More and more public and private schools in Australia are using computers and other electronic devices for in-class tests, and this has created a demand for bulk headphones for school testing from wholesale suppliers like TechXpress.
However, many administrators may be wondering what types of headphones are the best for in-class tests. In this guide, we’ll discuss a few key differences between various types of headphones, and talk about which ones may be the best for your students.
1. In-Ear Vs. Over-The-Ear Headphones
The difference in sound quality between in-ear and over-the-ear headphones is pretty minimal. Both types of headphones offer excellent sound reproduction.
However, one thing to consider is that at the price point most schools want to buy headphones, you won’t get features like active noise cancellation, since noise canceling headphones are very expensive.
However, in-ear “earbuds” offer “passive noise cancellation.” Because they plug up the ear canal, outside sounds and background noise are muffled much more than over-the-ear headphones, which may make them a better choice in loud environments, or for kids who are prone to distractions during test-taking.
2. Wired Vs. Wireless Headphones
In general, wireless earbuds and headphones are not a good choice for school testing, or for schools in general. A good pair of wireless headphones is quite a bit more expensive compared to a set of high-quality wired headphones. Wired headphones sound great and are usually available in bulk, too, which helps reduce their price tag even further.
Not only that, but wired headphones are more convenient. You don’t have to worry about children breaking or misplacing wireless headphones, short battery life, and other complications. Overall, we recommend against
A microphone may be necessary for some types of tests, such as language testing where a student may have to repeat a sentence spoken to them by a computer program, or if they have to record a speech, sentence, or any other sound during a particular type of in-class test.
However, if your students do not need to record audio during tests, you will be able to save some money by avoiding on-ear headsets or in-ear earbuds that contain an inline microphone, as these are usually more expensive.
In general, though, it’s best to buy headphones with a built-in microphone, as this makes it easier for students to learn remotely if necessary, and ensures clear audio when they communicate with teachers and other staff members. For example, a product like the USB Headset with Microphone from TechXpress is a great option.
Shop Bulk & Cheap School Headphones For Testing At TechXpress
We offer on-ear and in-ear bulk headphones, with excellent audio reproduction, a secure fit, and plenty of types and colors available. TechXpress is an authorised NSW Government Schools supplier and works with schools all throughout Australia. If you’re requiring headphones for NAPLAN, we have made this handy FAQ for teachers and IT managers here.
If you need to get bulk, cheap headphones for use in NAPLAN Online or for other computer-based in-class learning and testing, don’t wait. We’re proud to serve school administrators throughout the country. Shop our bulk headphones now, or feel free to contact TechXpress at 1800 595 153 if you have any questions.