Four Bluetooth headphones that protect your kids’ ears
Bright colors and volume protection make these great headphones for young ones.
Music is a crucial part of child development. It can help accelerate brain development, and improve intellectual, social, emotional, motor, and language literacy. Not to mention: it’s fun! Whether your kids are singing along to “Let it Go” or the latest Ariana Grande song, these headphones can help them get lost in the music. They can help your kids zoom in on educational programs, or watch movies and TV too. But children’s sensitive ears can be easily damaged, so headphones geared for children usually contain built-in volume limits, to keep young listeners safe. Some have fantastic, fun designs to boot. Here are some of our favorites.
The LilGadgets Untangled PRO headphones come in six bright, eye-catching colors (lime green, electric blue, and bright pink!). The headphones are designed to fit children four and older. Earpads and headbands are made of a soft, breathable mesh, and are sized to fit smaller heads. The headphones limit volume to 93db, and include a SharePort that lets you connect another headphone without needing a headphone splitter. The headphones can withstand long car trips, with 12 hours of battery life and 180-hour standby. They come with a travel bag and a backup cable.
In addition to the usual features, these headphones come with a delightful bonus: red, blue, and green LEDs cap off both ends of the headphones. The LEDs will dance and flash in tune with the music, and your child might too. The headphones come in three contrasting colorways: turquoise/blue, white/pink, and lavender/pink. Because these don’t come with a built-in volume limit, they’re best suited for kids 10 and older. For younger kids, there’s the Riwbox CT-7, which are topped with adorable cat-ears that flash with LED lights, and a volume limit of 85dB.
When a family member from the creators of Puro Sound Labs got a diagnosis of noise-induced hearing loss, they decided to create their own solution to protect other children. That’s the Puro Sound Labs PuroQuiets: it’s volume limited to 85dB, but doesn’t compromise on sound quality. Passive noise isolation dampens background noise, making them perfect for cross country vacations with the kids. Battery life lasts up to 35 hours with no noise-cancellation or 23 with ANC. These headphones come in four colors and have a sleek design for young sophisticates.
These budget-friendly headphones come in loud, cheerful colors like cherry red, magenta pink, and cerulean blue. Headphones come with a volume limit of 93Db. The earmuffs use skin-friendly leather and stay comfortable for extended listening sessions. They fold and pack well, and are adjustable for growing head sizes from a two-year-old’s small head to adult size.