What’s the point of buying a pair of Hello Kitty headphones?
Well, every child has their favourite toy or character.
And you might have noticed that they play with that toy every single day.
Hello Kitty is one such character which has maintained its popularity throughout the years. This means that the popularity of this theme is very clear to see.
In general, this popularity has been obtained partly due to the creation of a massive range of merchandise which includes clothing, jewellery, general toys and even video games.
If your child already owns a range of these products, you might have your eyes on a pair of kids headphones next. The only problem we have is that most of these themed products are associated with an expensive price tag and average quality. Luckily, there are so many choices available on the market that surely there must be something out there which is deemed as being perfect for your child.
From my past experiences, I know exactly how hard it can be when it comes to selecting the best set. You need to place great importance on the safety aspect of the product in order to accommodate underdeveloped ears. You see, something this is too loud and inappropriate for use by a child can even lead to hearing damage. This makes our task all the more challenging.
On top of the safety aspect, we also need to consider various other qualities such as the comfort, fit and sound quality. if we had a model which had the best comfort, fit and sound then I can guarantee that it would warrant a huge price. This is another factor we need to focus on. While there is a small chance of finding very expensive sets built around this theme, we need to find a pair of the best Hello Kitty headphones which maximizes quality while being available for a reasonable price.
So how should you begin your search for the perfect product?
Let me start off by saying that you’re in luck!
Because our team has carried out the entire research and even recommended the best 5 choices available on the market! Due to this, you won’t have to waste any of your time by having to carry out any of your own research. The 5 recommended products combine everything we have discussed above. This will allow you to choose a model with the best features and at a bargain price thus ultimately leading to a model with an impressive price-to-performance ratio.
This is exactly what we want so let’s go through these 5 of the best products based on our theme.
Top 5 Sets
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These over-the-ear style headphones aren’t exclusively available for our theme. In fact, they’re also available in a wide variety of themes such as Barbie, Batman, My Little Pony and Spiderman. Some people may take this as a good thing or a bad thing. However, I don’t think you should look into this with too much detail due to the overall quality associated with this model.
The 30309 is the cheapest set on our list which definitely contributes to its top place here. However, don’t be fooled by this low price tag as the overall quality is almost perfect. Firstly, the RRP is around 50 bucks which indicates a top quality product. On top of this, the overall design has a perfect theme so there are no doubts that your child will fall in love with this model. The overall build looks highly durable so I’m sure this model will last a long time.
The comfort associated with the 30309s is very clear to see as the ear cups are fitted with a soft padded material. I think this will be perfect for your child’s delicate ears. Even the headband is nicely padded so I’m sure there won’t be any comfort issues arising from using this model. Obviously, no matter how comfortable headphones are, I still think a child shouldn’t be wearing them for too long in one go. Not only will this cause discomfort, it can also lead to hearing problems in the long run.
When we’re looking at headphones for children, the sound quality is probably the least important. However, there should be a sound cancelling feature and the overall sound quality should be decent at the very least. We do experience decent
sound while the noise cancellation feature is quite impressive. The volume limiter incorporated into this model delivers 75% of the maximum volume delivered by other headphones. This indicates perfect suitability for children if you take the safety aspect into account.
The 30309s are also quite bulky which further strengthens the build quality. However, coupled with the lack of a folding feature, this can be a drawback for some people especially when it comes to travelling. All in all, I felt that this model was absolutely terrific and even more so when I had a glance at the price tag.
Available in an over-the-ear design, these DJ style headphones actually look like a cheap toy from pictures. Let me make this clear. The overall plastic design looks very fragile and will be susceptible to damage if it isn’t handled in the right manner by your child. However, when testing the actual product, the durability was greater than I thought it would be. Despite this, I still think the overall build isn’t that sturdy while the cord is also quite weak. The price tag of this model further worsened my opinion as I feel that it shouldn’t cost over 20 bucks as it does.
I was completely disappointing with these until I heard the sound. It was surprisingly incredible due to the use 40mm drivers for the delivery of this sound. Themed headphones usually deliver poor quality sound but this is one model which is produces DJ level sound. The clarity and richness of the sound in combination with an excellent bass really impressed me. To create further resemblance to the DJ style, the ear cups possess a swivelling effect.
In terms of the comfort and fit, the ear cups are padded which will minimize ear fatigue. Furthermore, the headband is also made from soft material to ensure excellent comfort.
In my opinion, these are fantastic and the sound quality is one area where they really excel. If this is an important factor in your decision then these will probably even be a better fit than the 30309s discussed previously. However, if the sound quality isn’t that important especially considering the fact that you’re buying the product for a young child then spending much more on an average build and design is probably unnecessary.
