Designed for safer listening
Etymotic Research has their roots in audiology, so they're serious about preserving your children's hearing. The ETY Kids 3 in-ear headphones are much safer for your kids than the earbuds that come with your phone. But I want to make sure we're clear about what these volume-limiting headphones can and can't do.
Even with these safe-listening 'phones, moderation is recommended
These headphones best protect your kids' ears by sealing out all the competing noises around them — eliminating the need to crank up the volume on their listening device. But Etymotic also controlled the headphone sensitivity. So even with the volume maxed out, the sound output goes no higher than 88dB.
That's much lower than your typical headphone, but remember that younger ears are still developing. So we recommend limiting your kids' headphone time. In fact all of us who use headphones should remember to take a break — I have to remind myself of that sometimes when I'm testing them.
Refreshing sound for all ages
It's never too early to teach your kids the value of good sound. The ETY Kids 3 headphones deliver the clear, true-to-the-recording performance that helped Etymotic build a storied reputation among those of us "seriously into audio." You might not be able to control your kids' taste in music, but you can help them appreciate how it sounds.
Some of the best noise isolation available
Kids often wear headphones in noisy places, like the back seat of a car, bus, or on a subway train. Etymotic earphones fit safely and snugly like a pair of earplugs and block out 35-42dB of outside noise — some of the best noise isolation numbers I've ever seen. They fit deep into the ear, and it can be a little tricky to get the proper seal. You may have to help out the first few times, depending on the age of your children.
Stay aware of your surroundings
These headphones are great to us in a crowded or loud environment — no matter your age! But with that kind of noise isolation, these headphones shouldn't be used for walking down the street. It works so well that it could be unsafe.