Puro Sound Lab a company based out in San Diego, just launched its line of kids volume-limited headphones, with a wireless over-ear model which comes with active noise cancellation (ANC).
The active noise cancellation in the new PuroQuest will set you back ($200) and it is intended to improve kids listening experience by taking away ambient noise levels in any loud environments by up to 22 dB, which can provide 82% isolation on the headphones and it comes with a plush noise-isolating ear pad.
The headphones wireless range can extend up to 30 feet and comes with a number of features including DSP-enabled volume-limiting that protects kids hearing by restricting the maximum volume to 85 dBA.
Other features are a great aluminum construction, a high-sensitivity microphone for phone calls or online gaming, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery rated to last up to 16 hours with ANC engaged and 22 hours without ANC.
The PuroQuiet headphones come in blue with a black headband and pink with a white headband and come with a carrying case, backpack clip, USB charging cable, and a minijack audio cable that can be used for wired listening when the battery is charging.
listening to loud music above 85dB for a long period can cause permanent hearing damage, and the louder the volume, the quicker the damage can occur,” explained Puro Sound Labs founder and CEO, Dave Russell, who started the company after learning that his young daughter had hearing damage that was likely caused by loud headphone listening. “We want kids to enjoy great-sounding music, but we also want to be sure that they are listening at safe levels.”