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Headphones for 10 year old boy

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by Lo-Fidelity, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Lo-Fidelity

    Lo-Fidelity AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Would like recommendations from the forum on headphones for a 10 year old boy.

    Salvation Army has a Christmas gift program called Angel Tree for kids who probably wouldn’t have much of a Christmas present wise without this program.

    Our young fellow wants headphones and Ninja Turtle stuff.

    Hopefully I can get some recommendations on headphones that pass the 10 year-old cool test and sound good without busting the budget.

    Any suggestions or thoughts welcome.

    Cheers
     

     

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  2. luckybaer

    luckybaer n00b

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    How much are you allowed to spend, and would you experience guilt if you gifted something that looked cool but sounded... bad? Just trying to dial in before I chime in with any suggestions.
     
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  3. peerson

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    Be careful that the child does not permanently damage his hearing. My grandkids tend to turn theirs up a little too loud for my comfort. Headphones sound levels can get pretty high.
     
  4. KevinJS

    KevinJS Lunatic Member

    Good point. There should be something on this list that would fit the bill.

    http://nymag.com/strategist/article/best-headphones-for-kids.html
     
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  5. Lo-Fidelity

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  6. Lo-Fidelity

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    I hadn't really considered this factor. Thank you.
     

     

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  7. twiiii

    twiiii Addicted Member

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    Daivid Clarke use to make some very rugged headphones for the Airplane industry and for football coaches on the sidelines. They don't sound to bad either and are extremely well shielded from outside noise. Maybe you can find some preowned ones that haven't been destroyed.
     
  8. Gazdatronik

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    I had these when I was 10.... in 1994.
    Highly recommend.
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    Sounded pretty good, and absolutely indestructible. Of course, the oldest pair is 47 years old, so condition may vary.
     
  9. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    His ears are probably as good as they'll ever be, so get the best you can afford?
     
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  10. Lo-Fidelity

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    Went with these. Volume limited and medium price range ($50) with good reviews. Price allowed us to add a few more items on his wish list.

    I think he is going to be a pretty happy camper!

    LilGadgets Untangled Pro Premium Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with SharePort - Green

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. cratz2

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    Good on you for passing on our hobby.

    I'm sure he will love them.
     

     

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  12. manu et deo

    manu et deo I'm loving it! Subscriber

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    My kids use Monoprice over ear and IEMs. Good enough to be decent sounding and cheap enough for accidents. My son (11) has Tivoli towers and my daughter (7) NHT superzeros for comparison.

    Edit: IEMs will be highly appreciated as those are what the cool kids have- earpods or what ever Apple calls them.
     

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