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OnlyTimeWillTel 10-07-2009 11:00 PM

Headphone recommendations
 
Not for me though, I'm in love with my Radius Atomic Bass earbuds.

Actually I need recommendations for my 5 year. He is hard of hearing like I've been since childhood, and when he listens to music in the car, he has to keep adjusting his hearing aids, which bugs the crap out of him. So my exwife suggested we find him an MP3 player for his own music. I happen to have an extra iPod sitting here that I don't really use, a 1gb 2nd gen Shuffle (I've got a 20gb 3rd gen iPod...the shuffle is only good for shop use for me lol) that I figured I would load up and give him.

I just don't know what headphones would be good for him. No earbuds, I know that much. And I'd rather avoid cheapo dollar store products...and WalMarx...er...Wal-Mart...if possible. Any recommendations that are decent for a kid?

cuhnool 10-08-2009 12:59 AM

I have some Koss noise cancelling headphones, I think they were around the $20. I've seen some low cost Sony (over-ear) headphones at Best Buy as well. The Koss phones work well for me, they produce a decent amount of bass, sound quality is very good. I would recommend them, but if you can pick up some Sony headphones those would be better. Hopefully you can find some that aren't too costly.

bobtomay 10-08-2009 07:28 AM

I would not recommend noise cancelling/blocking earphones for a 5 yr old unless you're prepared to treat him/her as deaf when wearing them. You just never know when an emergency will arise that you need the child to hear you immediately without being in range of touch or you're not within their range of vision.

If you don't want earbuds, I'd suggest over the ear headphones. It could be very tough finding a pair of these that will fit on a 5 yr old's head.

cuhnool 10-08-2009 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobtomay (Post 921153)
I would not recommend noise cancelling/blocking earphones for a 5 yr old unless you're prepared to treat him/her as deaf when wearing them.

thanks bobtomay, I forgot all about over-ear phones, as well as why it wouldn't be the best idea for noise cancelling phones for a five year old.

Sorry!

Kevriano 10-08-2009 07:54 AM

For my daughters Nintendo DS we got some over the ear Sony headphones like these:

Sony MDR Q22LP - Find lowest price on Sony MDR-Q22LP Consumer Headphones at Shopping.com

Perfect for her small ears and comfortable too.

OnlyTimeWillTel 10-08-2009 07:36 PM

Thanks for the recommendations.


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