Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Beats by Dr Dre Review + Giveaway (closed)

Disclaimer: I was offered a complimentary set of Beats by Dr. Dre earbuds in exchange for a review and giveaway.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Before a run or a workout, one of the first things I do is grab my headphones so I can jam out to some music during exercise.  Hearing the upbeat music keeps me motivated and even helps with my cadence.

I’ve been using yurbuds but am always open to checking out new products.  Staples was kind enough to offer me a pair of Beats by Dr Dre headphones of my choice (up to $250 value) to review and share my thoughts on.  I chose the urbeats in-ear headphones as they had a feature that my yurbuds do not - the ability to answer phone calls and control my music all from the cable.

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I’ve read good things about the urbeats headphones so I couldn’t wait to try them out!  I had intended on using them during the Esprit de She 5k back in November, but silly me forgot to check how they fit in my ear…too big :(  Luckily, they come with 4 different size ear bud attachments, so you’re bound to find one that fits your ear like a glove!

I always have an issue with the cord on my headphones getting crazy tangled up.  These ear buds have tangle free cords AND came with a handy little pouch to store them in when you aren’t using them.  Super clever!  I also love that they come with a clip to help manage the excess cable during your workouts.  I always have an issue with figuring out where to tuck the extra cable so it doesn't get in my way - the clip makes that so much easier.

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Once I found the perfect size ear bud for my body, I took them for a spin on the stair climber at the gym.  They.Didn’t.Budge!  The sound quality was also fantastic.  I couldn’t hear anyone else around me on their machines or their conversations.   I love having the volume adjustment on the cord as well.  It’s so much easier to use than using the volume control on my phone.  Answering phone calls is easily done from the cable without having to fumble to pull an ear bud out and pick up your phone to your ear.  (I forgot to take a picture of myself at the gym, but I’m using them now to listen to Christmas music while I type up this post!)

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Want a pair of your own?  Staples has graciously offered the winner of my giveaway their choice of Beats by Dr Dre product (up to $250 value) from here.  I know you’re probably busy buying gifts for friends and loved ones, so why not take a shot and enter to win something for yourself, right?

Enter using the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway will begin on Wednesday, December 11, and end at midnight on Friday, December 20.  The winner will be announced by Friday afternoon.

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Good luck!

Until next time,

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44 comments:

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  2. While I have a pair of headphones I love (Jaybirds Bluebod X), If I won, I'd probably give them to Cathy since she still hasn't found her perfect pair

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  3. Powersong? I have a lot of them. Right now my current powersong is "Promises by Nero".

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  4. My running playlist has quite a variety on it. Even though the beat isn't fast, I do love when "Don't Stop Believing" comes on - especially during a long run :)

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  5. I work out to DMX's "Party Up"

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  6. Awesome giveaway! I love my Yurbuds but the no-tangle feature looks wonderful! Best workouts for me happen with Eminem! Good luck everyone!

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  7. Great review! I've always just run with my iphone headphones. My power song is "We Found Love" by Rhianna and Calvin Harris! This song always makes me pick up and go if I am dragging.

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  8. Kelly Clarkson... Pretty much anything

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  9. I've heard great things about beats by Dre and the name just makes me sound cool saying it! My power jam is Kelly Clarkson Stronger. LOVE IT.

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  10. A Katy Perry "Roar" Remix is my newest power song!

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  11. I've really gotten into "Roar" and "Applause" by Lady Gaga to get me through!

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

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  13. I'm going to have to second My Songs Know by Fall Out Boy!

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  14. It is super hard to pick one power song, but today it was Thank You For The Venom by My Chemical Romance. Really gave me the push that I needed right at the end of my run!

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  15. @mamag630, I agree, "ROAR" has to be one of the possible theme songs for the Princess Half in February. I can only imagine how much better it would sound on beats by Dr. Dre!

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  16. Right now I'm loving the song Royals!

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  17. This is going to sound super lame, but It's Tricky always keeps me running.

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  18. Currently it's Ellie Goulding's Burn.

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  19. I have a few Daft Punk songs that pump me up. :)

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  20. My power song ALWAYS changes (I need new music often!) I would LOVE these. One of my biggest pet peeves is going to the gym and having the person on the treadmill next to me talk on the phone the entire time. I would love to be able to just tune them out ;)

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  21. Powersong..anything by Britney Spears just about! :)

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  22. Pretty much anything from Pink powers me up!

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  23. The Only Way I Know by Jason Aldean is my go to

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  24. My current power song is ROAR by Katy perry!

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  25. "Bones" by young guns. For some reason it just gets me going!

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  26. Beyonce's "Ring the Alarm" is one of my FAVE power songs! It's on her B'day album if you're interested in checking it out. :)

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  27. I'm liking applause by Lady Gaga and blurred lines by Robin Thicke

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  28. I love working out to Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." It never gets old, and I neither confirming or denying singing it aloud when it plays.

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  29. Awesome giveaway! I'm a nerd...I love the Glee soundtracks!

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  30. I like Katie Perry's new song Roar. These would be so cool to have. Fingers and toes crossed.

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  31. I love anything by Britney Spears.

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  32. My battle cry - JOURNEY - Don't stop Believin'

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  33. would LOVE to win these headphones - my power song is Titanium by David Guetta

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  34. anything pop, bad teenie bopper pop

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  35. I have way too many "power" songs. Faves are Christina Aguilera "Fighter" and Journey "Don't Stop Believing". I'd love some Beats by Dre. I love my yurbuds for workouts but I could love Beats for travel.

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