Top 6 Call Center Headsets (That Won’t Break the Bank!)

Owning a business comes with a number of expenses, especially when you’re first getting started. Office equipment, particularly that which relates to technology or communication, is not only one of the most vital and integral parts of your organization, but often some of the most costly components as well. From computers and copiers to software and stationery, office equipment can eat up a pretty significant chunk of the company budget.

This is especially true if a call center is an important part of your organization. Representatives who field inbound sales or customer service calls, as well as make outbound calls to attract new business, are in need of top-quality call center headsets that they can use comfortably and efficiently, with as little feedback, interference, or distortion as possible. This can appear daunting for a new business owner on a budget; however, we’re here to let you know that having top-quality call center headsets doesn’t necessarily mean having to pay top dollar. Here’s a list of our favorite call center headsets that can boost your business without breaking the bank.


With its sleek profile and comfortable fit, the AC-204 analog stereo headset is an ideal choice for VoIP call center use. Featuring 30mm dynamic drivers and a unique, adjustable over-the-head design that fits comfortably on any head size, and a flexible, noise-canceling boom mic with 180-degree rotation, the AC-204 is compatible with Android™, Apple®, Chromebook™, tablets, and most desktop computers.
The AC-204 utilizes a single 3.5mm plug and is backwards-compatible with all other hardware, thanks to the included Y-adapter. Starting at just $12.99, the AC-204 is a truly universal and affordable solution for call center headsets.

CYBER ACOUSTICS AC-6012 USB STEREO HEADSET ac-6012 call center headsets

Another great headset option from our friends at Cyber Acoustics, the AC-6012 utilizes a USB connector, compatible with any USB equipped device, and features in-line volume and mute control, unidirectional noise-canceling microphone, comfortable, easy-to-clean leatherette ear pads, a flexible boom arm, and adjustable headband.
Designed for durability, the AC-6012 is built to last! Its braided TuffCord™is engineered to withstand years of use without fraying. Starting at $21.99, the AC-6012 offers high quality at an affordable price!


Versatile and compatible with a wide variety of technologies, the durable and sleek Smart-Trek USB deluxe headsets are built to last- something every budget-conscious business owner wants to hear when shopping for call center headsets!

Smart-Trek USB headsets feature a rugged and comfortable design, making it comfortable for prolonged daily wear by your call center representatives. Its adjustable headband snaps easily into place to accommodate virtually every head size and shape.

The ear cups are made with high-quality leatherette ear cushions that are easy to clean, durable, and provide excellent noise-isolation- an important feature in call centers with a number of cubicles or desks located in a small communal space.
Smart-Trek headsets feature a durable, flexible, steel-reinforced gooseneck microphone and trusted Dura-Cord™ – Hamilton Buhl’s patented chew, kink, and knot-resistant, PVC-jacketed, braided nylon cord. With a starting price point of $20.95, business owners can get a lot of bang for their buck when they opt for Smart-Trek USB call center headsets.

AVID EDUCATION AE-36 STEREO HEADSET ae-36-wh-call-center-headset

While the AE-36 is also used in classrooms across America, these headsets are optimal for call center use, as they feature a single 3.5mm plug that operates both headphones and microphone. For call centers utilizing laptop computers or VoIP call center equipment that only feature a single headphone jack, the simple, streamlined design of the AE-36 eliminates the need for complicated and costly workarounds. And with a low entry point of just $12.89 per headset, the AE-36 is an affordable option that doesn’t sacrifice quality to come within budget!

CYBER ACOUSTICS AC-840 USB MONO HEADSET ac-840-call-center-headsets
Thanks to its 30mm dynamic driver, noise-canceling boom mic with 180-degree rotation, and sleek, comfortable fit, it’s hard to find call center headsets that beat the AC-840! Featuring a convenient in-line volume control and mute switch, your call center representatives will be able to easily and efficiently put customers on hold while transferring calls or answering multiple lines. The adjustable, over-the-head band provides lasting comfort for full workdays, and the easy-to-clean leatherette ear pads prioritize cleanliness and sanitization within the office. At $27.99, the AC-840 delivers on high quality at a low price!

