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Experts Tell Us the Best Headphones For Video Editing

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Headphones For Video Editing. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X

This product was recommended by Graeme Rattray from Home Studio Labs

The ATH-M50X are exceptional headphones for post-production purposes. They have a very flat frequency response which will give an optimal monitoring environment. The frequency response goes all the way down to 15Hz, so bass frequencies are easily distinguished, This will enable editors to make proper decisions when it comes to audio levels, EQ and balance. Video editors can be assured that the mix they create will be able to translate well to other devices and formats. The headphones are also very comfortable and therefore are ideal for long editing sessions. The ear cups fit over the ears easily and provide a decent amount of noise cancelling. The ear cups are replaceable. I have used these in my own home studio for years now and gotten great results.

New Apple AirPods Max

This product was recommended by Vans Pat from Gifting Area

Equipped with an industry leading active noise-cancellation technology, this latest pair of premium headphones from Apple is amongst the best for video editing. It has a superb sound stage, spatial audio, and an embedded Apple H1 chip for better integration with other Apple devices. These headphones are a no-brainer especially for video editors who work with Final Cut Pro on a Mac device.

beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Studio Headphones

This product was recommended by Martin Kristiansen from Home Studio Ideas

These studio headphones have a great sound reproduction and unlike consumer-grade headphones they give bass, mid-range and treble frequencies equal weighting. This is very important for accurate playback. The over-ear earcup design is comfortable and built for long video editing sessions. These headphones creates a seal around your ears and offer great noise isolation.

Sony MDR-7510/1 Professional Studio Headphone

This product was recommended by Abby from WellPCB

Look, if you want a pair of neutral headphones to get the track, get these. They are rational in terms of sound insulation, can be closed backwards, and when folded, they are minimal and portable. Their padding isn’t that thick, and this doesn’t cause comfort issues for most people, but that means they don’t cut the sound from the outside like the others here. They’re a bit more expensive than the 7506, but you can get an oversized 50mm drive compared to the 7506’s more averaged 40mm device. The frequency response has also been significantly improved, extending from 10-20,000 Hz on the 7506 to 5-40,000 Hz on the MDR-7510.

Sennheiser HD 300 PRO

This product was recommended by Abby from WellPCB

Their 123dB maximum sound pressure means they are also loaded at total volume – suitable for checking the background noise in the recording. They can still be used with camera devices or laptops and should have good work. Like many headphones, HD 300 advantages use a closed overhead design to enhance long-term comfort and passive noise cancellation. Even if you have large ears, these Sennheiser earphones should provide them with enough space for their large earcups. The headband can also make the silhouette more rational by folding the earmuffs inward when not in use.

Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone

This product was recommended by Alex Williams from Turbo Gadget Reviews

Designed specifically for the audio professional, you can’t go wrong with the Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone. True to the name, these headphones deliver high quality, natural sounding audio. They also have a noise reduction feature so that you’re not having to deal with outside noises while trying to edit your audio. And though they don’t necessarily look nice, the Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphone is very comfortable to wear for long periods. These headphones are so high quality that I can’t believe how cheap they are to buy.

Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphone

This product was recommended by Michael Barnett from Performer Life

When you’re editing video, it’s important that you’re hearing crisp, natural audio. With the Sennheiser HD280PRO headphone you get great natural sound quality during playback. I honestly think the sound quality you get with the Sennheiser HD280PRO headphone is equal to that of headphones that cost three times as much. They’re also comfortable to wear during all those hours spent in front of the computer editing. Plus, the Sennheiser HD280PRO headphone was designed with the sound professional in mind. For under $100, you can’t do better than these headphones.

Sony MDR-7506/1 Professional Headphone

This product was recommended by Jabez Sherrington from accusonus

The Sony MDR-7506s are a safe bet. Videographers to vloggers, documentary makers to AAA game studios – we’ve worked with tonnes of specialisations under the ‘video editing’ banner, and this trusty set of Sony headphones are a commonality between all of them. Low-cost, reliable, accessible, durable. And, most importantly, great sound for editing or repairing the audio track of your video!

Anker Soundcore Life Q20

This product was recommended by John Peterson from Safe Drive Gear

Another brand that I trust when it comes to producing high-quality gadgets. It is my suggestion for budget headphones. The design is sleek, and its performance is superb too.

Philips Audio Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones

This product was recommended by Tim Culpepper from Conexa

Philips SHP9500 headphones are the best choice for video editors. During audio and video editing, I prefer to use it because it delivers a full spectrum of sound, which is excellent for video editing. Its 1.5 m cable gives me freedom of movement for indoor use. Above all the headphones have breathable ear cushions for longer wearing comfort which is ideal for video editing.

Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

This product was recommended by Krishna Rungta from Guru99

I would refer Audio-Technica ATH-M20X headphones to those who are looking for headphones for video editing. I have been using these headphones for the last two years, and they helped me a lot. They’re primarily used with my computer at my desk, listening to and occasionally editing audio and video files. This headphone is affordable, and its sound quality is much better than others, and they easy to adjust.

Focal Listen Professional

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

They have memory foam earpads, low impedance and are tuned for neutral sound.

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

These headphones are very versatile, they are wireless, have advanced active noise cancellation and have lots of great features.

nuraphone — Wireless Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones

This product was recommended by Shabbir Noor from MakerShop

They have Tesla vents, active noise cancellation and a unique sound profile.

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Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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