Listening to an episode of a favorite podcast may sound like a fun way to relax, but that’s only if you can hear it properly. It’s frustrating when you can’t understand what they’re saying because they’re not wearing headphones.
Headphones might seem like a small thing, but they go a long way in helping you enjoy your favorite podcast. This blog will let you know Why podcasters wear headphones.
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Why do you wear headphones when recording?
The headphones worn by podcasters help them to listen and record their voice at the same time. Without headphones, it is impossible to listen to the voice being recorded. Equally important is the fact that when a person talks to himself, the words are heard through his ears which makes it easier for him to correct his pronunciation.
To hear themselves in the microphone for mixing with other tracks in post-production. It allows them to control the volume of their voice and make sure their voice doesn’t come out too loud or not loud enough, sometimes depending on what they’re wearing (e.g., if they’re wearing a hat).
Sometimes it’s just because there is no way you can get the same quality using only one audio source into two different devices at once (e.g., your computer’s internal mic AND an external mic plugged into your sound card).
It’s also done so listeners can hear both sides of an interview without switching between one audio stream and the other.
Now, here’s an interesting fact: most podcasters I know wear headphones both to monitor their voice and hear what they’re saying during the interview. This way, they can control their volume better and adjust for any feedback or noise. Also, it lets them know if they said something that could be obscene or sound plain stupid without anyone else knowing about it because nobody was around at the time except themselves. That way, hopefully, it doesn’t make its way into a podcast where everyone can hear it!
With headphones on, there’s no way I can talk to someone else in real-time through video chat because my webcam microphone won’t pick up my voice without headphones off/disconnected.
There are many reasons why podcasters choose to wear headphones during their broadcasts. The biggest reason is that they want to avoid noise and distractions from the area around them and focus 100% on the task at hand. It can mean anything from children playing outside to the TV being on, to even their breathing. Additionally, wearing headphones allows them to hear the audio more clearly and gives them more control over what they are hearing.
Why do YouTubers wear headphones?
For the same reason that actors wear them. What they’re listening to is being played through the headphones, and thus only they can hear it. It can be music, a script, or even someone telling them what to do next.
Can I use AirPods for podcasts?
Yes, the AirPods work well with several podcast apps like Overcast, Castro, and Pocket Casts. But it doesn’t work with Stitcher.
What kind of headphones should I use for podcasting?
For best sound quality, wired headphones are better than wireless ones. However, wireless headphones are more convenient for most people because of the absence of wires. For example, wireless headphones are ideal for exercising, jogging, and walking.