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Kidz Gear Wired Headphones For Kids
So the other day, one of my readers asked me the recommend some good not to expensive headphones for her 4-year-old daughter. I recommended her to check out some of the headphones from Kidz Gear. Now I don’t own any of those headphones, but I did some research. Check their website and various reviews available. I also know what’s important and – more important – what’s not important in a headphone for little kids.
I mean you don’t need to get your 4-year-old a $500 audiophile headphone. People tend to go a little crazy in those things and actually thinking more of what they themselves would want, instead of thinking about what their kid would love. I got an almost 4-year-old son and when I’m seeing him dragging and throwing his stuff around, I’m glad that’s not my Sennheiser HD 650 being thrown somewhere in the corner…
So what is important, you ask. Okay, look at this:
Kids love all things that have flashy colors. Its’s just the way it is. So when a headphone comes in practically all the colors of the rainbow, that’s a big thing!
Don’t put a 500 grams weighing headphone on your kid his or her head. You don’t wanna injure them okay. Oh and when they throw that brick around. Be sure to duck, and pray it’s not in a collision course with your brand new top of the line smart-tv…
When the kids go to their grandparents, chances are they’re playing with some of your toys. Yes, YOUR toys… Stuff that’s 20-30 years old and still in good shape. And you know you’ve not been kind to those… That stuff was practically unbreakable. Kids toys need to be durable. End of story!
Pretty straightforward. A kid doesn’t care if their toys cost $15 or $150… But listen. Cheap cannot mean fragile! Remember the previous point. This is where the Kidz Gear headphones seem to excel.
Not Too Loud
You need to protect those little ears! More and more young people are having some kind of hearing issue, because of too much exposure to loud music. So a headphone for kids needs to have a volume limiter!
Okay, let’s look a bit closer to these headphones. They are made from a durable and bendable plastic. This makes them very light and not easily breakable.
They are made to fit kids from 2 years and older, but I’ve heard they also fit adults. So I wouldn’t worry that your kid will grow out of these. The double headband is a nice detail. These distribute pressure much better than a single headband. Also, the headphone is easily adjusted with a click system.
The ear paddings are made out of silicone and seem to give a nice comfortable fit. Not sure if they’re replaceable though…
The included KidzControl Volume Limit cable is just a volume limit cable with a 3.5mm plug. These limit the volume to around 80% of the maximum volume. Because of the 3.5mm plug, they fit in practically any portable device: iPod, iPad, android, portable or built-in DVD or Blu-ray players, …
They come in six different colors, so your kid is gonna love at least one of them.
Since these are for kids I don’t expect the sound to bring tears of joy to audio enthusiasts, but people seem to like the sound a lot. I’ve not come across any review where someone told the sound quality was bad. So I think we’re okay here. 🙂
At a price of $19.99 you just can not go wrong with these headphones. You get a nice durable headphone that’s gonna last them for a very long time and has a decent sound.
I’ll probably pick one up for my son’s birthday next month. 🙂