Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved listening to music. I would slide on my over-the-ear headphones, plug the cord into my Walkman, and start grooving to the beat. Although, back then, my only style options were plain, neutral-colored headphones. Where’s the fun in that?
These new Youth Headphones, from eKids, bring all the fun back to listening to music. Utilizing licenses from kid-favorite brands, such as PAW Patrol, Toy Story 4, Spider-Man, The Lion King, Minnie Mouse, and Frozen 2, means there’s a pair for every child — no matter what their fandom is.
These youth-sized headphones can fit over most kid’s ears thanks to an adjustable headband that slides up and down for a snug fit. Also designed for maximum comfort, these headphones feature soft, pivoting ear cushions that won’t start to hurt young ears during long listening sessions.
While these headphones have a great, clear stereo sound to highlight the bass, lyrics, and melodies of kids’ favorite tunes, the output can get pretty loud at full volume. To help protect your little one’s hearing levels, there’s a parental volume control button to limit the audio levels. With a small switch located on the right ear, parents can click between high, medium, and low levels to set the maximum volume. The “high” level should be used only in loud environments and with adult supervision. If a music player is playing on full volume, the “low” option is plenty loud enough to hear the beat, and it won’t destroy kids’ hearing.
These headphones are perfect for little ears to jam without disturbing mom and dad (there are only so many times you can listen to “Baby Shark” on a loop), and there’s an additional chance for kids to customize their comfy headphones with fun designs and themes. Each pair includes the same practical features, but the headband and ear cushions all showcase different licensed character designs.
The Youth Headphones feature illustrations and 3D attached figures and accessories to go with each character. For example, PAW Patrol’s Marshall headphones include furry Marshall dalmatian ears, Minnie Mouse’s headphones have a big pink bow atop the headband, and the Toy Story 4 pair features a lounging Forky figure.
The company also released the Frozen 2 Fashion Headphones with Built-In Microphone. This new pair includes an all-white background with furry ear cushions and a knit and embroidered snowflake on the face, keeping with the Frozen theme. The headphones have a rich sound quality and a rope-style audio cord that has a built-in, in-line mic so kids can answer and end calls from parents and grandparents.