Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARV {11.1; US}


Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARVI don't know about you, but my headphones tend to be the free ones that come bundled with some other electronic purchase and then fall apart after a couple rounds with the kids and cats. (No, I know cats don't wear headphones — earbuds would just fall right in! — but that doesn't mean they don't think the cords are intriguing….)

But I've always wanted better. I even shop around for headphones from time to time and then get befuddled. That's why I was so excited to review the Monster N-Tune HD headphones in a cool candy blue.

I mention the color upfront, because: Whoa! I was seriously so happy to open the box and see that bright blueberry staring me in the face. It's such a sweet change from boring old black. (This candy colours collection also comes in cherry red, green apple, tangerine, and grape.)

I also love how old-school yet hip they are. When I was growing up (gather round, children!), I always loved my parents' huge, ear-covering headphones, but it seems like the world's gone earbud. It's refreshing to have banded headphones that are soft and cushy as they cover your ears.

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARV
You know that mentioning cats wearing earphones made me need to take a picture of it.

But that's the fashion review. What about the function?

Once you slip them over your ears, the other sounds in your life are satisfyingly muffled, leaving you free to concentrate on the clarity of your music (or other audio pleasures). I cranked up some rock music, and all the songs sounded vibrant and free of distortion with a strong but not overpowering bass line. The middle tones are not quite as intense, and the highs are tamped down, but it's a sound that works well with most pop and rock music (which is what I tend to listen to, so I'm set). I find that guitar in particular (even acoustic) really shines.

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARV

As for durability, you're supposed to be able to twist them all around without breaking. I'm going to skip that for now, as I suspect my sons will be manhandling them for me quite enough in the future. Mikko's eyes lit up when he saw the candy blue color, so I promised him he could use them when I was done reviewing. As if I'd ever intentionally buy a six-year-old $150 headphones, am I right? But I have to admit, their looks are appealing! And since earbuds are problematic in little-kid ears, I think these will work a lot better for him — so we'll share.

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARVJust a note if you're considering buying these for a little kid: My older son has a humongous head, the size of a teenager's, so I wouldn't buy them for kids with petite skulls, like my little dude. The band on these doesn't adjust down very far; I have a huge head, too, and I barely have to size these up any bigger. I'm astonished at just how large they adjust, to be honest — if you are Gargantu-Head, you have found your headphones!

My review on comfort is mixed. I have the worst time with headbands, period. I don't know how other girls stand them, because they give me an almost instant headache, no matter how big I stretch them. I think it must have to do with where it presses on my head. Anyway, I had the same problem with these headphones so had to adjust them farther back on my head so it wouldn't press on the headache points. But I did like the padding on my ears, and I have several odd piercings that weren't bothered.

Other features that are lovely: The headphones come with an included, solid-feeling and tangle-free 1/8" cord, which fits most laptops, phones, and tablets. If you want to plug it into a home stereo system, you'll need an adapter or a different cord. Fortunately, the cord unplugs from the headset, so replacing it is an easy option.

Two people can listen to the same music simultaneously, because each ear has its own cord input. Just link two pairs of headphones together. Kinda cool, huh?

There's a pause button included on the cord, so if a call comes in or you want to listen to someone speaking to you in person (whatevs), you can take a break from your music and then come right back in. It worked on my smartphone just as well as on iTunes on my laptop.


Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARV
Plus, cats think they're delicious.

These would make a really snazzy gift for an audiophile you love (really love), because they come in an impressive box. Oh, I know — but I really think presentation counts for a lot! They include a soft carrying pouch, and the cords in a little drawer. And I can't fail to mention again the delicious candy colors to choose from.

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARV
Neat-o!

And now … drumroll, please … you can enter to win your own pair — for you, or for the sound-lover in your life!

WIN IT!

BlogHer will be giving away 25 sets of Monster NTune HD headphones, valued at $150 each.

Please click over to the Monster Headphones page on Walmart.com and let us know which is your favorite NTunes color in the comments for a chance to win. 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.

Please leave a valid email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win! You can write it like this to foil spambots: mail {at} HoboMama {dot} com.

Hobo Mama Giveaway: Rock out with Monster N-Tune HD headphones! — $150 ARV



Contest closes November 1, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

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71 comments:

Amanda - orangeengr85 {at} gmail {dot} com said...

My favorite NTunes color is Candy Tangerine.

orangeengr85 {at} gmail {dot} com

Lisa Brown said...

I like Candy Tangerine

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love the candy red color!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Emily said...

The blue ones are so pretty!

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Tammigirl said...

I've sworn off candy for October.