CYBER ACOUSTICS AC-8020 USB STEREO HEADSET ac-8020-call-canter-headsets
Looking for call center headsets that perform basic listening/speaking functions and nearly-universal compatibility with USB devices? Look no further than the AC-8020. Starting at $19.99, the AC-8020 features a unidirectional, noise-canceling ambidextrous boom mic to minimize background noise and enhance professionalism. Lightweight and comfortable, these call center headsets get the job done!

Choosing the right call center headsets for your staff comes down to two things: price and quality. Each of the headset models on this list fulfills both requirements, giving you the freedom to choose the model you think will work best for your employees. Ultimately, it’s important to remember that when your call center representative connects with a current or prospective customer over one of these headsets, the quality of the call can set the tone, either positive or negative, for all future interactions with that client. Ensuring that your call center headsets are premium-quality can go a long way toward setting up your business for success in both sales and customer service.

By selecting one of these headset options for your company’s call center, you are making a lasting investment in your business. Since each of these call center headsets is designed for durability as well as clarity and sound quality, you will be able to use them in your call center for years to come.

May the 4th Be With Your Classroom

In honor of May the 4th, we’re rounding up “Star Wars” inspired headphones and headsets! Cosplay as your favorite characters from the franchise while enjoying the quality of Encore Data Products. Our educational headphones can be used in your home classroom, office, or for everyday use with your electronic devices.
AVID AE-54 headphones for schools

AVID AE-54 headphones

Our orange and white headphones will give you BB-8 vibes for days! Color coordination isn’t the only similarity. These headphones are always there to lend a hand when you need them;

The AVID AE-54 Classroom Headphones are one option that’s easy to clean, made with dependable quality, and feature noise-reducing ear pieces.

AVID AE-55 headset for distance learning

AVID AE-55 Headset

The AVID AE-55 Black and Orange Headphones with Microphone, another BB-8 kindred, is well-suited for situations where multiple people must work in the same room. It features a unidirectional noise-canceling microphone that is also bi-directional and rotates 270 degrees.

AVID AE-36 headset for school testing

AVID AE-36 headset

Yoda & Baby Yoda:
With this green headset, strong the force is! The AVID AE-36 Headset is ideal for your home classroom, call center, or office. It features a single plug that operates both headphones and mic. A popular pick to use with Chromebook!
HamiltonBuhl Smart-Trek STM2BK Headset for Schools

HamiltonBuhl Smart-Trek STM2BK Headset

Darth Vader:
As a classic black headset with serious power, you will love the HamiltonBuhl Smart-Trek Headset! It’s versatile and compatible with a wide variety of technologies, as well as great for Zoom calls and virtual meetings! It has a durable and comfortable design that will hold up in your home classroom or office. These provide excellent noise-isolation.
HamiltonBuhl Flex-Phones For School Kids

HamiltonBuhl Flex-Phones

Kylo Ren:
If you crave even more of the dark side, we have Sith inspired headphones to fit your needs! Kylo Ren fans will love these HamiltonBuhl Flex-Phones in red. The best part is they’re nearly indestructible and perfect for your classroom or office, wherever it is. These headphones were also awarded the Scholastic Teacher’s Pick as “The Best of 2015.”

Happy Star Wars Day from everyone at Encore Data Products!

