March 09, 2020 3 min read

We understand that you have a lot of decisions to make when the time comes to choose the right education headphones, education headsets, and education earbuds for your students. One challenge in finding the right headphones for the right age group and then making sure they are compatible with existing computers and mobile devices.

Learning environments and classrooms are all different, and this can cause the selection to become process time-consuming. After you have found what you needed, you then need to make sure everything will fit in your school budget.

The Learning Headphones team created a useful list to help save time finding what you need.

What to consider when buying education headphones, headsets, and earbuds.

  1. Are They Age Appropriate?
With a wide variety of styles and sizes available today, the process of selection can sometimes be daunting.
    You can start by ensuring the headphones, earbuds or headsets with microphones are age-appropriate for the students who are going to be wearing and using them. Select a style and size that is comfortable and easy for students to adjust & wear comfortably. In some cases, purchasing a trial pair or asking if a sample is available for the model that you choose can help ensure you can test it before submitting a purchase order.

    If you have a question about a specific school headphone, you can contact our team at Learning Headphones, and our team would be happy to assist.

    1. What Education Headphone / Education Headset / Education Earbud Design Do You Have in Mind?
    Now it can be a challenge to narrow your options down because, over the last few years, there have been several new models and styles introduced to the market. If you have a general idea of your requirements ahead of time, it can make it easier to find a design that fits your students and learning environment.

    You will want to consider what audio learning initiatives the headphones are for and how they are used. Many new headphones are equipped with small earpieces and adjustable headbands to provide a comfortable fit.

    Another design features wide headbands and larger earpieces that help to cover ears. Some students and teachers find this beneficial in reducing unwanted background noise and distractions.

    School earbuds are an excellent choice for older students using mobile devices. They are easy to store, and you can choose basic school earbuds designed for limited use or select premium school earbuds intended for long term repetitive use.

    If students are communicating online, utilizing interactive and language learning tools, you will want to select a school headset or school earbuds equipped with a microphone

    3. What is your school budget?

    If you intend to make a larger school or district-wide purchase, you will likely qualify for a volume discount. Volume discounts are beneficial in bringing the cost down and allowing you to the most out of your school budget.

      The Learning Headphones team would be happy to help you find the right headphones and provide a free quote.

      1. Are They Compatible with the School’s Equipment & Devices?

        One of the most important things to consider before making your purchase is to take note of connection types for your existing computers, laptops, and mobile devices.
      One of the most common connections is standard 3.5mm, and these fit most computers and mobile devices. (¼”) These include headphones and earbuds that do not have a microphone.  

      Laptops and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets often have a single TRRS plug that controls both the microphone and the headphones and is also 3.5mm. (¼”)

      Other standard connection types include USB School Headphones, Dual Plug School Headphones, and Multi-plug options that enable cross-compatibility. Knowing your required connection will ensure you will be ready to go when you receive them and avoid unnecessary returns.


      If you would like more information, reach out to our team. We accept purchase orders, we offer volume discounts, and we provide tax exemption for qualified entities. We have worked with companies and schools around the world, and we would love the opportunity to earn your business and make you a customer for life.  

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