Finalizing on the best headphones for kids is not as simple as it seems. Now numerous headphone companies design their product specially for kids. Such headphones satisfy the needs of young children and their parents.
With increase in the usage of smart phones and tablets, even the little ones being able to operate them by themselves, Need of a headphone is quite obvious for kids so that they can watch their favorite movies and TV shows and give you a little peace.
|Model||Wireless||Connection||Volume Control||Noise Cancellation||Watch IT|
|LILGADGETS UNTANGLED||Yes||BlueTooth||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|GROOV-E-GV590PW||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|PURO SOUND BT220||Yes||BlueTooth||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|JVC HAKD6Y||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|FSL PROTEC||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|IFROGZ LITTLE ROCKERZ||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|GRIFFIN CRAYOLA||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|GRIFFIN KAZOO||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|PHILLIPS SHK2000PK||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|MARBLUE KISDROX||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
|KIDZ GEAR DELUXE||No||Stereo 3.5 mm||Yes||Yes||SEE IT|
DECIDING THE RIGHT HEADPHONES FOR KIDS?
Now the question arises that which headphone to choose and why. Factors to be considered when choosing set of children’s headphones, such as product build quality, design and last but not the least sound.
We all know that kids do not worry about the brand name; They want something cool looking or something to do with their favorite cartoon character. Some kids might want the same headphone which their classmates have. Some manufacturers claim the headphone is specifically designed for kids but in reality they offer no hearing protection and also lack in child-specific features.
We have made this list which will save your time and money and will help you in finalizing the best headphone for your kid and to protect your kids hearing long-term and make their experience with audio that much better.
DESIGN AND DURABILITY MATTERS
Expecting kids to use these headphones without a lot of abuse is far from truth. Because of this headphones built quality should be the primary focus while buying it for kids as the headphone will go through a rough use.
After doing vast research we included seriously tough options as compared to most regular headphones. Credit should be given to these headphone companies who took durability into consideration while designing their headphones for small children.
HEARING PROTECTION – LIMITING VOLUME TO SAFE LEVELS
Young children before reaching their late teens their hearing is not fully developed and exposing their ears to loud music for a long period of time can have severe consequences for young children. To restrict children from such issues either you constantly have to check their headphones volume levels or by using volume lock app to control it. The best solution will be to have headphones and earbuds with in-built volume control preventing kids from damaging their hearing.
This option is hassle free and easy to implement and is compatible with most of the devices. All the headphones in our recommended list are having decibel control on the volume and controlling the sound levels to go beyond 85 DB which is the safest volume level for kids. 85 DB sound limit is also supported by W.H.O (World Health Organization), This will keep your children’s hearing safe for years to come.
HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU BE SPENDING ON KID’S HEADPHONES
How much you are willing to spend depends on you but you should not go to expensive or cheap, We all know children will not use the headphones with care. The vast majority of kids headphones in our compiled list are at a reasonable price, and our primary focus was to keep the headphones price under $100 and most of the headphones are far less than that.
OVER-EAR HEADPHONES OR IN-EAR HEADPHONES
Earbuds or in-ear headphones are not for everyone, especially we can’t recommend them for kids. In-ear headphones are fragile and most likely to get crushed or will be in to bits and pieces after being dropped by kids.
Because of this reason we have only compiled the list of full size over-head headphones considering kids safety as well.
. IFROGZ LITTLE ROCKERZ HEADPHONES
The Little Rockerz Line of headphones for children is among popular options this year. They are kids favorite because of different dress up themes as various cute animals and other cartoonish characters.
They are very well built and have 85 DB limit for kids hearing protection. Another cool feature on these headphones is the venting which allows your children to hear whatever you are saying despite listening listening to music.
This feature is helpful when kids are roaming around and still be aware of the happenings around them.
. FSL PROTEC KIDS HEADPHONES
We like these headphones because of their handling of safe volume levels for kids. On the left side of the headphones we have three adjustable volume levels.
