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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