Mobile UV Sterilizer

Maintaining Clean and Healthy Spaces with UV Sanitizers and Disinfecting Wipes

Due to the current global situation, it’s more important than ever to protect our health by keeping our public spaces and homes clean, disinfected, and sanitized. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a number of supply chain issues for disinfecting wipes and other antimicrobial cleaning products, which has led to shortages of these supplies in stores across the country. Companies and individuals alike are scrambling to get their hands on UV sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, and more, but it isn’t easy. By knowing where to find these highly sought-after items, you can improve your chances of stocking up and staying safe as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

One disinfecting solution alternative to traditional disinfecting wipes is an ultraviolet sanitizer, or UV sanitizer. These mobile, handheld devices are designed for portability and can be used multiple times, eliminating the need to dispose of disinfectant wipes, not to mention getting rid of the need to purchase more when supplies run low. Now that it’s getting difficult to track down disinfecting wipes, more and more people are turning to UV sanitizers to help sterilize their homes, offices, and schools. Since UV sanitizer use is still a relatively new concept, you may have some questions about them, and we’re here to answer them!

How Do UV Sanitizers Work?
UV sanitizers are the high-tech solution to ensuring a clean, sterile environment free from viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. UV sanitizers safely and easily sterilize and decontaminate all objects and surfaces with UVC light. This light kills 99.9% of all bacteria and is also effective against known coronaviruses and other pathogens. 

What Can UV Sanitizers Be Used For?
Unlike some disinfecting wipes, UV sanitizers can be used on sensitive electronic equipment such as smartphones, tablets, computer monitors and keyboards, and more. UV sanitizers can also decontaminate surgical masks, making them safe for reuse! 

In classroom or childcare settings, UV sanitizers can safely clean large and small toys, including stuffed animals, ensuring that all surfaces and objects are germ-free for their young occupants. In an office environment, ultraviolet sanitizers can be used on large electronics, such as copiers, as well as computer workstations, desks, and kitchen areas to give workers peace of mind that they are not being endangered by any viruses, bacteria, or other contaminants. 

Are UV Sanitizer Wands Effective?
Since UV sanitizers are a relatively new concept compared to disinfecting wipes or other cleaning products that have been around for decades, there is sometimes skepticism around their effectiveness against bacteria, viruses, and more. However, hospitals and other medical facilities have embraced UV lights as an effective cleaning tool for years, though the machines they use to decontaminate rooms are much larger. With a mobile, handheld UV sanitizer, the same science is in place—it’s just a lot smaller and more convenient for everyday use. 

This article from Insider explains in detail how UVC rays work to eliminate viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Since UVC rays have the shortest wavelength of all types of UV light, between 200 and 400 nanometers, they also have the highest energy, allowing them to destroy the molecular bonds that connect the DNA of pathogens. Because of this, UV sanitizers are often more effective at eliminating “superbugs,” which have built up a resistance to antibacterial cleansers.

UVC light is also more effective than traditional sanitizing methods like disinfecting wipes or other cleaning products because it is able to get in between even the smallest spaces to properly sterilize every inch of a room. 

Is a UV Sanitizer Safe for Use?
While broad-spectrum UVC rays can be hazardous, mobile handheld UV sanitizers do not emit a dangerous level of UVC light, and have been optimized for portable, everyday use. Safety mechanisms are also built in to prevent ultraviolet exposure to skin and eyes, and ensure exposure only to the intended sterilization target. In many ways, using a UV sanitizer can be safer than the use of cleaning products that contain bleach and other potentially harmful chemicals.

Which UV Sanitizer is Right For Me?
When choosing a portable UV sanitizing wand, it is important to find one that fits your needs and your budget. We recommend the HygenX Vray Mobile UV-C Sanitizer for its safety, efficiency, and affordability. The Vray sanitizing wand is simple to transport, yet highly effective at eliminating bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, from virtually all surfaces and objects. Made in the USA, the Vray is built for durability and easy portability and comes with a rechargeable battery for added convenience. The UVC lamp is encased in a shatter-safe coating to ensure further safety and protection. Encore Data Products is proud to be a distributor of the HygenX Vray Mobile UV-C Sanitizer, and currently has this product in stock.

