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5 Of The Best Headphones For Small Heads and Petite Women

This is a blog about all things petite and that includes things like the best sunglasses and headphones for small heads, which I still consider a fashion accessory. I love music, I am what you call an audiophile. I listen to everything from punk rock, it was a phase I got into growing up, to country and soundtracks from plays, musical and movies. In order to do that, I need a fabulous pair of headphones, something that can be a struggle when you are extremely petite. Finding over the ear headphones for small heads has always been a struggle. You go in and try on headphones, love the sound, love the design but the second you try them on you just know that you look absolutely ridiculous. Too big, too wide, uncomfortable, and bulky looking, you don’t want to be seen in them in public.

But guess what? I am here to help you through this struggle. At 4’10 I have avoided over the ear headphones for as long as I can remember. In fact, I had never owned a pair until recently when I decided to buckle down, do the research and save you from the headache of doing it yourself. And while I’ve finally found some great options, some of us out there will always be earbud people, and yes, I’ve included some of those in here as well, because well we can’t always completely block out the world with over the ear headphones and sometimes need some earbuds to rock out with.

great in ear headphones for small heads

Best Over The Ear Headphones For Small Heads

You should look for a couple things when shopping for headphones for small heads. You want them to be comfortable, pretty, have decent sound quality and not look ridiculous. The headphones on this list all meet these requirements and I have found them to be some of my favorites that I keep coming back to time and time again.

Urbanears  Platten Wireless Headphones

Urbanear Platten. Headphones for small heads

These headphones are my number one favorite pair and the ones I wear the most often. They are stylish, come in a variety of pretty colors, you’ll be taken aback by how minimalistic these headphones are.  To be honest I really don’t like when products have loud branding all over them so these are great. They don’t have any buttons on the actual earset themselves. All the controls are on the back of the earpiece touching different parts or direction to change the volume, skip a song or pause, which is so fresh and modern.I got mine in a pretty light blue color but they have them in a bunch of different colors. These headphones come with a cable in case you prefer to plug them into a headphone jack instead of using Bluetooth, and the cords are all heavy duty fabric to keep them from wearing or splitting.  For around $100 these aren’t going to satisfy any serious audiophile but for someone who listens to a ton of music casually every day, these produce good sound.The best part is that I can wear these to the gym and when the cloth headband gets dirty it can be removed and thrown in the wash. All in all, these have impressed being great headphones for my small head while giving me some decent sound and being comfortable to wear all day at work.

House of Marley Liberate

House of Marley Liberate- Headphones for small heads

Bob Marley’s headphone company. I am not sure if I even need to say more than that. You’ll love the sound quality in these midrange headphones for small heads. While a little bit bigger and bulkier than the Urbanears ones, they are still great especially for someone who wear headphones all day while working because of their incredible comfort. You could wear these for 12-14 hours and not feel discomfort.

House of Marley Earbuds

I usually am an earbud kind of girl. For everyday use, I prefer them to over the ear headphones and even then I am picky about them because want them to feel secure and comfortable in my small ears. A few years ago I bought a pair of them and I’ve been obsessed ever since. I love the sound quality, for the price, I also really love the fabric wrapped cord which doesn’t tangle as badly and doesn’t wear out or split as badly as a traditional one. I love the wood details and all of the gorgeous colors they come in. The fact that they have the silicone earbuds in different sizes, which is a fairly standard feature today, is also great for those with smaller ears.

Beats Solo 3 by Dre

Beats By Dre- Headphones for small heads

I debated whether to include these on the list but I could resist. If you are looking to drop a good amount of money for an exceptional pair of headphones these are great. Their compact design, sound quality and sleek look make them popular for a lot of people but at the end of the day, these rank among the best headphones for small heads. Yes, they are expensive but at the end of the day, they are totally worth the money you will drop. They will last a good long time and will are easy to travel with even if its just traveling in your car on your commute to and from the office. If you want to try the beats before really investing you can look for a slightly older model that might be on sale for cheaper however the Solo 3’s are just stunning all around headphones.

Polaroid Foldable Headphones

Polaroid Foldable Headphones for small heads

Bright colors and fun, these headphones are compact and undeniably great pair of headphones for small heads. The sound quality is there and the fact that they are foldable makes them a great option for those that travel a lot. Honestly, I love the bright color and the padded headbands that make them comfortable whether listening at the office or working out at the gym. Don’t let the slightly childishly bright colors fool you these headphones pack a serious punch. I definitely prefer my Urbanears pair for every wear because I think they have a better sound quality, but these are still really good, especially as a pair I can leave in my desk at work for a backup in case I forgot my others one at home

I love my earbuds, but since starting my copywriting job, I am allowed to wear headphones at work and wearing earbuds for 8 hours a day really hurts my ears. I’ve been searching every corner of the internet for a pair of over-ear headphones that would fit my head snuggly, had decent sound, wouldn’t break the bank and were pretty.

