iClever BTH13 headphones for kids: Sonically safer for junior
Macworld|October 2021
Never mind the pink-and-blue color scheme or the flashing lights. These are legitimate headphones with good sound that also rein in the volume.
JON L. JACOBI

Full disclosure: I’m most decidedly not the target audience for pink headphones with kitty ears and flashing lights. That said, there are some relatively new-to-the-world humans whose orbits cross mine now and again. Hence, I accepted the iClever MTH13 review assignment, regardless of their being sized for ears far smaller than mine.

I gave these surprisingly sonorous $40 headphones the usual tire-kicking with one additional criteria in mind: that the maximum volume would not exceed what’s appropriate for fresh, undamaged young ears.

DESIGN AND FEATURES

I gave away the most salient design points in my opening paragraph, but the BTH13 are pink and blue, sport flashing lights on both ear cups, and feature little kitty ears at the top of the headband. iClever offers a very similar, but obviously not identical, set of cans that some kids might prefer: The iClever model BTH12 (fave. co/3jyrZqF) are the same price as the BTH13 (fave.co/3kMhLSX).

I could say the BTH13 will be comfortable for kids, but even used as on-ears with my oversize (for the design) head, I found the cushioning, headband travel and tension, and cup depth adequate for short periods use. Note that the cups articulate, but only through a few degrees.

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