Kid Friendly Headphones



Cultivating the musical taste of your children at an early age is very important. However, it’s probably better to have a kid who listens to his or her favourite songs and scores on headphones rather than one who turns it up to eleven. Buying headphones for kids might prove a bit difficult, as they are not necessarily interested in the same things that we are. For example, the design matters more to children, while we pay more attention to the sound quality. There are several other criteria to keep in mind when purchasing headphones for your young audiophile.

Cultivating the musical taste of your children at an early age is very important. However, it's probably better to have a kid who listens to his or her favourite songs and scores on headphones rather than one who turns it up to eleven.  Buying headphones for kids might prove a bit difficult, as they are not necessarily interested in the same things that we are. For example, the design matters more to children, while we pay more attention to the sound quality. There are several other criteria to keep in mind when purchasing headphones for your young audiophile.

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Your kid's headphones should fit well, be comfortable and have a pleasant design. Children may not work out or jog, but this doesn't mean that the headphones shouldn't be secured to their heads. Luckily for us, most of the modern headphones have adjustable headbands and are collapsible, which means it's quite easy to carry them around. Adult headphones should not be used on kids, as these are much bigger, might not sit comfortably, not to mention that they produce noise levels that are often unacceptable for the younger audience.

On top of that, the kid might want to listen to music or audiobooks for a longer time. In this scenario, the headphones must be very comfortable, and it's probably better to opt for the over-ear type, instead of earphones. Regarding the design, your kid's headphones don't have to look like animal faces. As long as they have a colourful and joyful design, they should catch the eyes of the little audiophiles. The design is not all, as they also need to be sturdy. After all, kids are a bit more careless than their discerning parents.

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More importantly, you should make sure that your kid's headphones are tested to protect the hearing. Auditory health organizations recommend a maximum noise level of 85 dB. If possible, limit the volume at the source, as listening to music at high volumes for prolonged periods of time could harm the child's ears. In addition, some headphone manufacturers implement built-in volume-limiting circuitry in their products. A preliminary list of youth hearing conservation programs is available here, in case you want more details.

Regardless of the volume, keep in mind that kids shouldn't listen to music on the headphones for more than two hours a day, and the same rule applies for adults, too. The compatibility of these products with a wide range of electronics will definitely keep parents happy. While headphones were primarily created for music, they can be used equally fine for audiobooks, gaming on smartphones and tablets, and even for watching the telly when the parents would rather listen to something else. On top of that, long road trips or flights might turn boring for the little ones. If this is the case, hand them a pair of headphones and a tablet or a smartphone and watch your battery draining in no time.

Last, but definitely not least, you will have to verify the sound quality of your kid's headphones. After all, you want him or her to hear music or audiobooks properly. With these in mind, take your kid to a retailer of audio equipment and help him choose his first pair of headphones. This should be an experience he won't forget any time soon.