Sound for Video Session: Headphones for Recording and Post


In today's session we discuss things to look for when deciding which headphones to buy. The considerations are a little different for recording vs post production/editing. We also talk about using near field monitors vs. headphones for post production and touch on volume levels when monitoring with headphones.

Here are some of the headphones we talked about in this session:

Production/Recording Headphones:

Sony MDR-7506 - the most ubiquitous production headphones among location sound recordists/mixers.

Sennheiser HD 280 - a closed back, folding headphone that reviews well.

Audio Technica ATH-M50x - another closed back headphone with good reviews.

Post-Production/Mixing/Editing Headphones:

AKG K 702 - Incredibly popular open-back, reference headphones which have been around for a long time.

Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro - This is the set I use for mixing when I'm not using my nearfield monitors. Open, accurate sound with a comfortable fit.

Sennheiser HD 650 - Open back headphones that review incredibly well but that are definitely on the pricier side of the spectrum.

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