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Summer is here.
Here in Montana, we have it pretty good, but “summer” is usually anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months, starting maybe in early May or maybe late June, and ending maybe in late June or maybe early October. There’s an abundance of fun things to do, just look below at some our staffers whoop it up in the great outdoors. There are lots of family and friends coming to town to enjoy the MontanaLife, and all kinds of festivals and concerts and holidays, plus weddings, family reunions, and parties. But there’s really only 9 or 10 bonafide “summer weekends” that can be reliably assumed to only have a 50% chance of major thunderstorms and 10% chance of snow. So while summer in Montana is pretty epic, it’s short. Things can get pretty hectic. Downright stressful, even annoying.
That’s why we all need at least one of the headphones on this page. Because wherever you are and whenever you might get a spare moment, there’s nothing like a little musical escape to unwind. Maybe it’s your way of getting through that 4 hour layover in Cleveland, that all-day neighborhood clean up day, or even one of those 3-birthday-parties-on-a-Sunday-afternoon days.
Got noise? Slip into your cocoon with a pair of small, discreet in-ear headphones from Etymotic Research. Etymotic is proven as one of the top isolating earphones in the industry by creating a tight seal, allowing them to block more ambient noise. This, while delivering wonderfully accurate and detailed resolution, models mic’d for smartphones, and a nice array of accessories.
Despite it’s ridiculously long model number, this headphone is something to remember. As one of the best noise cancelling headphones out there and pleasingly under $200, these headphones have generous battery life, mic’d for smartphone use, and sturdy carrying case. It’s no wonder we’ve always recommended the ANC7B’s, and our customer reviews tell the same story.
Yes, you can have noise cancelling and bluetooth wireless all in one, and it can be good, with the Phiaton Chord MS-530. Our favorite noise cancelling headphone since it’s release a couple years back, it was recently also highly praised in a review by Tyll Hertsens of Inner Fidelity, saying: “It's price/performance ratio is simply outstanding. If you need something like this, this is the one to get."
Here's some of HeadRoom Staffers Enjoying Montana's Epic Summers... Tell Us What Your Fun in Montana Looks Like!
Here's Jamey, HeadRoom's CEO, with his upright bass doing what he loves best, playing music in the great outdoors, here in the beautiful Paradise Valley.
Ben (aka Headphone Samurai) plays a huge festival every year called Rockin' the Rivers in Cardwell, Montana on the banks of the Jefferson River... and he knows how to put on a show!
Susan loves to enjoy a little peace and quiet on Hyalite Reservoir outside of Bozeman.
Ivy doing some fishing, floating, and enjoying a beautiful summer day on the Yellowstone River.