12 Best Headphones for Girls in 2017

Everyone loves music; it doesn’t matter how old you are or your gender, most people can find a tune he or she likes. Even babies enjoy a good lullaby, but things change when you are old enough for headphones.

While audio aficionados of any age will appreciate these, we are going to take a look at the best headphones for girls.

Girls or women of any age need to think a little different than men when it comes to shopping for headphones. Many of the same rules apply although there is one key difference to keep in mind unless you plan to shop for earbuds.

Before we get to our headphone buying tips, let’s take a look at our top picks.

Top 12 Headphones for Girls Ultimate Table

DesignNameTypeStyleRating (1-5)
  1. Apple Airpods Wireless Bluetooth Headset Wireless Earbud 4.7
  2. Snug Play+ Kids Headphones Volume Limiting and Audio Sharing Port Wired On-Ear 4.5
  3. Skullcandy Crusher Headphones Wired Over-Ear 4.4
  4. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Wireless On-Ear 4.4
  5. Phaiser BHS-750 Bluetooth Headphones Runner Headset Sport Earphones Wireless Earbud 4.3
6. Symphonized NRG 3.0 Earbuds Wired Earbud 4.3
7. iClever BoostCare Kids Headphones Wired Over-Ear 4.3
8. Ailihen I35 Stereo Lightweight Foldable Headphones Wired On-Ear 4.3
  9. Naztech i9BT Over-Ear Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Wireless Over-Ear 4.3
  10. Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones Wired Earbud 4.1
  11. Skullcandy Method In-Ear Sweat Resistant Sports Earbud Wired Earbud 4.1
  12. Shure SE215-CL Sound Isolating Earphones Wired Earbud 4.0

Your Hairstyle

Women of all ages want to ensure that all of the time and product that they spent on their hair doesn’t go to waste. Unlike a man with a flat top or a Caesar, it can take time to perfect your look, and trips to the stylist are considerably more expensive. Headphones can quickly turn your beautiful hairdo into a nightmare if you don’t choose the right style to suit your needs.

On-Ear or Over-Ear headphones have a band across the top that is going to flatten any high hairstyles in seconds. If it’s a “split” band, it can catch your hair, and the same goes for the cups if they swivel. Obviously, women with short or straight hair will have an easier go of it than women with curly hair.

If your hairdo is a concern, go with earbuds as we’ve including some high-quality models on our list.

Audio Quality & Comfort

Sound quality is one of those areas where you get what you pay for in most cases. You don’t have to drop 50 bucks to get some great sounding headphones, but the higher the cost, the better the features and drivers in most cases. We aren’t going to dig too deeply into the tech involved with the best headphones for girls but will tell you what to look for when it comes to the sound.

If you are choosing an Over-Ear or On-Ear style of headphone, look for the driver size and frequency range. Most will have drivers in the 30mm to 50mm class, but frequency ranges can vary wildly – the broader the spectrum, the better if you listen to a wide variety of music. You will want to consider your comfort as well.

Large headphones can become hot on the head while earbuds can irritate the lobes of some consumers. If you are going to listen to music for extended periods of time, makes sure they are comfortable or the audio quality won’t matter.

To Bluetooth or Not to Bluetooth?

Wireless headphones are great as they free you from being tethered to your phone or music player. On-Ear and Over-Ear headphones are truly wireless, while earbuds will usually have a small piece of cable that keeps them together and sits around the back of your head. Real wireless earbuds do exist as you’ll soon find out, but are limited to a particular crowd.

As cool as Bluetooth can be, it also has one major drawback: the battery life. It can vary between 2-3 hours up to 12 hours or more depending on the brand and style of headphone. If you are planning on a workout or an afternoon by the pool, it’s not going to be an issue. It could be if you intend on using them for a long flight or any activities that will keep you away from a power source for extended periods of time.

Top 5 Best Headphones for Girls Reviews

1. Apple Airpods Bluetooth Headset

If you are a long-locked lady or curly haired girl, have no fear as Apple has a solution for you. Aside from iPads, the company isn’t known for making waves with general tech, but they did just that with the Apple Airpods, a wireless solution that is our choice for the best headphones for girls.

