Remember way back in October of 2012 when we moved Nathan into a toddler bed and I had to lay down with him in my bed every afternoon to get him to take a nap because if I didn’t he’d stay awake all afternoon playing in his room?
I’m still doing it.
Every afternoon, Nathan and I – along with both of the dogs, my iPad, my Macbook, a glass of tea, and my old lady glasses – head for my bedroom for “snuggle time.” I turn on Disney Junior – progressively decreasing the volume over anywhere from ten minutes to well over an hour until he falls asleep. While he watches TV, I catch up on blog reading and email, but sometimes a Momma doesn’t want to read and would prefer to listen to something other than Special Agent Oso, Doc McStuffins, or that gosh-awful Sofia the First.
For a few months now I’ve had my eye on a pair of headphones – not earbuds, because I’ve got those coming out of my ears. I wanted some for-real on-ear headphones that would not only pipe some non-preschool sounds into my brain but also slow the rush of child-themed ambient noises.
My desire for a pair of headphones started this July when I was attempting NaNoWriMo, because I wanted some classical music (sans vocals!) to listen to while I was writing. I don’t like to write (or do much else other than sleep) in total silence, but with two little people, two dogs, and a husband, sometimes there’s just too much noise in my house for me to think straight, much less collect my thoughts enough to write. So when I heard about the opportunity to review a pair of Monster NTunes Headphones I jumped at the chance, willing the Powers That Be to PICK ME! PICK ME! PICK ME! for this opportunity.
I was giddy when the package arrived with my beautiful new ORANGE NTunes Headphones (War Eagle!)
I got them before I flew to Charlotte last month, but I was afraid of losing my new Precious so I opted not to take them with me on the plane. Instead, I waited Four Whole Days to try them out during snuggle time. I used iTunes’ new Radio feature and tried out the “Chill Out – Classical” and the “Smooth 80s Pop” stations (because I’m a child of the 80s – no apologies!)
The NTunes are billed as noise isolating, not noise canceling, which is good because I want to retreat from the chaos, not be oblivious to it. Even at a low volume level, they do a good job of isolating the music from the surrounding noise without eliminating it completely, which was reassuring.
The NTunes seem to be durable and of high quality – they are semi-flexible, which is a huge relief for this Momma with a wild and rowdy preschooler who likes to grab my things and run with them, and they come with a soft fabric pouch so I can hide them away from little fingers.
Because I’m a sucker for stuff that’s cool and/or cute, of course I’m in love with all of the colors. The NTunes are available in five “Candy” shades: blue, green, purple, red, and orange. Who doesn’t love color, right? I have to admit that I am a little bit jealous that some tweens and teens are going to be gifted these awesome headphones for Christmas this year for listening to their music – we didn’t have stuff this cool back in the 80s!
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