Beats By Dr. Dre PowerBeats Review/Giveaway

**Welcome to my newish blog! I’ve been wanting to change the name for awhile, and I finally did it! The reasoning: I love sugar, purple, and running so, the Sugar Plum Runner! Josh’s cousin’s wife Charlene came up with the name, my SIL Whitney made the header, and my BIL Daryl did the technical stuff. I’m so lucky to have such talented people around me;) There’s still a lot more to do, but I hope you’ll stick with me during the process. Until then, enjoy my review and giveaway!!**


Thursday- 3 miles on treadmill

I ran 1 mile then did 50 crunches

ran 1 mile then did 25 squats and 25 lunges

ran last mile and then did 50 arm workout(mostly bicep exercises)

During the last month of been wearing my new headphones, PowerBeats and today I’m ready to do a full review!


Beats By Dr. Dre PowerBeats In-Ear Headphones Review

I was contacted by Staples to try out their new active headphones. You wouldn’t think of Staples to get headphones and I was skeptical at first, but when I browsed their site, I was impressed.

I chose the PowerBeats headphones because the description said they were sweat resistant. I tend to sweat a lot when I run, so I need headphones that can withstand that. I have tried a lot of headphones.

20131119-174020.jpgThe #1 problem that I have with the above headphones is they start to crackle after awhile. The music isn’t clear and I’m fighting to hear the music over my treadmill or even my own breathing when I’m outside. Here are my pros and cons to the PowerBeat Headphones.


  • I love how clear the sound is-I literally cannot hear the treadmill when the PowerBeats are in my ear
  • They stay on my ears when running because they hook around my ear(shown below)

  • I can control the volume and pause the music from the cord-I love not having to get my phone out of my pouch when I simply need to turn up the music or pause it
you can see it to the right of my chin

you can see it to the right of my chin

  • They come with a great case that protects the headphones when their in my diaper bag

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  • Comes with different sized ear pieces to fit your ear perfectly
  • sweat resistant


  • The cords wind up-really the only downside is that these aren’t wireless


  • took me a second to get the hang of putting them in my ears
  • They are more expensive($149.95) than the cheap ones I used to by at TJ Maxx but I used to have  to buy a new pair every couple of months.

If you’re in the market for a new nicer pair of headphones PowerBeats are great! I used them for my half on Thanksgiving and they didn’t fall out once.

20131212-140735.jpgStaples Giveaway

Staples is giving one SPR reader the chance to win a pair of headphones worth up to $100!!

To enter: Leave a comment saying what pair of headphones($100 or less) you would choose from their site here! (Open to US residents only)

For an extra entry: share a link to this giveaway on instagram, facebook, twitter, or your blog, leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

Contest will end Monday 12/16/13 @ 8pm MST, winner announced Wednesday 12/17/13

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Staples, I was given the headphones. All opinions are my own.

Disclaimer: This post is part of my partnership with Benefiber. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: This post is part of my partnership with Benefiber. All opinions are my own.

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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44 Responses to Beats By Dr. Dre PowerBeats Review/Giveaway

  1. I would choose the Heartbeats In-Ear Headphones in white. Love those!

  2. Those are some hot headphones and great workout!

  3. Well I won’t enter the contest since I’m not a U.S. resident but I do want to say I love the new header!

  4. beil4 says:

    I love the new header and the new name! The word sugar plum just puts a smile on my face! 🙂 I have to say I really like the: Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones, Black. The black so they won’t get as dirty!

  5. jumpeatrun says:

    Love the new name!! Super cute 🙂

  6. Caitlyn says:

    love the name !!! i really like the in-ear ones.

  7. nessiepie says:

    Congratulations on your new blog! I love the name and header :). I would choose Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones, Black.

  8. I’d like the Monster iSport headphones! I need sweat resistant ones ears like flood with sweat hahah

  9. Sam says:

    I would choose the Able Planet NC200B True Fidelity® Foldable Active Noise Canceling Headphones w/ Linx Audio® Because my husband needs some decent headphones for his work!

  10. runawaybridalplanner says:

    Cute blog name and header and great workout!!! I honestly didn’t even know staples sold headphones, pretty cool! I’d probably choose the In-ear headphones in red. Great giveaway!!!

  11. Kendall Jones says:

    Love the new name! I really like the Heartbeats In-Ear headphones in white! 🙂

  12. Mia says:

    Love the Sugar Plum name! I’m a purplicious kinda gal also. I would choose the sweat-resistant PowerBeats in black or purple, I have ruined so many ear buds and gave up on buying more…

  13. Courtney says:

    How awesome that Staples contacted you?! You are big time girl! I would get the dr. Dre urbeats in white!

  14. Nicole says:

    I would love the Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones, Black. Also, I am excited that I found your blog I look forward to reading more.

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  16. I would choose the exact same earphones you have! They seem awesome!

  17. Whitney says:

    I love the urBeats In-Ear Headphone in white!

  18. I’d love the Beats by Dre urbuds! Love the new look/name 🙂

  19. Ashley Holladay says:

    I love the new header! I also love reading your blog! You inspire me to stay active and you are great at sharing the Gospel at the same time!

    I would choose Monster iSport intensity in-ear headphones, green 🙂

  20. Rachel says:

    I’m in dire need of new headphones! My boyfriend tells me all of the time that I need new ones. Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones look perfect!

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to following you!!

  21. Jessica R says:

    I think I would go with the JLab GO Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic, Purple. The wireless idea intrigues me.

  22. I love the name change! So cute!

  23. Nicole says:

    I would choose the in ear headphones in white. I love that they come in a case!

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  25. latanya says:

    I like the Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphone, White

  26. latanya says:

  27. Beats By Dr. Dre urBeats In-Ear Headphones, Black sound like nice ones!

  28. olivetorun says:

    Love the new name 🙂 It fits you!
    I’d want the red UrBeats in ear phones 🙂

  29. Heather says:

    i am convinced!! i always buy cheap headphones but these sound great. i’d choose urBeats either white or black

  30. bugontherun says:

    i am convinced! i usually buy cheap headphones, but these sound awesome. i’d choose the UrBeats in black or white

  31. Ashlee says:

    I would choose “Beats By Dr. Dre Heartbeats In-Ear Headphone, Black”

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  33. I’m usually a pretty basic person but the beats by Dre headphones inspired by Lady Gaga are pretty fancy! Love them!

  34. I’d definitely love to rock the Beats by Dr. Dre urBeats in ear headphones in white!

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