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School Earbud Buying Guide

It is created to help answer common questions and make it easy to select the school earbuds that are best suited for your students and learning environment. In this School Earbud Buying Guide, we cover different school earbud types, options, and connections to help ensure compatibility with existing school computers and mobile devices.
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School Earbuds and Classroom Earbuds

As an educator, understanding the importance of quality classroom supplies is paramount. In recent years, the world has grown and changed into one where multimedia is everything. Remote learning and adapting to new or improvised learning environments can be challenging. We know that some of the necessary supplies like pens, pencils, and calculators have been replaced with computers, tablets, and mobile devices. These devices bring a new host of challenges to the classroom, problems of the audio variety. There are a variety of options available when it comes to school earbuds and school headphones. 

Learning Headphones can help ensure your classroom is adequately stocked with school earbuds for the upcoming school year. We hope this school earbud buyer’s guide helps to answer a variety of questions. We strive to ensure you get the most out of your school budget.

Earbuds and Headphones, like anything else, come in a variety of different types to suit any need. This guide will go over the most widely known variations, including traditional style, earbuds, and wireless models. There are two different categories of earbuds, which include conventional, in-ear, and of course, earbuds.
Type
  • Conventional (Earbuds sit in the outer ear and create a loose seal)
  • In-Ear (Silicone tips sits on the ear canal, forming a seal)
Features:
  • Volume Control Earbuds
  • Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Ear Cushions:
  • Plastic
  • Foam
  • Silicone
Cord Type:
  • Plastic Cord
  • Flat Cord (tangle resistant)
  • Cord Length Varies By Product
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School Earbuds

School earbuds are a smaller variety of headphones that sit directly in the outer ear and are not inserted into the ear canal. In most cases, they do not provide any cushioning and can be uncomfortable for long-term wear. 

From an outside noise perspective, this type of headphone may not be the best option. It can be challenging to isolate the intended sound from ambient noise, and some users increase the volume of their audio to compensate. 

Their small size can be useful in a situation where a student needs to use their hands to perform an activity, as users are not as immersed in the audio. Earbuds are available in a disposable option, which can be useful for the classroom, especially in a testing or one-time-use application.

school earbuds with microphoneThese are school earbuds that have a microphone built right into the earbuds. They are similar to the ones that come with smartphones. They connect via a single 3.5mm plug. These are ideal for interactive learning applications and curriculum.

They give students the ability to communicate and interact, using online meeting apps. They are perfect for language learning and speech recognition. The microphone is built into the cord. Some of the earbuds have a mute button as well to provide further interaction flexibility to the user.

All of the School Earbuds at Learning Headphones are versatile and connect with either a standard 3.5mm jack, USB port, and wireless connections.


IN-EAR HEADPHONES FOR SCHOOL



In-ear school headphones are now referred to as school earbuds. This in-ear headphone design is inserted into the ear canal. The cushion material is often made of silicone rubber or foam and can be custom molded to a particular user. In-ear headphones are excellent at canceling noise and are used by the recording industry and audiophiles for that purpose. They are a lightweight headphone option designed to reduce ambient noise and immerse the user in the provided audio.

School Earbud Buying Guide Summary

school earbuds with microphone

When determining a prospective purchase, the possibilities are endless. The most important, and earliest, should be quantity – knowing what you need upfront will help you plan 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. If you need a free quote, contact customer service to determine if a volume discount is available.

We would love the opportunity to be your school earbud provider. We will work with you long term & eliminate headaches for you and your staff. Selecting a vendor that can deliver earbuds, headphones, and classroom accessories affordably are paramount to a successful multimedia experience. We want to help to find exactly what you need quickly and easily. 

Beyond the procurement process, you want to make sure you make the most of your budget. Many of our school earbuds have different features and unique options, such as with earpads and without earpads or how long the cord is. Selecting the right earbuds for students in school is essential because you want to ensure compatibility and comfort.



  • 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.

Learning Headphones is a leader in providing school earbuds. We offer a personalized experience for every customer by knowing exactly what we sell, without overreach. We have one job, and that is focusing on the needs of our customers, first and foremost.


We accept purchase orders. We offer volume discounts. We also work with school districts, libraries, companies, and organizations from around the world. We have an outstanding reputation for not only our products but also the caring and compassionate service our customers receive.

