Kevin’s wedding. Photo by George Gayl

What would a Silent Disco wedding reception look like?

One way is to have no sound system at all. The music and announcements would only run through the headphones. This would be awkward if dinner is served. Most guests want to freely converse during that time and the headphones would just be in the way.

A Silent Disco wedding reception works better if there is a traditional sound system for the cocktail and dinner music as well as for the introductions, announcements, and special dances. Then the headphones come out for the dance music and would be worn by the dancers.

The sound system continues to play soft music throughout the reception while the guests use the headphones when they want to dance.

 

The headphones have three different channels which allow three different dance songs to play simultaneously. Your DJ(s) or playlist(s) would be transmitting the music to the headphones.

1) You could have three live DJ’s, each transmitting on their own channel.
2) You could have just one live DJ working all three channels.
3) You could skip the live DJ entirely by having three devices transmitting a different playlist to each channel.

Since there would be quiet music still playing over the sound system, the guests who only want to talk would stay longer and have more fun.

Since the dancers would be able to turn it up as loud as they want, they would have more fun and stay longer.

Also, the dancers would have three times as many music options to choose from, so they are going to like the music better. Again, that means they will have more fun and stay longer.

Headphones have independent volume controls, three channels & change color to show which one you are listening to.

Silent Disco allows your reception to go later than allowed by noise ordinances:
Especially if your reception is outdoors or in a location requiring the loud music to shut down at a certain time; Now the party can keep going as late as you want it to. Outdoor receptions, barn receptions, and even hotels that rent rooms within earshot of the banquet hall benefit from Silent Disco.

You already have your DJ and just need to rent the Silent Disco Equipment?
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What is a silent party and why would I want one?

Let’s talk about what a silent party is (a.k.a. silent disco) and why you might want one.

A silent party/silent disco is where everyone is listening to the entertainment (or audio from any source) by wearing wireless silent disco headphones instead of by listening to loudspeakers.

There are many variations of audio that people might be listening to but the common denominator in all of these silent parties is that only the people wearing headphones can hear the entertainment.

Some of these headphones can pick up more than one channel of audio. If you have that type, it means your guests can choose from multiple audio entertainment sources.

The headphones that we rent are the three channel type.

Why would you want to host a silent party?

If you need to obey noise ordinances, but you still want to have audio entertainment at your party, then silent disco headphone systems are the best way to go about it.

Even if you want to have a party in your backyard, but you don’t want to annoy your neighbors, keeping the loud music in your guest’s headphones is a great idea!

We see the same type of thing in apartment building parties. You can’t have loud music without pissing off the people who live above you, below you and beside you.

Silent disco headphones are the perfect solution to keep your guests entertained and your neighbors happy at the same time.

Silent disco headphones are also a quiet solution for wedding receptions in quiet places.

Wedding receptions that are in parks, museums, on beaches, and in busy vacation spots often need to keep the noise down or quit early. Again, silent disco headphones are an ideal way to keep everyone happy!

Even weddings on hotels often have to end the loud music at a certain hour. Silent disco headphones can be the perfect way to keep the party going after-hours.

Headphones can be an ideal solution in a variety of other silent applications.

We have seen people use them to watch a movie in their backyard. If they use headphones with multiple channels, guests can have their choice of which movie they want to watch!

These work great at conferences. If your silent disco headphones have three channel options, you can host three separate breakout presentations in the same room. Guests can stay right in the main room and choose which presenter they want to listen to.

Exhibits at trade shows that use audio presentations can use them so that visitors of the exhibit can hear in spite of all the ambient noise around them.

They can be used by translators. Only the people that need the translation would wear the headphones.

And of course at music festivals in town, there could be three performance stages right next to each other. Visitors could choose which performance they want to listen to and onlookers without headphones on could enjoy relative quiet.

Here is an article from the New York Times describing their take.

Where do you rent or buy silent disco headphones?

That is where we come in. www.silent-disco-rental.com

We rent the headphones to you and we deliver the equipment you need right to your door two days before your event.

Each headphone is fully disinfected between rentals.

We include easy set-up instructions although the process is essentially plug-and-play.

Our shipping is free both ways for the 48 continental states of the US.

Ours are the three channel type, so you can offer your guests three sources of audio.

Finally! You can party where you want and as late as you want without disturbing anyone!

Three channels of crystal clear wireless dance music that you can turn up as loud as you want.

Plug and Play ease of use has never been more fun!

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