Listen Up! These Are the Best Headphones For Kids (and They Are All Under $30)
If you have a music- or iPad-loving kid on your hands (and who doesn't?), a great set of headphones is a must! Not that we don't think you should check in to see what they're really watching on YouTube, but seriously, no adult needs to hear every word that comes out of Evan Tube HD's mouth. Before you invest in a pair of Beats just for your little one (seriously, don't do that unless you've always wanted a broken set of Beats), check out the following 11 headphones made just for kids. From indestructible, flexible construction to create-your-own designs, these headphones (all $30 or less!) are sure to keep both parents and kids plugged in and happy.
Sakar Over-the-Ear Headphones
Manufactured by Sakar, these Peanuts-branded headphones ($11) feature soft, padded ear cups and a nonremovable, volume-limiting cable. The headphones come in more than a dozen different designs featuring popular characters like Batman, Dora the Explorer, the Ninja Turtles, and Hello Kitty.
If your kids hate earbuds and bulky over-the-ear headphones, CozyPhones headphones ($18, originally $30) are a great alternative. They have removable, thin, volume-limiting speakers in a lightweight, washable headband. Easy to pack, CozyPhones have the added benefit of lying flat against your child's head, meaning your child is more likely to fall and stay asleep while traveling while wearing them.
Seedling Design-Your-Own Headphones
Let your kid put their own spin on their headphones using this Seedling Design-Your-Own Headphone Kit ($30). The set features a pair of white over-ear headphones plus craft paints, markers, and stencil shapes for decorating them any way your child wants.
LilGadgets Connect+ Premium Headphones
LilGadgets' Connect+ Premium Headphones ($18, originally $21) have a cool foldable design and feature a SharePort, which means another set of headphones can plug in to share audio. Even better, a portion of each purchase goes toward bullying prevention in schools.
BuddyPhones Volume Limiting Headphones
BuddyPhones headphones ($20, originally $30) come with six sets of decorative stickers for customization, a kid-safe limited volume level, and hypoallergenic padding. The cable is flat to prevent tangles and includes a patented, built-in audio splitter for sharing with friends.