When we went to Flordia earlier this year, I knew I needed headphones for the kids to wear on the plane. I surfed over to Amazon, and searched “kids’ headphones.” Kidz Gear was the first brand that came up. They had some good reviews from other shoppers, and were somewhat reasonably priced at $20, so I ordered three pairs (green, pink, blue) for the kiddos. Here’s what I thought-
- These headphones are well-made and durable, but light. My kids have been throwing them around since we bought them in March, and they still work great!
- The sizing of these headphones is great for little ones. My boys both have pretty big heads, but my daughter not so much. The headphones adjust to a range of sizes, and ACTUALLY STAY ON MY KIDS’ HEADS. We’ve had other headphones that slide off too easily, but not Kidz Gear.
- The BEST part about the headphones from a Mom’s point of view is the ability to limit the maximum volume to what Kidz Gear says is 80% lower than the original maximum volume. That means that when my Logan tries to jack the volume all the way to the top in hopes of
blowing out his eardrumssatisfying a sensory seeker’s needs, his tiny ears will only receive 20% of the max volume. It’s an easy switch on the wires themselves, but hidden enough that the kids haven’t figured it out yet 🙂
- The snugness of the headphones give good sensory feedback for my sensory seeker, but aren’t too tight for my other kids. Logan even wears them when he isn’t listing to anything.
- The sound is clear, the colors are cool, and the kids like them. Enough said.
Overall I would recommend these headphones. Originally $20 seemed a little expensive for something I figured the kids would just break, but it’s a case where you get what you pay for, and it is worth it.
**I want to note that these opinions are completely my own, and I didn’t get any freebies 🙂
In case you are wondering how we use them now that we are off the plane, look forward to my post about our “listening teepee,” where we relax with Playaways audiobooks from the library and slow and soft MP3s.