Earlier this week, I told you all about noise-induced hearing loss and how big of a problem it is becoming for our children. If you recall from that post, I promised you a review of Puro Sound Labs’ Studio Grade Bluetooth headphones for kids. Goodness knows Jake has definitely given them a workout since we received them a couple of weeks ago!
In case you need a refresher, 1 in 5 teens faces some level of hearing loss today. The reason? They’re spending way more time than we ever did walking around with headphones or earbuds on. Considering the average pair of headphones or ear buds can let them blast music up to rock-concert levels, it’s no wonder they’re at such a high risk for hearing loss.
What can we, as parents, do to prevent hearing loss in our kids? Interestingly enough, the answer is also sitting on top of their heads. I’m not talking about taking away their headphones entirely. That would cause mutiny! I’m talking about giving them the right type of headphones: noise-limiting headphones that prevent them from turning up the volume to damaging levels. For me, the answer came from Puro Sound Labs.
Stylish Protection for Your Kids’ Ears from Puro Sound
*I received a pair of Puro Kids headphones in exchange for an honest review.
If you recall from earlier this week, I promised you a review of Puro Sound Labs’ BT2200 Studio Grade Children’s Bluetooth Headphones. Goodness knows Jake has definitely given them a workout since they arrived a couple of weeks ago! Before we start, let me tell you a bit about our headphone experiences in general. I think it’s important, because it goes to illustrate how awesome Puro headphones are.
In the past two years, Jacob has gone through no fewer than about 15 pairs of headphones. Some were for review (either here or on other sites), many I purchased. Some of those headphones cost upwards of $200 a pair.
NOTHING, and I do mean NOTHING compares to the quality that I’ve seen and heard from Puro Sound Labs headphones. Nothing. As mom to a destroyer of headphones, I do not say that lightly. Let’s talk about why.
Why You Want Puro Sound BT2200 Studio Grade Children’s Bluetooth Headphones
Puro Sound BT2200 Studio Grade Children’s Bluetooth Headphones stand out against all the others for several major reasons: style, sounds, durability and, of course, protection of precious ears. I’ll break all of these down so you can get a really good overall picture of why you should buy a pair!
First things first: style. I know that you’d think sound or protection would come first, but let’s be honest: none of those things matter if your kid won’t even put them on his head. Jake is almost 11. He’s at the age where, to him, looking awesome matters a whole lot more than protecting his ears from future damage or even getting quality sound. Since he’s already dealt with a lot of bullying at school, I make a conscious effort to respect his style choices and boost his self-confidence with accessories that make him feel good.
Puro Kids headphones are just as stylish as their adult version. Your older kids won’t feel “babied” and your younger kids will love the fact that their headphones are just like mom’s. They’re a win across every single age group.
Once your kids put on the headphones, they’re looking for something that sounds spectacular. Jake sits in the dining room on my computer watching his favorite YouTube gamers. He’s surrounded by barking dogs, a TV running in the living room really close by and other high-traffic-area noises. He needs something that can deliver crisp clear sound from the videos while also helping to block out external sounds.
Puro Sound headphones are all designed to deliver studio-grade sound. They do this through a patent-pending technology called Puro Balanced Response®. The headphones also reduce ambient external sounds by 82%. I know they work because I’ve stood behind Jake saying things like “if you can hear me, raise your hand and I’ll give you $5!” Thanks to Puro, I’m not out that $5!
As I said earlier, my son is the destroyer of headphones. I don’t know what he does to them. I honestly don’t know if it’s his fault or the choices we make for headphones. A certain popular gaming headphone company has wiped out my son’s entire Christmas and birthday savings twice and didn’t last more than a few weeks. We’ve had our pair of Puro Kids headphones for a few weeks now. Jake uses them every single day and they don’t even have a scratch on them.
I took that picture the other day. See: literally not even a scratch. They’ve taken all the normal abuse that my son throws at his headphones and still shimmer and shine.
While style and sound are most important to Jake (and durability is important to both of us), the superior protection of my son’s ears that Puro offers is definitely the most important factor to me. The headphones limit the max volume to 85dB, the highest listening level that’s still safe for your ears. Jake doesn’t even need to turn them up to max volume because the sound is so clear even at lower volumes. Knowing that my son isn’t blowing his ear drums out every time he sits down to play Minecraft (or watch others play it on YouTube) is beyond comforting.
This is where I get a little lost because I don’t really understand decibels and harmonic distribution and what not. I’m including the tech specs I didn’t go over for those of you who need to know these things before buying, though.
- Wireless: Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless headphones (they also come with a 3.5 mm audio Puro Limiter® cable if you need or want a wired connection. Sometimes we forget to charge the battery, so this is a major plus to me).
- Wireless range: Up to 30 feet from your Bluetooth® source. That means Jake can actually go all the way to his room to grab something and still hear what’s going on in his video.
- Battery life: 18 hours while you’re using them, 200 hours on standby
- Battery type: Lithium ion rechargeable
- Dynamic range: 20Hz – 20kHz with <1% total harmonic distortion. Yeah, I have no idea what that means, but it sounds good!
The headphones come with a great hard carrying/storage case too. Check out the rest of the tech specs on the website. The BT2200 Studio Grade Children’s Bluetooth Headphones come in three different colors and cost $79.99. They also have an adult version that costs $129 and wired in-ear headphones for $29.99. VALUABLE COUPON ALERT!: If you enter the code OPINIONATED at checkout, you’ll save 15% on your order.
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