Find the Right School Headphones

Noise cancelling headphones for kids, BuddyPhones volume limiting school headphones

Headphones have become a permanent resident on schools shopping lists. Teachers and students are increasingly using technology in the classroom or when studying at home and technological knowledge has become a fundamental to compete in todays world. The European Community study indicates that technology is useful for children in the fields of education, communication, creation and leisure. The current crisis, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has confirmed all four.

So Which Headphones to Choose for School?
How can you be sure you’re picking the right headphones? There’s no shortage of kids school headphones to choose from, which makes picking the right pair tricky. Don’t worry, there are certain factors to use as a benchmark to separate the worthwhile headphones from the gimmicks and we've prepared a guide for you. Before that we'd like to remind you that at BuddyPhones, we devote our efforts to meeting kids ever changing listening needs. As always we prioritise SafeAudio™ by limiting our headphones volume to protect developing ears all the while making sure that they're comfortable to wear. We design and create kid's headphones that are fun for to use, visually entertaining with exceptional sound.

Wireless School Headphones with microphone. BuddyPhones volume limiting kids headphones

School Headphones Checklist

Ask yourself these question before you purchase any kid's headphones for the classroom.

Child Safe: 
Are the headphones safe for children and their classmates?
⳥ Volume-limiting SafeAudio to protect hearing
⳥ Non-toxic, BPA-free, and hypoallergenic materials
⳥ Easy to clean and disinfect

Will the headphones last the school year, and hopefully longer?
⳥ Strong cables (these are often the first part to break)
⳥ Flexible headband that won’t bend and break
⳥ Reinforced steel-tipped audio jack

What features make them fun and easy to use?
⳥ Sharing capabilities to plug multiple headphones into 1 device
⳥ Foldable and can be stored away in a bag
⳥ Attractive designs and colors (and customisable stickers?) 
⳥ Do they have a boom-Microphone so your child can be heard? 

Should I save money now and just buy the cheapest headphones?
⳥ Several models at different price points depending on age or needs
⳥ Great value for money, without being the most expensive

Bonus Features: 
What extra features add value?
⳥ Wireless Bluetooth connectivity (no pesky wires!)
⳥ Are they designed to help your child focus and learn more effectively?
⳥ Good customer service for replacements and technical difficulties

Still overwhelmed and want a good place to start? Check out for a wide-range of headphones that ticks all the boxes. First recommendation being BuddyPhones School+ Wireless

We hope this blog has helped you navigate the waters of kid's headphones, please let us know in the comments below what you look for when shopping for new school headphones.

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