I still want disinfecting wipes. Where can I find those in stock?
If you choose to use disinfectant wipes in addition to or instead of a UV sanitizer, they can be pretty hard to come by at the moment. However, at Encore Data Products, we currently have cartons of BodyOne Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Wipes available for purchase. Each carton contains 400 individually-packaged wipes designed for use on hands. Contact us today to place your order, as supplies are limited.

This is an unprecedented time in our history, but knowing we are prepared and protected can provide peace of mind. At times like these, it’s important to remember that this is only temporary, and that we will soon be able to resume our normal jobs, classes, and other activities. Making sure that we are re-entering society as safely as possible is paramount, which makes the need for reliable, effective disinfecting solutions more necessary than ever. Encore Data Products is proud to assist our clients with anything they may need to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Ask your representative about the Vray sanitizer, BodyOne sanitizing wipes, and our other cleaning and disinfecting solutions today.

Headphones To Match Your Personality

Headphones, and earbuds, and headsets, oh my! With so many options you can get overwhelmed picking out the right headphones for your needs. Sometimes you need one set of headphones for multiple devices or a headset for both office and home. We have multiple brands at affordable prices. Below, we break down the best uses for our top products and how they fit into your daily life.

Earbuds – Our earbuds are perfect for the active person who is always on the go. Whether you’re headed to the gym for a workout over lunch or taking a quick walk between meetings, earbuds are a quintessential tool! Soundnetic SN304 stereo earbuds have ear grips to stay in place during a workout, and with inline volume control, you can easily drown out loud noises from the gym or street. They also come with 3 sets of interchangeable rubber ear tips for a custom fit.

Over-Ear Headphones Over-ear headphones are a great choice for everyday office, classroom, or home use. We have options that have comfy earpieces, are durable, and are affordable! Our Gumdrop DropTech B1 Headphones are popular and made with the classroom in mind. They are designed for student testing and assessments and built tough enough to withstand a rigorous environment. Features include a twistable, non-break headband, durable earpads that easily wipe clean, and no installation required.

On-Ear HeadphonesOn-ear headphones are similar to over-ear headphones. They work well in the classroom, office, or home! They’re a lightweight and affordable option to fit any budget. If you’re looking to keep your student’s distraction-free, or just want to listen to music while you work, these are a terrific choice. Right now we’re loving HamiltonBuhl Motiv8 TRS headphones! These multimedia headphones feature inline volume control and a padded adjustable headband. They also offer superior sound quality!

Gaming – For the gamer in your life, gaming-specific headsets can be a real upgrade! There are many features that enhance the gaming experience. Gamers want something that’s comfortable for long playing times and puts out the vivid sound quality. For this, we recommend the Califone GH507 Gaming Headset. The GH507 delivers an immersive gaming experience. It features standard 5.1 or stunning 7.1 surround-sound 3D effects, an adjustable headband, and a microphone mute on/off. Its many features set this headset apart for gaming!

HeadsetsHeadsets are ideal for state and standardized testing, office use, or home use. Headsets serve many purposes in the classroom, including computer lab time, the library, and testing. If you’re looking to bulk up your classroom test prep, check out our AVID Education AE-36. These operate both speakers and microphones from a single headphone jack. They are a recommended headset for WIDA testing, too! With a 6 ft cord, padded and adjustable headband, this is a comfortable everyday option as well.

These aren’t the only products we have! Encore Data Products has everything from STEM tech to 3D printing pens. We have supplies for your school, classroom, office, home, or gym! And with germs being a huge problem these days, we also carry some of the best antibacterial and disposable headphone covers as well as supplies to wipe them down. The HamiltonBuhl HYGENX-VRAY UV-C light sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria on your headphones and devices.

No matter your need, we have you covered.

Homeschool Activities

Building your homeschool curriculum and classroom supplies can be tough. When you’re a homeschooling parent you play many roles in your child’s education. You’re their teacher, mentor, gym coach, and activities planner. Filling all those lesson plan hours can be tough, but we have some fun educational activities to share. We have lots of supplies to help you fill your curriculum and classroom with all the tools your students need.

