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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.

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.

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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 classroom 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.

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.

HEADSETS WITH MICROPHONES

Encore helps you keep it simple or go high tech when your school is in need of headsets with microphones. 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 higher end headsets with mono/stereo, volume control or noise control options to provide the optimum individual learning environment.

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 EAR BUDS

Should I buy classroom or disposable earbuds?

Classroom Ear Buds are sturdier and designed for longer term usage.

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 give-aways.

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, audio book 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.

MULTI PACKS

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.

These sets are also great for libraries, testing center, museum tours, office environments, hotels, spas, gyms, airlines, touring 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.

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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.)

 

Encore Data Products – providing quality products at great prices!

Based in Lafayette, Colorado. We supply the education, health and fitness, hospitality, business and government industries with high quality audio visual equipment and technology accessories.

With an ever-expanding product selection from top brands, free shipping options, competitive pricing and easy ordering, Encore Data Products enables its clients to maximize their investment in equipment needed to enrich their learning, health and business environments!

Whether its headphones or headsets for a classroom – a mobile device charging solution for STEM lab or media room – or earbuds for a hotel or spa – we have you covered – give us a call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 !

WHY USE ENCORE DATA PRODUCTS?

Our business philosophy is simple: Provide quality products at great prices that are delivered in a timely manner.

We started the company with the goal of earning repeat customers by providing:
– Great customer service
– Easy ordering
– Competitive prices
– FREE shipping on most ground orders over $49.99 in the lower 48 states.
– Worldwide delivery for some products contact us regarding international availability
– No minimum order amounts on most items shipped in the U.S.

Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions about Encore Data products, our products, or our suppliers. If you are looking for something not found on our web site, then let us know; we are adding new products weekly and will do our best to find what you need.

Phone: 303-926-1669
Email: sales@encoredataproducts.com

PURCHASE ORDERS

We accept purchase orders from government agencies, universities, school districts, libraries and some medical organizations. We require a faxed or emailed copy of the official PO prior to shipment.

All purchase orders must include the following information:
– Company/organization name
– Purchase order reference number
– Contact name
– Contact phone number
– Contact email address
– Billing address
– Shipping to address & hours of operation
– Part number/name, unit price, quantity and total price

***We will be happy to provide you with a formal quote.

Encore Data Products  reserves the right to require other methods of payment, at its sole discretion, for any reason.

Fax: 303-482-1142

Email: sales@encoredataproducts.com

Please call us at 303-926-1669 if you have any questions regarding purchase orders.

DESIGNED FOR EDUCATION : THINKWRITE HEADSETS – product spotlight

Looking for products built with durability, comfort and ease of use -specifically  to meet the needs of the education market?

ThinkWrite was born to meet the needs of schools and districts that are implementing mobile devices into their learning environment.

ThinkWrite was formed in 2013 by Mike Guerena, a former Education Technology Director, who saw a need for improved mobile device accessories in classrooms.

Encore Data Products is a happy reseller partner and offers the complete ThinkWrite product line – (here’s a small selection listed below.)

Call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 or ORDER ONLINE

 

THINKWRITE ULTRA DURABLE HEADPHONES

Designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms.

The headphone is constructed with a special ABS plastic that ensures maximum durability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A chew resistant fabric cable prevents damage from even the toughest chewers.

In line volume control standard and cleanable ear pads.

THINKWRITE ULTRA DURABLE HEADSET 3.5MM TRRS PLUG

ThinkWrite headsets have been designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms. The headset is constructed with a special plastic on the headrest that can be bent to extreme positions and also has an extra thick, chew resistant braided fabric cable with built in volume control.

The headsets are built to take advantage of the iPads and Chromebooks single jack for recording and listening. They are very useful for speech to text and recording voiceovers at schools on the iPad and the Chromebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students can take advantage of the ThinkWrite headsets doing the following:

1. Record themselves reading so teacherscan monitor fluency.
2. Record themselves reading their own writing.
3. Record voice overs for multimedia projects. (iMovie)
4. Get speech feedback from language applications. (Duolingo)
5. Participate in a Skype or FaceTime connection with a student in another state or country.
6. Leave voice feedback on other students work and projects. (Voice Thread)
7. Compose a first draft of a writing assignment using voice to text. (Siri or Dragon)
8. Teach a math concept to other students with Explain Everything.
9. Create an original song in GarageBand with voice effects recorded with headset.
10. Use Siri for voice commands.

