Who'd have thought that when it's already time to hit the supermarket to buy school supplies for the incoming school year, you'd be required to get your child a pair of headphones for your kids? It may feel unusual to us—who never had the luxury of using iPad, computers and our electronic gadgets to teach our kids.
Anyway, whenever we buy items for our kids, we can't help but be a bit OC in choosing the best things for them—headphones or earphones included. So, as a co-parent, who's pretty much confused as to which type of headphones is best for kids, let me give you a hand.
OnAnOff Kid's Headphones
With a funky customizable design, your kids will surely love these pair of headphones. You have the option of choosing between 7 different colors. Well, aside from your kids loving the color choices and the additional vinyl stickers to choose from, you will love that the earphones are pretty durable. The earphones are made of a bendable frame with a detachable hypoallergenic padding for added comfort. This way your kids can twist and bend and sit on their headphones without actually damaging it.
With regard to sound quality, one feature that we do love is the crisp clear sound of the kid's headphones. The maximum setting is always set to 85 decibels (dB)--which is the World Health Organization's maximum recommended volume level for kids.
These headphones for kids also come with 2 ½ feet of flat audio cables preventing t from getting tangled up. It also has its own built-in audio splitter that can accommodate up to 4 other BuddyPhones.
Storage is also a breeze since the headphones are foldable making you save tons of space in your kid's bag. It also keeps the headphones stored away much easier rather than it being a nuisance to the rest of the things in your child's bag.
AmazonBasics Volume Limited On-Ear Headphones for Kids
Being on the cheaper side of things, you will love AmazonBasics's Volume Limited On-Ear Headphones. These headphones for kids comply with the 85 dB requirement by WHO, however, the volume can be adjusted to a maximum of 94 dB.
The headphones feature bright design options for girls and boys making it a wonderful pair of headsets to own. The headphones are also adjustable up to an inch which is perfect for your younger children. The ear cushions are gentle and very comfortable, that way, your child won't have weary ears after wearing it for long periods of time.
The headphones aren't too tight either making it an irritable wear in the long run that's why it's a perfect set for your younger kids especially for long-haul flights and other long-distance travel. It is, however, a bit fragile since the plastic frame can easily break under pressure. You will love that it comes with a 3.5 mm jack making it compatible with most devices from iPad to Kindles and other generic gadgets.
iClever Kid's Headphones
Choosing the best headphones for kids can be difficult especially if you have a very playful child. The iClever Kid's Headphones would be a perfect fit for any hyperactive child since it is made of a bendable, twistable, and highly durable silicone frame. So no matter how your child twists it or accidentally steps or sits on it, it's bound to have a longer lifespan than other kid's headphones in the market. Your kids will also love the cat ear design that comes in four different colors.
It is also a volume limiting headphones that reaches a maximum of 85 dB. This then makes it a perfect kid's headphones for toddlers aged 3 and up. It can also be used for smaller children since it is made of food-grade silicone making it a safe material for your child—even if they do have the habit of chewing on things. The headband is also adjustable giving a 2-inch extension for growing kids.
It also has noise cancellation feature giving it a good-quality sound experience. These headphones are also highly compatible with all other gadgets ranging from iPad to Android phones and eBook readers with its 3.5 mm jack.
Lil Gadgets Headphones for Children
Design with 5 different colors meant for kids, there is more to love about Lil Gadgets headphones for kids than just the design. The headphones are made with a high-quality adult-grade sound with a maximum of 93 dB. It may be a little bit louder than the expected range suitable for kids but the design quality of the headphones are definitely all kid-friendly.
It's made of durable plastic, making sure that it will last until your child overgrows it. You'll love that it has a built-in share port, meaning, it has two jacks: one to connect to the device and the other to share with a buddy pair of headphones. The headphones are also made with SoftTouch fabric, making it very comfortable on your children's ears.
This kid's headphone cords are made nylon braided audio cable preventing it from ever getting tangled. It can also be detached to prevent cord damage and also to make it easier to pack and use at your convenience.
Packing is also made easy for both you and your children since the earphones are foldable and compact thus reducing storing or packing damage. It also comes with a microfiber travel pouch to suit your every traveling needs.
Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Premium Kids Headphones
If you're looking for cordless headphones for kids, then this would be your best bet. Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Premium kids headphones are made just for that. With lesser hassle on tangled cords and wiring and even a possible choking hazard to toddler, Puro Sound Labs headphones for kids would be a wonderful pick.
With a guaranteed 18 hours of wireless playtime and another 200 hours standby of battery, you'll never have to keep recharging these earphones for your kids. With a maximum limit of 85dB, you also don't have to worry about a hearing problem for your child in the long run.
Although, it's the most expensive headphones for kids on this list, it's all worth it. With crisp high-quality sound and noise blocking features, it is made with custom 40mm dynamic drivers that will, always and only produce great sound. The reason why it's pricier than most headphones for kids is the fact that it is made of durable and lightweight aluminum.
It has a quick Bluetooth device connect and a built-in microphone for two-way calling. The headphones are padded for added comfort for your kids. The headphones are also compact and foldable for better and easier storage. It also comes with a detachable 3.5mm jack if you desire to have it directly connected to your device.
Kidz Gear Wired Headphones for Kids
If you're worried about getting a great phone for your 2-year-old, you'll like the Kidz gear Wired headphones for kids. This kid's headphones are definitely lightweight making it a great fit for your child without it making your child feel uncomfortable. It has a split frame design reducing the weight carried by your child as well as making the earphones more comfortable to wear.
You will also love that it is volume limited to 90dB. The headphones come with a studio-great sound quality giving high-definition clear sound for all your audio playing needs. Your kids will also love that it comes in 6 different solid colors to choose from namely: pink, orange, blue, lime green, purple, and white.
Kidz Gear Wired headphones for kids also has its own microfiber travel pouch and an added audio splitter for sharing purposes. The headphones are made with a durable BPA-free plastic frame that's why it's light and comfy on your children's heads.
After close scrutiny, our top pick for the best headphones for kids would be the Puro Sound Labs BT2200 Premium Headphones for Kids. Its high-quality studio sound along with its durable aluminum frame makes it worth the cost. Although it is quite expensive—priced at almost $100—the sound quality is bound with a lifetime guarantee.
For a much cheaper option, we recommend the OnAndOff Kid's headphones, it's cute, funky and flexible. This is a pair that is perfect for a very playful child—which is perfect for every one of our children.