Best Kids Headphones (2023): Volume Limiting, Noise Canceling & More

As writers and testers in WIRED’s Gadget Lab, we spend all day immersed in all kinds of personal technology. It probably comes as no surprise that if we work on a computer during the day and enjoy gaming in our spare time, so do our kids. I (Adrienne) have a 5 year old and an 8 year old who went to school remotely and played video games; my colleague Simon Hill has a 9 and a 12 year old. Between us, we – er, well, our kids – have tested many of the kids’ headphones on the market.

Here are our top picks, along with some advice, such as why you might want kid-specific headphones. Also, don’t forget to check out our other parenting guides, such as the Best Kid Tablets and the Best Kid Podcasts. Looking for a pair for yourself? Check out our list of the best headphones.

Updated January 2023: We’ve updated links, prices, and added the BuddyPhones Cosmos+ and StoryPhones.

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