Online Language Class-

Signing up for a free online language course is a fun way for your kids to begin learning a new language. Children who are exposed to different languages become better communicators. On top of the communication skills, this can help when preparing a foreign language curriculum down the road. Our ambient noise-canceling headsets, such as the AVID AE-55 series, are perfect to use while taking these online classes.

Free Museum Day-

Many museums offer free museum days during the week. This is a great opportunity to take the kids to experience art, science, nature, and history for free. Maybe your local museum has an exhibit that aligns with your curriculum, or it’s something your kids have been interested in learning more about. ENC-10Blue Budget Stereo Headphones work well for museums, testing, gyms and more.

Library Activities-

Your local library should have a monthly calendar of events for students of all ages. From book clubs to arts and crafts, libraries are a great place to find activities your kids will enjoy and where they can interact with other students. We have many educational headphones that can be used in the library. Soundnetic Classroom Basic Stereo Headphones are really affordable, and ideal for library and classroom use.

Join Local Sports-

Getting your kids out and about in a sports club is a great way to keep them active and make new friends. Joining sports helps them get their daily exercise and increase their motor skills. Students who participate in sports are more likely to maintain a healthy weight and are less likely to be obese. For times during individual practice and runs, try ENC-56 Flat Stereo Headphones to keep them motivated with music!


Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding part of a lesson. Foodbank statistics on donation numbers and food waste demonstrate the important role math can have in helping people. A park clean up can be an environmental lesson. An animal rescue may inspire that budding zoologist. Earbuds like the Hamiltonbuhl ISD-EBA Ear Buds W/In-Line Mic, along with a playlist that inspires, can make common volunteer activities such as warehouse stocking, trash pickup, or cage cleaning feel less like work.


A great resource for free books, this website has full lesson plans to go along with them. Teachers can get free access to Vooks, which can keep kids entertained and studious for hours, especially when paired with Encore’s many educational headphones and earbuds! Hamilton HA-2 Schoolmate Personal Stereo Headphones are compatible with tablets, ipads, mobile devices, Chromebooks and more.

On top of all the possibilities we listed, your classroom could benefit from other products at Encore, too. We have tons of STEM and STEAM packages, educational games, and educational headphones. Browse our website to find the top products!

New Year, New School Supplies

If you’re starting out the new year with a fresh classroom budget, you may be wondering how you can afford the basics, as well as items that inspire your students to learn. There are essentials like tissue, pencils, and hand sanitizer that are important, but your students could also benefit from new equipment and technology. We have everything from educational STEM games to Bluetooth speakers. We’re going to break down the best items by price point. Let’s maximize your classroom budget and find the perfect educational items!

$25 and under

Hamilton Buhl Smart-Trek Deluxe Stereo Headphones:

These headphones are a durable option at an affordable price point. They are versatile and compatible with many different types of technologies. Smart-Trek headphones are specifically designed to stand up the K-12 environment. Their high-quality leatherette ear cushions are easy to clean and provide excellent noise-isolation.


Comprehensive 6-outlet surge protector 12ft cord:

For the teacher who is always on top of the latest tech, this multi-use power strip is a must. You can safely charge and power up to six items at a time. The best part is it comes with a lifetime warranty. You will get tons of use out of this power strip!


3D Magic Pen:

This pen allows for creative hand-drawn three-dimensional renderings. Your students will enjoy taking their creativity from paper to three-dimensional reality! This pen comes with three color filaments but you can purchase more to incorporate in the classroom.

$100 and up

Andrea Communications Wireless Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Stereo Headset:

This is a top of the line headset with 360-degree microphone rotation. An effective noise-canceling headset with high-quality digital sound, it’s also got a durable padded headband and plush leatherette ear cushions. Some other helpful features include voice dialing, call waiting, and last number redial. On top of all of this, it comes with a USB dongle, charging cable, and carry case for storage and portability.

