Brainwavz Kidwavz KV100 Quick Review
Thanks to mp4nation for the sample.
Brief: Kid friendly headphones
Price: US$42.50 or about £28
Specifications: Bluetooth Profiles: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, Bluetooth Operating Distance: 10 meters / 33 feet, Frequency range: 2.4 ~ 2.48 GHz, Distortion: ≤1%, Microphone Sensitivity: -40dB, Working Time: Music Play Time up to 6 hours, Talk Time up to 10 hours, Charging Time: Approx. 3hours
Accessories: Micro USB charging cable and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable for backup.
Build Quality: They seem good, kinda simple looking construction, plastic and metal, nothing fancy. Given the brand id trust they will stand up to usage.
Isolation: It will greatly depend on the ears in use but they don’t isolate a massive amount. Enough so that the child can use and you can still have a conversation in the same room.
Comfort/Fit: There were fine, they did like all on ears make me want them off after a couple of hours though. That’s probably not a terrible idea though given their target audience, to encourage a little break from time to time.
Aesthetic: I like them, they are kinda funky, garishly bright. I’m sure the black is much more grown up but they are aimed at kids so bright blue or pink seem perfectly reasonable options. Maybe a yellow though or green for a little bit of gender neutrality though in the future?
Sound: Well if you are reading this they aren’t for you. They are for your child / small human of some connection. They are meant to be a bit boring, a bit middling, bland, tepid. It’s about keeping little ears safe while providing reasonable audio at a reasonable price. It’s not exciting, it’s not aggressive, it’s just not. So while the sound is very middling and well, I want to say meh. However I’m not the target for them, they aren’t trying to be audiophile headphones but it’s hard not to listen to them in that way. They are targeting young ears and trying to keep them safe while giving a good enough quality rendition that will keep them very happy and keep the adults around them very happy too. I think in that sense they are great. Just don’t expect them to give you world class audio quality because they won’t give it to you, they want even pretend to try to, it’s just completely not what these are about. They are meant to be good enough and provide a safe listening environment.
Value: Brainwavz are always good value and these are no exception.
Pro’s: Super child friendly. Cheap. Backup cable for if the battery dies.
Con’s: Audio quality is middling and tepid.