At PB Tech, we have a massive range of great audio solutions for schools. To make the job of choosing audio tech for your school a little easier, we've decided to put together a list of our top recommendations (including our top sellers).
Our handy list will cover a range of audio solutions including affordable and value-focused earphones/headphones perfect for classrooms and libraries and media departments, multi-media speaker systems for videos and presentations in classrooms, and handy PA Speakers for both indoor and outdoor events.
You really can't go wrong with the Panasonic In-Ear Stereo Earbuds. If all that you're looking for are earphones that produce sound, and are both reliable and super affordable, these ones are a winner! From the trusted and well-known company Panasonic, these in-ear earphones are a great entry-level option for primary or intermediate schools with younger students that just need a simple option for listening to audio and media. You will not find better quality earphones at a price this low so these are a great bulk buy option if you want to ensure your school will always be equipped with sound! Even if a few get broken or lost, you won’t feel too troubled when they're at such a reasonable price.
Owner Chris S. has reviewed these Panasonic Earbuds and has said, “Best cheap pair of earphones that actually work great! The sound quality is nice and good enough for daily basic use, and with just the right bass. I would recommend this to everyone looking for great value for money earphones!”
They're our most popular headphones for education and business, and they're extremely affordable! The Panasonic RP-HT161E-K are retro-styled over-ear headphones that offer a soft and comfortable fit, making them an ideal all-day wearing choice. The comfortable fit that these headphones provide also create a snug seal over the eats that help to isolate music and eliminate external sound.
Sound quality on these are excellent as they're powered by 30mm driver units with a max power input of 1000mW, andan impedance of 32ohms to top it up. These neodymium magnet headphones offer complete value for money.
The colourful Moki Headphones are a great option for kids 3+ and are durably built to endure the rigours of daily school environments. A universal feature across most of the Moki Headphones is the volume limited function, which prevents students from playing audio/music too loud and restricts it off to a lower level – this can help prevent any damage to young children’s eardrums caused by listening to audio at volumes too high for too long.
The headphones feature a single-sided cloth cable that helps reduce tangles making them easier and safer to wear, especially convenient for an easy storage solution. With an adjustable and flexible headband, students of all ages and sizes can find a suitable and comfortable fit – plus with an on-ear design, students can still hear their surroundings and stay attentive to teachers.
The earphones and headphones above are great for younger kids, but high school students working in media departments will need higher quality devices such as the Sennheiser HD 2.20s On-Ear Headphones — a great choice for students who are creating and editing music/audio. Sennheiser HD 2 Series technology helps achieve a satisfying sound reproduction with powerful bass response, great for students creating media content or listening to audio.
Being super lightweight and foldable allows these compact headphones to be easily stored away when not in use, so teachers can easily keep the media department or classroom looking tidy. With a durable design, tangle-free cable and handy in-line microphone, these headphones are an amazing pick for education environments and have all the features you need for media departments too!
Shantilal P. has reviewed these Sennheiser headphones and has said, “This headphones are fantastic - they fit well over the ears and has fantastic clear speech form the callers and great sound for music. Have been using them for last three weeks now and very happy.”
It's always good to have a premium pair of headphones in stow for those projects where the details matter. The Sennhesier HD 4.30i have a closed-back over-ear design creating an exceptional soundscape with precise acoustic resopnse and a rich dynamic bass. These headphones are perfect for a high school media department, or music department!
It's not just the sound though — the HD 4.30 comes rather comprehensively equipped. A single-sided tangle-free cable with an integrated 3- button remote plus inline microphone picks up sound with clarity and lets you control the music. These headphones sport soft premium leatherette ear pads that will keep out much of the surrounding noise. As for convenient storage, just fold the headband and put the HD 4.30 in the soft pouch it comes with.
If the students at the back of the class can't hear what's going on, you can be sure they're not going to be engaged and are likely going to end up distracting other students. That's why you need solid speakers that can actually produce enough sound. First up, we have the Logitech Z313 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System, which is a great high-value option that doesn’t break the bank!
This speaker system is great for small to medium sized classrooms. The system has a simple setup and you can easily connect any device via the 3.5mm input, plus enjoy full accessible and easy controls with the wired control pod, which lets you have full control of volume and power.
25-Watts RMS power delivers a rich audio experience that will fill the whole classroom with big, balanced sound – even students at the back can have a similar experience. With a headphone jack, teachers can listen to music or watch videos in private, so you don’t have to constantly unplug and plug the speaker system out.
Verified owner Richard R. has given it 5-stars and has said, “Great little system to get some atmosphere in the office! Surprisingly good sound for the price.”
For a step up in performance, the Logitech Z623 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System has more than enough power to provide an outstanding and lively audio experience in small, medium or even large classrooms.
These speakers come with two handy satellites and one powerful subwoofer that has 200-Watts RMS power to deliver an immersive theatre quality audio experience and will bring music and videos to life. These speakers are equipped with a 400-watt peak power, which makes them a great option for schools that need a speaker system in other larger spaces such as the media department, gym, cafeteria, weights room and more!
You know you are buying a quality set of speakers when they are THX Certified, which means these speakers establishes a rigorous set of industry standards for audio reproduction and will deliver a premium audio solution. Handy integrated controls are built-in on the satellite of the speaker, so you can easily dial the volume and bass up or down to customise the listening experience for the area.
This multimedia speaker system from Logitech has some great reviews including verified owner Rod H. who was said, “Totally happy with these speakers. I watch a lot of music videos on YouTube and songs sound great and quite loud with a good base.”
Although most school halls will come equipped with built-in PA Systems, sometimes schools will need a portable PA system that can still deliver a powerful and big sound, especially if used outdoors. The SAMSON Expedition Express PA System is packed with a tonne of incredible features that make it an awesome option for school assemblies and events but can also be very useful when used in classrooms, media departments or libraries.
Ensuring pristine, full-range sound, the Expedition Express employs a 2-way speaker design with a 6" woofer and a 1" high-frequency driver. The wired handheld dynamic microphone produces a high-quality output for presenting at events and assemblies and a Bluetooth channel to wirelessly stream music or media from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The Expedition Express is extremely lightweight and portable and even offers a convenient integrated top carry handle. These features, along with its internal rechargeable battery that offers up to 20 hours of continuous use, let you bring the Expedition Express anywhere – can even take it along to cross-country, swimming or athletics day out of school.