You need a way to listen back to your recording in real time, while editing, and when everything is finished. Headphones and studio monitors are your answer. Buy headphones first (especially if you’re on a budget) but owning both is ideal.
You should always wear headphones when recording and editing your podcast. The kind you typically find at the department store probably aren’t good enough. Try to find a pair of headphones that are used for monitoring like the Sony MDR7506 Professional Large Diaphragm Headphones.
I personally use the AKG K 44s but they are harder to find. Basically, choose some headphones that are comfortable and have a good sound.
This is another area that’s up to your preference and budget. I personally own the Mackie CR series. The Mackie MR series is a good step up as well. I don’t have personal experience with the Yamaha HS series, but they have good reviews.
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