Invent! Kit:

This STEAM education robot is run on code. This kit comes with components needed to create programmable inventions. This robot has collision sensors, buzzers, color-changing lights, line sensors, and even infrared sensors. Open up a new world of experimentation and innovation to your students!

Whatever your classroom budget, we have something exciting to help your students learn and grow. We have many more products just like the ones listed above, in our online store. Shop all Encore Data Products and find the right m

Post Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are always a busy time. With family visiting, kids off from school, and lots of events, it can be overwhelming. We’re here to help! We’re going to share the top gifts your students and family will love. These gifts are great for the technology lover in your life. You might even find something you can’t live without. In case you didn’t get everything on your Christmas list, we have you covered. From the hard-to-shop-for to the techie, we have something for everyone.

Cyber Acoustics AC-204 Stereo Headset:

If you’re looking for a gift for the person who is hard to shop for, look no further! This single plug and y-adapter headset is compatible with any hardware you could want to use. The adjustable over the head design fits comfortably on anyone. This is a true universal gift!

Soundnetic Deluxe Tri-Plug Multimedia Headset:

This headset is a great gift for the gamer in your life! With dual PC plugs that work with Chromebook and tablets, it also works with PC, MAC, smartphones, and media players. An inline plug control switch activates the headphone jack to be used, making it easy to swap between devices. On top of all these integrations, this headset provides excellent noise-isolation.

AVID Disposable Earbuds AE-215 Stereo Rubber Tipped Bulk Earbuds:

These earbuds are perfect for the active person on your list. An ideal choice for the gym, the silicon tips reduce ambient noise and can stay in during a workout. A 3-foot 10-inch cord provides extra length. These are a wonderfully affordable option when your gift list is long!

Edison Educational Robot Kit:

Kids from grades K-12 will love this robot kit! An educational gift that kids will actually want to play with, it instantly engages them. Designed to inspire an inventive spirit and get kids interested in STEM, each Edison robot features a host of sensors and can be programmed using a growing number of free software applications.

Thinkwrite Ultra Durable Headphones:

These sturdy headphones are perfect for the clumsy or destructive kid in your life. They are made of a special ABS plastic for maximum durability. Featuring a chew-resistant fabric cable to help prevent damage from even the most determined chewers, these headphones make a great gift for kids who put their tech through the worst.

HamiltonBuhl Primo Stereo Headphones:

Versatile enough to connect to almost any audio device, these are a great all in one gift! The headphones are rugged and feature a chew and kink-resistant cord. They also protect from unnecessary and distracting ambient noise. With washable leatherette ear cushions, these headphones will stay clean and ready to use anytime.

If these products have caught your attention, be sure to visit our website and see the rest of our gift options. You might even find something you need for yourself! We have tons of affordable and durable products. Shop our headphones, headsets, and earbud options for the special people on your gift list this holiday sea

Thankful Contest

During this time of year, we’re reminded of all the people we’re thankful for; friends, family, and favorite teachers! Educators do so much for children all year. They not only teach, they listen, support, and inspire kids every day. We want to give back to the people who dedicate their time to helping students, and celebrate everything they do!

We’re asking for your nominations of anyone in education who has had a positive impact on you or someone you know. This could be a teacher, administrator, librarian, etc., who has been especially helpful or inspiring. Just comment on our posts through Christmas, tagging your favorite educator, and tell us why you’re thankful for them. Maybe they provided extra tutoring, or helped with SAT prep. Share your story! We will be giving headphones away to three winners, and we may have a few surprises as well!

And if you’re a school administrator looking for a way to use some of your end-of-year budget on your teachers, we have lots of the top brands they’ll appreciate. Let’s break down the top headphones your staff will love!

Gumdrop DropTech B1 Headphones:

These are designed for student testing and assessments. They are tough enough for the everyday classroom environment. With a twistable, break-resistant headband, durable earpads, and a 3mm braided chew-proof cord, these are top of the line. Your teachers and students will love using these in the classroom.

