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Not as STURDY as they look - give clear instructions to children!
on 4 March 2013
I'm not going to slate these earphones fully as they give a good and reduced (this is important for young ears) sound/volume to our kids young ears. However, we have just had our second pair of these earphones break within the last 6 months. After the first pair broke, we perservered to purchase another set due to the excellent reviews these earphones have received from many like minded parents. Once our second pair broke in exactly the same manner as the first, I felt it necessary to write a review and warn other potential buyers of the product and where I beleive the fault lies. Therefore, one star has been given to these earphones due to the CONNECTOR for the earphones falling apart and breaking on both occassions. Our child is five years old and rarely used these earphones, hence our surprise once they had broken in exactly the same way twice. On reflection, we observed that our son pulled the earphone cable out of his devices by the wire. We can only assume that this put added pressure onto the connectivity, however, being marketed as 'childs earphone', you would expect a more sturdy build. This is a rare negative review of these earphones which goes against the grain, therefore if you are to go with the consensus as we did in purchasing them, our advice would be to show your child how to input and remove the connector to their devices by holding it as far down as they can and to take their time doing so. Hindsight is a great thing and we hold our hands up that we should have given this advice earlier which could have potentially avoided two breaks of this product, however, my wife and I were probably just as excited as our children in them using the earphones as soon as possible for the wonderful bit of silence and restbite that they have the potential of delivering!! Shop around but make sure the earphones you choose are noise reduction and meant for children as some products on the market are not suitable for very young ears.