Replaceable batteries, not rechargeable…

There seems to be a new Silent Disco company cropping up every week. Someone deciding that they will purchase a small number of wireless headphones and stick an advert on Google claiming that they offer the best service at the best price etc etc. This doesn’t bother us, as more companies offering Silent Disco services means more awareness for the Silent Disco concept, and ultimately an increase in customers coming to us because they have been let down by another provider. There are only a handful of companies in the UK that have THOUSANDS of headphones available to hire, and we are one of them! Some companies offer two channel headphones, others offer three. Some companies offer headphones with built in rechargeable lithium batteries, others offer headphones with replaceable – removable batteries. Silent Disco headphones come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, below are just some of the reasons why we think we have the best models. — Two channels are better than three… This might sound like it doesn’t make sense, and the more DJ’s the merrier etc – and I guess that is down to personal preference. However, we feel that the Silent Disco concept should be about a “DJ battle”, where DJ1 plays completely different music to DJ2. If you start to involve a third DJ, things just get confusing. Similarly, the costs of DJ’s can be pricey dependant on what company you choose. Sometimes, paying for one GOOD DJ can be costly, so paying for three is just ludicrous and unnecessary. – Replaceable not rechargeable… We have found a number of new companies offering headphones with rechargeable lithium batteries. When we started to offer Silent Disco events back in 2007, we thought long and hard about whether to go down the rechargeable or replaceable route. We decided to go with the latter. Our main reason for this was for peace of mind for our customers, as well as ourselves. Although we do make a huge effort to change expired batteries, we always supply customers with spares JUST INCASE the battery is DOA (or runs out through the night). This cannot be said for rechargeable batteries. To charge 100′s of headphones every day IS very time consuming, so these companies are bound to eventually cut corners and not supply fully charged units. If these headphones run out on the night, then you have no other option but to...

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Whey aye pettle, heedferns on Geordie Shore how like man…

Our headphones are officially famous! At least to the 700,000 16 – 25 year olds that watch Geordie Shore. If you are one of those viewers, then you may have seen our Silent Disco headphones being pranced around on the heads of such people as that one that likes the gym, or that other one that likes the gym. You may have also spotted that posh Northumbrian one and the not-so-posh Geordie one, who he is dating, both wearing the headphones too! (Along with a host of randoms who were brought in to create a ‘party’ atmosphere and/or to shag.)   (Put a pullover on, mate) I got the pleasure(?) to DJ at the Geordie Shore house and I must say it was, genuinely, a fantastic experience. Because I had never watched an episode of Geordie Shore before, I had no clue who anyone was. And being from Northumberland myself, I am used to DJing in an environment top-heavy with loud Northerners. To be fair to the cast, they were very welcoming and were really nice and down-to-earth on the day of filming. (At least until the posh Northumbrian one decided to punch the hard Geordie one in the face – see picture, below). I must confess that although I couldn’t bring myself around to watching the first series of the show, I did watch the second series – but only up until the episode with me and the Silent Disco headphones. I stopped watching after our appearance, and can confidently say that I haven’t lost any sleep not knowing how the ‘relationship’ between the posh Northumbrian one and the not-so-posh Geordie one is getting along.     (Seems that a lot of footage was taken whilst they were having a snogfest) I must also stress that I know a lot of Geordie people. They aren’t all idiots; they aren’t all orange and they don’t all say catchphrases every 2 seconds like “on it like a car bonnet”. This is just a fabrication of a very small section of the Geordie community that the makers of this show have decided to blow out of all proportion. Remember, 70% of the people on Geordie Shore are not actually from Newcastle, thus making them NOT a Geordie – neither are any of the producers! I do, however, appreciate the free air time that they gave us for our headphones, and it...

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21st June 2013

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