Review - Etymotic Research ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids


Etymotic Research I can still remember the thrill of getting my first Walkman.  For those of you who are too young to know what a Walkman is, it was a portable cassette player about 10X the size and weight of an iPod nano and was the must-have musical accessory of the '80s.  The Walkman meant that I could enjoy music whenever and wherever I wanted and I loved every minute of it.

My favorite spot to listen to my tunes had to be on the long bus ride to and from school.  I would turn the volume up really loud in order to drown out all of the noise and chatter occurring on the school bus and just sink into my own little world.  Unfortunately, it wasn't too long after receiving my Walkman that I began noticing I couldn't hear regular conversation as easily as before.

Even as a child, I knew that the Walkman was causing my hearing to get worse, but it was just too tempting to keep listening to it super loud, since the music sounded much better that way.  Children aren't wise enough to trade long-term benefits for short-term gratification, as illustrated by my Walkman example.

That's why I'm thrilled to introduce the ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids from Etymotic Research.  These earphones are guaranteed not to exceed safe listening levels, so parents can rest easy, yet they're also designed to block background noise and provide high-definition sound quality, so children won't complain the volume is too low.  Keep reading to learn more!

I reviewed the ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones from Etymotic Research, which retails for $49.00 with FREE SHIPPING.

Etymotic Research ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids Etymotic Research ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids

Hearing loss is a real public health concern. And with the exploding popularity of digital music players and personal gaming systems used by children and young adults, the problem is anticipated to become worse.

With ETY-Kids earphones, parents who want to limit their family's exposure to damaging sound, but are unsure how much is too much, can be assured that they are doing their best to protect their family's hearing health. ETY-Kids earphones are designed for children ages 4-years-old and up and are also appropriate for anyone with heightened sensitivity to loud sound.

The main reason listeners of all ages turn up the volume is to block out distracting background noise. ETY-Kids earphones seal the ears so volume levels stay safer. With an adequate seal plus the safe sound output of ETY-Kids earphones, parents are assured their kids are listening safely.

ETY-Kids delivers 85%+ response accuracy, allowing listeners to enjoy crisp, accurate reproduction of their favorite music.  ACCU-Chamber technology acts as a 3-band equalizer to enhance response accuracy and smooth harmful response peaks, which results in clearer, more defined musical detail.

ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones

The ETY Kids ek5 earphones come complete with a 4-foot cable, assorted eartips, shirt clip, and storage pouch.  Since today's tech-connected kids live in a world filled with Blu-ray, surround-sound audio, life-like computer graphics, and 3-D movies, I would consider the ETY Kids earphones from Etymotic a must.  They are constantly bombarded by sound from television, toys, game consoles, music players, and in-vehicle entertainment systems and with the ETY Kids earphones, you can rest assured that their hearing isn't being compromised from prolonged exposure.

At first, I found it a little difficult to find a good fit with the included ACCU Fit eartips, but once I was able to get a snug fit, I loved how well the background noise was virtually eliminated.  If you are struggling with finding a precise fit, Etymotic even offers the option to receive a custom molded eartip.

These CUSTOM-FIT molds enhance your listening experience and provide a comfortable, secure fit which doesn't alter the exceptional sound quality of the earphones. Register your Etymotic earphone at to print out a CUSTOM-FIT voucher you can take to an audiologist, who will then take ear impressions for molds that will work with your Etymotic product.  Pretty cool, huh?  :cool:

If you have children that inundate themselves into the technologically advanced world of today, then a pair of ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones is a mandatory accessory to help protect their hearing.  Now you can relax knowing your children are listening at safe levels and they can still immerse themselves in a world of fun!

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Disclosure:  I received the ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones from Etymotic Research to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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37 Responses to Etymotic Research ETY Kids ek5 Safe-Listening Earphones for Kids

    Natalie Moore Says:


    Never knew these even existed thanks for the detailed info! I learned something new today:)

    Julie Lynn Bickham Says:


    I would give these to my daughter because she is very sensentive to sounds.

