When you’re recording a podcast, it’s important to use headphones to monitor the audio so you can listen for static, loudness and other issues. It’s important to use either a USB microphone with a headphone output for zero delay monitoring or use a DAC or mixer to achieve the same zero-latency monitoring.
When recording you should use closed-back headphones so that the microphone doesn’t pick up audio bleeding (sound coming from the headphones). The other type of headphones that are commonly used in studios are open-back headphones, which purposely allow sound to bleed because they tend to be more full and accurate-sounding – great for mixing, not so great for recording.
We’re going to take a look at the best closed-back over ear headphones, updated as of early 2017. The prices can vary widely, but there are great options under $200 or so. The price tends to stay relative with sound quality (ie. you get what you pay for). Some will be less, some more – we’ll highlight a variety so you can find the best choice for your budget. For the most part, the price will descend as you go down the page. [Read more…] about Best Studio Headphones For Recording Podcasts 2017