List of Best Headphones for Video Editing

Video editing requires headphones that help you listen to the slight changes in music to make informed decisions about editing. From the wide range of options available, which ones should you choose for video editing? 

The best headphones sit on top of your ear rather than pierce through it. Video editing requires long hours of tuning and editing, so you might want to consider pieces that are comfortable around your ears. 

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

Audio Technica ATH-M50x

About the headphones 

This brand of headphones follows the circumaural design which helps a person to listen to music for a long time without hurting their ear. These headphones do not cancel the background noise at all. They also do not enhance any frequencies, so what the person editing the music is listening to, the reader will listen. The headband is adjustable with 90-degree earcups, making it easy to listen to the sonic performance for which this headband has been praised for. Customer reviews also give it 4 and 5 stars for being compact and having a good bass. 

Pros 

  • Detachable cable
  • 90-degree earcups
  • Studio level experience
  • 2-year warranty

Cons 

  • Could feel a little heavy and bulky

Price: $149

 Sony MDR-V6 

 Sony MDR-V6

These headphones are for audio and video professionals who spend a lot of time tuning their music. Their design enables them to be worn over-the-ear and their noise cancellation feature makes sure that it is just you and your music. 

Pros 

  • Wide frequency to listen to a wide variety of musical notes. 
  • Noise cancellation feature
  • Can be worn over the ear.

Cons 

  • People with glasses might find it hard to wear for a long time
  • There is no microphone built-in with the headphones. So external cost may be possible.
  • Slightly expensive.

Price: $354

Sennheiser HD1

Sennheiser HD1

Sennheiser built these headphones with professional video editors in mind. They come in two colors, black and ivory, both of which offer extreme comfort. Their durability allows editors to put them on for more than 10 hours. The ears are soft and comfortable, allowing enhanced and comfortable listening all day long. These headphones also arrive with in-built noise cancellation technology that makes it easy for editors to focus on their music. 

Pros 

  • A warranty period of 2 years
  • Excellent design
  • The commendable battery life of 20 hours
  • Not very heavy and can be worn for a long period of time

Cons 

  • Slightly expensive

Price: $209

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro

Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro

Unlike other headphones in this list, Beyerdynamic 880 headphones are semi-open, which means that you can wear them and hear some background noise. Professionals say this feature allows them to spot some imperfections in the music, helping them work better. The frequency of these headphones is very less. Due to this, users will need an amplifier to support proper sound. 

Pros 

  • The soft padding ensures comfortable wear
  • Semi-open design

Cons 

  • Needs an external amplifier for external hearing
  • The headphones are not waterproof, so the user must be careful
  • Does not filter noise in the background

Price: $219

 Status Audio CB-1

 Status Audio CB-1

These headphones are for people looking to stick within a budget of $50 to $60. While inexpensive, their design offers a rich mix of sound. Their drivers are also 50 mm that ensures comfortable audio for at least 2 hours. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of these headphones is that there is no logo anywhere. This feature might work to a few people’s recommendations. Some say that the padding near the head is too bulky. 

Pros 

  • Lightweight
  • The cables that come with the headphones are detachable
  • Strong padding that ensures you can wear the headphones for at least 3 hours
  • Inexpensive and budget-friendly

Cons 

  • The design is not optimal to the latest trends

Price: $219

 Edifier H840

 Edifier H840

Video professionals who are traveling and love to work while abroad can use these headphones. Edifier H840 is very travel-friendly with its compact foldable nature. They also have a modern headband that fits excellently on the head without too much padding to make it look bulky. 

Pros 

  • Inexpensive
  • Comfortable wear
  • Can use while traveling

Cons 

  • There is no option to make phone calls
  • No BlueTooth 
  • External microphone necessary because there is not one in-built

Price: $60

Sony MDR 750

Sony MDR 750

These headphones are ready for professional video editing. Many professionals throughout the industry use them. For this reason, users can rest assured that these headphones are industry standard. They also have a very low impedance which convinces the users that the headphones cancel the background noise to a large extent. 

Pros 

  • Low voltage
  • Affordable
  • According to the industry standard
  • Removes background noise

Cons 

  • The headphones are made of plastic 

Price: $99

K240 MKII

K240 MKII

The entire AKG headphones collection is of studio quality, but it is especially true with the K240 MKII. One of the best things about these headphones is that people with glasses can wear them because the headphones are lightweight and do not press to the sides painfully. They are also affordable and durable, adding to the positives. 

Pros 

  • Durable
  • The cables are detachable
  • The headphones are portable 
  • They are affordable while maintaining studio quality 

Cons 

  • The headphones offer a smaller range of frequencies, which might impact video editing
  • They are entirely made of plastic 
  • The headphones do not arrive with a collection of cables, so the user has to spend more money buying them.

Price: $140

AKG K702

AKG K702

Another headphone from the AKG family is the AKG K702 which is budget-friendly while making sure users get the highest possible standard. This particular headphone is not particularly traveling-friendly, but users can rest assured that the audio quality will be up to the mark. 

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Not very heavy
  • Compact
  • Reliable audio levels

Cons 

  • Entirely made of plastic 

 Price: $100

Bose Quiet Comfort 35

Bose Quiet Comfort 35

The first headphones in this list to be wireless is the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 that has the best reviews for canceling noise to a large extent. Users can use it for video editing to produce excellent quality audio and video. They may also use it for personal purposes. This headphone is friendly with phones and iPads. 

Pros

  • Users can make calls
  • There is a voice assistant that comes with the headphones
  • Effective background noise removal
  • The impressive battery life of 20 hours

Cons 

  • Slightly expensive

 Price: $299

Audeze LCD-1

Audeze LCD-1

These headphones are the best quality headphones that a person can get in this price range. They have magnetic technology that helps efficient folding, which is why they are very compact and easy to carry. The sound quality and the design are of the industry standards and premium for this price. 

Pros

  • Foldable
  • Magnetic technology
  • Clear sound
  • Best quality for this price
  • Very light

Cons

  • Very expensive

Price: $400

Sony WH-1000 XM4

Sony WH-1000 XM4

Other wireless headphones assure users that it is travel-friendly and compact. Sony itself has reviewed this product and designated it as the best of the year. This product cancels background noise to give the users an industry-level experience. There is also a speak-to-chat function that Sony has included in this for smart listening. All the smart technologies together help the customer use this headphone in wireless and friendly mode.

Pros

  • Wireless
  • Can take calls
  • Travel-friendly
  • The excellent noise cancellation feature

Cons

  • Very expensive

Price: $349