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    Exclamation Almost indestructible Children's Headphones

    Does anyone know where I can pick up some headphones that primary school children can use, that won't break after a few months??

    We use them in our PC suite but the amount of times they have broken a dare not say.

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    Been here 10 years and every year the ICT lead teacher asks the same question. I reply there is not any such thing, and imply more supervision might work.

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    There has to be something out there... I won't believe for a second they haven't been invented. And if they haven't...then we could make some big bucks

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    Sadly, there is no such thing... you are better off buying cheap and cheerful so you can afford to replace them regularly.

    Either that or you take the approach of my son's (secondary) school which doesn't provide headphones - pupils can use their own or buy a cheapy set of in-ear ones from the finance office... I think they charge £1 - son uses his own, so I can't be sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    There has to be something out there... I won't believe for a second they haven't been invented. And if they haven't...then we could make some big bucks
    I think you underestimate just how destructive kids are... Give them a sheet of titanium and they'll have it bent and broken in minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    There has to be something out there... I won't believe for a second they haven't been invented. And if they haven't...then we could make some big bucks
    It wouldn't be cost-effective. Indestructible and low-cost don't go together.

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    I had a company offer them about 10 years ago but they were £70 each. I get cheap ones for about a couple of quid maybe have to replace them twice a year and so am still up on the deal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    Does anyone know where I can pick up some headphones that primary school children can use, that won't break after a few months??

    We use them in our PC suite but the amount of times they have broken a dare not say.
    We have a great range of headphones suitible for education, if you would like to ping me over a quick email i can forward you some more info

    joe@c-p-ltd.com
    Last edited by Dos_Box; 14th June 2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    I've just taken delivery of a set i ordered from CPC that came to under 60p each!
    I was actually quite impressed at the sound quality when I tested them. A bit of bass and no tinny sound like I was expecting.

    --|AV18778|HEADPHONES, STEREO, 1.8M LEAD | CPC if anyone wants a look

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    Here we also go along the lines of cheap and cheerful, probably replace the suite twice a year max, so for like £1/2 a pair, its not too bad!!

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    Educational Headphones : Wired Headphones : Maplin

    These are the ones that have lasted us the longest... they have been going a few years now with only a few broken....

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    I ressurected this because I too am looking for headphones that will stand up to use in the IT suite. I have found an Amercan company that does a robust looking headphone and have asked them if they can tell me if it's available over here.
    The company website is califone.com and the model 610 headphones seem to be well built.

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    we used to use ones like these to do listening stations for public use... only once did a pair get broken when a teenager full on jumped up and down on them and broke the head band, which we replaced for about £8 and carried on using them.

    Granite Sound GS-ACDS2 Dual Muff Armoured Headphones

    and you can buy all the constituent parts from canford audio.

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    Just got some of these Headphones with microphone - CD-719MV ROBUST HEADPHONE MIC Hills Components UK
    Seem pretty good although only time will tell - can get them as low as £3.30 in bulk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post
    There has to be something out there... I won't believe for a second they haven't been invented. And if they haven't...then we could make some big bucks
    I remember being shown headphones that worked via an infra-red signal at British Telecom's research park around 20 years ago - they worked on line-of-site, so you had to be looking at the screen to be able to hear what was being transmitted. They were made from tough, flexible plastic and seemed to be very robust. The only place I've ever seen them again was at Futuroscope in Poitiers, France, but they strike me as being perfect for the classroom - you hear what you're looking at (your screen, your friend's, or the teacher's) and it's pointless pinching them as they don't work anywhere else.

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