I know it sounds like a tall order from a pair of headphones but after hours of searching, I have found these five of the best pairs that are not only small enough to fit a petite head but have a sound quality that can satisfy even someone who listens to music all the time.

What are your favorite headphones? Do you prefer over the ear or in-ear headphones? Is there a certain brand that has worked out better for you?

I hope you all have a spectacular Thanksgiving and enjoy spending some time with family and friends.



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  1. Gibbs

    November 25, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    And I thought all headphones were created equally!

  2. Sarah

    November 25, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    I agree I normally prefer the ear bud headphones, but that’s normally as I keep one in so I can still listen to what’s going on around me. Unless I am going to be wearing them for hours on end, then they tend to get uncomfortable.

    1. Charlie

      November 26, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Yeah, I am the same way! I can’t wear my earbuds for like 8 hours straight at work, my ears get sore

  3. Emma

    November 26, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Thanks for this! I hate ear buds, always prefer over ear ones. And I’m quite small too, so mine at present are too big for my head. I’ll try these when I need a new pair!

    1. Charlie

      November 26, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      You totally should! They are great for the price and the colors the came in are so pretty!

  4. Caroline Åsgård

    December 2, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I have a pair of AKG headphones that I got on sale years ago that I love! They are huge, so people always say ”You couldn’t find bigger headphones?”, but I don’t care xD

  5. Caroline Åsgård

    December 2, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I have some AKG headphones that I bought on sale years ago that I love. They’re huge, so people always say ”You couldn’t find bigger headphones?”, but I don’t care xD

    1. Charlie

      December 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      That’s awesome! I have a pair like that for when I am really wanting great sound but I want a more compact pair to take with me when I am working or traveling so these worked out perfectly!

  6. pasty

    June 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Beats Solo 3 by Dre are way too big for me.

    1. Charlie

      June 2, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that! Maybe try some of the others on the list and they will fit better 🙂

    2. Lorraine

      August 1, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Ditto, I was surprised when I tried them on. 😔🤷‍♀️

      1. Charlie

        August 4, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        Hi Lorraine,
        I am sorry those ones didn’t work out for you! I know how tricky it can be to find the perfect pair of headphones. I think my favorites are still the Urbanears ones so maybe give those a try and see what you think.


    3. Capyboppy

      December 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      Same here. Even with my volumiser that goes underneath my scarves, the ear part went too low down. Had to sell them.

      1. Charlie

        December 27, 2018 at 7:41 pm

        It has taken a long time to find some of the best headphones that I truly love! I hope some of these work out for you!


        1. Pauline Roberts

          November 3, 2019 at 12:44 am

          I finally found some that are so comfortable and that I can wear for an extended period of time. The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 ll. although they cost an ‘arm and a leg‘ they are one of the best things I have ever bought. I hear sounds with these I didn’t know existed in my music tracks. The only sad thing about this is that the money I used to buy them was due to a bereavement.

          1. Charlie

            November 4, 2019 at 10:45 am

            I am glad you found a pair you love!

  7. Frances Morris

    September 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I suffer fro this and have decided I can’t wear over ear head[hones, they ALL pull down on my ears and become very uncomfortable. I do have Pioneer DJ headphones which I can just about get away with. HDJ-500. very padded headband helps.

    1. Charlie

      September 28, 2018 at 7:57 am

      I agree! It can be such a struggle! It took me a long time to find ones that I liked that were comfortable!

  8. Annabel

    October 2, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I recently tried the Skullcandy Crusher, which is nice for people with a small head, it is comfy and secure… However not quite the headphone I’m looking for. I’d to get some noice cancelling headphones but when trying them on most are just not secure because my head is so tiny 🙁 such as almost all JBL headphones… Sennheiser and Sony are generally okay for me when wearing it on its smallest possible fit, but not great. Sometimes being small can be a bummer :{

    1. Charlie

      November 9, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Haha sometimes being small can be a bummer but it also has its advantages. Try a couple of these and see if any of them work!

  9. Raeanne G. Roy

    October 8, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Thanks for writing this post. I’m 4’10 and some change 😉

    I’m going to give the Urbanears a try. I find a lot of earbuds get uncomfortable as my ear holes are small too and so many over ear ones are too big and heavy. I’m excited for my new headphones to come!

    1. Charlie

      November 9, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      I own the urbanears ones in a beautiful light blue color and I am so in love with them. They are so nice!

  10. creativename

    February 22, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I find Beats headphones to be too big. Skull Candy Crushers are a little smaller, but are still slightly too big. My problem is always the inability to adjust the length from top of head to the earphones short enough.

    1. Charlie

      February 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Hi! I would try the urbanears ones in this post! They are so great and I love the way they fit

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