Headphones and Speakers

Hardware for Editors

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

Beware of:

  • 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.

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