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Warm weather is here and many of us are finally getting back outside to get in some workouts or outdoor activities we’ve missed over the winter months! Ever notice how listening to your favorite energy-pumping music to motivate you to push hard, actually has a downside? The wires! Yep, those annoying headphone wires that seem to always get caught an arm when running!
While I’d love to say I noticed this annoyance on a workout, I didn’t. I was actually cleaning my house which I consider a workout. Hah! My phone (music player) was in the back pocket of my jeans, and I was rigorously mopping the tile floor in the kitchen when my arm kept getting caught up in the wire connecting my headphones to my phone. Ugh! So annoying! I love my music but come on! I actually put the headphones and phone down on the counter until I finished mopping.
Wires suck! But I don’t want to sacrifice sound quality for the convenience of not having them either. Which is actually why I was in heaven when I found these little beauties (and they are too – beautiful!). These completely wireless (No wires at all!!) earbuds deliver premium sound but deliver absolutely no annoyance! Ascend Audio EarBuds come in a cute little magnetic pod that actually charge them and are great for storing when not in use. Yep! No wires even for charging, other than for your pod to the wall outlet!
The weather is warming up and I’ve begun taking my workouts outdoors! I love the fresh air, feeling the sun beat down on me, even while working up a sweat. What I don’t love? That awful wire to my headphones getting all tangled up in my arms as I run, and occasionally getting ripped right out my ear – Causing me to have to stop and pause and fix my ear piece, and even possibly having to plug the cord back into my phone!
Sure there are lots of headphones out there that are wireless so you don’t have this problem, but have you ever noticed how uncomfortable they can be too, pinching the ear? Even worse, some are still loose and the earpieces still fall right out of the ear, especially once you get some movement going.
Luckily I got to try my workout lifesaver- the SmartOmi U8 Bluetooth Running Wireless Sport Headphones. These beauties are soooo incredibly comfortable! They fit into the ear perfectly and snug (so no more falling out!) but they don’t pinch! They feel great! They also have a rubber ear piece to securely place around the ear for extra hold. The rubber is super flexible and stays in place and feels super soft, smooth and comfy on the ear as well. These headphones are so comfortable in fact, I’ve found myself wearing them around my house or while I work for hours on end, even after I’ve finished my workout! They’re perfect to wear for long periods of time!
They don’t look goofy like some other wireless headphones too! They look chic and aren’t so big that they look ridiculous when worn. The sound is amazing too! Clear, crisp, good bass and they’re noise cancelling too. [Read more…]
Wow, Mom’s Day is only days away! I was just speaking with my siblings this weekend trying to figure out what we’re going to get Mom for Mother’s Day this Coming Sunday!
Mom’s can be hard to shop for, especially when it comes to finding something she will really love and appreciate. I tend to go the flowers route, but find that even though they are beautiful, this type of gift can be so impersonal. This year I really wanted to find Mom something she could really use and would love too!
My Mom isn’t much of Spring Chicken these days, but I’m loving how far even the older generations are coming when it comes to technology now. I was amazed to see my Dad use an Ipad and start up a Facebook account over the last few years. Then I about fell out my chair in January when my mom texted me for the very first time (and from a smartphone, no less!). I never in a million years thought my parents (people in their mid-sixties) would ever come around to technology.
But since then, I’ve been paying attention and my parents have delved into the technology world a lot further that I had realized. So I actually decided to go the technology route for a gift guide this year and for shopping for my own mom!
When shopping for my own mom, I thought about our summers filled with boating and water activities. Now that mom has got a smartphone, and uses it often to stay connected to the family (all 20+ of us) when we all gather together every summer for a boating trip to the Mountains in Eden, UT, and Lake Pineview, I know she will be toting it around on the boat so we can arrange boat pickups of other family members, etc.
My first thought was to get My Mom a waterproof cell phone case. While I don’t think my mom is as clumsy as me (Oh yeah I got one of these for myself for my boating weekends this year!) why not take that extra safety measure and keep your phone extra safe in one of these completely waterproof cases! Because I’m not looking to drop another grand on another Iphone any time soon, and I’m sure Mom would feel the same way about hers!) If you drop your phone in the lake with this fabulous case on, no biggie (as long as it doesn’t sink!) These waterproof phone cases from Aowoto are completely waterproof for up to 30 mins! Don’t believe me, I tested mine! Because to be honest, I was a bit skeptical too. I mean, how can a case be completely waterproof, right?! Well, this one is!
I’m a big fan of music. Have been for years. Saying I’m fan is actually probably putting it lightly, obsessed is more the word. I have been since I was a kid and use to overhear my brother listening to his 80s music (which I’m still very much into this day).
Anyone who loves their music is probably hung up on the sound. I know I am. I’ve spent years investing in the absolute best products (and often times, most expensive) on the market for getting the clearest, sharpest, absolute best sound! I have speakers all over my house. I but the best systems in my car and you can bet every car I’ve ever owned has had an amp and subwoofers. I may be well on into my 30’s too, but if I drove by, you would probably think from the bass and the overall loudness of my music coming from my car, that I was actually a teenager instead.
