If you haven’t been to a silent disco yet then you’re really missing out… you might have seen them at club nights, at music festivals, or even at a wedding. Whatever the venue, silent raves are an awesome way to dance the night away with your best pals without having to listen to a song you don’t like, and without having to shout to chat with your mates on the dance floor. Sounds great, right? This article will outline everything you need to know about silent headphone parties and where you can find the best headphone rental equipment in the UK.
What is a Silent Headphone Party?
Silent discos are events where music is broadcast through noise-cancelling wireless headphones rather than sound systems. Without the headphones you can’t hear the music, so to an outsider looking and listening in, it seems like a room full of people dancing to no music… albeit with some colourful wireless headphones on their head.
Headphone discos have a number of benefits such as the ability to host events in areas with strict noise restrictions or early noise curfews. Also, guests can listen to multiple songs at the same time and they can easily talk to their friends on the dance floor without having to raise their voice.
How Does a Silent Rave Work?
Everyone arriving at the event will be given a pair of LED headphones for the night. With three channels of music its up to the individual on which channel of music they listen to. At the flick of a switch you can change to the next channel and the LED headphones will glow in red, green or blue to indicate the selected channel. When silent disco first started out, party goers only had one channel to listen to, but as technology has evolved guests can now tune in to three different channels of music.
Music is broadcast through a radio transmitter which is picked up by the wireless headphones up to 100m away. All three channels are broadcast at the same time which means that three people next to each other could be listening to completely different songs, dancing to a different beat and singing entirely differently lyrics at the top of their lungs. Imagine what it would look like if Oasis – Champagne Supernova, Usher – Yeah, and Deee-Lite – Groove is in the heart are all playing at the same time… amazing!
What Type of Event is an Earphone Party Good For?
The real question is what type of event isn’t a silent disco good for? Basically, any event you can think of where you normally would have a sound system can also be a silent party. Just replace the sound system with the hire equipment and just like that you’ve made your event 10x more sociable, hilarious and enjoyable.
The list of occasions is endless, but here are our most popular silent party events in the UK:
- Birthday parties
- Music festivals
- Club nights
- Corporate events
- Christmas parties
If you haven’t already, take a look at our article on the top 10 reasons to hire a silent disco wedding for even more reasons to get excited about silent headphone parties.
The Ultimate Silent Party Equipment List
Okay, so by now we’re hoping that we’ve convinced you how fun a earphone party can be, but what do you actually need to host one? What you receive from headphone party rental companies may vary slightly but the list we’re about to share with you is what we provide our customers with. Our equipment hire list is guaranteed to have everything you need to throw an awesome silent disco!
Here’s what we provide you with:
- 3 x radio transmitters
- 3 x power cables
- 3 x 3.5mm aux cable
- Silent disco headphones (the amount varies depending on the size of your event)
Here’s what you’ll need at the venue:
- A power outlet
- 3 x audio devices (mobile phones, laptops, MP3 players or DJ equipment)
- Friends & family ready to sing and dance
The best thing is that all of this equipment takes up much less space than a traditional event with a large sound system, which gives you lots more flexibility over venues. You’ll even have enough space in your back garden if you wanted to!
How Much Does a Silent Headphone Disco Cost?
Silent disco rental prices can vary depending on which company you choose to rent with and how many headphones you require for the event you’re hosting, but it’s more affordable than you think it would be. Our prices start out at just £90 which will get you everything you need to throw an awesome silent rave at the next event you’re holding. Feel free to head over to our pricing page for more detail, but first, here’s a bit more information on our prices and what you get for the cost. Please note that all of the costs below include the LED headphones, 3 radio transmitters, all the cable and plugs you require with setup instructions, and courier delivery to any UK address.
Our Silent Headphone Rental Prices:
10 wireless headphones = £90
25 wireless headphones = £125
50 wireless headphones = £155
80 wireless headphones = £200
100 wireless headphones = £225
125 wireless headphones = £255
150 wireless headphones = £295
It’s Time to Host Your Own Silent Disco…
Hopefully, you now understand lots more about silent headphone parties which are becoming more and more popular every year with partygoers and event hosts. They work at weddings, birthday parties, music festivals, night clubs and anywhere with enough room to dance. The result is a room full of people dancing and singing like nobody’s watching, and what can be more fun than that!?
Here at Silent Disco Party UK we offer everything you need to throw your own silent headphone party and we will deliver all of the equipment to any UK address at no extra charge. What are you waiting for?!