I’ve never been into sound or fancy gadgets. I forego surround sound for a nice sofa. I prefer a nice rug over a bigger TV. I’m kind of a use-the-earphones-that-came-with-what-I-just-bought girl. I have the earphones that came with my iphone, and those pretty much have been my go to’s when I listen to music, watch a movie on my laptop, or take a skype call. I’d rather a lovely meal over a lovely set of headphones.
So I was at the very least curious when I was asked to try the Monster N-tune headphones . Retailing for around $150 a pop – I wondered – are they actually worth it? So I tried out a pair. I tried them during street cleaning and dogs barking. I tried them on a plane. I tried to break them (which I inevitably do with most gadgets – just ask my husband how many shredders I’ve gone through – or better yet, ask my mother how I used to break every fisher price childproof toy).
What I love: These are the real deal. The sound is crisp, clear, and any outside noise goes entirely unnoticed. I even enjoyed leaving them on after I was done listening to music because they provide a white noise quality that is just so peaceful. They are durable and come in a slew of adorable colors (I love the tangerine)! There is the option of plugging in the headphone cord into either side of the headphones – something I never knew I always wanted and the cord is made out of a rubbery material that doesn’t tangle. And yes, I tried to tangle it only to have it untangle itself (thwarted)! There’s also some pretty cool features like an in line mic for chatting, and a music share cable to share sound with friends. It’s going to be difficult to go back to my plain old earpieces after this experience. What I miss: I wasn’t under the impression that my ears were all that big, but I had to tuck them into the headphones to get full coverage (or maybe these weren’t meant to cover the whole ear)? I also at times wear glasses, and it doesn’t work out too well having both glasses and these headphones au meme temp if you want to avoid pressure behind your ears.
The verdict: All in all – a pretty fantastic set of headphones – which I hope they would be for the price. If you’re looking for a snazzy pair of headphones to block out crying babies on planes, these are a great bet.
And The Giveaway: To win your very own pair of N-Tune headphones (valued at $150), read all about the Monster headphones here and let me know in the comments of this post which color you prefer. The comments on this post will be aggregated with the comments on the posts from the other bloggers participating in this review, and 25 pairs will be given away. This giveaway will close on Nov 1.