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Anthem Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones Giveaway and Review

Perspectives  December 02 2012
 — By CJ Grisham
Anthem Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones Giveaway and Review

Anyone that has been following this blog for any length of time knows that I’m a huge fan of music. I listen to all kinds of it, but mostly country, rock, and heavy metal. Music is cathartic. There is a song for every emotion and feeling. And nothing sucks more than having to listen to a great song on headphones and the song sounds hollow or distant. Or worse, they seem to amplify ambient noise around you, drowning out the song completely.

For Christmas, my son asked for a set of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. While I know that quality sound isn’t cheap, I cringe at the thought of paying $200 or more for headphones. I think my max is about $150, so I started looking around at what I could get my son that was good quality but won’t break the bank. That’s when I came across the Anthem Tracks HD On-Ear Headphones.

Sol republic recently announced the debut of its Michael Phelps-inspired Tracks HD Anthem headphones. Throughout his 16-year swimming career, Michael and music have become synonymous with one another. Prior to any race, Michael used headphones and music for motivation and focus. Embracing his love of music and celebrating his success as the most decorated athlete of all time, the SOL REPUBLIC Anthem HD headphones feature an exclusive red, white and blue design with a portion of all proceeds benefitting the Michael Phelps Foundation.

Like Phelps, I believe that music is life. When we rode into Iraq just prior to midnight on March 19, 2003, we had music to usher in the event. When we went into Baghdad for the first time, music was our companion. In Afghanistan, music helped me through some rough times there. Sol Republic understands the power of music.

“We believe music is emotion. And for athletes, it’s a great way to motivate. We also believe that if music sounds better, it feels better. Great music combined with great sound is a powerful combination that can drive us all in whatever sport we play. Michael is an inspiration for many reasons but certainly for us at SOL REPUBLIC he’s a great reminder of how powerful music is when it’s the soundtrack of our lives,” said Kevin Lee SOL REPUBLIC CEO and co-founder.

Their philosophy is simple.

Anthem HD headphones combine stunning jewel-toned red and dark blue accents over a pearl white foundation, and deliver the deep bass and emotional power of music that SOL REPUBLIC headphones are known for. And I want to give a lucky reader a pair of these headphones FREE! That’s a $150 value just for being a reader and support of this site.

Here’s how it works: Between now and December 10, 2012, leave a comment about a song that has inspired you or helped you through a particular time in your life. Maybe it was the lyrics or the driving guitar solos that stood out to you, it doesn’t matter. Just tell us what song or songs are meaningful in your life and why. One random winner will get a free set of Anthem HD Headphones sent just in time for Christmas. If you don’t win, go here and get yourself (or your music-loving son) a pair! Get $200 sound for a fraction of the price.

And, if you buy two pairs today only, you’ll get a third pair free by entering “CYBERMONDAY” at checkout!

(13) Readers Comments

  1. I loved listening to music when I was in Iraq. Having some good tunes in the CHU, downtime on a mission, grinding away at work, or working out at the gym; music always helped me get through whatever I was doing. It reminded me of home and helped to take my mind away from the stress of being in hot, stinky Baghdad.

  2. After my divorce I wanted to die, even prayed for it daily. One day Billy Joel’s version of “Shameless” was on the car radio. A very dear friend of mine promised me that someone would love me like that. I was able to hold onto that and muddle thru. Of course, “I Will Survive” still makes me smile!

    I’m mostly a country music fan, so there naturally falls “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones.

  3. “Meet Me Halfway” by the Black Eyed Peas

    This song helped me through my fiance’s deployment. The Black Eye Peas seems to always have a good beat but for a song that reflected a long-distanced relationship really hit me because the lyrics explained how I was feeling at the time of the deployment and deployments are never easy, neither are long-distanced relationship. My fiance is back now for awhile, but every time I hear that song, my heart tightens but I get bubbly all over again with him around, knowing that we don’t have to meet halfway anymore.

    I hope I can score these for my love!

  4. Music has been key in my life. I listen to many varieties and try to expand my knowledge of genres whenever I get the chance. Music invokes peace, expresses anguish, joy or love….heartbreak, silliness and so many others. It gets us through the good times and through the worst of times.
    - If I win- I want my set donated to a soldier in need- may he are she get a special Christmas present this year and be able to feel the love and healing that music can bring in these incredible horrendous acts of violence- may he or she escape, if even for just a moment, to the serenity of a music filled world all their own.

  5. A song that inspires me is “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North. It reminds me that we are all more than the mistakes we’ve made in our past. It reminds me that we can all be remade through Christ. I listen mostly to Air1 the positive alternative, but I love many genres. I love everything from Frank Sinatra to Red Hot Chili Peppers. Many songs have spoken what my own words cannot over the years. Music speaks to a deeper part of ourselves.

  6. Acdc: thunder struck! While in basic training and combat missions in Iraq, this song was our ‘rolling out’ tobattle anthem… gave me motivation and reminded me of home… I believe that it kept me focused and kept me alive…

  7. I’m going to age myself, but I would say, even to this day, the one song that I could always count on was In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly. In high school or after when I was in the Army getting to sent to God knew where and over the many years since then I would just put on the headphones – crank the volume – and 18 minutes later whatever was eating me up would just be gone.

  8. Jimmy Buffet’s – Cheeseburger in Paradise Upbeat , goofy, song always makes me smile. But John Williams -”Superman Theme”, and Bill Conti “We are Going to Fly now” are motivating inspirational songs that I like to lose myself in. But to test a great set of headphone Pink Floyd’s – “Money” and “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict” to be totally surrender by the sound is Bliss

  9. Music touches the soul in ways words can’t. It invokes emotion and a sense of spirituality like no other. Thanks to endless deployme ts and stress I rely on binaural beats to help me sleep. When I am awake, I require a form of hipnosis that relaxes my mind, body, and spriit. I turn to vocal trance when I need that deep reassirance and calm. My number one track is “Going Wrong” by Armin Van Buuren. The track remi ds me that anything is possi le and all is not lost, “even when its going wrong.”

  10. I was in love with the song “Galaxy” by The Northern Room for the longest time. It’s a beautiful song and the lyrics are perfect and uplifting. It really spoke to me at that point in my life and I think it made me look at the bright side of things even when it wasn’t the easiest thing to do.

  11. The last year was really hard for me, because members of my family died and other problems…
    Everytime I got sad I grabbed my headphones and listened to dubstep music – It made me happy and it gave me a good feeling.
    2 Weeks ago my headphones broke, so it would be the best if i win those headphones !

  12. In 2007, I was diagnosed with MS and the one song I listened to over & over again that really helped me accept my diagnosis was Fergie “Big girls don’t cry”. To this day, I get emotional when I hear that song.

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