ThinkWrite Ultra Durable Headset 3.5mm TRRS Plug:

ThinkWrite headsets are designed specifically for the demands of students in the classroom. These are great for speech to text, and recording voice-overs at schools on iPad and Chromebook. On top of everything mentioned, this headset has noise reduction and comes with a 2-year warranty.

Soundnetic Budget Classroom Headphones, case of 12:

When looking for an affordable option for your classroom, these are a step above most budget headphones. They are less expensive, but with all the features you need in the classroom; great sound quality for the price, volume control, Chromebook compatibility, and they come with a 90-day warranty. These are ideal for common core testing and more!

HamiltonBuhl MS-2LV Education Headphone Leatherette Ear Cushion & Volume:

If you’re looking for the perfect companion for classroom technology and testing, look no further! These robust headphones offer high-quality sound with lightweight, on-ear design. They have a 6-foot, chew-resistant, braided nylon cord, and come in a heavy-duty, reclosable bag.

AVID Education AE-35 Classroom pack of 12:

The AE-35 is derived from our most popular headset model and was designed with the school environment in mind. These headsets feature a 6-foot braided nylon cord for extra resistance to chewing damage. The longer cord length allows children to comfortably move about their desks.

Hamilton HA-2V Schoolmate Personal Stereo Headphone with Volume Control:

These robust headphones offer many great features including in-line volume control. They put out high-quality sound, are lightweight, and have a comfortable on-ear design with foam ear cushions that are replaceable. These are the perfect companion to today’s classroom technology.

We have something for every classroom need! If you’re looking to support a favorite teacher, and help them stock up their classroom, we have everything on their list. We’re also giving away 3 headphones for our Thankful Contest. If you have a favorite educator in your life, nominate them to win by tagging them on our social media posts and let them know why you’re thankful for them. We will have some surprises over the next few weeks for our loyal fans! Be sure to check us out here.

Google Chromebook Headphones

If your school or office uses Chromebooks, you’ll want to make sure you have products that work together. We have many headsets, headphones, and earbuds that will work with your favorite Chromebook. To make sure your equipment is compatible, choose headsets, headphones or earbuds with a 3.5mm plug, or USB compatibility. Specifically, compatible headsets and some earbuds will have a 3.5mm TRRS plug which allows them to take advantage of their dual mic and audio features, while headphones and many earbuds will have a 3.5mm TRS plug, enabling listening only. There are USB compatible versions of all three that will work, too. Luckily, we have many affordable options for you! Let’s break down the top products by price point below, from low to high.

Soundnetic SN-CCV Stereo Budget Headphones:

These stereo headphones come individually packaged with volume control on the cord. Some of their best features include affordability and great sound quality. With their Chromebook, netbook, PC, laptop compatibility and more, they are a versatile option for your classroom or office.

Califone E3T Classroom Stereo Earbuds With Mic & Volume Control:

Lightweight with full-bodied sound quality, these earbuds are a great find for the price! They work with iOS, Windows, Android devices and Chromebooks. The ABS plastic resists shattering. These are also our first earbuds with a 1-year warranty, including use in schools.

Hamilton HA-2V SchoolMate Personal Stereo Headphone Volume Control:

There are many perks to these headphones! They have comfortable foam ear cushions that are replaceable—ideal for long testing days and classroom cleanliness. They offer in-line volume control, a 6’ braided nylon cord, and come with a 1-year warranty. On top of all this, they are compatible with Chromebook!

AVID Education AE-36 Classroom Computer Stereo Headset:

If you’re looking for a mid-level priced headset with Chromebook compatibility, look no further! This AVID headset has a padded, adjustable headband that’s a great choice for all ages. The permanent earpads stay on even after multiple uses and the 3.5mm TRRS plug operates both headphones and mic.

Hamilton Buhl SC-7V Schoolmate:

If your students need a robust headphone option with high-quality sound, this will help them get the most out of their high tech lessons. These are noise-isolating and have leatherette ear cushions that are replaceable. With a chew-resistant cord and 1-year warranty, these are ideal for your busy classroom!

