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

12 months ago

Like writers and testers at the WIRED Gadget Lab, we spend all day immersed in personal technology of all kinds. It’s probably not surprising that if we work at a computer during the day and enjoy games in our spare time, then so do our children. I (Adrienne) have a 5 year old and an 8 year old who telecommute to school and play video games; my colleague Simon Hill has 9 and 12 years old. Just between ourselves, we – well, our kids – have tested many of the kids headphones on the market.

These are our top picks, as well as a few tips, like why you might need a pair of baby headphones. Don’t forget to check out our other parenting guides like Best Tablets for Kids and Best Podcasts for Kids. Are you looking for a mate? Check out our list of the best headphones.

Updated January 2023: We’ve updated links and pricing to include BuddyPhones Cosmos+ and StoryPhones.

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