I went with this version of the cars headphones because the other version had this gas pump for the headphone jack and I knew it wouldn’t fit in the opening that my child’s case provided. We have one of those thick, foam child cases where the handle can be positioned to help iPad sit up. From what I could tell, the headphones sounded decent enough for kids headphones and it seemed like even with the noise canceling feature, my child didn’t have issues hearing through them. My child, who is a just turned 3 year old, did end up pulling the cushioned part off of the headphones somehow. You think you can just wrap it back around but that is not the case. After much effort to finally get it wrapped around, it pops right back off so we had to toss it. So depending on your child’s age and how gentle they are with their stuff, this could end up being a short lived purchase.