School Headphone Buying Guide
School Headphone buying guide | 2018
Created to help answer common questions and make it easy to select the school headphone solution best suited for your learning environment. We cover different school headphone types, options and connections to help ensure compatibility with existing computers and devices.
A quality pair of school headphones that will last the test of time is more important now than ever before. There are a variety of quality options, courtesy of Learning Headphones, that will ensure that your classroom is adequately stocked for the school year, and the following buyer’s guide can answer a variety of questions, from headphone types, to accessories, to ensuring you get the most out of your school budget.
Headphones, like anything else, come in a variety of different types to suit any need. This guide will go over the most widely known varieties, including traditional style, earbuds, and wireless types. There are four different categories of headphones, which include over-ear, on-ear, earbud, and in-ear.
Understanding the different types of headphone technology is important to ensuring you receive what will work best for your classroom application. As an example, for testing and multimedia applications, earbuds might work best. Headsets would work best for language learning, online communication, and audio recording. On-ear headphones would work best for applications where audio input via a microphone isn’t necessarily needed. All of our headphone options are versatile, and connect to a variety of different pieces of technology, either via a standard 3.5mm jack, USB port, or dual plug compatibility.
These include disposable earbud covers, replacement ear cushions, jackboxes, a variety of adapters, equipment sanitizer, and volume controls are great solutions for additional needs within the classroom. Add-on items such charging and storage solutions are also excellent to help enhance organization in your classroom and can be purchased from Learning Headphones.
Keeping things clean
Cleanliness is a necessity in any learning environment, and school headphones are no different. Learning Headphones provides a variety of disposable ear covers, sanitizing wipes, and even automatic UV-light irradiation sanitizing options to keep your classrooms as germ-free as possible.
Assistive listening systems
Assistive listening centers for school can help to reduce background noise, and deliver the audio at an amplification level that will be just right for any listener. One transmitter for these systems can serve an unlimited number of receivers within 150 feet, so the possibilities are endless. Cutting out the background noise and keeping attention on the audio at hand can be a struggle, but assistive listening systems can help with that.
School listening stations, and media players are all great ways to get information to an entire classroom relatively easily. Jackboxes have the capability of up to eight individual listeners being able to listen to one recording simultaneously, with individual volume controls. Media players can be as simple as boomboxes or CD players, and Learning Headphones even offers listening center kits, which can be used with up to six students at once, utilizing both wireless and wired technology. Recording options are also available, for any audio recording and playback needs that your classrooms may have.
Necessary splitters, adapters, and cables
These solutions are also available via Learning Headphones. These can make it easier to split a recording between two or more sets of headphones, and adapters can be used to easily plug one type of cable into another. These accessories make any listening experience easier for the teacher, as well as for their classroom.
Classroom storage can be a struggle, when it seems as if classrooms keep getting smaller and smaller. Learning Headphones provides a variety of storage and charging solutions for school headphones, tablets, laptops, and more. Several of our charging stations are on casters, which makes them easy to move from one place to another without headaches.
Tablets and mobile devices have earned their place in many classrooms, and keeping them safe will ensure that a school’s investment continues to pay dividends in the form of the educational needs of its students. Learning Headphones offers a variety of cases for iPads and tablets, as well as charging solutions to fit any scenario.
When determining a prospective purchase, the possibilities are endless. The most important, and earliest, should be quantity – knowing what you need up front will help you plan ahead for the unknown – misplaced, damaged, or broken headsets. Checking with other departments within your organization and combining your orders can qualify for quantity discounts, which will maximize your resources and stick within your budget. Volume discounts and classroom packs will ensure that you have everything you need to get through your school year.
Purchasing can be a headache. Choosing a headphone provider that you can work with long term can lessen those headaches for your organization. Selecting a vendor that can deliver high performance headphones and accessories affordably is paramount to a successful multimedia experience for your students, and will be a surefire way to ensure they make the most of their lessons.
Beyond purchasing on its’ own, you want to make sure you make the most of your budget by buying quality products. Many of our school headphones and other products come with at least a 1-year warranty. Storage solutions and protection are important things to consider. This can save money in the long run by increasing the life-cycle of your headphones.
Delivery time can be an important hurdle, especially getting closer to the first day of school. Ensuring you allow enough time between your order and delivery will save your organization exorbitant shipping costs for rush shipping. Express delivery is something we happily provide, and we are flexible with your school’s schedule. If your organization will be closed on the date of delivery, we would be happy to arrange a later date that would work better for you.