We recently sold a couple hundred headphones (£2 a pop) to a primary school which opted to keep a certain amount spare for 'breakages' in the server room, and use a sticky backed hook on the rear of screens, as well as cable ties to keep them. Seems to have worked well from the feedback I've had.
Hmmm. Some interesting points but thinking about the stick on hooks. They would need to be fairly deep hooks though as the head band is fairly thick but the headphones are light. Also, the monitors are out of warranty now.
Oh this is one of them things you'll never win regardless of what you try. You'll always find them where they shouldn't be, or broken...
How do you find headphone quality vs breakages? Our current ICT team by very cheap small headphones which break if you look at them. Do you find that if you buy a more 'solid' pair that they get more respect because they are not cheap and nasty in look and feel?
We got the educational ones from Hills (also available on eBuyer) and shackle them to the PC through the same fitting as the security cables... they can't go far that way :)
+1 for The Hills Components Hills Components UK headphones.
They come in individual bags which eliminates tangling. If the earpads get ripped off (they are rubber not foam and none broken so far) you can order spares. Also the cord is fabric covered so they are tangle resistant. We paid £4.50 each for them.
In practice (after 6months) we have never had to use any of the spare earpads but we have had some of the bags lost or torn. We have also had one 3.5mm plug tip broken off inside a PC. We have had no other breakages.
But the microphones are not very sensitive.
Funny you should say the tip of the 3.5mm plug came off, we had the exact same problem a few weeks ago but the end got stuck in a students iphone which i had the great job of getting out.
Originally Posted by Alis_Klar
I blamed it on the student for been heavy handed with it and quested ehy he was using headphones that were plugged into and cable tied to the machine.
The only way i could get an end to break was to pinch the end with a pair of pliars and twist the end off.