It’s pretty obvious I’m always looking for the biggest, best new thing in sound and music! In fact, when the bluetooth generation of products hit the market, I started buying them up like crazy! The convenience of not having wires is absolutely amazing and I don’t know how I’ve ever dealt with those super annoying things before! What a Pain! So naturally when I found some amazing bluetooth headphones (the one thing I had left to replace in my music arsenal), I couldn’t wait to give them a try!
Now I have to admit, when I saw the price on these dBs (Direct Beat Headphones) for – only $39 on Amazon, I was beyond skeptical. I have $500 headphones (unfortunately not wireless!) that I have used and loved for about the last three years, and I thought they would probably put these poor little guys to shame, but boy, could I have not been more wrong.
After I gave by dBs headphones a good charge, I put them on, put my iPhone on shuffle and started listening. (These headphones are compatible with all android and IOS devices). What I found was that the sound coming out of these super comfortable (and incredibly chic, especially in white if you ask me, but you can get them in black too) headphones was unbelievably clear! The sound was crisp, rather amazing actually! It even had really good bass, which I thought for sure at that price, would be lacking! Ah Contraire! The bass coming out of these headphone is well beyond what you would expect! I tried out hip hop, techno, pop, rock, alternative, and indie (for hours on end) with these headphones, and EVERYTHING sounded amazing coming through their speakers! For instance, I listened to one of my favorite songs, “Children” remixed by DJ Ricky Worden, and didn’t even realize that it has running water in the background, until listening to the song on my dBs bluetooth headphones, and I’ve probably listened to this song at least 50 times before with several other devices!
The headphones not only sound and look amazing, but thanks to being bluetooth and having a built in microphone, you can also take calls from it, which is incredibly handy! No more looking at your phone when you’re listening to your music to see if you’ve missed a call, received a text, etc. The headphones also come with handy pause, forward, and rewind to the previous song buttons too.
The headphones are also adjustable and completely comfortable. The ear pieces are especially cushiony and feel good for listening hours on end. In fact the first day I listened to them for about 4 hours and my ears never felt tired or uncomfortable once, like nearly every headphone on the market tends to do to them after usually only a few hours of listening! They also offer great noise reduction too. It is compatible with tablets, computers, and other bluetooth enabled devices too. Even if you’re device is not bluetooth compatible, you can still connect it to these headphones with a 3.5 mm cable (which comes with the headphones) and listen to your music that way too! It also has multi-point connectivity so it can connect to 2 devices at once! AND it remembers the last device it synced too and will automatically re-connect to it the next time you go to use it.
These headphones are super easy to use, just turn on the headphones select bluetooth mode from your device, make sure it connects, and then you can start streaming!
Well once I was well into my listening, I decided to put on my $500 headphones I mentioned earlier, mid-song, to see just how it compared. What I found is that the $500 headphones were a bit too bass heavy. In fact, I liked the sound coming from my dBs headphones much better. What was overwhelmingly noticeable too, was how much clearer my music sounded coming from the dBs headphones, over my expensive headphones (maybe in part thanks to them having TOO Much bass)! I know, that sounds hard to believe, but I kept switching back and forth between headphones and I was definitely loving the sound coming from my dBs headphones, more than from my designer headphones, just because the sound was so much clearer, and crisper, and I could hear details like that background running water from the song “Children,” that just wasn’t coming through as clearly on my expensive headphones.
I’ve been absolutely loving these headphones and can’t even be bothered to put them down! They sound amazing! The battery also lasts forever between charges too, in fact up to 10 hours listening or taking a phone call (250 hours if they’re just sitting there), and it only takes 3 hours to charge it!
The only con I have with these headphones, is that I do wish they played louder. As I mentioned earlier, I drive around with my music up quite loud, probably a lot more so than most people. I’m the same way with any device I’m using for listening. I just like my music loud. So I realize this probably will not be a con for a lot of people, but I did end up listening to my music turned all the way up, most of the time, while using my dBs headphones.
Overall, I’m completely obsessing over these fabulous bluetooth headphones! It’s so nice not having to deal with wires and the range is great too! I can leave my phone sitting on the table and walk all over my house and my music has yet to stop playing! The range is awesome! Also for the price, and the fact that I prefer them over $500 headphones (and not just because the $500 headphones weren’t wireless) says a lot about these headphones! Honestly, I think anyone in the market for headphones would be crazy not to pick these up! And with Father’s day coming soon, these would make a really great gift (and inexpensive one) for your husband, father, brother, whoever!
If you would like to learn more about the Direct Beat Systems (dBs) headphones, or pick some up for yourself, than be sure to shop them today, HERE on Amazon!
What excites you most about these awesome headphones? Let me know in the comments! I love hearing from you! xo xo
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