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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Workin' on My Fitness with Monster N-Tunes


I don't talk very often about going to the gym because to be honest with you I really, really, really hate working out. I don't get the "high" that so many people talk about. Apparently my endorphins are non-existent. And I HATE getting sweaty, especially with short hair. I literally pour sweat, and I am a miserable mess the whole time. So anything I can do to make my workouts a little more tolerable is welcomed. I work out three or four afternoons a week at a local gym, and I love when a friend can work out with me at the same time, so we can chat about work and life. But some days that just doesn't work out and working out can be a real drag.



When Monster N-Tune sent me a pair of their headphones to try out, I was really excited to use them at the gym to keep myself entertained while working out. I see all the cool kids with their brightly-colored, over-sized headphones (reminds me of my dad's huge can headphones I used to wear when listening to old records when I was a child), but being on a teacher's salary, I definitely can't afford $300 headphones. These retail for about $150 which is much more reasonable, and since I am a notorious klutz, I love the durability of these babies. I have a five-year-old and he's tough on everything as well, and these headphones can literally be twisted all around without breaking which is pretty impressive. If I'm going to be dropping money on something that he will use too, I definitely don't want it to break.



I don't have much to compare the sound quality to because I've been using super crappy ear buds for what 10- 15 years, so I was truly amazed at how great everything sounded. They are comfortable to wear and easy to adjust and the noise isolating feature works really well (who wants to hear a bunch of people grunting their way through a workout?) I am a little ashamed to admit that I'm really digging Snoop Dog (Lion? Whatever!) and Miley Cyrus's "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" lately and the ear buds, or worse, the built-in speaker on my Galaxy, just don't pick up on all the little nuances. Same goes with my other favorite Miley Cyrus song as of late "Wrecking Ball". It's full of little static-y, record scratches and background conversations that I never could hear before. I seriously felt super cool be-bopping around the gym wearing the N-Tune headphones. Though the fact that I used "be-bopping" as a verb probably negates any coolness factor I might have had!



The headphones come in five different "candy" colors and the grape color I got was super vibrant and really fun. They stayed on my super-sweaty head just fine during my 45-minute workout and I admit I love the Music Share cable option which allowed me to put the cord on either the right or left side- maybe one day I'll be cool enough to actually share my headphones and my music with someone else- as soon as I find someone who will admit they love Miley Cyrus songs too! Until then, I don't have to share! Woo hoo :)





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76 comments:

Katie Frost said...

These look awesome! I looooooove the Candy Blue color.

Katie Frost said...

I love the Candy Blue - I seem to buy that color in almost everything I own! =)

Katie Frost said...

These look amazing, I would love to get a set. I use ear buds all day everyday at work and those Monster headphones look like they would be great to use. I love the Candy Green ones!!

Katie Frost said...

Hey, these look like some sweet headphones! My favourite workout song is Led Zeppelin's "When the levee breaks" RAAAAAAARR!

Love the candy orange color, by the way :-)

Katie Frost said...

I LOVE the Candy Purple!! Those headphones are super cool!

Katie Frost said...

Candy green! The would make a great gift for my son. He hates those little ear buds that are so popular.

Katie Frost said...

These look super cool. I've always been an ear buds girl, which I don't know why because they either hurt my ears or slip out when I work out. These sounds great. I've loving the color you have...candy purple!

Katie Frost said...

You really summed up my feelings about the gym. I just don't love it and I've tried. I still push on because I know I need to go, otherwise there would be no exercising at all in my life. I could definitely use these while working out (it might make working out enjoyable). lol I really like the candy tangerine color. Oh and I like Miley's "Wrecking Ball" song, now the video is just something else.

Katie Frost said...

Oooooh, I love the orange color. Kind of sassy :) These would be a PERFECT Christmas gift!!!

Katie Frost said...

I feel the same way about working out, and especially being pregnant I have NO DESIRE what so ever to get off the couch! I use crappy ear buds too because I have always been skeptical of the high priced earphones, do they really work? are they worth the money? why are they so expensive? Are all questions I asked myself, it's great to get an honest review from a real person. Def going to enter the giveaway! :)

Katie Frost said...

The candy red is awesome!

Katie Frost said...

The Candy Blue look pretty sweet. Yes, I am a huge dork.

Katie Frost said...

Oh how I always love your honesty! I, too, dislike the gym! I've been checking out headphones, these are very cool! Hard to chose a color, but the green is pretty :)

Katie Frost said...

I normally love purple but I am loving those in green.


I don't like "working out" but I like being active. So I walk a lot.

Katie Frost said...

Really loving the candy red!

Katie Frost said...

Sweating? Nope. It's yucky and, well, sweaty. As my son used to say when he was tiny and didn't like something: "Can't wike it!" If I decide to exercise it's as if my body automatically stops the minute I get hot and sweaty, so what's the point, right? ha.
I do love the red candy color because I like red, but isn't red candy almost always the best flavor?? Cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, watermelon-ish - mmmm, I want candy. (Of course now Bow-Wow-Wow is in my head...)

Katie Frost said...

Not much of an exerciser myself but love the headphones. I really like the purple ones but the blue and green are great too. Maybe a good pair of headphones will inspire me to get movin' and groovin'!

Katie Frost said...

I love "wrecking ball" too. Even is she is nude in the vid the song is powerful.
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Katie Frost said...

I love the bright green. With clothes I'm all about neutrals, but give me a bright colored tech accessory and I'm a happy girl. Maybe some fun headphones would inspire me to make it to the gym more often!

Katie Frost said...

