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Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Greg


Turn It Up: Ronaldo’s Monster ROC Sport Over-Ears

This holiday season, we suggest you bring a pair of headphones just about everywhere- because it’s might just be the only way you’ll be able to avoid (or stand) the constant stream of carols. Then, you can play your own Christmas music- or anything else- to help block them out while you’re figuring just what to get your uncle-in-law. And perhaps you’ll want to stop for a moment and appreciate your own headphones, big enough to block out the sound, sturdy enough to take traveling, and eye-popping enough to make sure people notice you while you’re out and about.

If you’re very lucky this year, Santa might bring you the Monster ROC Sport Black Platinum Over-Ear Headphones. The slogan: LIVE LIFE LOUD. And they are a separate family and brand, designed and endorsed by one of the best football players ever, Cristiano Ronaldo himself. One of the most recognizable sports stars in the world actually dressed up in disguise in a cute bid to promo the new line, which also includes in-ear sports wireless neckband headphones called the ROC Sport SuperSlims as well as Bluetooth over-ears called ROC Sport Freedoms. If these look familiar, that’s probably because they are similar (in quite a few ways) to the 24K Headphones we checked out about a year ago.

These feature an over-ear design, along with nifty swiveling ear cups that are well-cushioned for lengthy listening sessions, and they passively block out noise very well. The body is mostly plastic, but the glossy metallic accents add a lot of aesthetic character- and make no mistake, these are a fashion pair for those who want something with a little “bling”. This is a wired set with tangle-free cabling, so there are in-line controls and a microphone for hands-free calls and music control. And though you shouldn’t buy these for the audio quality or build, they were pretty solidly made, nicely adjustable, and they offer serious bass regardless of music. Sheer power, decent clarity, and drive help balance out a little distortion in the higher registers.

Unusually, the company teamed up with eBay, who secured worldwide distribution rights, so you may need to turn there to pick these up. If you’re the sort who doesn’t mind having people give your head a second glance, want something stylish, and don’t mind spending a little extra for the celebrity attachment, then the ROC Sport Black Platinums will definitely look great around your ears (or your neck). Expect to spend around $299.95, available soon.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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