This is another parent approved set which isn’t exclusive to the theme we’re looking at. In fact, just like the 30309s, this also comes in various other themes including My Little pony, Spiderman and Thomas & Friends.
On initial observations, the overall design looked quite slim and lightweight which is perfect for children. However, due to this slim design, the overall build looked quite fragile. While I haven’t heard about any comfort issues from the customer reviews we’ve studied, the plastic quality and headband may lead to some ear fatigue. The ear cups are also on the small side which means that they may not cover all of your child’s ears. This usually leads to discomfort on extended use. Despite this, the ear cups are softly cushioned while the entire frame is adjustable to fit the smallest of heads. For this reason, I have mixed feelings regarding the comfort.
One huge advantage the HK-19709s hold is the ability to fold which can be great for travelling. This means that you can put them away in a backpack without losing too much space for more important things.
When looking into the sound aspect, it’s great to learn that there is a volume limiting feature incorporated into these earphones. This means that you won’t have to worry even if your daughter manages to maximize the volume as it would still be within the safe limits. While the noise cancellation feature isn’t perfect, it does work to some degree which can only be a good thing. The overall sound quality is decent but not that great. I don’t consider this as a major disadvantage as we’d hardly be looking for audiophile earphones for a child.
In summary, with a cost of just under 20 dollars, I feel that these HK-19709s will provide decent value. This will be perfect for your child regardless of whether you’re buying it for Christmas, their birthday or just to show your love for them.
Sporting a Zebra design which is very pleasing on the eye, the HK-ZEB-WM looks like a top quality set. This is another DJ style model which certainly looks the part. Your daughter will definitely be pleased with the extremely cool design.
It might look the part but how does it perform?
While looking at other customer reviews, a lot of people have complained about the headphones being broken within a few months. At the end of the day the $15 dollar price may contribute to the fragile quality. Despite this, I personally feel that this will depend entirely on how you treat them. If your child takes good care of them, they’re bound to last a very long time.
As I expected, the sound was quite good due to the utilization of the 40mm driver. However, these headphones are quite loud which puts a question mark over the safety aspect. Certainly, I didn’t see a mention of a volume limiter in the product description or packaging. For this reason, if you’re hunting a model for a young child, I’d probably give the HK-ZEB-WMs a miss.
In terms of the comfort, the ear cups look and feel quite soft. This gives off a comfortable feeling while the size of these cups should fit most small ears thereby minimizing ear fatigue. However the headband isn’t really padded with a soft material and this might be where the problem lies. This is the reason that you should ensure that adequate rest is taken when using them for extended periods.
At the end of the day, the price of 15 bucks makes it worthwhile to try this set. The design is probably the best on our list and if you’re looking for a cute model for your child then go for the HK-ZEB-WMs.
These earphones are available in an earbud style and everyone knows that I’m not a big fan of children using this style due to safety reasons. On top of this, it can be difficult to keep the buds fitted inside your kid’s ears. For this reason, I’m not a big fan of the 12309-TRUs. However, unlike most other themed earphones, this model has a built-in microphone. This can be important for some parents more than others while this is an advantage for some older fans of this brand. The quality of the mic isn’t too bad and is certainly acceptable when you look at the cheap price of this product.
The price is probably the biggest advantage of the 12309-TRUs and it would be logical to gamble on these. This is especially considering the fact that companies tend to exploit the customer’s liking for a theme by charging a high price. Costing less than 15 dollars, we can see that this isn’t the case with these earphones.
The overall design is created in such a way that it’s bound to be highly attractive for fans of this theme. The light weight is beneficial for providing a good comfort while the tangle-free feature will prevent any frustration arising due to long tangling cords. Volume control is also incorporated into the design which will also allow the stopping and starting of music with a click of a button.
While the 12309-TRUs are a decent pair of in-ear headphones, the sound quality delivered is quite poor. However, I wasn’t expecting anything fantastic and this model certainly hasn’t done anything to change my mind. For this reason, I’d advise you to opt against buying these unless a design with a microphone is an absolute requirement for you. At the end of the day, spending under 15 bucks won’t be a massive problem!
From reviewing the above best Hello Kitty headphones in detail, it’s clear that most of these sets are of a good quality. however, the 30309 is the model that really stood out for me. In my opinion, the features incorporated into this set really provide a great value for money. The safety of your child has been taken into account through the volume limiter while the design won’t clamp down on the head or ears either. Looking at all of these factors in detail has allowed me to recommend this model before any other.
However, you may prefer a different model to the 30309s and it would be a good idea to mention that all 5 are the best products available for this theme.
Therefore, if you end up buying one of these products, it’ll guarantee 2 things. One is that your child will absolutely love it if she likes the character. Secondly, at least you won’t have to listen to children’s music out loud any longer!