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YOUR CLASSROOM HEADPHONE CENTER

Attn: Educators!

Are you looking for a knowledgable resource to choose the correct headphone or headset for your classroom activities?

Encore has done the research for you by offering a wide selection of high quality headphones, headsets and earbuds designed for students from pre-K through high school. 

We partner with quality education manufacturers ensuring “classroom tough” solutions.

Quantity pricing is available for many items along with multi-packs.

Purchase orders also are accepted. Simply email your Purchase Order or fax to 303-482-1142.

Call us TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 to discuss your needs – we will be happy to help.

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Remember to choose the correct plug type for your device!

Choose between on-ear , over ear ,headsets with mics , disposable headphones , classroom earbuds ,wireless headphones and multi-packs for easy storage.

Here’s a small selection – many more online!

AVID EDUCATION AE-35 CLASSROOM COMPUTER STEREO HEADPHONE[block]5[/block]

The AVID AE35 Headphones / Headsets are a personal set of student headphones derived from our most popular headset model, the AVID AE-36 Headphones with microphone. The design has been specifically created and reinforced with the school environment in mind and is already used by thousands of children around the country.

This headphone comes with our signature braided Nylon cord for extra resistance to chewing.

For these reasons, it is perfect to give one to each student in the classroom and is easily stored in individual desks. Available in white or blue. Great choice for school headphones.

 

HAMILTONBUHL FLEX-PHONES XL STEREO FOAM
HEADPHONES FOR TEENS – BLUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award-winning, nearly indestructible Flex-Phones™ for pre-K and elementary school students are now available in a larger size to accommodate older students!Flex-PhonesXL™ headphones for teenagers come with the same great features, such as a single piece construction made of safe, non-toxic, BPA-free EVA foam.Soft and extremely flexible, Flex-PhonesXL™ come with a headband clip to help adjust and configure the fit for virtually any tween or teen.

Flex-PhonesXL™ comes with the exclusive Dura-Cord™ – the chew, kink and knot-resistant, PVC-jacketed, braided cord.

 

 

AVID EDUCATION AE-9092 CLASSROOM STEREO HEADSET WITH VOICE CONTROL

AVID AE9092 headphones are ideal for computers and tablets that use a TRRS single plug that combines the microphone and sound. Ideal as classroom headphones, library headphones and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone on the cord; no boom mic
6′ braided nylon cord
Single 3.5mm TRRS plug
Volume control on cord
Padded vinyl earpads and headband – easy to clean!

AVID EDUCATION AE-36 CLASSROOM PACK 12 HEADPHONES IN CASE

AE-36 is the perfect match for use with devices with a single TRRS headphone jack that operates both the speakers and microphone.
– Permanent earpads will stay on the headphone even after multiple uses.
– The headband is padded and adjustable making it a great choice for all ages.

Kit contains:  12 AE-36 headsets in carry case.  Choose your colors!

Cord:  6 foot

Plug:  1/8″ (3.5mm) single plug operates headphones and mic

Over-ear headphones – what you need to know!

How do I choose between “over-ear “headphones versus “on ear” or simple earbuds?

Over-ear headphones create an enriched, personal hearing environment. These are ideal for educational settings as they provide high quality sound with the durable designs for day-in-day-out use.

Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from best brands in the business: Hamiltonbuhl, Califone , Cyber Acoustics , ThinkWrite , Andrea Communications and AVID Education.

The headphone earcups provide ambient noise-reducing qualities to allow the user to focus on the audio rather than external sounds.

On-ear headphones allow you to hear external sounds.

Whether you need stereo, mono or dual stereo/mono headphones with or without volume control, our knowledgeable customer care team will guide you through determining your facility’s needs and set you up with the audio equipment that fits your budget.

Most headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.

As a quick rule of thumb, monaural headphones are ideal for listening to single source recordings such as content for language learning and development (ELL/ELD) activities, speech pathology, and lesson videos.

Stereo headphones are ideal for educational gaming, online learning, music appreciation classes and 21st century learning using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

It is important to know if the audio source is a mono or stereo player as well, since plugging a stereo headphone into a mono source will result in sound only coming from one of the two earcups.

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Here is a small selection – many more online!

CALIFONE 3068-AV HEADPHONES SWITCHABLE STEREO/MONO HEADPHONES

Switchable Stereo/Mono classroom headphones
Ambient noise-reducing earcups help students focus
2 Year warranty for schools

HAMILTON BUHL SC-7V SCHOOLMATE DELUXE OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Deluxe Over-Ear Education Headphones with Volume Control

The HamiltonBuhl SchoolMate SC-7V headphones with volume control is the perfect companion to today’s ever growing classroom technology – Apple and Android devices, tablets, computers, MP3 players and more.

