Kick your tunes into high gear

Best known for high-performance car audio gear, Kicker can bring big sound to more than just your ride. Their Valid in-ear-headphones deliver Kicker's legendary deep bass in a durable earbud you can take anywhere. The aluminum housing and Kevlar-reinforced cloth cable help these earbuds stand up to the rigors of mobile use. Choose from four sizes of ear tips so the earpieces remain securely and comfortably in your ears when you're on the go. The right fit also ensures proper noise isolation, which helps block outside noise while providing enhanced clarity, from the highest highs to the deepest lows. 

Product Highlights:

  • 10mm dynamic drivers in aluminum housings
  • 4 pairs of ear tips (3 silicone and 1 memory foam) included for optimum comfort and sound quality
  • durable, Kevlar-reinforced braided cloth cable
  • cord adjustment slider for a custom fit
  • frequency response: 27-19,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 103 dB
  • impedance: 16 ohms
  • weight: 0.53 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Black earbud headphones with attached 55" cable (angled 3.5mm miniplug)
  • 2 Medium silicone tips (installed)
  • 2 Small silicone tips
  • 2 Large silicone tips
  • 2 Memory foam tips
  • Owner's Manual

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 27-19k Hz
Sensitivity 103 dB
Impedance 16 Ohms
Weight 0.53 ounces
Cord Length 55"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control No
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Drivers: The Kicker Valid EB102 earbud headphones feature 10mm drivers with Neodymium Iron Boron (Nd-Fe-B) magnets.

Earbuds: The Valid EB102s come with silicone tips in three sizes (large, medium, and small) for every comfort level. The silicone create an optimal seal to shut out external noise, allowing pure sound to enter the ear canal. Also included are a pair of Comply Foam tips, made of breathable memory foam. The foam tips react to body heat, becoming soft to reduce irritation and fatigue.

Cord: The headphones have a 55" straight cord with tangle-free black woven, Kevlar-reinforced cloth covering Kicker's Ultra-Gauge cable. A sliding yoke improves the fit and comfort. The cord is terminated into an angled, corrosion-resistant, nickel-plated 3.5mm stereo miniplug. The small-diameter plug can fit easily into the recessed socket found on the Apple iPhone and other digital players. The angled plug design improves reliability because it reduces stress on the cord.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 27Hz-19kHz
  • Sensitivity (dB/1mW): 103dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Weight: 0.53 ounces
  • Maximum Output: 110dB @5mW

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Kicker Valid EB102 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

7 reviews
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
Rate the following specific attributes
  Sound Quality
 "Coolness Factor"
 Build Quality
 Comfort
 Noise Reduction
1500 characters left
  Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Accurate midrange

Written By Anonymous, Arizona on Saturday, November 29, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • rating
    "Coolness Factor"
  • rating
    Build Quality
  • rating
    Comfort
  • rating
    Noise Reduction
  • rating
    Sound Quality

Got with a Kicker purchase promotion. Earbuds took some EQ to give bass some life but midrange is surprisingly accurate - giving them overall favorable sound. I like them

very good

Written By Todd, Illinois on Saturday, November 09, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Construction is good and they are comfortable to wear. Sound quality is good but not exceptional. Noise canceling is OK.

Pros: quality of construction, sound quality.

KICKER EB102

Written By Rod B, TEXAS on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Well I was looking for a new pair of headphones and I ran across KICKER headphones, I've used KICKER products before and I knew the headphones would be just as good as KICKERs other products. I was right, these are the best headphones I have ever owned!

Pros: KICKER never lets you down

Cons: There are none

Kicker Valid

Written By David W., Chula Vista on Friday, June 07, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Luv these,clean sound..

Pros: Light weight,soft ear pieces,great sound.

Cons: None

Best Buds

Written By Dan R., Tuckerton, NJ on Monday, March 18, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Very light and secure music seems to apear in your head cause' you don't feel the buds. Sound: They're Kickers!

Pros: Light, great sound!

Cons: None

Great

Written By Keith, Virginia on Friday, March 01, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Great headphones for the money.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: None so far.

kicker valid eb102

Written By kenz, murrieta, ca on Sunday, February 24, 2013

  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

im really happy i got these kicker valid ear buds

Pros: the things i do like about them are their nice design, light in weight, good sound/ projects music very well, sliding adjuster on split, bend on plug in

Cons: common problem is the material because i find that they get tangled fairly easily