    Ann Fantom Says:


    I would like to get the Eymotic headphones for my daughter because she listens to her DVD player in the car WAY to loud.

    Danielle Says:


    I would give them to my son. He has a tendency to listen to his music player with the volume up way too high.

    Lee Black Says:


    I would give them to my son for listening to an MP3 player. These would be great to protect his ears from too loud music!

    Claire Says:


    It’d be great for listening to videos on the computer, so they don’t disturb everyone else.

    Teigh Says:


    I’d give it to my 9-yr old who always wants to watch/listen to something different from her sister and instead of having competing audio she can “mute” her audio by using the earphones.

    Lori Thomas Says:


    Give to daughter, I know she listens to her CD player way to loudly

    Texas Momma Says:


    I would give them to my son, he’s five and got a LeapPad for Christmas and has been asking for earphones but we’ve been hesitant to get them for him because of concerns with his ability to judge appropriate volume levels. These would be perfect!

    Linda Kish Says:


    I would use them myself with my netbook and kindle fire because I have small external ear canals.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    Gina Ferrell Says:


    I would give these to my daughter because she loves listening to her music and she also has very sensentive hearing.

    Cori Westphal Says:


    I’d give these to my 8 year old. He seems to think that the volume has to be all the way up, and sometimes I can hear what he’s listening to from across the room! He definitely needs these to protect his hearing!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

    sara durst Says:


    I would give this headphone to my five year old son. He loves music so much that i got him his own mp3 player.

    DEBIJOT Says:


    I would give them to my grandson because I think it is important to protect his hearing.

    kathy brower Says:


    I’d give them to my son. He has autism and sound sensitivities and doesn’t always hear how loud he’s listening.

    Jaime Says:


    I’d give these to my daughter because she listens TOO LOUDLY.

    Rosanne Morrison Says:


    My 20 year old son who listens to music way too loud

    Susan Chester Says:


    I would give these to my 7 year old grandson because he is always sneaking up the volume when he is on the computer.

    Corey Olomon Says:


    My daughter as she has the ipod on ALL the time!

    Jenn Says:


    I would give them to my nephew who listens to the dvds in the car too loud with his headphones

    Donna George Says:


    I’d give them to all my kids so that their hearing is protected

    april yedinak Says:


    I would give them to my 7 year old, because she just can’t seem to keep the music at a reasonable level when she listens to music and I constantly have to turn it down.

    Heidi Daily Says:


    They would go to my daughter so she can use them with her iPad

    deysi adair Says:


    i would give these to my boyfriends nephew because sadly he is going deaf and it be nice if he had these they be gentale an he can hear audio books or music..! Have his precious ears protected

    Jess Says:


    I would give them to my brother because of his love for his ipod, he listens to it everyday.

    sandyandcosmo Says:


    I would give these to my granddaughter because she is always listening to her iPod.

    Sarah Says:


    My brother because I can hear the music when he uses his regular head phones

    gail Says:


    i would give this to my niece to preserve her hearing

    jacqueline Says:


    id give this to my son so that his hearing doesnt go back like his moms did

    Heather H Says:


    I would give them to my daughter

    susan Says:


    I’d give them to my nephew and he definitely needs it for all his games that he plays all the time!

    Rita Spratlen Says:


    My grandson would get these if I won. He has a long life ahead of him to use them to save his ears from damage.

    Linda Meyers-Gabbard Says:


    For my sister in law to put up for my niece Stella for when she is ready to
    Listen To music. If she is grows to be like my brother she will be listening to music by the time she is two and loudly by five. lol. He needed these growing up. His ears are damaged from loud music. Both listening and playing. He currently plays drums for a 80’s cover band that plays at least twice a week.

    robyn paris Says:


    I would give to my daughter because I think she needs them .

    Harold D Says:


    My Grand Daughter.. she always has earphones on!

    Jessica Hays Says:


    I would give this to my younger siblings because they love to play games and watch movies!

    jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

    Belinda Shaw Says:


    My grandkids would enjoy this while watching movies.

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