The 10 Best LED Headphones
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2019. If you're just as concerned with your headphones looking good as sounding good, don't worry, because there's a handful of high-quality options available that sport bright LED lights. Some are great for everyday use by adults, some are designed for multiplayer games, and still others are excellent for kids. Here are some of the most reliable, brightest, and cost-effective on the market. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
January 21, 2021:
If you're super picky about spectral accuracy and consistency, or with the soundstage of music and games, the Razer Kraken Ultimate or Razer Kraken: Kitty Edition are almost certainly right for you. But that's not to say the other, relatively unknown brands on our list aren't useful. Especially if you just need a backup pair, or if they won't get used much, or if they might get thrown across a room on "accident," the Nivava K7 are a bright and good-sounding pair, while the Riwbox WT-8S do light up but are considerably more understated.
The Spark Earbuds are basically one of a kind, and we also really like the wired Limson LX-R107, because both the ear cups and the cat ears light up pretty brightly. The EsonStyle Kids and Lavifree STN-19 are a couple other great choices for kids due mostly to their relatively small sizes.
November 06, 2019:
There are a few different classes of headphones that you can find with built-in LEDs. If your young one wants to listen in the ultimate cat-eared style, check out the EsonStyle Kids and Limson LX-R107; as they're designed for kids, they feature volume limiters that prevent the tunes from getting too loud for young ears. The Lavifree STN-19, while lacking the cute cat ears, are also designed for youth, or at least those with very small heads, and they do an above-average job at blocking outside noise.
For adults with average-to-large heads, the Riwbox WT-8S, Lavifree Wireless, and Reetec X5 are all worthy choices. They differ based on how bright and colorful their lights are and how long their battery lasts, but they all sound somewhat similar. The Reetec and Lavifree also offer a convenient microSD card slot, so you can load up your favorite MP3s and keep from using up your mobile data.
If you're a gamer, check out the Nivava K6, BeExcellent GM-1, and Runmus K1; while they aren't from the typical big-name manufacturers of gaming headsets, they get excellent reviews as far as comfort and microphone quality go. On the whole, though, we wouldn't recommend them for heavy music listening.
And possibly the brightest option are the Spark Earbuds. They're little more than typical earbuds with a light-up body and cord plus an attached battery, and they sound every bit as good as the supposedly premium in-ear headphones that come boxed with most major smartphones. They make excellent accessories for the late-night jogger.