If you are like most of the world, using headphones has become a daily occurrence in your classroom and a habit for commuters. Often there are so many features when choosing headphones, you may be asking questions like, "When is volume control necessary for headphones?" You can drive yourself crazy digging through reviews - but understanding the need for volume control can help you determine whether or not it's an appropriate addition to your headphones.
Built-in volume control makes it easier to hear important sounds. While whatever media player you're using, from a portable player to a computer, will probably have built-in sound control, being able to adjust the volume on your headphones can be the difference between missing a vital portion of the program or presentation and hearing exactly what you need to hear. When students need to quickly decrease the volume to listen to teacher instructions, it is essential to have access to volume control. In addition, background noise can create problems when listening to content in a noisy classroom or on the bus, but being able to turn up the volume quickly and efficiently will prevent you from missing vital information.
Built-in volume control enables fast adjustments. Are you listening to something that changes quickly in volume? Imagine a television program that is soft when the program itself is on, but loud enough to wake up sleeping children in the next room when it's time for the commercials to play. If you're watching television late at night, you want to be able to change the volume quickly! When you're listening to something on your headphones, its even more critical that you be able to change the volume quickly as to not damage the speakers in the headphones and your personal eardrums as well.
Volume control helps prevent damage to your hearing. This is especially true for students, who are unlikely to look up from the task at hand to focus on turning down content that's suddenly playing too loud. Making volume control easier to access means that you and your students will be more likely to turn down the sound of your device before it becomes loud enough to cause hearing damage.
If you want to be able to mute your headphones quickly, volume control in your headphones is the way to go. Sometimes, you're in a situation where the extra seconds to turn down the volume on your device cause you to miss vital information. If you've ever fussed at a teenager for failing to hear you because they have headphones in, you understand just how vital this function can be! While you can always pull out your headphones, many continue to play at a volume that is distracting while you're trying to listen to something else. With volume control right there on your headphones, however, you can quickly mute the sound coming through them to focus on what's happening in front of you.
If you or a loved one is using a device that is unfamiliar, volume control in the headphones might be the way to go. Quick: how do you change the volume on your Chromebook? What about your tablet or iPad? If you don't instantly know the answer to these questions, your students probably don't either, and volume control in the headphones can make it much easier to change the volume. The simple, often intuitive headphone volume control options aren't difficult to understand, nor do they require you to know everything about how to operate the device in your hand. In many cases, this streamlines the process and makes it easier for everyone, even children, to keep their volume at a comfortable level.
If you're looking for headphones with built-in volume control or have other headphone needs, contact us. We have a variety of headphone options to fit every need, whether you need inexpensive disposable headphones or a more complicated set that allow you to use external volume control.