would these headphones be the best way to record, lectures ... and then be able to play back either on an i pod (classic) or on the computer?

Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

Apple In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic

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    I don't think the microphone in the headphones is best for recording distant (across the room) voices. The iPhone's Voice Memo application with the built-in microphone is probably better. Voice memos are synchronised with iTunes and can be played back on iTunes or on iPods.

    However, as most telephone microphones are designed to eliminate background (distant) noise, the iPhone may not be the best way to record lectures. Consider purchasing a digital audio recorder for that purpose. If you use a laptop in class, you could also purchase a microphone that plugs into the laptop.

    If you're thinking about using the headphones' microphone on an iPod classic, I think you'll find that the headphones' microphone isn't designed to work with classic iPods. However, I have seen third party recorder devices for iPods. Check the compatibility before purchasing.