What Are Closed Back Headphones?
Closed back headphones such as the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Headphones are possibly the most common type of headphones coming in wireless and wired varieties. They are designed to cup completely over your ear, sending the sound source directly to your ear. They are often used when recording as they isolate the audio you are listening to, ensuring it does not spill into your tracks.
What Are Open Back Headphones?
Open-back headphones are built with an open structure like the Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Headphones with the cups either not attached to the headband or have perforation on the back of the cup. This design allows the build-up associated with closed back headphones to pass through creating a more natural listening experience. They are often used for producing or mastering as they provide a more accurate representation of the audio you are listening to.
What Are Monitor Headphones?
Monitor Headphones can be open, closed or both and are often used in studio applications as they have a flatter frequency response resulting in a brighter sound, closer to the original recording than standard headphones. They are also made with comfort in mind because producers, engineers and musicians often spend hours in the studio.
Why Do Podcasters Wear Headphones?
Podcasters and other content creators often wear headphones to monitor their audio levels in real time while they are recording or while recording remotely, they are also worn to reduce feedback and echo. The better headphones to use in this situation would be closed-back headphones such as the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones as you will be able to hear yourself more clearly and the audio will not seep into your recording.