Published on November 17th, 2015 | by Greg0
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.