Nothing “Beat” My New Headphones

The title is a total pun.  I got new headphones Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphone …”Beats” is the brand name.


I never spend big dollars on things for myself.  I just don’t.  I scrounge around and make due with the kids’ leftovers, what I find at the thrift store, or whatever is cheapest at the store.

I don’t splurge on myself…ever….well almost ever.

About Christmas time our son Karl left his headphones here when he went to college.  Well I knew they were a high dollar purchase so thought I’d try them out to see what made them so great. He had “earned” them through a sales competition when he was working at a previous job or he likely wouldn’t have had them either as he’s a poor college student with parents that don’t pay for his college.

I thought in the end I would be making fun of his head phones laughing and saying “why would anyone spend the money”….well the joke was on me.  After using them just a short bit I knew why people would spend all that money on headphones.

In the past I have tried to use headphone while working on the quilting machine.  As you all know I love audio books….but I’d find myself with my old head phones listening to them without the volume set at what is really “too high” as the quilting machine is so loud.  When I was wearing Karl’s headphones, the volume wasn’t to high and I could hear perfectly….they were comfy on my ears too.

That did it.  I wanted them.  Try as I might I couldn’t bring myself to pay the price.

I hemmed and hawed.  I put them in my Amazon shopping cart only to take them out again.  I talked to Hubby…I talked to Kelli…I talked to the other kids too.  Everyone was saying BUY THEM AND BE QUIET ABOUT IT.  I just couldn’t do it though.

Then I talked to Kelli and she said..Mom you’re going to quilt all those quilts while you’re off work.  Why not buy them and enjoy the time at the quilting machine with your audio books?  That convinced me.  I bought them…still feeling anxious about spending that much money….

But I did it.  I’m so happy.  I love the headphones.  I love them almost so much that telling you I was so hesitant is embarrassing.  I won’t be without them now….I highly recommend them especially if you are working with something loud and still want to hear without having to turn the volume up too loud than what is safe.

When I’m at the quilting machine…I have these on…all the time!

4 thoughts on “Nothing “Beat” My New Headphones”

  1. I just clicked over and bought myself a pair. Thanks for posting about them because I, too, was frustrated when try to listen to a book while quilting. I can’t wait to try them out

  2. I think it was a wise investment, and I’ve never used them. If you’re able to keep the sound lower you’re reducing your chances of hearing loss and probably also working at a lower stress level due to reduced ambient noise. Makes sense to me.

  3. Really, if we don’t spend some money on nice things for ourselves sometimes, who will? I know there are some things that if they died today I’d get new immediately without a second thought….dishwasher, laptop, Kindle, air conditioner, sewing machine. I’m glad you got the headphones so you can enjoy your audio books.

  4. Frances Ontiveros

    Look at it as an investment on the future of your hearing. You would eventually wind up spending the money on hearing aids. Treat yourself to something nice every once in a while. We work so hard!

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