Loud Enough earphones are designed to protect young ears. They reduce the volume level of the devices such as ipods, MP3 players, laptops, DVD players and gaming devices, without causing a reduction in sound quality.
There’s nothing on the packaging which says what level is considered ‘loud enough’ but a trip to the Logitech website says that they reduce the max volume of the original music source by up to 30 percent (compared with iPod, iPhone, and Zune devices against standard Apple earbuds and MetroFi 170 earphones).
We’ve tested them for ten days (possibly not long enough to test how durable they are) and found the sound quality to be excellent, although in some cases the volume is still too loud for me personally. Playing on IJ’s DS (in the name of research) I’ve found I still need to turn the volume on the device down, but these earphones still have to be preferable to those offering no sound reduction at all.
Designed for children aged 6+, they are easy to wear and don’t look childish so would certainly appeal to older children. As they sit in the ear they will be particularly useful for children who don’t want to wear headphones and prefer something a bit more discreet.
They come with a number of detachable silicone ear cushions so you can find the right fit, but these could easily get lost. Another drawback is that they are also expensive at RRP £29.99 – great for ‘tweenagers’ but less so for children as young as six who might lose some of the small parts.
I have two pairs to giveaway – one blue and one green.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.
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The giveaway closes at midnight on Friday May 20th 2011.
Two winners each received one set of earphones each will be selected at random and announced on this blog on Saturday May 21st 2011.
I will email the winners for their addresses and dispatch the prizes asap!
Full disclosure: We received a pair of earphones free of charge to review.