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8 Noise Canceling Headphone Features Students Will Love

by Bill Gribble

1. Lightweight Design 

If you’re an active student constantly bouncing back and forth from the library to the rec center, you’ll want a lightweight pair of headphones that won’t weigh you down during a run, but that will easily fit in your backpack on the way to your study group. Headphones that weigh more can cause earaches and shoulder problems when worn for too long--which is especially relevant when going for a jog.

2. Battery Life 

Battery life is a major selling point if you use your headphones for all-nighters at the library. You want a product capable of charging fast that you can rely on to last the duration of your study session. Headphones today can last 40 or more hours. Furthermore, some models even offer a quick 15-minute charge before heading to class, listeners can enjoy music for a full five hours to get them through that molecular biology lecture. 

3. Style & Material 

Some products may lack certain technical features, but make up for it with style and comfort. Students who practically live with their headphones on would certainly appreciate memory foam ear-cushions and metal headband sliders. The material is comfortable enough to wear throughout the day, and functional enough to withstand any movement or physical activity.

4. Pressure Optimiation 

Or, If you’re going to school out of state, those long flights home can feel even longer without the right headphones to help pass the time. Pressure optimization built into your headphones helps make that flight to visit the parents virtually silent--letting you catch up on much-needed sleep after midterms. 


5. Earpad Swivel 

Sometimes you just need to turn it up instead of tuning it out. Earpads that swivel allows the listener to create their own house party and share their tunes with those around them. If you want to feel the music as much as you hear it, bass control gives your playlist an additional boost of energy.

6. Waterproof 

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, or regularly get caught in a downpour on your walk to class, then you’ll want to invest in a pair of waterproof earbuds. The key is the nano-coating that protects them from sweat during your 5-mile hike, or raindrops if you like to jog during a cool drizzle. You can still control the volume, play your music, answer phone calls, and access your phone with your voice while wearing these earbuds--giving you the best of all musical worlds.

7. Bluetooth Connectivity 

Headphones with bluetooth connectivity are designed to provide optimal comfort, while never powering off. The earpads are designed to mimic the feel of human skin, so they’re always comfortable when you’re wearing your headphones. With Bluetooth connectivity, you’ll be to go wireless and always tune in to a crisp, clean sound. If you need a little extra help focusing in class, you can sync with your smartphone to play audiobooks, your favorite podcast, or some relaxing music to help you concentrate.

8. Phone Calls 

A common feature with most noise-canceling headphones is the ability to make or take phone calls. Some models even allow you to activate Siri to help you out during a study session or ask for directions when you’re out for a run. A HD microphone system will filter out any pesky background noise to deliver a clear, concise sound when you’re calling mom to ask how to make dinner or work the washing machine.

Whether you need to blast your music or require absolute silence, there’s a pair of headphones out there for any student who appreciates fine acoustics. If you need help finding the right electronics to take with you to college, make sure to pay us a visit and we will help you find exactly what you need.