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How are headphones for children different?
Selecting the best headphones for kids can be a little trickier than just picking out the style that best fits your child's ears, choosing between in-ear headphones and earbuds for kids, or over-ear and on-ear headphones. You'll also want to decide whether to go wired or wireless. At times, cords can be more hassle than they're worth for youngsters, so you may want to consider kids’ wireless headphones. On the other hand, while kids Bluetooth headphones can be convenient at home, it may not be suitable for use at school where Bluetooth devices may not be in use, and there may not be compatible batteries on hand to recharge as needed. Regardless of which style you’re leaning toward, you want to be certain you select a model specifically designed for kids, with effective volume limits to protect your child's hearing. Hearing loss from loud volume levels can affect anyone, but children are especially susceptible. While there is no mandatory standard that restricts the volume that headphones can output, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a safe volume level as right around 85 decibels. In addition to volume control settings, another option is noise-isolating or noise-cancelling headphones for kids, both of which are designed to reduce the need for higher volumes in noisy surroundings. Noise-isolating headphones for kids block ambient noise with their seal against the ear, while noise-cancelling headphones do the same thing while also electronically cancelling exterior soundwaves. Beyond that, you'll want to select headphones for boys and girls that have comfortable, adjustable headbands, ample earphone padding, and kid-friendly colors and styles.
Choosing the best kids’ headphones for your family.
The great thing about the latest headphones for children is that they can be used for multiple listening activities. If the school your children attend offers students the use of a tablet computer as part of the curriculum, or you're more than ready for a change after hearing “Baby Shark” repeated for hours on end, you might consider getting your kids headphones. With the beauty of technology, kids can catch up with grandparents and other family members who live far away during video conference calls and using a pair of kids’ headphones with microphone capabilities built in will help them be heard more clearly while sharing about their latest adventures. Kids’ earphones can also make it easier for your children to use kids’ tablets, both for entertainment and for school learning purposes, by helping to tune out background noise so they can focus on the assignment. Anyone who has traveled long distances in a car or plane knows that remembering to pack kids’ earphones is beneficial during family vacations when the current favorite kids’ movie finds its way into to the portable DVD player for the umpteenth time. Additionally, most airlines require headphones for listening to electronics on a flight, so headphones for kids are a must-have in the event of an airplane trip. If you have more than one kid watching the same device, a headphone splitter adapter is a handy headphone accessory to have in your back pocket to prevent arguing. Whatever your need, Best Buy has a large selection of models for girls and boys to make it easier to find the best kids’ headphones for your child.