Música, from ear to corazón

“La música es el arte más directo, entra por el oído y va al corazón.” – Magdalena Martínez

I can’t remember a time in my life when music wasn’t important to me. I’ve never been musically talented – I can’t sing (although that doesn’t stop me), and I’ve failed at every instrument I’ve attempted (guitar, drums, piano, flute … although I do pretty good with maracas.) Despite my own ineptitude to create music, I am content to listen to it and at times, it’s something I need in a most primal way.

Now, as much as I love music, I’m really not the type to get excited about the technical aspect of music listening. I know some people who can talk on and on about the value of one set of headphones over another – Honestly, I’m usually just thrilled if I can find ear buds that don’t fall out of my ears every ten seconds. That being said, I was given the opportunity to review headphones from a company called SOL REPUBLIC and I was intrigued by the name, (can’t resist Spanish!), the flashy design and the endorsement of their products by DJs, (which in this case, I think is more important than a random celebrity endorsement since DJs are the experts here.)

I chose the “Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphones” because they’re beautiful, quite honestly. Those cushy over-ear speaker pads made me nostalgic for the big headphones I used to listen to at my grandmother’s house when I was a little girl, or the headphones with the curly wire I’d wrap around my finger while at the “listening station” in elementary school.

When I received the headphones and opened them, I really couldn’t believe how awesome they were. Sometimes you see a photo and then you see it in real life, and the real life version pales in comparison – not the case here! The real test came when I plugged them in. (Note: At first I thought they weren’t working but I discovered that I simply hadn’t pushed the jacks in all the way. Make sure the jacks snap in securely on both sides.) I fired up Pandora and the sound quality was absolutely undeniable. I tried different genres to see what their range was and everything sounded amazing.

I listened to La Guanaquita by Los Hermanos Flores and I could hear every individual instrument clear and unmuddled.

I listened to Pitbull’s Bojangles Remix – the bass was amazing.

I listed to Niña Bien by Espinoza Paz and the voice clarity made it seem like Espinoza was singing it right into my ear.

I listened to Qué Bonita Bailas by Nortec Collective and loved the depth of the different instruments layered one on top of the other.

The Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphones from SOL REPUBLIC are simply headphones for music lovers which will make you fall in love with music all over again.

Now, my favorite part of doing this review is that I get to bring a little early Navidad spirit to one of you. SOL REPUBLIC is generously allowing me to give away one pair of the Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphones here on Latinaish! Here’s how to enter!

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congrats to winner: Carlos P.
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The Giveaway

Prize description: One lucky winner will receive one pair of the SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Ultra On-Ear Headphones.

Approximate value: $179.99

How to Enter:

Just leave a comment below telling me which song you would listen to first if you won the headphones. (Please read official rules below.)

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. You must be able to provide a U.S. address for prize shipment. Your name and address will only be shared with the company in charge of prize fulfillment. Please no P.O. Boxes. One entry per household. Make sure that you enter a valid E-mail address in the E-mail address field so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be selected at random. Winner has 48 hours to respond. After 48 hours, a new winner will be selected at random. Giveaway entries are being accepted between November 26th, 2012 through November 30th, 2012. Entries received after November 30th, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST, will not be considered. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. If you win, by accepting the prize, you are agreeing that Latinaish.com assumes no liability for damages of any kind. By entering your name below you are agreeing to these Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.

Optional: An Extra Opportunity To Win

SOL REPUBLIC is hosting their own giveaway on Pinterest. The prize is $1,000 worth of holiday gifts for the winner! They will be selecting 5 winners who each will win their entire board of holiday gifts on Pinterest up to $1,000.

All you have to do is create a “SOL REPUBLIC HOLIDAY WISH LIST” Pinterest board, re-pin the contest pin and pin up to $1,000 worth of items including at least one pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones.

Buena suerte!

Disclosure: I received this product for review purposes. No other compensation was given. As always, all opinions are my own.

Posted on November 26, 2012, in música. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. I’m currently stuck on the song Balada Boa by Gusttavo Lima and listen to it on repeat so it would probably be that one. Nice headphones!

  2. First song? That’s a hard choice but most likely Tu Amore Me Hace Bien by Marc Anthony

  3. I would have to say Un Hombre Normal by Espinoza Paz. I love the song, and the emotion in his voice, as he sings it. Although my two sons would quickly claim these headphones as soon as they laid eyes on them and I would never see them again!!!!!

  4. i know you probably want something latin–but it would probably be anything on my air supply greatest hits cd. :)

  5. Oh! Those are the perfect present!! I need these so my 13 year-old daughter can listen incessantly to One Direction without the rest of us having to hear it! :) I would listen to the new Pink album I just downloaded, with my favorite song (today) being True Love featuring Lily Rose Cooper. “truuuuuueee looooovvveee, truuuuueee looovvvee” Lol!!

  6. the song I would listen to is Adorn by Miguel. That song is awesome. Never get tired of it. The beat and the lyrics are on point.

  7. Knowing my girls, they would probably use them first on their Latin Playground music cd…I on the other hand have been digging this dubstep music! Probably listen to Deadmou5e online!

  8. “Me enamorado de ti” by Javier Mendoza

  9. great giveaway! the first song I would listen to would have to be by Laura Pausini, Entre tu y Mil Mares.

  10. I would listen to Linkin park “in the end” I can never listen to that genre of music with earphones because no matter how expensive or good brand they are the quality no sale bien.

  11. I would listen to “De Mis Pasos” from Julieta Venegas. She’s one of my favorite artists! Gracias por the giveaway!

  12. Feliz Navidad, por su puesto!

  13. i would give them to my husband as a gift & the first song he would listen to would be “ME BEBI TU RECUERDO” by galy galiano. I’m such a romantic! AYYYY!

  14. I can’t enter but I have to add my favorite go-to song is “More Than a Feeling” by Boston. It’s classic and give the old headphones a workout! :)

  15. I would totally listen to Te Quiero by Los hombres g
    That song has so much meaning to me!

  16. I would have to decide between Antidoto by Los Angeles de Charly or Fuiste Mala by Kumbia Kings & Intocable.

  17. Nice headphones to go with my new iPad and my old classic minidisc player.

  18. I’d like to listen to the “Cha-cha slide”

  19. I’d listen to some Pink Floyd. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  20. Right now I am stuck on “We Are Young”, by FUN. My daughter is singing it all the time, so that would likely be the first!

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