The first one is at 84 DB which is the lowest and safest for kids.The second is at 94 DB which is considered safe for children over the age of 10. The third and last one can be set to unlimited for adult users.
This headphone provides such versatility that people of all ages can use this headphone and such a good option for long road trips.
. JVC HAKD6Y Kidsphone Headphones (Yellow)
The JVC headphones are quite popular among the kids because of its cool and fun design with various colors to choose from, the price is also under our recommended budget.
Being a cheap headphone still built quality is very solid, thick headband and comforting earpads.
With sound levels limited to 85 DB gives added protection to your kids ears. We really like this headphone and they held there spot for over a year now.
. GRIFFIN CRAYOLA HEADPHONES
Griffin globally renowned for their accessories of iphone and ipads made a joint venture with kids mess maker Crayola to make a colorful and safe headphones for kids.
Design comes with volume limiter and available in different headphone colors options.
Built quality is mediocre and no paddings on the headband which compromises the comfort but the price is very cheap if you are on a tight budget.
. PURO SOUND BT220
If you have slightly older kids and are looking for less cartoonish design then Puro sound labs Bluetooth headphone would be the best choice. The design is eye catching as evident in the picture on the right.
Obvious advantage with Puro is having a wireless headphones for kids (18 hours of battery life) and even with volume restriction still won’t seem like a kids headphones.
Various color options are available, The headphone is made for people of all ages. Design seems like they made it for adults but with volume restrictions can be used by kids and adults.
. GRIFFIN KAZOO VOLUME LIMITING HEADPHONES
Another fun options for kids with cheap price for people on a tight budget. These headphones were designed aiming young children with a wide range of shapes to choose from such as monkey, penguin and lion.
Product looks a bit cheap because of not having pads headband. With having price under $10, you will not be bothered in case of damage. Nothing special but still they justified the price.
. PHILLIPS SHK2000PK KIDS HEADPHONES
Among most favorite kids headphones during assembling the list comes Philips SHK2000PK.
Even having on-ear design, this headphone provides the most comfiest experience among all.
The headphone built quality is remarkable and can handle extensive rough use. Earcups are adjustable to fit all head shapes. Multiple color options provides freedom of choice.
. MARBLUE HEADFOAMS
First noticeable and standout design feature is it’s headfoams. There is a big foam on top of the headphone. This headphone can pass any sort of durability tests because of having such a nice built quality.
This product offers plenty of colors to choose from along with volume controller and best part of it being extremely comfortable.
The headphones design seems strange when you first look at it but it checks all the boxes of being a safe, strong and comfortable headphone.
. KIDZGEAR KIDZCONTROL
Kids nowadays are into playing online games and Kidz Gear offering them a unique design. There is a built in microphone for kids so that they can have chit chat with friends while playing online video games.
Like other headphones in out compiled list, Kidz Gear Deluxe comes with different color designs to choose from, suiting kids of both genders and headband is also super strong.
Only drawback is that it won’t comes with detachable microphone but it could be a potential safety hazard.
. GROOV-E GV590PW KIDS DJ STYLE
Groov-e GV590 kids headphones available in pink and blue color. As the name suggest, these headphones give kids feel like a DJ in a party.
These headphones are among the cheapest headphones and built quality can be questioned but still they didn’t compromised on comfort of the user, as the foam on earpads gives a comforting experience.
The standard 85 DB volume restriction and various adjustable points makes it a good fit any kind of user. Only drawback is that the headphones is not available in different colors to choose from. The earpads provide enough cushioning for every shape and size of ears.
. LILGADGETS UNTANGLED WIRELESS
The leader of this years list by far is Lilgadgets untangled pro. Brilliant design, various colors to choose from and being wireless, which means you don’t have them running off with the headphones on and the cable attached to your smart device.
It is compatible with nearly all Bluetooth devices. The earpads are designed while childrens in mind to make sure the earpads won’t fall off.
Headphone battery life is very solid with a battery backup of 12 hours while in use and 180 hours backup on standby. A portion of every sales goes to bullying prevention and awareness in various schools via our partner organizations.
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