Each student needs durable headphones with high quality sound to get the most out of their high tech lessons. The noise-isolating, closed-back design of this unit provides a superior learning environment for students and makes this model an ideal headphone for testing.

And now the HamiltonBuhl SC 7V headphones feature our unique 6′ Dura-Cord – the chew, kink and knot-resistant, PVC-jacketed, braided cord – specially-designed to be more durable and reliable than ever!

AVID EDUCATION AE-808 CLASSROOM & LIBRARY STEREO/MONO HEADPHONE VOLUME

Extremely durable headphones, as well as versatile.
Featuring padded vinyl headbands and earpads for extra comfort and easy cleaning.
– Ideal as classroom headphones, as library headphones and more.

Your one stop shop for education headphones!

Our focus is offering the latest in classroom listening technology from quality education-centric manufacturers – such as HamiltonBuhl, Avid Education, Cyber Acoustics, Thinkwrite, Califone and Soundnetic. From pre-school headphones to early education headphones we have you covered with the best high-quality products. 
We understand the importance of students to learn and test at their own pace and external noise reduction is of utmost importance.
Encore has done the research for you by offering a wide selection of high-quality headphones, headsets, and earbuds designed for students from pre-K through high school. 
Quantity pricing is available for many items along with multi-packs.
Purchase orders also are accepted.
Feel free to call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 , order ONLINE
or fax to 303-482-1142.
Remember to follow us on social media for the latest news and daily updates.
We also exhibit at the major education trade shows  #FETC #TCEA #CUE #ISTE
Be sure to come and see us!

Remember to choose the best device for your classroom learning situation!

 

ON EAR HEADPHONES

Using on-ear classroom headphones is an economical solution for schools and educational centers to meet the demands of 21st-century education, technology, and testing requirements. The ear cushions rest on the outer ear, making the headphone light, comfortable and less prone to overheating the ears. The on-ear headphone style also allows the wearer the benefit from hearing the outside environment.
Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from best brands in the business: Hamilton, Califone, AVID Education and our own designs. Whether you need disposable, multi-use with replaceable parts or easy to clean and disinfect on-ear headphones, our knowledgeable customer care team will guide you through determining your school’s needs and set you up with the audio equipment that fits your budget. Many early learning headphones, pre-school headphones, and early education headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.

OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Our over-ear headphones create an enriched, personal hearing environment. These are ideal for educational settings as they provide high-quality sound with the durable designs for day-in-day-out use. Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from best brands in the business: Hamilton, Califone and AVID Education. The headphone earcups provide ambient noise-reducing qualities to allow the user to focus on the audio rather than external sounds. Whether you need stereo, mono or dual stereo/mono headphones with or without volume control, our knowledgeable customer care team will guide you through determining your facility’s needs and set you up with the audio equipment that fits your budget. Most headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.
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It is important to know if the audio source is a mono or stereo player as well since plugging a stereo headphone into a mono source will result in sound only coming from one of the two earcups. These are great for early learning, pre-school, and educational settings.

HEADSETS WITH MICROPHONES

Encore helps you keep it simple or go high tech when your school is in need of [block]5[/block]. Consider our many selections of early learning headphones and educational headsets. Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from the best brands in the business: Hamilton, Califone, Cyber Acoustics and AVID Education.
Simple and economical earbuds or on-ear headsets with a boom or an inline mic can help your school engage in English Language Arts, language learning and development (ELL/ELD) activities, speech pathology, and other individualized instructional activities.
Schools with larger learning centers and bigger budgets may want to consider [block]6[/block] with mono/stereo, volume control or noise control options to provide the optimum individual learning environment from early learning through High School.
If your school is planning ahead for future PARCC and Common Core testing, legislation will begin requiring headphones with microphones for speaking and listening testing.

 

 

CLASSROOM EARBUDS
Should I buy classroom or disposable earbuds?
Classroom Ear Buds are sturdier and designed for long term usage.
[block]8[/block]Bulk Disposable Earbuds are priced LOW and still often last as long as the classroom versions, just without a warranty.  Great for testing, short-term use or giveaways.

WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Wireless headphones provide flexibility for those who do a lot of personal listening. No wires to tangle you up allows for greater mobility to listen, learn, play or work.
Encore’s selected systems are compatible for SMART/HDTV, DVD, Blu-Ray, gaming systems, computers, tablets, TV, mobile phones and music devices. Our wireless headphones are ideal for language learning, literacy groups, ELL / ELD applications, audiobook listening, and testing centers. Our brand options allow from 100′ to 300’ reception range from the digital wireless transmitter.
Choose from Califone’s color-coded transmission headphones or Hamilton’s multi-channel Bluetooth transmitter headphones; both allow up to four different color-coded channels of simultaneous audio listening. Headphones are sold separately or in systems of four.

MULTIPACKS

Looking to create a media center or learning lab within your school? Allow Encore to provide you with package options to meet your budget and learning and testing needs. Encore brings you the best options from Hamilton and Califone. Choose from on-ear or over-ear headphones and headsets in sets of 5, 10 or 12. Each set comes with a unique carry/storage kit. From early learning headphones to educational headphones these packs have many uses.
These sets are also great for libraries, testing center, museum tours, office environments, hotels, spas, gyms, airlines, tour companies and more.

How to choose the correct headphone plug for your device!

How do I know the correct headphone to use?

Check out our guide to headphone plug types.

Headphones in the classroom connect to computers, PC’s, tablets ,smartphones and other audio devices.

Its critical to use the correct headphone for the job!

Curriculum directors will confirm whether a microphone is also required for language learning or testing applications.

This will affect the plug type on your headphones – so you can determine the correct headphone or headset to use on your particular device.

The most common plug types are summarized here.

Call us TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 -we are happy to help , follow us on social media for daily updates and news -or shop ONLINE !

TRRS

Extremely popular.

The majority of tablets and many computers have this single 3.5mm headphone jack that allows you to simply plug-in and use.  A solution for listening and talking-for example- online assessment testing.

TRRS means : Tip Ring Ring Sleeve – 4 conductors allowing stereo audio plus a mono microphone input.

DUAL 3.5mm

Typically found on desktop computers and plugs directly into the sound card.

Ensure the mic and stereo left and right cables are correctly connected!

 

 

USB

Connected directly to your computer USB port.

Microphone capable as well as stereo audio for listening.

Once plugged in- your computer will recognize your USB headset as the listening device and keep drivers automatically updated.

A popular education choice for language learning and State testing assessments – eg.TELPAS , WIDA , PARCC

Single 3.5mm (TRS) Stereo

For listening only and same as TRRS without microphone capability.

Extremely popular!

Quarter inch Jack

A precursor to the 3.5mm TRS connector.

For listening in mainly mono applications now, for example : (English Language Learning / ELD, language labs, speech pathology.)

 

Looking to avoid broken headphone jacks?

Looking to avoid expensive repairs to your electronic devices caused by headphone jack or pin breakage?

Check out Avid Education flexible breakaway TRRS adapter-which helps prevent pin breakage inside expensive electronic devices when a student pulls mistakenly yanks the cord when standing rapidly or when a device falls on the ground.

Inspired by the swimming motion of fish, the AVID Fishbone bends in the middle across the ribs while rotating in the device’s jack.

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This flex-and-bend reorients the AVID Fishbone’s jack in the direction of the pulling force allowing the headphone pin to disengage without causing damage – a perfect solution!
Available in any color as long as it’s green, the Fishbone is part of AVID’s targeted approach to increasing time on learning by reducing technology failure.

This product complies with applicable CPSIA and TPCH regulations.

Perfect for schools , business , tour groups , museums , hotels , conferences – or any where with high usage for headphones/headsets/earbuds.

Very cost effective and in stock.

CALL TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 – or order online!

 

Looking for a one stop edtech shopping solution?

Looking to simplify your purchasing of education technology products for your classroom or school district?

We make it simple.

We have a vast dynamic inventory sourced from the best manufacturers in the edtech field – as well as a knowledgable customer service team and intuitive website!

Looking for State testing approved headsets?… or charging solutions for multiple Chromebooks and iPads? – we have you covered – with multiple choices to choose from.

FREE Ground shipping on most USA orders over $49.99 too.
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Call Encore Data Products Toll Free 866 926 1669 , fax , email or shop online

 

 

Our main focus is listening technology: headphones , headsets , earbuds -designed for durability mainly for education market.

We carry manufacturers developing products specifically for this market : HamiltonBuhl , Avid Education , Califone , Cyber Acoustics , ThinkWrite , Soundnetic.

Consequently we have model lines that meet the State class testing requirements for headsets – be it WIDA , TELPAS, PARCC etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We carry a vast selection of earbuds – perfect for one time use , promo giveaway and perfect for schools, libraries , plasma donation clinics , hospitals , hotels , gyms , spas , museums , tourist attractions or businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

We offer charging solutions in all configurations to charge multiple devices: laptops , ChromeBooks , iPads etc for STEM classes , classrooms  and media rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEM/STEAM  learning and computer science is covered by multiple products – including the Pi-Top modular laptop.

