There’s a Monster in My Bed! Monster Headphones, That Is…

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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  1. says

    Ooooh – I can’t stand the feel of earbuds and like these more substantial headphones. This is a great review. I think I’d go for purple.

  2. says

    How to choose? How to choose? I am a sucker for bright colors, but I think I’d go for the red ones, personally.

    Great pic of Nathan. My son also sticks his tongue out when he is concentrating very hard on something and I think it is totally adorable!

  3. Donna says

    Purple!! Definitely the purple!! These would be great for me since my ears are weird, and ear buds just DO NOT stay in my ears!

  4. Evelyn says

    Love the War Eagle orange headphones. Keep up your fabulous blog. Your family is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your stories and beautiful pictures of your children.

  5. Alicia says

    Purple is my favorite color. I do have to say, all the colors are pretty spectacular, though. My hubby would probably steal these from me no matter what color I win!

    PS – Every pic of Nathan just makes me smile.

  6. Amy Carpenter says

    These headphones are great! I could use a bit of noise reduction, too.
    I would pick the green ones!

  7. Charlotte says

    Orange! I would sooooo love a pair to block out some of the every day noise a husband makes. When I come home from work,after talking and listening all day, I just want so quiet and calm. Not total quiet, just peace.

  8. says

    I like them all! Can’t I just have one of each? Okay, okay if I have to choose one I would prefer the blue. Since my daughter is similar in that area, she’d think the blue ones were pretty awesome too. My son would love the red, but my husband, who if I were to win would probably be the one benefiting from it (notice I said probably, as in, it’s not a sure thing!), would think the orange ones were perfect!

  9. Sarah says

    Candy orange, please. I have hopes of my husband using these so I don’t have to hear football. I am so over hearing the Jets lose.

  10. Nikki Palermo says

    Oooh, Andi, I love the blue ones! They match my iPad case! Hope y’all are doing great. We’re gearing up for the Buddy Walk on the 19th in Gulfport!!
    Thanks! Hope I win! Fingers crossed!!

  11. Catherine says

    The Candy Tangerine ones are my favourite – they will colour-coordinate with my nail varnish!

  12. Katherine says

    I can’t decide between the blue and red ones. But I think I would have less competition for using them with the red ones.

  13. Gina says

    Finally catching up on your posts… thank goodness I didn’t miss this one! The purple ones seem fitting. Thanks for bringing this opportunity to Sunshine :)