Best Volume Limiting Headphones for Kids


The problem with buying headphones for children is that a lot of what you see online doesn't cater for protecting those little ears. As an adult, you know the dangers of excessive noise levels, but young children don't. The maximum loudness level should never go above 85 dB when listening to digital music or any other form of sound.

Most headphones don't come with any safeguards for restricting the sound output that is within this safe listening limit. With this in mind when selecting a pair of headphones for your child, you'll want to make sure that they offer the right protection at all times.

Even if they alter the volume controls on their MP3 player, PMP, or another type of audio source, you'll know that their hearing won't be damaged. In this guide, we focus on a selection of top quality headphones for kids that weigh in at well under $50 and have built-in volume protection as standard.

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Maxell Kids Safe Headphones (KHP-2)


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As well as built-in volume level protection, the Maxell Kids Safe KHP-2 Headphones are also ergonomically designed to provide a comfortable fit. The materials used also make these headphones light-weight and kid-friendly for long-term use with any device that has a 3.5 mm headphone socket.

Maxell's KHP-2 headphones deliver good sound via its neodymium drivers and they output a decent frequency range which according to the technical specs is 14 to 20000 Hz. There's also a generous lifetime limited warranty for peace of mind.

If you're looking for a quality pair of kids headphones that give good sound while protecting their hearing, then the Maxell Kids Safe KHP-2 is a good all-around performer for less than $20.

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JLab Jbuddies Kid's Volume Limiting Headphones

JLab JBuddies Kids Headphones
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Available in a range of bright colors (black, blue, pink, and purple), the JLab Jbuddies Volume Limiting Headphones are suitable for kids aged 2 and over. They have a built-in volume limiter that prevents sound going too loud and are compatible with a large range of electronic gadgets such as: MP3 players, tablets, portable DVD players, and other devices that have a standard 3.5 mm audio jack.

What children will also like about these headphones is not just the comfort that the hypoallergenic ear pads bring, but the fact they can also personalize their set of headphones using a selection of themed stickers -- these are placed on the ends of the headphones. There's also a handy travel pouch included which has a drawstring to safely carry them around when not in use.

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Kidrox Volume Limited Wired Headphones for Kids

Kidrox volume-limited headphones

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These Kidrox headphones come with volume protection up to 85dB to ensure your child's hearing is protected while they listen to MP3 music, audiobooks or even when watching movies etc.

They are designed to be comfortable for kids to wear and unlike most headphones can be stretched, twisted and bent to enable sharing of music.

They also come in a range of colors and include an extension pad for smaller heads: this fits on the headband.

If you've got more than one child to buy headphones for, then the Kidrox headphones are worth a serious look.