 

The latest technology  such as Meural digital art canvas is also covered – perfect for classroom curriculum for art history , science , sociology and history.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates and new developments!

 

AVOID HEADPHONE PIN BREAKAGE AND EXPENSIVE REPAIRS – HERES HOW!

Headphones and earbuds are available in a variety of styles and quality.  One part that is universal to all wired headphones is the connector pin (plug, jack, or adapter) – that is plugged into your computer device.
A common issue found in schools across the globe is headphones being removed from devices incorrectly – or the device dropping to the floor -which can often bend, break and damage the pin.

Consequently it is IMPORTANT to let all users (including staff and students) know the correct
way to insert and remove headphone jacks from devices:  Straight in, Straight out. 

Education headphone companies all offer warranties on their products but pin breakage is usually not covered since the damage is a direct result of pulling out the plug at an angle, bending it and often making the headphone unusable.

Replacing headphone input jacks on computer devices is also a huge expense and time consuming , when correct usage could solve this issue.

AVID Products has a great little adapter designed to help ease this problem:  The #AVIDEDUCATION FISHBONE adapter.  The FISHBONE will bend and help keep the headphone pin from being damaged.  

 

 

 

 

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February 5 – 9, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Austin Convention Center

The 2018 TCEA Convention & Exposition brings thousands of educators together with the knowledge and resources they need to transform the future of teaching and learning. Campus and district-level administrators, curriculum and technology leaders, teachers, librarians, and champions of ed tech will all discover innovative ways to engage students, enhance curriculum, and increase productivity.

TCEA’s 38th annual convention will showcase 1,000+ informative sessions and hands-on workshops for educators to learn best practices for integrating technology into their schools, classrooms, and libraries.

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There’s an adapter for that

Tablet and phone users everywhere are slowly coming to the realization that compatibility matters – a lot. In fact, it’s a miracle things like headphones and phones even sync up. But problems can stem from the countless case makers on the market. The idea of making customizable covers to fit virtually every electronic is a great idea. However, there was one small aspect the designers forgot to address after figuring out what type of material would work the best. The headphone jack access areas are too small. Probably made small to reduce exposure of the actual device to the outside world, the circumference ended up being a bit too restricting for many headphone plugs. This then led to headphones of any kind not being able to fit in the jack. Instead of getting to listen to music on the way to work or enjoying the sounds of an app game, users now had to accept silence or buy another case altogether. Even the more professional cases ran into the problem of blocking any access to audio.

While headphone jacks are relatively regulated, cases openings are not. So long as they snap around the device and have openings in the proper places, they’re considered good enough. For users that can’t go around buying new cases because of a defect and can’t risk breaking the case, there is a solution.

Adapters have long been used to help bridge the gaps between compatibility issues and the time it took companies to work with one another to find a solution. slim straight plug adapterNow is one of those times. Until all cases and all phones can agree upon a proper headphone jack size, it’s up to the adapter to solve the issue. Costing around $2.00, slim, straight, 3.5mm stereo headphone adapters have been created as a solution for this issue. About three inches long, one end provides you with a jack that actually works while the other is skinny enough to fit into a case’s slot. It’s a plug-in that doesn’t add much extra length, only compatibility. Best yet, the plug does support stereo, meaning the sound quality will be little affected. It is also designed to fit the jacks of cases from Speck, Targus, LogiTech, LifeProof, Griffin, Otterbox and Belkin, case companies are well known for their products.

Individuals aren’t the only ones that can benefit from this tiny piece of ingenuity. Hotels, airlines, schools and libraries are all perfect places to carry extras should their customers require assistance. While most people will have their headphone situation figured out by the time they sit down a flight, there will always be those that need a little extra help in an aural dilemma. Carrying just a few of these means certain accidents can be avoided. People generally buy cases to protect their electronics and if they have to take these out of the protective shell to listen to, there’s a much higher chance of both the electronic and the case itself getting lost or broken in some way.

We live in an incredibly transitional time period in regards to technology. While most pieces seem to have found common ground (remember old AT keyboard connectors?) there is still room to grow, especially with the myriad of portable devices now serving as our own miniature computers. It seems that until case builders begin widening the holes at the top, audiophiles will find no peace as they are unable to plug in their special headphones. Luckily, these skinny 3.5mm adapters are out on the market, providing us with an inexpensive way to connect further with our technology.