Other School Headphone Solutions

Over-ear, or circumaural, school headphones 

The Over-ear school headphones go over the ears and feature a variety of cushions that enclose the ears to produce crisp, quality sound. Circumaural headphones fit entirely over the ear in a cupped shape and can be very heavy. The ear cup material can be foam, silicone, vinyl, rubber, or a variety of other stuff. This type of headphone is typically used in education environments and is most useful for these pursuits as they can be manufactured to fully seal against the head for maximum outside noise reduction in the classroom. 
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On-ear, or supra-aural, headphones
The on-ear school headphones are worn on the ears but do not enclose the ears. This is one of the most popular forms of educational headphones, both in comfort and in variety. Most often, the cushion material on this type of headphone is foam, and they are comfortable enough to be worn for a more extended period. This headphone type is smaller and lighter than circumaural headphones and provides enough noise reduction to be useful in a classroom setting.
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School Earbuds

student wearing school earbuds on mobile tablet

School earbuds are a smaller variety of headphones that sit directly in the outer ear and are not inserted into the ear canal. In most cases, they do not provide any cushioning and can be uncomfortable for long-term wear. From an outside noise perspective, this type of headphone may not be the best option. It can be challenging to isolate the intended sound from ambient noise, and some users increase the volume of their audio to compensate. Their small size can be useful in a situation where a student needs to use their hands to perform an activity, as users are not as immersed in the audio. Earbuds are available in a disposable option, which can be useful for the classroom, especially in a testing or one-time-use application.
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In-ear headphones for School



In-ear school headphones are now referred to as school earbuds. This in-ear headphone design is inserted into the ear canal. The cushion material is often made of silicone rubber or foam and can be custom molded to a particular user. In-ear headphones are excellent at canceling noise and are used by the recording industry and audiophiles for that purpose. They are a lightweight headphone option designed to reduce ambient noise and immerse the user in the provided audio.
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School Headsets

student wearing school headset with mic

School headsets, while not technically a headphone type, utilize both on-ear and over-ear headphone design and microphone. Headsets are useful in a classroom setting, as they provide the student with the ability to use their hands to command a mouse and keyboard, and their voices to participate in computerized lessons. Headsets are either set up as mono (single earpiece), stereo (double earpiece), or can be switched from one to the other. The microphone is typically situated in front of the user’s mouth for smooth operation.

Understanding the different types of headphone technology is important to ensure 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 school headset options are versatile and connect to either via a standard 3.5mm jack, USB port, or dual plug compatibility.
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Headphone Accessories

school headphone accessories

These include disposable earbud covers, replacement ear cushions, school headphone jack boxes, a variety of adapters, equipment sanitizer, and volume controls are great solutions for additional needs within the classroom. Add-on items such as charging and storage solutions are also excellent to help enhance the organization in your classroom and can be purchased from Learning Headphones.
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Keeping things clean

sanitary classroom

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 help keep your classrooms as germ-free as possible. We know it can be challenging.
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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.
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School Headphone Jackboxes 



School listening stations and media players are all great ways to get information to an entire classroom relatively quickly. Jack boxes have the capability of up to eight individual listeners being able to listen to one recording simultaneously, with different 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.
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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 plug one type of cable into another easily. These accessories make any listening experience easier for the teacher, as well as for their classroom.
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School Headphone Storage



Classroom storage can be a struggle when it seems as if classrooms keep getting smaller and smaller. Learning Headphones provide 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.
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School Tablet Accessories


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 offer a variety of cases for iPads and tablets, as well as charging solutions to fit any learning environment scenario.
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Purchase Orders

students with school headphones

Purchasing can be a headache. Choosing a headphone provider that you can work with in the 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 essential things to consider. This can save money in the long run by increasing the life-cycle of your headphones.
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Shipping


Shipping and Delivery times can be a significant hurdle, especially getting closer to the desired delivery date or the first day of school. Ensuring you allow enough time between your order and delivery will save your organization expensive shipping costs for rush shipping.

Express delivery is something we happily provide, and we are flexible with your school’s schedule. If your organization was closed on the date of birth, we would be happy to arrange a later date that would work better for you.

Specialized companies, such as Learning Headphones, can provide a personalized experience to every customer by knowing exactly what we sell, without overreach. We have one job, and that is focusing on the needs of our customers, first and foremost.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our website, we would be happy to find it for you.

We work with school districts, libraries, companies, and organizations from around the world. We have an outstanding reputation for not only our products but also the caring and compassionate customer service our customers receive.


Summary

students with school headphones and school earbuds on
When it comes to buying school headphones, it is essential to consider how many you need and plan for accidental damage and replacements instead of placing smaller orders.

It's hard to predict every misplaced, damaged, or broken pair of school headphones or school headsets you receive. Have extra pairs on hand eliminates delays and reduces overall costs. We created a school headphone care guide designed to help everyone get the most out of your school headphones.

Check with other schools and faculty departments within your district or organization. Combining orders saves time and helps make school headphone orders easy. Large volume orders may qualify for a discount. This can help to maximize your resources and be within your budget.
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