But the candy purple? I think I could sneak it into my month.

faeries and flowers and fans said...

I also like the blue.

hmbannister {at} gmail {dot} com

John Constantine said...

Oh wow, the candy red ones look amazing! I would definitely choose those.

I love giveaways like this, thanks so much for the opportunity!

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Rachael said...

I dig the red ones!
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Lindsay said...
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Lindsay said...

I would love the green color!!

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Janine Fowler said...

I love the Candy Tangerine!

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Joyce Lansky said...

As someone who has never had a one favorite color, this is a tough question. I like the blue, green, and red. I'm not crazy about the tangerine color, and the purple pair is okay. I don't have a favorite color but would love to win a pair because I hate the feel of buds in my ears.

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Crunchy Con Mommy said...

I used to be a college radio do and it totally made me fall in love with big cushy headphones! I'd love the candy green pair if I'm lucky enough to win!!

Dianna said...

WOW!! That is so awesome-- my favor because of my little girls is the Candy Purple--thanks so much

merle said...

i like candy blue
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The Sadler Family said...

Honestly, each and every color is AWESOME - I would be grateful to win any of them! IF I had to pick one color I think I'd choose GREEN or RED.

Shenee said...

Hands Down My Little Guy Would Say Blue. I Like The Candy Tangerine, A Pop Of Color!!! Shenee.Simon@Gmail.com

Pamela said...

I'm partial to the Candy Green.

Great giveaway!

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Karla said...

I really like the candy purple!
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miss fish said...

Tangeriiiine!
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summercarsick said...

candy tangerine, so pretty!
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Angie said...

I love the orange pair!

mail4rosey said...
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mail4rosey said...

I like the Candy Blue.
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mail4rosey said...

I shared on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/390442388671324160

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Heather in Oregon said...

Candy Tangerine!

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Dianna said...

@DiannaI for got to leave my email-- dlmwdavis@hotmail.com,

Kerry said...

Candy purple!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/391382601132281856
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Kortney Nelson said...

I really love the Tangerine, but the purple is cool too!

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fairlight said...

Love the blue and tangerine

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Jim Lipscomb said...

I like the red to match my tablet! limproved {at} hotmail {dot} com

Jim Lipscomb said...

Tweet: https://twitter.com/limproved/status/392514681086021632

A Phelps said...

I like Candy Tangerine!!!

hhkaufman78 said...

I would pick the blue ones for my husband.

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Cynthia Malm said...

I think the tangerine is so pretty!

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Kel Pants said...

Candy purple is just lovely.

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bettycd said...

Purple ... or red
the colors are wonderful
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bettycd said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/bettycd/status/393486444003463168

Erica Best said...

i love the purple ones

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/393789789331132416

k werner said...

Candy Red, to be sure

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Nicole Larsen said...

Candy Tangerine for sure!

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MamaHen said...

Candy Red!
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The Wilbanks Family said...
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Nikki Strong said...

My favorite color is the candy purple!

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M.j. said...

Candy tangerine for me....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

M.j. said...

I tweeted it here....https://twitter.com/ciaomjc/status/395312107245154304....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

Rachel (Cha Ching Queen) said...

Candy green
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At
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shirley said...

Love the Candy Blue!
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shirley said...

tweet---

https://twitter.com/countrynest411/status/395389656860069888

Lucy said...

I love the Candy Blue, but if I picked Candy Purple, maybe my husband wouldn't steal them? :)

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charles cooper said...

This would be a great gift for my teen anger the candy red would make her day!

Laura said...

I'd pick the candy red!

ms-texas said...

my favorite color is the candy purple!



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Amy said...

how fun. i would love to win the Candy Purple one please
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Courtney Renee said...

greeeen!

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Lisa Garner said...

All the colors are great but the Candy Blue is my favorite.
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Lisa Garner said...

I Tweeted; https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/396359890110656512

Tabathia said...

the candy blue
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Tabathia said...

tweet

https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/396385518465736704
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Little Blue Bird said...

blue!
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Jessica said...

I love the Candy Purple color
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Jessica said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/396438712424202240
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Stephanie Gossett said...

I love the red color! My daughter would love these!

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Stephanie Gossett said...

https://twitter.com/NiniGossett/status/396441505407057920

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Tom said...

Sell.condo at gmail
The blue ones would really bring out the color of my eyes ;)

Momma Jorje said...

You know how to reach me. :-)

The colors are gorgeous! I love the green, but I'd choose the purple and give them to my DD for Christmas.

spiffikins said...

All the colours are great, but I like Candy Blue the best!

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