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School Earbud Buying Guide

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 basic 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, challenges 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 varieties, including traditional style, earbuds, and wireless types. There are four different categories of headphones, which include over-ear, on-ear, in-ear and of course earbuds.

School Earbuds

School earbuds are a smaller variety of headphone 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 difficult 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 microphone
These are school earbuds that have a microphone built right into the earbuds. They are similar to the ones that comes 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 give greater 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.

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 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. If you need a free quote, contact customer service to determine if 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 is paramount to a successful multimedia experience. We want to help finding exactly what you need quick and easy. 

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 important 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 provide a personalized experience for each and 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 completely 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 materials. 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.

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 longer period of time. This headphone type is smaller and lighter than circumaural headphones, and provides enough noise reduction to be useful in a classroom setting.

These include disposable school earbud covers, replacement ear cushions, jackboxes, a variety of adapters, equipment sanitizer, and volume controls are great solutions for additional needs within the classroom. 

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. Jack boxes 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. 

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 
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 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.

School Tablets 
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.