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.
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
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
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
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
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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