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I go with soundbars. The music teacher refused a soundbar, but others have
embraced (or at least accepted) them. :-)

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:52 AM, Melissa Hayden-Raley at MTSD <
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> I've been getting $100 bluetooth soundbar speakers and wall-mounting
> them.  The desktop speakers have been disappearing out of rooms at night.
> I do a handful of rooms a year, working it into my replacement cycle.  The
> projectors' built-in speakers are just not workable for a classroom, and I
> feel like these are a necessary complement to my projector replacement
> cycle.
>
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:39 AM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Hmm, before I started this job 12 years ago, the school had bought lots
>> of PCs that came with "cheap, underpowered sets".  I've had a surplus of
>> them ever since I started, and whenever a teacher asks for a set, that's
>> what I give them, and I've never had any complaints.  A couple of teachers
>> have gotten Smartboard speakers with their smartboards, at $300 a pop.  Do
>> not buy those, if they break, Smart won't repair them,  If they're under
>> warranty, they'll send you a new set, otherwise they tell you to throw them
>> out and buy a new set.  Seriously?  Throw out $300 speakers after a year?!
>> When that happened, that teacher bought a very nice $99 sound bar from
>> Walmart, mounted it under the smart board, and is very happy with it.
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:23 AM, Edith Fogarty <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> We use Koss UR10
>>> <https://www.koss.com/headphones/on-ear-headphones/ur10> for our
>>> student K-6.  They have a straight-cord with an adjustable headband.  We
>>> have ordered large lots of them from the Computer Supply People
>>> <http://www.computersupplypeople.com/> for less than $7 per pair.  The
>>> one flaw that we have found is that the wire pulls out of the plug-in when
>>> plugged into our foam iPad cases, but we solved that with headphone jack
>>> extenders.
>>>
>>> Edith Fogarty
>>> Technology Integration Facilitator
>>> Bradford Elementary School
>>> 143 Fairground Rd
>>> Bradford, VT 05033
>>> 802.222.4077 x281
>>> 802.222.5196 fax
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 7:59 AM, Dave Hansen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Wise list folks:
>>>>
>>>> What is your recommendation for speakers that get the job done in a
>>>> classroom?  I've tried sets with subwoofers and satellite speakers, but
>>>> sometimes the cords are an issue.  Cheaper, underpowered sets aren't quite
>>>> loud enough.  Thoughts?
>>>>
>>>> Dave Hansen
>>>> Technology Specialist
>>>> Southwest VT Supervisory Union
>>>>
>>>
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