Some will testify the best way to edit audio is with a good pair of cans (headphones). I can’t disagree.
We are editing audio, after all. Earbuds just aren’t going to cut it!
Personally, I work from a pair of studio monitors. Actually, there are two desktop speakers with a third to provide the low end.
I am not recommending you only use a pair of speakers. Engineering audio requires a lot more precision, so get yourself a good pair of headphones.
Here are three recommendations for headphones that came from the Podcast Editors Club Facebook group:
- Sony MDR-7506
- AKG K240
- Beyer 770
- Noise cancelling headphones. They change the sound of audio, so they aren’t recommended by audio engineers
- Bone conduction headphones. What an incredible technology! But the jury is out as to how precise the audio quality is
- BlueTooth. Another cool technology with lots of benefits, but some have reported latency using wireless headphones
Summary: If you choose headphones over studio monitors then you need to find a comfortable pair. This is where Amazon reviews or checking the Podcast Editors Club Facebook group comes in handy.