While they are not to my personal tastes, you will have no doubt seen many gaming streamers using headphones with cat ears on. There are a growing number of headphones that have adopted this cat ear design, or if you are a big brand like Razer, you can afford to licence the Hello Kitty name and launch some Hello Kitty headphones.
Many of the headphones are advertised as kids, but social media would suggest there are plenty of adults wanting this design of headphones as well.
So what are the best cat ear or Hello Kitty headphones out there?
Bluetooth Kitty Headsets:
|Razer Kraken Kitty (Hello Kitty Ed.) - Gaming Headset (The...||76 Reviews||£105.68||Buy on Amazon|
|Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition - Bluetooth Wireless Gaming...||£84.09||Buy on Amazon|
USB Kitty Headsets:
|Razer Kraken Kitty Edition - Gaming Headset (The Cat Ear USB...||£130.81||Buy on Amazon|
|Razer Kraken Kitty Edition - Gaming Headset (The Cat Ears...||1,337 Reviews||£112.99||Buy on Amazon|
Without a doubt, the best option is the Razer Kraken range of options. Just to be confusing, there are multiple options. You have:
- Razer Kraken Kitty USB Headset with Chroma in either Quartz/Pink or Black
- Razer Kraken BT – Hello Kitty and Friends Edition
- Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition
The official Hello Kitty model is the same headphone as the Kitty edition, but with a different Hello Kitty-themed design and a $20 higher price tag. I personally prefer the look of the kitty edition, but I am not a Hello Kitty fan.
The Razer Kraken headphones have consistently been well-reviewed over the years, and they are on the 3rd iteration of them now. In 2022, Razer announced an officially licenced range of Hello Kitty and friends of products, and this included the Razer Kraken BT Hello Kitty.
Ignoring the design, there are two versions of the headphones, one is wired using USB, and the other is Bluetooth wireless. It is worth noting that there are a few differences between the headphones.
The USB model has a retractable boom mic and a 50mm headphone driver, whereas the Kraken BT Kitty Edition has a 40mm driver and 2x internal beamforming mics. I’d say the USB model should perform better, but it is obviously less convenient to launch.
Since launch, these headsets have received positive reviews around the internet, both from users and critics alike.
For good quality, branded headphones, I think all of the Razer Kraken models are reasonably priced.
|Edifier G2 II Cat Ear PC Gaming Headset Pink USB Headphones...||104 Reviews||£38.49||Buy on Amazon|
I have reviewed the normal design Edifier G2 II headset and found them to be excellent for the price. These are wired using USB and will work well with the PS5 or PC. They support 7.1 virtual surround sound when using the Edifier Gaming Center software. Alternatively, Windows has Spatial sound or Dolby Atmos options.
The cat ear model is essentially the same as the ones I reviewed, but you get the pink colourway with removable cat ears.
|SOMiC G951S Pink Gaming Headset with Mic for Xbox One, PS5,...||£39.99||Buy on Amazon|
If you want something more affordable, then the SOMiC headphones are the best-reviewed option on Amazon. Being a bit of a snob, I’d warn that you get what you pay for, but most people will be perfectly happy with headphones like these.
You have four colour options, including the popular pink choice that many people want. These use the old-fashioned 3.5 plugs, which can be inconvenient depending on the device you are using, but it also means they will work on anything. You also get a built-in microphone making them ideal for online gaming.
|LAIBUY Children's Headphones, Cat Ear, LED Luminous Foldable...||£27.41||Buy on Amazon|
These are designed specifically for kids so they will be smaller than the above options. One reviewer has stated that they were too big for kids, though they stated that they tried them on a 3 year old.
These are Bluetooth, so they are well suited for any mobile device such as phone, tablet etc.
|PHNIXGAM Gaming Headset for PS4, PS5, Xbox One(No Adapter),...||£44.99||Buy on Amazon|
These have an attractive design that’s slightly different from the other models. I quite like the combination of lilac and pint. They use a 3.5 headphone jack and require USB power if you want to use the RGB lighting that’s built into them.
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