I used to have a pair of the Lady Gaga Heartbeats headphones that I LOVED. Lost them. :( I've been using crappy ear buds for way too long.

Katie Frost said...

That is my favorite color purple! And I can't wear earbuds :(

Katie Frost said...

I've been working out for the past couple of months and I am finally breaking into the "I don't hate it" zone. I'm not thrilled but I'll survive. I, too, have short hair and I feel like I sweat twice as much as I used to. I guess the longer hair would help soak up the sweaty goodness. Now it's just on me. I use earbuds but I hate the way they feel in my ears. These headphones are gorgeous! I love the red. :)

Katie Frost said...

Love to rock the blueberry color! Oh yeah!

Katie Frost said...

I am def a purple person like you. I also hate getting sweaty unless I'm really in the mood to lift some heavy stuff.

Katie Frost said...

I'm the same as you with the endorphins not quite being on board with working out! Plus, I sweat just walking out to get the mail, so with actual exercise, I have sweat just pouring off of me. I've had to take a break from working out due to a broken ankle, but these would be great to have to get started back in the gym once I'm cleared to go back.

I love the grapey-purple. They look so vibrant! They also look like they would be great for using when I mow the lawn. Cardio is cardio, right? :)

Katie Frost said...

I like the candy green. Ear buds are the worst for working out. I alway get mine caught on somethng and yank them out of my ears.

Katie Frost said...

Purple is always the best color choice!!!

Katie Frost said...

i'd love to try the green!

Katie Frost said...

I love the green ones as well & they look to be extremely durable which in my teenager laden home would be a Godsend...

Katie Frost said...

I like the red ones they are so pretty!
Lisa K

Katie Frost said...

I love the candy red! Maybe these would inspire me to get movin'!

Katie Frost said...

ooohhhh - Love that candy blue!

Katie Frost said...

Normally I would say the purple (even my glasses are purple) but I really love the green ones!

Katie Frost said...

I love the green!

Katie Frost said...

I'm digging on the purple too!

Katie Frost said...

I would love the green color!!

Katie Frost said...

Those might rival the boyfriend's precious dre beats... which were smashed by his brother.
I love the purple as well!

Katie Frost said...

ooh-ooh! I love the candy blue =) and I too secretly rock out to Miley

Katie Frost said...

I too have started working out and yes it is difficult making it apart of your regular routine. So keep up the good work. GO KATIE! BTW, the green headphones are GRREAT!

Katie Frost said...

Love the red ones! And you’re a brave woman for photographing yourself in your workout gear – I’m such a shlumpy mess when I work out!

Katie Frost said...

I would love the purple ones. I also secretly love Miley Cyrus songs and Wrecking Ball is currently one of my favorite songs.

Katie Frost said...

I love the Candy Red color!

Katie Frost said...

i like blue!

Katie Frost said...

I'm in love with the Candy Tangerine!

Katie Frost said...

I'm lovin' the purple!

Katie Frost said...

i like candy blue

Katie Frost said...

Green! Love the green.

Katie Frost said...

Since they don't have my house's preferred choice of pink, I'd say purple

Katie Frost said...

Tough choice but the Candy Tangerine made my heart skip a beat. :)

Katie Frost said...

Ooooh, I would for sure go with purple - my favorite color!!!


PS. I'm a closet Miley fan...

Katie Frost said...

I'm with you on the sweating like a beast, and the short hair! I'll have to look into these! Ear buds don't stay in my ears (they don't fit right, and the one pair I've found that fit will get horribly sweaty and then slip out! It's the worst!), and the ones with the thing that loops around get a bit pinch-y after a bit. I love the blue ones (mostly because they match my hair!).

Katie Frost said...

Candy Purple. If it alleviates any of your shame, mine will have Hanson blasting through them!

Katie Frost said...

Candy Apple Red!!!

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Katie Frost said...

I'm a girly girl at heart and even when I'm sweating like a beast I'd prefer pink. Since they don't have pink however, I'd rock the green like nobody's business!

Katie Frost said...

i like candy blue
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Katie Frost said...

I love the red. And I confess to liking Wrecking Ball too.

Katie Frost said...

Oh my goodness! How to choose!? Have to go with Tangerine. Such an awesome color! And I am 50 and like Miley. Maybe she reminds me of some of the 80's ladies who pushed the envelope :-).

Katie Frost said...

The candy blue is awesome-sauce!!! They might even help me not feel so crappy about my own short hair sweating! i hate it soooo much!

Katie Frost said...

Candy purple please. It's simple and cute. When mommy needs private time without shushing dancing little people at home

Katie Frost said...

Candy blue for sure - the color blue always makes me happy, and I def need to feel happy when I'm exercising lol

Katie Frost said...

PS I admit I have way more Christmas songs and showtunes on my iPod than any other music combined ;)

Katie Frost said...

I like all the colors, but black would probably be my pick to match all my workout gear.

Katie Frost said...

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Katie Frost said...

I'm a treadmill jogger when I get to the gym and my earbuds are constantyly falling out. Do these headphones stay on your head well as your working out?

Katie Frost said...

Candy purple is so pleasing! I'm a student who is trying to begin a workout regimen!

Katie Frost said...

i love the purple

Katie Frost said...

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Katie Frost said...

Candy Tangerine for sure!



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Katie Frost said...

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Katie Frost said...

i love the Candy Red headphones

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Katie Frost said...

wow, I love this Candy Purple one and impressed how durable they are. thanks for sharing your thoughts

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Katie Frost said...

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Katie Frost said...

I like how the Candy Blue pair look.


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Katie Frost said...

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Katie Frost said...

I like the candy tangerine


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Katie Frost said...

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