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Puro Sound Labs Junior Jams Headphones Review

Reviewed by Louise Totton

My 7-year-old has been ‘desperate’ for a pair of ‘grown-up’ headphones recently – her big sister has a pair of wireless headphones and she’s starting to feel a bit left behind with her wired Minions pair. Having said that, I think she’s far too young for an actual adult pair as she would happily pump the volume up as loud as it goes and I don’t want to risk the damage to her young ears. So what I needed was a pair that looked grown-up, with the sound quality of an adult pair but with a sound limiter for yet young ears and that would fit her little head. And I think I have managed to find exactly that with Junior Jams Headphones from Puro Sound Labs.

The Junior Jams are suitable for kids aged 3+ thanks to the sound limiter, and they are available in black with blue or purple trim or white with pink or green trim. We were sent a black and purple pair to try out, and I think they married up a grown-up look with something appealing to kids really well. The band is black and is gorgeously soft and padded, so is really comfortable for the kids to wear, and the purple earpads have a metallic finish so look very on-trend and, according to my daughter, way cool! The ear pads are also fabulously well padded, meaning that not only are they super comfy, they also block our external sound really well too. I popped them on to charge the night before we wanted to start using them – a full charge takes around 4 hours and this should provide around 22 hours usage.

My daughter has an Android tablet that she uses to watch Netflix and YouTube, so the first thing we needed to do was pair the headphones to the tablet. This only took a couple of minutes, so before we knew it, we were ready to try them out. Puro Sounds aren’t kidding when they say these headphones are studio quality. The sound out of them is crystal clear and it certainly competes with some of my expensive earbuds in terms of sound quality. But where these differ is the volume limiter, which caps the volume level at 85dB to protect little ears. The sound volume is still plenty loud enough though and at no point did my daughter complain it was too quiet, they just stopped her ramping up the volume to extreme levels without thinking about it!

Wireless is always a massive bonus for kids! I have lost count of the number of times they’ve forgotten they’re wearing a wired pair and have sent expensive tablets tumbling to the ground whilst they’re wearing them. There are no such issues with these headphones and the Bluetooth 4.0 connection has stayed reliable and strong every time we’ve used them with no sound cutting out or interference. The range is around 30ft so, kids being kids, I have found my daughter sat on the toilet wearing hers a few times whilst the tablet has been left in her bedroom!

Another function that they have which I think is great is that they can daisy-chain. So if you have more than one pair, they connect up to each other with the included cable and two sets of headphones can hear the sound from one tablet or phone, perfect for stopping arguments!

We have loved trying out these headphones. The sound quality is exceptional, and you really wouldn’t think you were listening to a pair of kids’ headphones. They even come with a hard, zip-up case so you can take them out and about with you on long car journeys or if you’re going away for a few days. They are infinitely adjustable and will fit a child aged 3+ and up, all the way to adults. They comfortably fitted me and according to my partner, I have a massive head! They would make a superb Christmas present for a child who is growing out of very child-like headphones and wants something a bit more grown up, but for whom you’re not ready to remove a noise limiter function.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £54.99

For more information visit purosound.com. Available to buy from Amazon here.

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