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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.

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.)

 

LOOKING FOR CLASSROOM LISTENING CENTERS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING?

If you are preparing for back to school and looking for wired or wireless listening centers for language learning or classroom testing – we can help you!

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Choose between wired or wireless solutions:

HAMILTON LISTENING CENTER HMC/CD385/6SV DELUXE CASSETTE/CD/AM-FM LISTENING CENTER 6 STATIONS – WIRED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe listening centers include CD or DVD with Cassette/AM-FM boom box, six stereo headphones, six-station stereo jack box with individual volume control in a durable lockable carrying case.

When stored or carried the boom box is protected with soft foam inner panels inside the carrying case.

HAMILTON PCD-CD4 ULTRA PORTABLE CD LISTENING CENTER, 4 STATION – WIRED

 

The Hamilton Ultra Portable CD Listening Center is built for extended use both in and out of the classroom. This listening center is a great economical way to give individual audio and music lessons to students of all ages!

Listening Center Includes:

– HACX-114 CD Player (1)
– MS2L Headphones (4)
– Jackbox (1)
– Carrying Case (1)

CD Player Product Features:
– CD /CD-R Compact Disc Player
– LCD Track display
– 3.5mm mini plug headphone jack
– Low battery indicator
– Programmable tracks
– Buttons: Play/Pause, Mode, Program, Stop/Off, Open, Skip, Search
– Digital volume control
– Runs on 2 AA Batteries (Not Included)
– DC Wall adapter (Not Included)
– Stereo Ear Buds included
– One year warranty

Headphone Product Features:
– Personal, On-Ear Design
– Leatherette Ear Cushions, Replaceable
– Automatic Stereo/Mono
– Plug: 1/8″ Stereo/Mono Jacketed
– Adapter: 1/4″ Stereo/Mono Screw-On
– Cord: 9 feet
– Speaker drivers: 30mm Cobalt magnet type
– Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
– Impedance: 32 Ohms
– Sensitivity: 100dB
– Heavy-duty, write-on, reclosable bag (helps prevent the spread of lice)
– Weight: 5 Ounces
– One year warranty

 

CALIFONE CLS SERIES – WIRELESS

The Califone CLS 7xx Series of wireless Headphones are ideal for language learning, literacy groups, ELL / ELD applications, story-time, audio book listening, and library uses.

The headphone reception range is 100 feet.  The color-coded transmitters match the color-coded headphones for easy use.  This helps create flexible learning situations where the students do not need to be next to the media player.
There is no limit to the number of headphones which can be added, only that they must match the same color-coded transmitter frequency and users stay within 100 feet of the transmitter.
Since each colored headphone operates on its own independent frequency, three different groups can enjoy wireless learning in the same room without any interference.

You can purchase listening centers and add headphones or purchase the headphones and transmitters separately.

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