Califone often sets the educational standard for audio equipment and we've done it again with the first active noise-cancelling headphone designed specifically for school and library environments. The NC500TFC Active Noise Cancelling stereo headphone is ideal for high stakes language testing that requires the quietest of individual settings including classrooms, learning centers and labs. It can be used by itself to block out external noise and outside distractions as well as to listen to audio content when plugged into a multimedia player or computer for literacy, ELL/ELD, language learning applications and music appreciation.
The ability to block background noise when coupled with this innovative, proprietary technology provides the utmost in enhanced sound quality and improved speech clarity to make it easier to isolate and hear key words, tones, and inflections without increasing the volume. By filtering out undesirable sounds and reducing distortion, this headphone increases the perceived loudness by creating high frequency harmonics that are not masked by low frequency sounds without raising the actual volume, which allows students to remain focused.
This will encourage students to reduce the level of playback to a safe listening level for hearing protection with its in-line volume control. The NC500TFC headphone is also the most comfortable in the award-winning line of classroom quality listening devices. Upgraded, replaceable leatherette earpads and the lightweight ergonomic design help make it comfortable for extended periods of time. A power LED light indicates active noise cancellation or it can be powered off for passive noise cancellation with its on/off switch. It has an adjustable, cushioned headband that comfortably fits students of all sizes, ambient noise-reducing over-the-ear earcups that allow students to hear previously indiscernible sounds, and a 5' detachable straight cord with 3.5mm stereo plug and ¼” audio adapter. The swiveling earcups on the NC500TFC fold flat inside its hard-shell storage case when not in use.
A: Califone headphones are available in silver, blueberry or beige, depending upon what headphone you need. The 3060-series are available in all 3 colors. The 2924AVP, 2924AVPS and 3064AV headset come in both beige and blueberry. However, the color-themed Listening First™ headphones come in blue, red and yellow. The 3068AV is only available in black. The SA-740 and NC500TFC in silver.
A: The NC500TFC active noise cancelling headphone helps protect students’ hearing with its large over-the-ear earcups that reduce ambient noise even before the noise-cancelling feature is activated. To activate the noise-cancelling feature built, simply turn on the on/off switch located on the earcup. The lit green LED light next to the on/off switch provides a confirmation that the noise cancellation is active.
A: The NC500TFC active noise cancelling headphones are only available with its hardshell storage case as the headphone earcups allow it to fold flat inside. Storage cases help protect headphones and other audio visual equipment.
A: The difference between a headphone and a headset is a headphone is used only for listening and a headset can be used for listening and capturing audio responses (used by many language/reading programs). Put another way, a headset is a headphone with a microphone attached to it.