At the end of last year we were sent some ETY.kids5 safe-listening earphones for kids to try out. Now my kids don’t usually wear earphones but I thought we’d give them a go anyway as I have really sensitive ears and I also thought it would be nice for Boo to have some so she can play on the iPad or listen to music in peace if she wishes.
ETY•Kids safe-listening earphones are engineered for safe sound output while maintaining Etymotic’s exceptional sound quality.By controlling earphone sensitivity, it is not necessary to restrict the volume setting on the player.
Sound heard through ETY•Kids earphones will not exceed safe levels, so parents can rest easy. Even at the maximum volume setting on portable players, kids can listen safely for up to four hours per day. And because ETY•Kids earphones block background noise, and provide high-definition sound quality, kids will be able to hear every detail, and won’t complain that the volume is too low.
I can’t confess to knowing a great deal about earphones; but I do know that I am terribly uncomfortable with loud noises and hate to listen to music that is too loud and I never once found the sound from these earphones even at it’s loudest to be too loud! So the kids really haven’t got a look in with these because I am claiming them for myself 😉 James had a listen and he is more into his music etc than I am and he said they sounded a bit tinny – whatever that means! He’s very into his Bass and usually spends a small fortune on stereo equipment etc but for me it really doesn’t matter and as they are made for kids I’m not really sure it would matter to them either!
I really like the fact that you get three different size/shapes of eartips so that you can work out which is the best for you; the box also includes a shirt clip and a zipper pouch to keep everything in. At £39.99 they aren’t that cheap but maybe a small price to pay to protect your kids ears if they listen to a lot of music!
Made for Devices with a standard 3.5 mm jack, including:
- iPod® and MP3 players
- iPad® and tablets
- DVD players
- Gaming devices
You can also buy ETY•Kids3 which come with a three button control for apple devices – which are quite a bit more expensive at £69.99