The best headphones for video editing

Best headphones for video editing
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When it comes to buying the best headphones for video editing, you'll be looking for very specific headphones. Of course you'll want excellent sound quality and detail, but without the punchiness and colour to the audio you might look for from something like the best noise-cancelling headphones, the best noise-cancelling earbuds, or perhaps the best headsets for working at home.

What we need in monitor headphones for video editing is a neutral sound, not emphasising any particular part of the soundstage, though not lacking in areas such as deep bass either, since we might expect people to be listening on sound systems that include meaty subwoofers. 

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Matt Bolton

Matt is Managing Editor at, and previously worked on T3, MacLife and MacFormat. He's been testing technology for over a decade, working in specialist Apple publications as well general technology and creative journalism, and has charted Apple’s ups and downs since his student days (but still hopes to hear “one more thing”). By day, you can find him covering TV, audio, smart home gear and more at, as Home Tech Editor. By night, he's probably updating or pairing or installing some new piece of technology in the quest for the perfect setup.