When it comes to your children the first thing to think about is their safety, and headphones make no exception.
First of all it is important to know that listening to headphones for longer periods of time can damage anyone’s hearing, especially children’s. A good idea is to invest in a volume-limiting pair of headphones thus ensuring the audio stays at safe levels.
The list below contains what we think are the most noteworthy buying options when it comes getting the best set of headphones for your child.
Best Headphones for Kids
1. Kidz Gear Wired Headphones
The Kidz Gear wired headphones feature the proprietary KidzControl Volume Limit Technology which ensures a safe listening volume of up to 85dB.
The headphones are very lightweight and comfortable, and come with out-of-the-box compatibility for use with iPad, iPod, iPhone devices and other audio players.
The Kidz headphones deliver extremely rich sound quality for a variety of audio content – DVDs, MP3s, game players and radio.
The headphones come in 5 different colors including pink, orange, blue, green and purple and are also available as a wireless model.
They are definitely a must have for children in the car, on the plane or hanging out at home.
Kidz Gear Wired Headphones Video Review
2. Califone 2810-TI Kids Stereo and PC Headphones
The Califone 2810 stereo headphones for kids are ideal for use at story time, in the library and at the computer.
The large earcups manage to cover the entire ear making the headphones very comfortable to wear, and also provide decent isolation from outside noises, reducing the need to increase the volume.
The headphones come with a 6 foot straight cord with 3.5mm plug and an inline volume control.
The rugged, adjustable headband makes these headphones very comfortable to wear and along with the ABS plastic earcups is able withstand daily use.
The manufacturer offers a one year warranty for school use.
Califone 2810 Kids Headphones Video Review
3. JVC HA-KD5 Kids Stereo Headphones
The JVC-KD5 headphones are build for children of ages 4 and up. They come in 2 different designs a pink with purple design and a yellow with blue design appealing to both boys and girls.
The headphones come with different stickers depending on the color design that include letters, photos and various shapes, allowing the kids to fully customize their pair.
The JVCs have a bit more grown up look, which feels or kids who take their headphones to school. The headphones feature a 85dB volume limiter and a 0.8m cord ideal for laptop/tablet use.
4. JLab JBuddies Kids Volume Limiting Headphones
The JBuddies Kids headphones are accoustically designed and built for kids of ages 2+. They feature a built-in volume regulator which reduces the volume to less than 90 db, ensuring a safe listening experience.
The headphones are made out of durable, spill resistant plastic and they come with a carrying pouch allowing the parents to keep them safe and secure while on the move.
JLab has fitted the headphones with hypoallergenic ear cushions designed to perfectly fit small children’s ears, ensuring excellent comfort levels during long road trips and plane rides.
5. Sony MDR-222KD Childrens Headphones
The Sony MDR-222KD headphones are among the best sounding headphones specially designed for children. The adjustable headband is built to fit a childs head but it can adjust to adult size heads so you don’t have to worry that your child will outgrow them.
The headphones also incorporate a volume limiter set at 90dB. They’re built for kids of ages 8 and above. The 13.5mm drivers with neodymium magnets provide crips, clear audio making these headphones the perfect choice for kids listening to music.
The Sony headphones feature a lightweight construction with foam earpads that provide a decent level of comfort even when used for longer periods of time.
6. Maxell Safe Soundz Over-Ear Headphones
The Maxell Safe Soundz headphones come in 3 different sizes, and are built for children between the ages of 3 to 12 years, depending on which headphone size you choose.
The headphones feature soft cushioned headband and earcups that provide great comfort even when listening for longer periods of time.
Depending on which age version of these headphones you get, the volume limiting features can be set as low as 75db and can go up to 95dB for older children.
The headphones are ideal for kids who want to listen to music, watch TV or play on their tablet, all in a safe listening environment.
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