Compatible with Scholastic Read 180 and Imagine Learning.

3 Headset Color Options:  Black (90103-BLACK), Navy (90103-NAVY) & Red (90103-RED)

 

THINKWRITE ULTRA LIGHT HEADPHONES

ThinkWrite’s ultra light headphones have been designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms. The headphone is constructed with a special ABS plastic that ensures maximum durability. A chew resistant fabric cable prevents damage from even the toughest chewers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great lightweight headphone for the classroom at an affordable price.

ThinkWrite Ultra Light headphones feature:

– High Fidelity Sound
– Lightweight and Durable Plastic Frame
– Chew Resistant Fabric Cable

Specifications:

– Driver Unit: 40mm
– Power Handling Capacity: 100mW
– Frequency Response: 20-20000Hz
– Impedance: 32ohs
– Sensitivity: 105FB+/-3dB
– Cord Length: 1.5m
– Cord Material: Braided fabric
– Plug: 3.5mm stereo

1 year manufacturer warranty

THINKWRITE 10 PORT USB CHARGER

Charge 10 iPads or other USB powered devices at once with 2.4 amps per port. Features smart charging chip. Detects your device and delivers its fastest possible charge speed.

 

 

 

 

 

Replace bulky power strip and separate charging adapters with a compact charging station.

An inexpensive alternative to charging carts.

Over-current, over-voltage protection and premium circuitry ensure the reliability, charge your devices fast and safely.

Highest power rating at 120W / 19.2 Amps output for adapter.

Charge only:  Does not sync devices.

Specifications

Input: DC 12V/8A
Output: DC 5V/2.4A (Max) x 10 ports

1 Year manufacturer warranty

 

 

PARAT SOLUTIONS POWERPOD -Backup power when a wall outlet is not an option!

For all mobile devices and laptops : Backup power when a wall outlet is not an option!

  • 8 PowerPods provide convenient emergency power – just connect your mobile device and begin charging – anywhere!
  • A built-in Lightning cable charges iOS devices and a built-in micro USB cable charges Android or Windows mobile devices

Now available from Encore Data Products – NEW REDUCED PRICING ONLY $260 !

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Use POWERPOD whenever backup power is needed:

…in schools and libraries

…at the workplace

…for museum BYOD self-guided tours

…in waiting rooms

…at conferences and public events

…in airport lounges and on airplanes

…at the gym

…in restaurants and bars

Supported Handhelds and Tablets

Apple Lightning-connected devices

Micro USB-chargeable devices (Samsung, Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia, LG)

 

  • Each PowerPod boasts a 2,600 mAh capacity and takes 1.5 hours to fully charge a handheld device
  • Depleted PowerPods are fully recharged in 2.5 hours
  • Unique charging connector helps deter theft since power packs can only be charged in the dock
  • LED indicators display power pack charge status

 

POWERPOD Specifications

Input: 5V/1.5A

Output: 5V/2.1A

Warranty: 1 year for dock, 3 months for batteries

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HAMILTON W6-BT WIRELESS BLUETOOTH LISTENING CENTER

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Connect your tablet computer / mobile device with Bluetooth® and audio will be transmitted to wireless headphones via wireless FM signal.
Cost effective and perfect for all multimedia, lab and classroom applications

This system includes one wireless transmitter and six headphones. Easily switch between 4 different frequencies with color-coded switches. Add additional transmitters to have up to 4 different channels of audio simultaneously!

Listening Center Includes:

  • (1) W900-BLTM Bluetooth® wireless transmitter
  • (6) W901-Multi multi-channeled wireless headphones
  • (1) AC cord for use with transmitter and headphone charging  and (1) 6-way cable for wireless headphone charging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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