Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Breathe Deeply and Find A Gift #2 and Giveaway-Beats by Dre!

 Now  that Thanksgiving is over, we are really in the midst of the holiday season-especially with a shorter than normal shopping season. I took a break from most social media, as I like to do when I visit my family. It was nice to just watch movies, eat, and go shopping with my family. I did do some Black Friday shopping and got most of my holiday shopping done this weekend! Today I have another awesome great holiday gift to share with you today that I saw advertised everywhere!


I'm not going to lie, I am not super into entertainment technology-it's just not something I spend a lot of money on. I have a really old big iPod and also an iPod shuffle I use for running.  I had been using cheapie headphones until I received some Yurbuds for running last Christmas. I love listening to some good jams during my runs or workouts.  Other than that I use a $20 pair of earbuds I bought for listening to music on my phone or computer.  One of the hottest products of the past few years has been the Beats by Dre headphones.  I was really skeptical of the sound quality of headphones with such a big price tag on them. 


Beats not beets! My boyfriend makes this joke all the time. 




I love listening to music when travelling, in the car, on my way to work, and when I'm cooking at home.  I'm a total music addict,so I was excited to see what all the rage was.  I decided to go with the purple Beats by Dre Studio Over-Ear headphones.  I was really surprised that the headphones arrived from Staples.com 2 days after my order was placed!

The headphones came folded in a stylish carrying case with a little cleansing cloth, two AAA batteries for the headphones, an audio cable and adapter, and a remote & mic cable.  I skimmed through the manual, but it was pretty easy to figure out how to use the headphones and pop in the batteries.  I was pleasantly surprised by the Beats by Dre headphones. 



Fit: The headphones felt super comfortable on, not too tight and with super plush ear coverings.  The fact that they fold up and fit the carrying case made it easy to safely throw them in my bag and take them with me. 

Flair: The purple color is so fun and looks great in person.  I loved the stylish look of the headphones and accessories. They weren't super big or bulky looking either. 


Function: I love how the logo on the side is also a mute button so I could take a moment to talk to someone if I was listening to music.  This is great if you are lifting in gym or getting some work done.  The remote & mic cord allows you to take phone calls (when synced with your phone's bluetooth), skip songs, and change the volume right from the cord. The headphones had a really crisp, clear sound which was especially great for listening to my favorite dance jams like Lady Gaga's new album (which has been my go-to album to workout or jam out to!) I wore them in the car ride up to my parents' house for Thanksgiving and the noise cancelling aspect was great for blocking out highway noise and the radio.  

Overall, I was very impressed by Beats by Dre.  The headphones made a huge difference in the sound quality compared to my cheapie headphones and laptop speakers.  I loved the way they look and all the special features of them. This is a perfect gift for any of the music lovers on your list. Staples is so awesome that they are allowing me to giveaway any pair of Beats by Dre headphones up to $100 to on of my readers! This could help you check somebody off your Christmas list or be a great treat for yourself this holiday season!

To win the Beats by Dre headphones (value up to $100 from Staples) giveaway, enter using Rafflecopter below until Tuesday December 10th at 12 AM.  


Disclaimer: Staples sent me a complimentary pair of Beats by Dre of my choice to review and  is also allowing me to giveaway a pair of headphones to one of my readers. As always, all opinions are my own. 

44 comments:

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    1. That is a super catchy song!

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    2. I have an amazing version that my daughter loves right now for that.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_An8xNwupo

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  2. I've been seriously jamming to "wake me up" by avicii lately as well as "bleeding out" by Imagine Dragons!

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  3. When I'm working out I love working out old skool hip hop and rap! NWA is a good station. Also, 80s and
    90s! Alsr great stations are Justin Timberlake and Timbetland. And sometimes I have a BBD and Salt N Pepa Day!

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    1. Great answer! Salt N Pepa "push it" is a standby workout song. I love JT too :)

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  4. Another vote for Wake Me Up. Favorite!

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  5. oh wow I would KILL for these! Right now I dig Counting Stars!

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  6. Oooh, that's a tough one. My current favorite work-out song is Burn by Ellie Goulding.

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  7. Hmmm, well now that thanksgiving is over all I'm listening to is Christmas music! ha!

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    1. Touche. There is lots of that too :)

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  8. The Monster! Or really anything by Eminem.

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  9. Timber by Pitbull and & Kesha is my current favorite!

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  10. Roar is on constant repeat as of late.

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  11. Nsync Christmas... I know not very workouty haha!

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  12. I LOVE Counting Stars - One Republic or White Walls - Macklemore. Anything with a great beat!

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  13. I've got so many!!! :) I'm really loving Royals right now.

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  14. Headlights from Eminem's new album.

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  15. My favourite workout song right now is Timber by Kesha and Pitbull. Catchy!

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  16. Mine is probably Can't Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis :)

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  17. I've always wondered if these headphones are really worth the $$, so thank you for the review. Never knew that had phone capabilities, which is something I would really appreciate for using them at work!

    I really love the song "Harlem" as a workout song, but now I can't think of who does it. Its great, though!

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    1. Like I said, I never thought it was worth it, but they are really nice!

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  18. For some reason Alex Clare's "Too Close" seems to be a good one for me lately.

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  19. My songs know what you did in the dark - Fall Out Boy

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  20. Great answers everyone! Lots of love for Katy Perry!

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  21. I love anything by Skillet right now!

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  22. I'm loving Holy Grail right now. :)

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  23. I'm loving Holy Grail right now! :)

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  24. Timber - Pitbull and Keisha. Sad how into that song I am right now!

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  25. This is a little against the grain but my workout playlist lately consists of a U2 mix. It's not always the most energizing "workout" mix but the songs do activate my brain.

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  26. These would be perfect for travel/plane rides. And the fact that it's (Raven) purple is also nice ;)

    Fave workout song (for a while now) is Danza Kuduro by Don Omar. High energy and good beat!

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