HamiltonBuhl Smart-Trek Deluxe Stereo Headphone:

These have been designed specifically for the demands of the K-12 classroom environment. They are sleek, durable, and have a comfortable design. The ear cushions provide excellent noise-isolation on top of the many other unique features. Best of all, these come with a 1-year warranty!

HamiltonBuhl Sack-O-Phones:

This 5 pack of headphones is great for your small office or classroom setting. They can be easily shared and used on all your Chromebook devices. These have noise-reducing ear cups that will help your team or students stay focused. These are also compatible with MP3 players, cell phones, tablets, Mac and PC, CD players, TV’s and most gaming systems. With this versatility, you will find many uses for these in your office or classroom!

Finding Chromebook headphones has never been easier! We have options for headsets, headphones, and earbuds that are affordable, durable, and under warranty. When shopping for your classroom, school, or office, take a look at our list of Chromebook options and find the right set for your needs.

Fight Flu Season with Encore Data Products

Flu season is here and we’re here to help you with some tips and tricks to keep your classroom flu-free! We have many products that can help keep germs at bay. Disinfectant wipes for classroom supplies and surfaces, along with easy to clean and disposable options, all help to slow down the spread of illness in the classroom.

Disinfectant wipes:

Encore Data Products has disinfectant wipes that fit your classroom needs. If you want bulk disinfectant wipes that won’t dry out, and are safe for all surfaces, consider the Classroom & Library Performance Disinfectant Wipes or Gym & Spa Performance Disinfectant Wipes. They come in a set of 800 with a dispenser bucket that will make them last longer. In addition to killing the flu virus and other germs, these wipes will kill 99.9% of bacteria in 15 seconds! Disinfecting your most used classroom items can help keep your students safe from the flu.

HamiltonBuhl Sack-O-Phones:

If you’re looking for classroom headphones that are packaged to stay clean, get the Sack-O-Phones. The storage bag is heavy-duty, moisture-resistant, and anti-lice. When the headphones are sealed in the bag, lice are killed in 24-48 hours without the use of chemicals. You can also disinfect these headphones with our Classroom & Library Performance Disinfectant Wipes before sealing to keep them extra clean.

Sanitary Headphone Covers:

These are a great way to improve classroom cleanliness, and we have lots to choose from! There are large and small size options for on-ear headphones and over-ear headphones, and they come in a variety of colors. You can buy bulk disposable headphone covers or get them in 50 pair sets. We have tons of the top brands for sanitation like HamiltonBuhl, HygenX, and our own line of Encore Data Products covers. Put a fresh pair over your on-ear classroom headphones and they’re ready for your next class. Simply dispose of them when done. If your students share headphones, these are a perfect solution for keeping your classroom equipment clean!

ENC-313P Stereo Disposable Headphones:

These disposable headphones come individually sealed in a plastic bag. The leatherette ear pads are easy to clean and can be put right back in the resealable storage bags. Their low price makes it easy to replace them as needed. They’re affordable, easy to clean, and provide great sound quality for the price.

HygenX Vray Portable UV Sterilizer:

When you need to clean a variety of classroom items quickly, this lightweight, cordless UV-C sanitizer works great! It safely sterilizes and decontaminates any object or surface using a UV-C light, killing 99.9% of bacteria. This sterilizer features a rechargeable battery and is capable of hands-free and portable operation. It also has a patented safety sensor to automatically turn off when tilted to 30 degrees in either direction to prevent exposure to skin and eyes.

You can’t be too careful. Using these items, along with basic sanitation, will help keep your classroom cleaner and ready to take on flu season! Involve your students to help get the job done. Giving them a few easy responsibilities can save you time. Have them wipe down their own set of headphones after use, or make sure they throw away any used headphones covers when they’re done. Whatever approach you take this flu season, we at Encore Data Products wish you a healthy school year!