Our kids already have the jvc equivalent headphones (ha-kd5), which are also supposed to limit the maximum sound output to 85db. Strange then that when i play one set of headphones immediately after the other using the same sound source, the philips sounds noticeably louder than the jvc. In a quiet listening room, the philips is able to play music at a level loud enough that i would be worried about damaging my own hearing. At no point have i experienced that reaction to the jvc phones. I’m therefore inclined to believe that the jvc is a preferable solution if protecting your kids’ hearing is the utmost priority. The downside is that in a loud environment, like in the car on the motorway or on an aeroplane, using the jvc product your kids may complain that they have difficulty in hearing dialogue in movies. This is significantly less likely with the philips item. The philips are also a lot more ‘leaky’ having an open cell foam earpiece rather than a soft plastic coated ear cup as with the jvc, so you’re a lot more likely to hear what they’re listening to. My personal preference is for the jvc. Both are equally plasticky but robust, both have no earpiece angle adjustment, but they do have headband adjustment from (barely) adult to very small head size.
Item as described, smooth transaction, a++.
Philips SHK2000PK Kids Headphones Over-Ear, Maximum Volume Limited, Extra Resistant, Noise-Isolating – Pink
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- Ergonomic, adjustable headband grows with the child
- Ultra lightweight headband for high comfort and fit
- Maximum volume limited to 85 dB for safe music enjoyment
- Screw-free and durable design built for playing hard
- Noise-isolating ear cushions for clear sound at any volume
These headphones are nice and light, they look good and they come with an adjustable headband, so they’re ideal for kids. The sound quality is perfectly adequate and about what you’d expect at this price point, just don’t expect a loud bass sound from these. They do have a bit of a plasticy feel about them that makes me worry about their long-term durability, but so far my kid hasn’t broken them, so i’m happy.
These headphones are comfortable and very lightweight, but they feel a little flimsy and plasticky compared with urbanz zip childrens kids multi-device stereo headphones (also available from amazon). The foam pads feel nice when worn, but i imagine if given to a younger child, they may find the temptation to pick at the foam too great. The only complaint i’ve had from my 7 year old is that they can make his ears feel too hot.
I regularly travel with my kids and use an ipad to keep them entertained on short flights. These headphones are perfect for letting them watch their movies giving me a little bit of peace and quiet. They are a good size, with good adjustability, are very comfortable to wear and good sound quality. A little bulky for travel but they’re an essential bit of kit for us as in-ear headphones simply aren’t feasible with small ears. Great to know that with an 85db limit, that there’s no danger of them doing any damage to developing ears.
Philips SHK2000PK Kids Headphones Over-Ear, Maximum Volume Limited, Extra Resistant, Noise-Isolating – Pink : At first glance, the philips light headphones look like a good thing. They are brightly coloured, attractively packaged, and look as if they will appeal to children; certainly our daughter was impressed, and grabbed them for immediate use. The best practical thing about the headphones is that they are limited to a maximum volume of 85db. I’ve seen quite a few pairs of headphones aimed at children, but these are the first ones that have a definitive sound level that can’t be exceeded. Having tried the headphones myself to see how loud 85db is, it is still pretty loud – but definitely not head-exploding, which i guess is the aim. Generally the headphones seem ideal – they also sliding parts so that they can be adjusted for smaller or larger heads; however, they do seem a bit flimsy, and i’m worried that they won’t last very long. They are made of fairly cheap plastic, and it all seems a bit more flexible than i’d like. Time will tell, but we like them, our daughter likes them – and, aside from some small concerns over how long they will last, definitely recommended.
These are never going to win audiophile awards, but then that isn’t the point. In our case they’re for a four year old. Aesthetically, they’re spot on (he likes blue, and they have a ‘grown-up-ish’ styling), and they fit him fine with room to grow. They limit the sound to a sensible volume which is important to me as a parent. The nitpicky things that have got me at three star rather than higher are down to the build quality. It feels more flimsy than i was expecting, the materials aren’t as good as the aesthetic appearance – for constant use by a small kid, these may not last. I’ll try and update the review in a year if they are still in one piece.
Plugged into my hudl and my nintendo 3ds xl, i found the sound to be a bit crackly and the audio dropped out of the right speaker, but i really do think that that this was more the fault of my bad ‘plugging in’ than the fault of the headphones. Packed in a blister pack they do feel a bit flimsy after taking them right out of the package. If these are intended for kids i can’t imagine them having a long life. The volume limit did concern me somewhat as i like my music loud, i always have, even as a kid. And while it’s nowhere near as truncated as i feared it might be it’s still not satisfactory. The green/blue color scheme looks very nice and they remind me of my favorite headphones which were smashed to bits in a fight over 3 years ago. It’s a good product, but i will put these to the side and find a better pair of earphones (not headphones) to blast my eardrums with.
Both my grandsons loved these earphones.
Very impressive, simple to use and fit, headphones for our 6 year old son. The prime need was to use with his ipad mini and they’re perfect for that purpose. Robust and good value with more than adequate sound.
