I was not totally sure exactly what Flips Audio™ was when I was approached to review them but let me be the first to tell you, these things are AWESOME! They are pretty new so you may not have heard of them yet but I’m telling you now, be sure to mark this product down as a definite gift for the music lover, teenager, mom-with-screaming-kids in your life. (See that picture with the crazy colors flowing out of the ear pieces above? That is what the music sounds like in your ears. FREAKING RAINBOWS, PEOPLE.)
Each set comes packaged in a sturdy carrying case or as I like to refer to it, the Mork and Mindy box. (You are probably too young to get that reference, aren’t you?)
The genius behind Flips is this – have you ever been listening to a song on your iPod that you LOVE and you’re really into it but you look like a total tool to everyone around you because you’re the only one able to enjoy the music from your ear buds? Yes, yes you have. That’s where Flips headphones comes in. When you want to share the music you’re listening to you simply flip the ear cups inside out and voilà, speaker mode. (Now everyone around you can dance like fools too. Sweet.)
I thought the sound quality both on the ear and in stereo mode was impressive. Even Kevin (my audiophile snob) said from across the room it sounded great in stereo mode. They currently retail at $120, but seriously, if you’re in the market for a great set of headphones then this is something totally unique and I would definitely recommend it. I don’t even know what the kids were whining about when they were following me around because with these on I could barely hear them. Flips for the WIN!
I actually can’t wait to get on the plane to San Francisco in a few weeks just so I can put them on and tune Kevin out while I watch a movie. Kidding. Kind of. He was irritated when I told him he could not take them with him to Chicago. He’s threatening to take both our home and his work iPad. Such a jerk, that one. I was also just thinking that Flips make a perfect accessory for people like me who travel with kids frequently enough that you find yourself in a car going deaf because the iPad volume is turned up so dang high with all the road noise. Noah is napping and Avelyn still wants to watch a movie? Headphones!! Noah’s awake and they both want to compete to see who can be loud enough to drown out the sound they’re pretending to hear? Speakers!! Double whammy.
This was the kids first time experiencing the power of music flowing straight into their heads and, after setting the volume at an appropriate level, they approve.
The hardest part was keeping their (literally, see above) grubby hands OFF my new toy. Might I recommend this to all mothers wanting(ha!) to clean in peace? Enjoy your tunes while tuning OUT the whining. I am a genius, thank me later.
The only drawback I’ve found so far is that they do seem a *little* tight on the ears. I don’t know how a bigger headed individual would fare wearing them for extended periods. Maybe I’ll test out Kevin tomorrow and make him wear them all day. No wait, then HE would be able to tune us all out. I’ll have to rethink this plan.
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