One crucial item off the podcasting checklist that you should never skip: Headphones. Headphones will help you to pick up any humming or other audio distortion you may not notice if you’re not plugged in. It will also help you manage outside noises or sound level issues. If you're recording remotely with a guest, make sure ahead of time that they have a set of headphones (or even earbuds). This will help them monitor any issues on their end too!

When considering the pair that is right for you, cost and quantity will come into play. If you have several cohosts or plan to provide a guest with equipment at each recording, you may want to consider a starter brand until you're more established. If you're a solo host planning to produce a professional-level production, investing in a good set of headphones is the way to go!

If you’re trying to keep costs low, the AILIHEN C8 Headphones are a great starter option that does a great job without breaking the bank. The Bose QuietComfort 35 is also an excellent choice if you have more of a budget. (Please note: Acast does not officially endorse these products)

Believe us, when it times come to edit your podcast, you'll be happy you had a good set of headphones.

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