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Any specific suggestions for brand/models of $100 soundbars?


Rochelle Garfinkel, MLS
Librarian & EdTech Integration Specialist

*Marlboro School*
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*Marlboro, VT 05344*
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On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 10:01 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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 <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> 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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