September 28, 2022

Headphones for Studying

Exsar Arguello

Exsar Arguello is an Editorial freelancer for StockX.

The school year's best headphones (and speakers) for studying, from Apple's Airpods offering to Kim Kardashian's collaborative Beats.

The school year's best headphones (and speakers) for studying, from Apple's Airpods offering to Kim Kardashian's collaborative Beats.

This article is part 2 of 12 in the series: Back to School

By this point of the school year, you’re probably already somewhat comfortable with your schedule, balancing the intricate daily challenges of homework, studying, friends, and extracurricular activities. Alone time when you’re in school is a must to help keep your mental health in check, and a pair of headphones is a great way to block out the noise. 

If you’re looking for a pair of headphones to accompany those late night studying sessions, StockX has you covered. Here are the best headphones available now to help get you through the school year. 

Apple AirPods Max Headphones

Techradar called the Apple AirPods Max the best accessory for Apple devotees, providing some of the best noise canceling in headphones the publication ever tested. Like other AirPods, the Apple AirPods Max will seamlessly connect to your Apple devices, ready for your enjoyment straight out of the box. Unlike other noise canceling headphones, the AirPods Max are constructed with stainless steel earcups, adding a premium feel when you put the headphones on. Under the hood, the headphones feature Apple’s H1 chip in each earcup, allowing for active noise cancelation, transparency mode, spatial audio, and adaptive EQ. 

When you’re not studying hard, spatial audio provides for an immersive listening experience. The technology moves sound around you as if you’re a bystander in the movie or show you’re watching, a great way to engulf yourself in new worlds. 

If you’re head-first in the Apple ecosystem, the AirPods Max is currently the most premium audio experience available from the tech giant. These headphones will do wonders for your school year productivity goals. Turn on noise canceling, put on your favorite playlist or record, and get work done. All models of the Apple AirPod Max are currently available on StockX for below retail, meaning you’ll get a great product at the best price point on the market for brand new headphones.

JBL Flip 5 

If over-the-ear headphones aren’t your cup of tea, consider the JBL Flip 5, one of the best portable speakers currently available on the market. An extremely versatile piece of tech, the JBL Flip 5 is perfect for background music while you hit the books, or next get-together with your friends. The JBL Flip 5 delivers high-quality audio without compromise, featuring up to 12 hours of playtime, and allows you to connect your speaker to other Flip 5s for a deeper sound. 

The rugged rubber material means the speaker can take a beating without compromising sound quality. Between your study sessions, a day at the pool, or everything in between, the JBL Flip 5 is the perfect companion throughout the school year. 

Beats x Kim K Fit Pro True Wireless Earbuds

Beats and Kim Kardashian teamed up to release the highly anticipated Beats x Kim K Fit Pro True Wireless earbuds. The earbuds feature a beige-brown colorway, similar to the tones and color palette Kim Kardashian has featured in her activewear brand SKIMS. The Beats Fit Pro features a winged tip design, designed for comfort while you’re writing your next paper, or frantically walking to your next class. Like the AirPods Pro, these earbuds also feature spatial audio and noise canceling, so you can drown out any unnecessary sounds throughout the semester. 

If the Apple AirPods Max are a little out of budget, but you still want a premium listening experience, the Beats x Kim K Fit Pro True Wireless earbuds will be a great option this school year. 

Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

Experience cutting edge audio for longer durations of time with the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) earphones. Apple has refined the AirPods with some new quality of life improvements on the latest model. The Apple AirPods features spatial audio with dynamic head tracking, adaptive EQ (based on the music you’re playing), and a plethora of sensors and microphones to enhance the calling experience. Whether you’re studying, taking a Zoom call, or at the gym between classes, the Apple AirPods are a great daily headphone. 

The Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) are covered in an acoustic mesh, which will minimize noise when on a call, according to Apple. The Apple AirPods are sweat and water resistant (IPX4), and feature improved battery life. According to Apple, the Apple AirPods (3rd Generation) feature 6 hours of listening time with one charge (5 hours with spatial audio enabled), and up to 30 hours of listening time with the MagSafe charging case. If you’re looking to upgrade your audio experience to tackle the school year, consider picking the 3rd generation Apple AirPods, available now on StockX.