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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