Classroom headphones come in multiple formats for varying needs. The "old school" style of headphones with the fat 1/4" plug are still available and used quite frequently. These are popular with jack box setups which require the larger plug. Many headphones now come with both the smaller 1/8" (3.5mm) plug and a 1/4" adapter that snaps over the smaller one. These are great when students use the headphones in multiple environments.
Computer headsets come with or without a micrpohone; many also have volume controls built in.
As for brands Encore Data Products offers a huge selection from Hamilton Electronics, AVID Education, Califone and Telex. On the low end pricing earbuds and headphones can be as low as $0.99 ea. in quantity. The inexpensive ones are perfect for single use or give-away situations.
Some of our top picks:
- With volume control
- Hamilton’s full-featured deluxe headphones come equipped with our exclusive patented Automatic Stereo/Mono (ASMTM) switching capabilities. Our SC7V is a four-in-one design with volume control, operates on 1/8-inch stereo, 1/8- inch mono, 1/2- inch stereo and 1/4-inch mono modes.
- New soft leatherette style washable, replaceable ear cushions, new easier-to-wear lighter design with swivel ear-cups and soft coil, 3 meter long cord (almost 10 feet!) all contribute to longer fatigue-free use.
Our most popular AVID headphones in the educational market is the AE-80 line.
- They are extremely durable as well as versatile.
- They all feature padded vinyl headbands and earpads for extra comfort and easy cleaning.
- Permanent Cord
- Stereo/Mono Switch
- 3.5mm 1/8" plug with Large Plug Adaptor
- Volume Control
- 1 Year manufacturer warranty
DS-8V is recommended for computer use due to better voice recognition response with the powered, stereo mic.
Weight: 12.4 oz
Impedance (Ohms): 64
Mic: Electret Stereo
Sensitivity @ 1k Hz 1m W input: 111 dB
Frequency Response: 20-20KHz
Cord Length: 6 ft / 1.8m
Cord Description: Y-Cord w/ two 1/8” 3.5mm 3 conductor (stereo) hdph. & mic plugs
These professional-grade, heavy-duty classroom headsets are designed for K-12 and college classrooms and abs. Each Discovery headset has a built-in micro-phone for use with voice-recognition applications. Each headset includes a two-year limited warranty.
Deluxe Multimedia Headset with Microphone
Ideal for today’s classrooms, the HA-66M Deluxe MultiMedia Headphones combine high quality headphones with built-in boom microphone and volume control. 1/8" headphone plug & 1/8" mic plug
• Computer labs
• Language education
• And more!