Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bullets In My Ears

Remember a few weeks ago when I went to that Pro Bowl Party... alone... well, it wasn't all that bad. See, one good thing about putting yourself out there is meeting new people who rep different products... and then having the opportunity to get your hands on those products...

Yep. That cool rep I met from Munitio mailed me a pair of titanium coated 18K 9mm gold bullets. For my ears. "The baddest earphones on the planet." That's what she said.
Check those things out. Pretty awesome, huh? They come in silver and black too, but gold matches my necklace so she sent me the gold ones. It is very important to match, you know.

I told her that I use headphones all the time... like everyday... when I'm out training... since so much of my training these days is dictated by my heart rate it can be tough to find training partners willing to go your speed for the duration of a workout. So I love to train with my iPod (Sorry- If you don't I don't want to hear it... :) I make myself good playlists and place songs strategically on them so the fast ones come on at the right times during my workout. What can I say? It's my thing.

But I'll tell you, I never bothered with earphones other than the ones that came with my ipod. Yeah, so they crackle sometimes. Whatever, right? And then the left one stops playing sound altogether so you feel all lopsided and dizzy. Which didn't really matter b/c they rarely stayed in my ears anyway. But I'm easy going. That stuff never really bothered me. It didn't used to, anyway. Before I knew better.

See, now that I have tried these I'm like, all spoiled with the good sound. These things play the bass. Clearly. The sound penetrates your body, without making your eardrums ring, and makes you want to moooove. In a word, awesome.

You know, before I started working for a great coffee company, I couldn't say that I really knew the difference between good coffee and cheap coffee. I mean, add some cream and sugar and it's all the same, right? Um, no. It's not. Now I drink good coffee. And I drink it black. Because good coffee you can drink black. Because it tastes, well, good. Without adding any crap to it. See? I'm a converted coffee snob. And now, it seems, I'm a converted earphone snob too. What is becoming of me??

13 comments:

Kim said...

those earbuds look BADASS! i want some!

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

HOLY CRAP! I was all excited cause I love music when running and I love music LOUD and I just got a new ipod for my birthday….and and.

$179 no thank you. DANG. Those betta be some damn good earphones! :-)

momo said...

my husband and 16 yo son will attest to the fact that the right earphones make ALL the difference. we have many, many pair around here that didn't make the cut. my son has settled on beats by dre, but i'll tell him about these - and i'm sure he'll be saving up for a pair before i know it. :)

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

HAHAHA! I have always been a snob... welcome to my picky little world :)

cherelli said...

My, those are some mighty fine-lookin' ear bullets. It's neat you compile your music to go with your workout. I tend to load all my favourit songs on in big blobs...and consequently suffer the next day because I don't have a HR monitor to pull me back in line. And a question - how good is Kona Peaberry coffee compared to "good coffee"? Is it that much different? Keep wanting to try and get a hold of some but want to know if it's worth it!

Jennifer P said...

These are AWESOME! I am jealous now not only of your a) location b) cool coffee job and c) your ear phones.

And after about a year of not running with my iPod, I'm back. The play lists make me faster!

And despite the name of my blog, I LOVE high octane coffee and am a snob as well. But kind of like wine, we save our good coffee for special occasions. Like trying to wake up.

Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

$180 for earphones?? Holy cow, those things better sound like a rock concert.

Too funny that you make playlists for your workout. I definitely have a couple playlists handy... one "hard core" when I know I'll need to hammer (usually for trainer workouts) and one "alternate" for easy running. I have *contemplated* how cool it would be -- hypothetically -- to customize my playlist for a workout but never have the time. How you find the time to do this is beyond me :-) You have reached the master's level of workout playlist craft.

Kiet said...

Dude, those things do look pro, good on ya for networking and getting them! Worth $179, DANG!

Aimee said...

Those are the coolest looking things ever! That is soo awesome that you got a pair! Woohoo for you!

Angela and David said...

Earphones worth $179!!!! Nice work getting those puppies for free. I can't even imagine the fight I would have with cheap ass David if I were to buy those.

Teresa said...

Wowzer on those ear phones!!! Can they make it through security lines ;)

tn

Joel said...

I, too, always run with my iPod, and like most of the folks that do, I settle for the crap ear buds that came with it. I've looked at some of the more "sophisticated" earphones, but haven't taken the plunge yet. So...reading this just adds fuel to my desire!

Jeff Teale said...

Now there is two items on my list of Items Michelle recommends I check out.....Coffee's of Hawaii and these earphones!