When Apple uses the word “Air” in the product lines, we know it means light and wireless in some cases. The Apple Airpods are both as they are a small pair of earbuds that sit comfortably in your canal, and are one of the only options around that are actually wireless in this class.

As it is Apple, Siri functionality is included if you have an i-Device, and the music will automatically pause when you pop the earbuds out. The carrying case doubles as a portable charger for the earbuds as well, another cool touch for these classy headphones.

Battery life is the only concern with these, as is the case with most Bluetooth earbuds. Unfortunately, due to their size, you may only get 5 hours of usage from these before needing to recharge. That said, fast charging tech is on board to take you from zero to 3 hours of music in only 15 minutes.

2. Snug Play+ Kids Volume Limiting Headphones

While our top choice will work for adults or teenage girls, these are built for the little ones – or those with small heads. They Snug Play+ headphones are made for kids and sit on the ear instead of around it. They also have a handy feature built in that ensures your little princess keeps her hearing intact.

Kids, just like adults, love to sing along when their favorite song comes on the radio. With headphones, they can listen on a loop but you volume control can be an issue. Well, it won’t be with these as they have a volume limiting feature that ensures they don’t blow their eardrums out. There is also an “audio sharing” port so they can listen with a friend or sibling. Considering the group they’re made for (children), they will be durable and can be folded up for easy storage when not in use.

If you are looking for a pair of awesome headphones for the little girl in your life, you can’t go wrong with these. They are built to withstand the rigors of childhood and come in over a dozen shades including colorful hues like Pink, Purple, and Aqua.

3. Skullcandy Crusher Headphones

Skullcandy is a name audiophiles will recognize, even if they have lost a bit of their luster with the rise of Beats and the dominance of Bose. They still offer up solid entry-level models with outstanding sound, however, which include headphones like the Skullcandy Crushers.

While you can pick from several different styles on the Crusher’s, we are partial to these striped headphones which have a unique look in Tan and Navy with Red accents and Black cups. Looks aside, these are a bit larger than other models, but still slim enough not to feel heavy on the head. The audio is top-notch thanks to REX40 Drivers and the Sensation 55 Bass Extension Driver that kicks up the bass. They are what we would call “bass heavy” although you can adjust the thump as needed.

Other highlights of these headphones include a 1-button remote and an inline microphone in case you want to make or take a call. That also makes them ideal for gamer girls provided you don’t need a boom mic. The Skullcandy Crusher headphones come with a detachable cable, travel bag and are available in crazy colors and patterns like Snakeskin, Camo, and Microfloral.

4. Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Beats are the only headphones on our list people will recognize on sight if they see them in public. While others have mimicked their style, the big “B” on the side gives them away. While they offer up several different types of headphones, we chose to go with the Beats Solo3 this time around.

The Solo3 Headphones are a solid step up from the previous model and are wireless to boot. They have outstanding battery life at up to 40 hours of usage before needing to be charged but are larger than some of the other styles. They also sit “on” your ears, which could be uncomfortable for some and allows a degree of sound to get in. Beats Solo3 headphones aren’t as noise-isolating as On-Ear headphones, but make up for that with their audio quality, battery life, and Siri control.

If you can deal with headphones that sit on your ear, you really cannot go wrong with these. They are easy on hairdo as well due to their smooth design, but can still fold up for storage. The Solo3’s are available in eight different colors, and one size fits all.

5. Phaiser BHS-750 Runner Sports Headphones

Every headphone we chose is here for a reason, as we wanted to include something for every consumer’s needs. The Phaiser BHS-750 headphones are ideal for athletic girls, especially those that prefer the track and field to the gym.

Earbuds are the only way to go when you need to exercise although some tend to pop out of your ears at the worst moment. It’s manageable at times, but not when you are running and sweating. Phaiser takes care of that with their winged tips that will stay put while you move. The headphones are sweat-proof as well with a lifetime warranty from the company. That’s a nice touch, and the sound is solid thanks to 8mm drivers that cover the spectrum. We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the fact that these are magnetic, so they can be “worn” around your neck when not in use.

These wireless earbuds have a battery life of between 2-5 hours, which is a wild swing but depends on your usage and the mode you’re using. They come with a wide array of tips and accessories including a small hard case for storage. You can also choose between five different colors with Black, Red, Lime, Blue, and Heliotrope.