What Are the Best Headphones for Podcasting?



If you’re serious about your podcast, you’ll want to invest in a pair of high-quality headphones. With the right headphones, you’ll get clear, crisp audio, be able to block out any external noise while you podcast, and also hear any unwanted noises (like static) when editing your episodes.

In this roundup post, we’ll review the top rated closed-back headphones for podcasting plus share our 2024 RSS.com staff picks!

Shure SRH1540

These are pricey, but worth the extra cost. Their acoustic performance is clear, with “extended highs and warm bass.” These headphones are comfortable over your ears and their strong noise canceling feature helps you to hear your podcast with the highest level of quality when editing.

Their frequency response is 5 – 25,000 Hz. You can get either straight or coiled cables. Check them out for yourself on Amazon here. 

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

At under $100, the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x is a great pair of headphones — especially for the price. These are comfortable, block out noise from loud environments, have a frequency response of 15 – 20,000 Hz, and come with a straight cable. They are also collapsible, making them easier to pack up and take places. Check them out for yourself on Amazon here.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

RSS.com Staff Pick

These stylish headphones are made with a professional-grade earpad and headband material, which makes them very comfortable.

The design contours around the ears, so you can count on noise canceling properties. Expect exceptional clarity, due to the extended frequency range. Frequency response is 15 – 28,000 Hz, and you can choose from a coiled or straight cable. Check them out for yourself on Amazon here.

What our staff has to say: “I’ve had a paid of these headphones for nearly 10 years and they still hold up super well – for the price and overall quality, you can’t go wrong.”

Sony MDR7506

Just starting out and don’t know what you need? These podcast headphones are a great starter set, as they cost less than $100, provide accurate monitoring, and are durable. Plus, they fold up for compact transport. Check them out for yourself on Amazon here.

✨ Keep a close eye on the price with these headphones as some sellers on Amazon are charging well over the $100 retail value!

Sennheiser Pro Audio HD280PRO Headphone

Sennheiser Pro Audio HD280PRO Headphones feature an around the ear design with padded ear cups making them comfortable to wear. These headphones include aggressive noise isolation and a frequency response of 8 – 25,000 Hz. The cable is coiled so it won’t get tangled, and the ear pads, headband padding, and audio cord are all replaceable, which means this pair could last you a long time. Check them out for yourself on Amazon here.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm Studio Headphone

RSS.com Staff Pick

The Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 80 Ohm Studio Headphone includes soft velour ear pads that are replaceable. It does a great job of canceling ambient noises, and its frequency response is 5 – 35,000 Hz. Sound quality is transparent and detailed. Check them out on Amazon here.

What our staff has to say: “These are a high-quality pair of headphones. While some headphones and mics process/relay sound differently, these will give you a very “unopinionated” sound – meaning it will sound as close to the real thing as possible. These headphones are built to last, comfortable to wear, and especially great if you’re an audiophile 🙂 

Beryerdynamic DT 880 (Premium or Pro)

Want the features of open-back headphones? Try the Beyerdynamic DT 880 headphones, which combines good qualities of both closed and open-back headphones. Don’t worry about parts breaking, because everything is fixable. Check them out on Amazon here.

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