Study Headphones

What Are the Best Headphones for Studying?

With e-learning as popular as it is, study headphones have become an indispensable tool for joining virtual classes or connecting with remote classmates. A good pair of headphones can also help students concentrate on individual reading and preparing for exams.

But how should one go about finding the best headphones for studying?

Focusing on the following key factors is a great start.

Sound Quality

Unsurprisingly, the most important factor is the sound quality. Study headphones will be heavily used for remote classes, online group work, and listening to multimedia while reading. As such, it’s important that both the call and music quality are top-notch.

Students must be able to hear their teacher clearly and understand fellow classmates. As such, look for headphones that provide a clear, natural listening experience when on a call and deliver rich stereo sound when streaming multimedia content.

Microphone Quality

This is the other side of the same coin. Just as the wearer of the headphones needs to hear everyone else, the other side must also clearly hear the wearer. That’s why microphone quality is the next on this list.

The best headphones for studying will come with different features that maximize voice pickup. Many will feature a movable boom arm that brings the microphone closer to the speaker’s mouth. Some headphones even come with noise-canceling microphones to make sure that it’s only the wearer’s voice that comes through instead of any ambient noise.

Speaking of which…

Noise Cancellation

Study headphones should help the wearer concentrate in any environment. Students may often have to study or dial in from noisy places like cafes or public transport. Having a pair of headphones that can effectively block out external noise is invaluable in such cases.

It’s possible to find studying headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC), which adapts to the level of external noise and creates an “anti-noise” signal to cancel the noise out. These types of headphones are especially effective for deep studying sessions where students must really focus on reading while tuning in to their preferred multimedia tracks.

  • Wearing Comfort

    Another important factor to consider is how comfortable the headphones are to wear for long periods of time. Students will often find themselves using their study headphones for many hours in a single day. So it pays to look for a pair that fits well and does not cause any discomfort or fatigue.

    Some of the features that make headphones comfortable to wear include soft, breathable ear cushions, an adjustable headband, and a lightweight and ergonomic design.
  • Portability

    Last but not least, students will want to consider how easy their headphones should be to carry and store. It’s common for students to travel between different locations for their classes, study sessions, or extracurricular activities. Having a pair of headphones that can fit in a backpack or a pocket without taking up too much space or getting damaged is a plus.

    Go for headphones that can be easily folded or collapsed between calls and study sessions. It may even be worth it to invest in a pair of wireless headphones, as these eliminate the hassle of tangled cables and are generally more portable. Finally, it’s a bonus if the headphones come with a protective carrying case or pouch that also serves to protect them from the elements.

EPOS Study Headphones & Headsets
Which One Is Right for You?

EPOS offers a range of study headphones for every need and budget. Pick the best pair for your exact requirements.

C10 - USB-C Communication Headset

Study Your Way

EPOS C10 is an on-ear, double-sided wired headset with in-line call control. It offers simple plug-and-play connectivity to any device via a USB-C cable. The C10 delivers superior stereo sound and comes with a discreet boom arm that helps improve voice pickup. When not in use, the boom arm folds neatly away.

Powered by smart audio technologies like EPOS VOICE™, this headset provides a clear and natural listening experience to improve your online learning and individual studying sessions. They also come with a carry pouch for enhanced portability.

Recommended for: Students who need a pair of simple-yet-flexible study headphones.

Learn more about C10

C20 - Wireless Communication Headset

Keep It Flexible

EPOS C20 is an on-ear, double-sided wireless headset with a USB dongle. The C20 headphones can connect to multiple devices at the same time, letting students switch on the fly from participating in lessons on their laptop to listening to multimedia on their smartphones.

The C20 is equipped with a noise-canceling microphone that helps cut out ambient noise and improve voice pickup. The headset is powered by EPOS BrainAdapt™ technology to help students stay focused and reduce listening fatigue. With up to 27 hours of battery life, the C20 can easily last over the course of multiple days of studying.

Recommended for: Students who are often on the go between classes

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C50 - Wireless Communication Headset with ANC

Stay Focused Anywhere

EPOS C50 is an on-ear, double-sided wireless communication headset with ANC. It’s especially effective in helping students keep their focus even in noisy surroundings or while traveling. The C50 achieves this thanks to its four ANC microphones that reduce background noise and the plush ear pads that offer enhanced sound isolation.

Similarly to the C20, the headset can connect to two devices at the same time and comes with EPOS BrainAdapt™ technology for reduced fatigue and improved focus. The C50 boasts almost two days of battery life (46 hours), so students won’t have to worry about running out of power in the middle of a busy day.

Recommended for: Students who need to concentrate in noisy environments

Learn more about C50