We are a road-tripping family and spend a lot of time in the car traveling to new destinations. My kids are reaching an age where they all have a strong opinion about what they want to watch and when.
With a 2 year old girl and boys ages 5 and 7, there are lots of fights about whether we watch Barbie or Avengers. When we drove to Canada this summer, I had to find a solution to this problem and started my research to find the best wireless headphones for kids.
As a parent, safety was my first concern. There is a saying that a worried mom does better research than the FBI and that is so true. I read reviews and studied the affects that headphones can have on a child’s hearing. Kids and teenagers can suffer from gradual but permanent hearing damage if the sound is too loud, so volume limiting headphones was a must for me.
Puro Sound Labs is a family run company that was started after a father noticed that his daughters hearing seemed impaired. She had been wearing headphones on their walk to school every morning. They were not volume-limiting and she had been regularly turning up the volume to unsafe levels. After bringing her in for a hearing test, she was diagnosed with Noise Induced Hearing Loss and is now partially deaf.
When he researched headphones, he did not find any safe options on the market, so he did what every good father would do and created it! That is how Puro Sound Labs was born. Their mission is to help fight the growing epidemic of Noise Induced Hearing Loss by providing healthy, affordable, high-quality products that protect hearing.
Puro Sound labs has two models of headphones- one with and one without the noise-cancellation feature. The BT2200 has a volume limit of 85 decibels, an 18-hour battery life, and they block out 82% of background noise. They have a slightly better battery life than the noise-cancelling model, so just decide which feature is more important to you.
We decided on the PuroQuiet On-Ear Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, because it ticked all of the boxes for what we were looking for.
Here are the top 10 reasons we chose the PuroQuiet On-Ear Active Noise Cancelling Headphones:
1. Volume Limiting:
The maximum 85 decibels is recommended by Hearing Health Foundation, OSHA and World Health Organization as the safe listening level.
2. Active Noise Cancellation Technology:
PuroQuiet blocks out daily noise and background sounds up to 22 decibels, complemented by 82% noise isolation. The noise-cancellation is great because it keeps kids from cranking up the volume in order to hear what they are listening to. I stole a pair whenever they weren’t in use and synced them to my phone to listen to a podcast and the noise-cancellation feature was KEY. I could hear NO whining and it was life-changing.
3. All-Day Comfort:
If your child is uncomfortable, they won’t wear them so comfort is a must. The super soft headband and ear cushions ensure long wearing comfort, combined with a smooth sliding arm so children can adjust to suit their head size.
4. Long Lasting Battery Life:
16 hours of battery life without the active noise canceling on and 22 hours without it. They charge up fast and easily with a USB charging cable (included).
The PuroQuiet On-Ear Active Noise Cancelling Headphones uses aluminum for enhanced durability to withstand the rough play in any occasions.
The fold flat design allows easy portability when kids are playing and traveling. Each set of headphones comes with a travel case to store them in. This keeps them clean and makes packing easy.
7. Extra Points for Cuteness:
Each of my children picked out a color, so they easily know whos is whos. They come in grey, blue and pink (Lizzie was overly excited she got a pink pair :). The metallic luster and minimalist design make them very attractive. I like that they don’t have any cutsie designs on them, so as they become teens, they will still be willing to wear them.
8. Wireless Safe Listening:
The choke-free and stumble-free Bluetooth kids headphones prevent any entanglement risk in wires. The wireless feature allowed them to sync up to whatever device they wanted (the car movie, ipad or phone), but also came with a wire so that they had the option to plug if if they needed to.
9. Easy to Use:
Large buttons and simple set up made it easy for the kids to figure out how to control their volume, turn on Bluetooth and sync to a device.
10. Risk-free Purchase:
All of their products have a 30-day money back guarantee and a 1-year full warranty.
The best companies are born from a parent trying to solve a problem for a loved one and Puro Sound Labs is no exception. Since this issue is close to their hearts, they poured all of their energy into making it right. Puro Sound Labs also sells earmuffs and silicone ear plugs which can protect your child’s hearing at loud events.
I wanted to find headphones that were safe and comfortable for my kids and I can safely say that the PuroQuiet On-Ear Active Noise Cancelling Headphones are the best kids wireless headphones on the market.