KidzGear headphones are built (and sized) for children, but have all the features of headphones made for adults. The design and look of these headphones are first rate. Many of the parts are made of plastic to keep cost down, but the fit and finish are excellent and the details are high.
The ear cups are padded for both comfort and sound isolation... perfect for in-car use. The technical specs of the speaker's frequency response are 20-20K Hz, just like the more expensive headphones we have in our sound lab.
There is a built in volume control with a shirt clip and a standard 3.5mm jack. A 3.5mm jack means it will work with: a video game console, a CD/DVD player, and most other audio devices. It will also work in the headphone sockets of most car and airline. Yes... it does mean one more thing to keep track of when traveling :-)
One thing we wished KidzGear had done was to limit the dB output on the headphones. It is capable of output of over 100dB...which is quite loud. Hearing loss is a cumulative thing, so we would have preferred a lower upper limit on the volume.
The head band is easily adjustible as well as springy. We liked the molded "click stops" in the adjustible band. Unlike the "in ear" headphones which comes with most music players, the ear cups also swivel... making it easy to get the perfect fit on little heads.
We found the quality and constructions of these headphones to be first rate. The size is appropriate, and the price-to-performance ratio appears to be off the charts. We love the idea of quality electronics for kids and we think most kids will as well.
Now all we have to find out is how well it sounds and whether this gadget hold up to use.
Come back in a few weeks for the sound report and check back in a few months to see if it survived InTheWild :-)