This is a quick post that has some advice I promised a friend. However, I think will also be of interest to others and frankly, a blog post is the easiest way to get this to Jim. In working on a podcasting project, he found that his headphones were having some leakage issues. Rather than getting bleh-consumer Beats or Skull Candy cringe-worthy stuff, he asked me about my recommendations.
First, headphones are a very personal item. What sounds good to one person may sound like junk to another. Actually listening to them before you purchase, if possible, is always my first piece of advice. Second, the items I talk about here are for recording purposes, not listening. (more…)