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Skullcandy Headphones are Great for Kids

Updated on December 27, 2015
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My daughter and I LOVE music, however; with a decade and a half between us, we don't always like the same music. Coupling her love for different music genres with her penance for listening to Minecraft YouTube videos, I made the smart decision to buy her a pair of Paul Frank Skullcandy headphones.

Skullcandy Traditional Headphones are More Comfortable than Earbuds

I opted to go for traditional headphones rather than earbuds because my daughter has very sensitive ears and doesn't like the way earbuds feel. Since she was only eight years old when we purchased the Skullcandy headphones, I wanted something that would be comfortable, to ensure she would wear them, and something that was rather durable. She can wear these for hours with ease, and looks adorable doing it! The top is padded with fabric, so it doesn't dig into her head, and there is a great deal of padding on the ears too. With these product features, she is always comfortable, and I get to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Lots of Headphone Choices, but Skullcandy is a Great Choice for Kids

As I stated above, my daughter was eight when we bought these for her. Now she's ten, and the headphones are still in great shape. The Paul Frank Skullcandy design that my daughter has is white and features a nerdy-looking monkey on each ear. After two years of constant use, the peacekeepers are still in fantastic shape, and the monkeys on the side haven't faded or scratched at all. Even the fabric and the embroidery on top still looks great. I have had to replace the cord that goes from the ear to the iPod a few times, but this accessory is cheap and can be purchased just about anywhere, so it isn't a big deal. I think that replacing this cord frequently has more to do with how rough my daughter is rather than anything to do with the quality of the accessory.

If you are looking for a pair of traditional headphones for kids and don't want to spend a ton, but want great quality, I recommend checking out Skullcandy. In fact, I have purchased these headphones and two iPod docks from this company in the last few years and have never been disappointed.

Skullcandy Headphones Aren't as Expensive as Beats but Better than Generic

My almost 12-year-old daughter got Beats by Dre for Christmas last year and is absolutely in love with them. When she's not around, I'll sneak them and I have to admit they're pretty awesome. Her Skullcandy headphones are still in great shape, but she'd outgrown the monkeys on the ears and really wanted the Beats. It was a big investment but she had done so well with the Skullcandy headphones, so I knew she'd do great with the more expensive headphones.

This year at Christmas, my nephew really wanted headphones. I watch him during the day and knew how much he loved both my daughters Skullycandy and Beats headphones. My sister didn't want to make a huge investment because he was getting other things for Christmas as well, so she opted for a generic store brand pair of headphones.

Unfortunately, by dinner time on Christmas, the headphones had stopped working. My mechanically-inclined BIL did everything he could to fix the headphones but finally came to the conclusion that they were just junk. The next day, they went shopping for headphones and purchased wireless Skullcandy headphones for my nephew and he is beyond excited. Skullcandy headphones are quality headphones that are made to be worn aggressively and often. I think they are great starter headphones for kids and with the new addition of wireless headphones some kids will probably wear them well into adulthood.

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A picture of my daughter being silly on an airplane wearing her Skullcandy Paul Frank headphones in white.
A picture of my daughter being silly on an airplane wearing her Skullcandy Paul Frank headphones in white.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my review of these affordable headphones. I hope you found it useful, please feel free to leave any comments below. 

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    • TJHousel profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from NE Ohio

      @Brite-Ideas: They are really great for kids. You pay more than you would for earbuds, but they are so much more comfortable and durable.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      my youngest has been asking for a pair of these!

    • TJHousel profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from NE Ohio

      Thanks, Merci, it is on my end. I'll have to investigate that.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Looks like a great product. Enjoyed the review. Just wanted to let you know the video isn't showing up.


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