Not just for the kids, this colourful and comfortable stereo headset is compatible with most audio equipment. A standard jack plug fits most small and medium equipment. However, this unit can also be used by larger hifi units with a standard jack plug adaptor. German made and with a quality feel, the sound is clear and fairly loud with a handy decibel limiter. The ear pads are breathable which will help hygiene and also allow for a user to be easily conscious of their surroundings. Overall a good buy with bang up to date styling and colouring.
These are a well put together and stylish set of headphones which i was delighted to order for our 3 year old boy for listening to on long car journeys. When i was growing up i quite badly damaged my own hearing (tinnitus) through a combination of playing in a band and spending the rest of the time with in-ear headphones glued to my ear canals so i was pleased to see an option for kids which limits the sound. However, i was a bit put off by how loud they still were – 80-85db is the range where things start to get a bit ‘damaging’ so i’d personally like to see some that limit at around the 80db level. I put them on and was able to turn things up pretty loud before it levelled out. The other thing i was disappointed with was the sound quality. I know we’re only dealing with kids headphones and the idea is that my son will mainly use these for spoken word/storybooks but i was quite unimpressed with the sound quality – i tried it on a number of tracks and sounded quite muddy. . Whilst i have openly admitted to having damaged my hearing in the past it’s actually tinnitus related rather than deafness so can still pick out a good pair of headphones or speakersoverall, not too bad but not blown away.
I chose these for a small grandson about to make a very long car journey with his baby brother. Having these on his head makes him feel very grown up and he loves talking story books, episodes of his favourite characters tales and of course, jolly singing tracks. How sensible that they can’t be inadvertently or deliberately turned up too damaging levels of noise, an equivalent of parental control that won’t even be obvious. The pop open pack has jolly drawings, brightly and tidily presenting the headphones in a protective pack suitable for gifting. The design is cheerful and rather toy like, in bright blue and lime green, simplicity itself to adjust, merely pull up the head band to a comfortable fit. So yes, they can grow with your child. Right ear placing is indicated with an r, the foam ear pads are thick but slightly rough and cheap in feel, the lead grey and a generous length, maybe to be fitted into an iphone, ipad controlled by parent in the front seat. Disappointingly they do feel a little flimsy and they don’t have any permanent purse, or pack to keep them for protection. I think that they will work ok for a three year old upwards, but may not survive much rough treatment.
Lovely product, nice to see, sturdy and as expected.
Fits my daughter very well and she loves the colour.
The philips shk2000bl/00 light headphones with volume control blue arrive in a protective plastic case. Our 7 year old relation said that he liked the headphones, i expect this is somewhat prompted by the driver that they are his and not for use by adults. He advised the sound was quite good and thought that the sound heard was of good quality. The headphones were used on a nintendo 3ds , a digital radio and a ps vita. On checking the headphone construction i thought this was of a good quality construction. The longer term durability and as to how long these headphones will last will depend on usage and handling by children. I thought for the price that these are offered at.
These headphones work perfectly well with everything we have tried them with. The sound is a bit tinny but as expected for the price. I was attracted by the restricted volume feature as i do worry about my kids blasting their ears but unfortunately they find these too uncomfortable. They have a scratchy sponge covering on the bit that goes on their ears and it sits on top of their ears. I can understand why they don’t want to wear them and they have become last resort headphones when they can’t find any others. With a smoother coating on the earpiece they would have been fine.
Good size for kids, funky colour and great sound quality. We have been through lots of headphones and don’t really know what the kids do to them to wreck them, but so far so good with these they seem sturdy enough.
I have bought a variety of headphones for my children over the years. Like most headphones these philip headphones have some good points but also a few negatives:positives-brightly coloured, look attractive-limits level of sound thereby protecting kids ears-adjustable headband that works wellnegatives-foam cushioned parts are not that comfy-headband can feel hard on head after a bit of time-can’t be folded flat for traveli was given these headphones for reviewing purposes. Over the years i have come to the conclusion that it is better to buy small adult headphones once your child is about five years old. The ones for children are too expensive and not as good and people end up buying them as they think they will be superior in some way. Two of my children now have sony headphones sony mdrzx310 foldable headphones – metallic white and they are great. We’ve had them for over three years. My youngest has a panasonic pair. All of them were cheaper than this philips set and they are much more comfortable and fold compactly for storage and travel.
Great product, my grandson loves them.
I picked these out for a 7yr old who loves listening to his roald dahl audiobooks because i thought it would be ideal for him to take on an upcoming plane journey. He absolutely loved the look of them, lovely bright blue and green, and they were adjustable fitting his 7yr old head perfectly. Sound quality was perfectly acceptable for storybooks, i don’t imagine there are many under 10’s that would be particularly demanding with regard to sound quality with music, and i was very re-assured by the volume restriction to a maximum 85 decibels. 85 decibels is still reasonably loud so he doesn’t feel like he’s being particularly limited, but it’s certainly not going to do him any damage. Now for the downside, and the reason i’ve only given these 4 stars, not 5. Sorry philips but what happened to the earcups?they are scratchy and not at all soft or cushioning. For the first 15 minutes it wasn’t an issue, but then he started shifting them about and then taking them off for a rub and putting them on again, and then announced that they were feeling itchy.
Sound is not the best but this headphones will last for long despite my 4 years old stepping on them and throwing around.