There seems to be a little craze going on for cat ear headphones lately, and a big part of it had to do with the success of the Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones indiegogo campaign a few years back.
We did a little digging around, and came up with this list of the highest rated, most popular cat ear headphones that you can buy online.
Axent Wear Cat Ear Headphones
These are the headphones that started it all. After getting posted on indiegogo, they quickly raised almost 3.5 million dollars to become one of the most popular among feline lovers.
These aren’t your typical headphones though, both ears are actually equipped with external speakers, so you can switch from private to public listening in an instant.
They also have LED lights in a variety of colors depending on your style, and a removable 3.5mm jack with a USB charger and microphone for phone calls or gaming. There is a switch to turn the lights off as well, just in case you want to be a little bit more low key.
They have over the ear cushioning which is great for long periods of listening, and with 40mm drivers, they sound pretty good too. Also included is a gaming mic, a 4 foot long cable, a USB recharging cable and a protective carry case.
They have over 600 ratings averaging 4/5, so these are one of the safest bets out there. There is also a limited edition Ariana Grande version if you’re looking for a chrome and white version, with adjustable colored lights.
Barsone Cat Ear Kids Headphones
If you’re looking for something a little more affordable for the kids, these Barsone headphones will probably be your best bet. They come in both pink and blue, and sized much smaller for the average child.
These also include solid or blue blinking LED lights that are easily switched on and off, powered by a battery which should last around 20-30 hours. The other good thing about these is that they are foldable, which makes them much easier to toss in a bag without taking up a lot of room. Keep in mind these come with a standard 3.5mm jack attached to a 5 foot cord, so if you’re using an iPhone 7 or 7+, you’ll have to use the included lightning adapter.
The headphones themselves are adjustable, and will fit on a smaller sized adult head as well. Check out the reviews on Amazon for photos of adults wearing it. For $15, you can’t really go wrong.
Censi Bluetooth Cat Ear Headphones
Out of the other options, I have to say I prefer the design and features of these the best, which is reflected in the price as well. My favorite thing about these is the bluetooth feature, which allows you to listen to them wireless and avoiding any messy wires. If you’re looking to save a little bit on the price, they do offer a wired version as well, available both in white and black designs.
Another interesting thing about these headphones is that the ears are actually removable and replaceable, which turns these into basic looking headphones as well. These are fully adjustable and foldable as well, which should save some space while traveling.
Out of all of the options, these are going to be the most comfortable as they are using some higher end materials like the Korean Protein Leather for the earmuffs. There are some handy volume controls on the right side of the headphones as well.