Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Opinion Editorials

How Sol Republic headphones saved my work productivity

While most people say some brain trick or app helped them to boost their productivity, Sol Republic headphones boosted mine. Here’s how.

sol republic

sol republic

Sol Republic headphones saved my life. Or at least my work.

Some people need quiet on the set in order to focus, others need a soothing office environment, and others need chaos. The spectrum of needs is vast. Productivity is a finicky friend and it can require a new $0.99 app or it can require a week away in Cabo to shift your focus, and the industry that is looking to meet those needs is as vast as the spectrum of needs for environmental noise.

In college, I studied in the underground bowling alley because the noise was so chaotic that I could tune everything out as white noise, but if I studied in the library and got used to silence, all someone had to do was sneeze and I would see red, bright red, blood red, and I felt rage as my concentration was broken. I didn’t flip any tables or anything, but I really wanted to – how dare you sneeze!?

Now I’m a grown up

Now, I work in an office environment around other real people that are prone to well, breathe, which totally breaks my concentration, and anyone that knows me knows that I’m a very fast, efficient worker, but I’m not super outgoing when I’m focused. In fact, I’m kind of like a feral cat – just don’t pet me or look at me or talk to me and no one gets hurt.

So how does a feral cat that used to study in a bowling alley survive in a work environment? Sol Republic headphones. I know, I know, you Beats fans are like “but I really enjoy having batteries next to my ear hole,” and “you love Dr. Dre, you betrayer!” It’s true, I do, but I’ve tried a lot of headphones and none live up to Sol Repulic headphones (which by the way are not nearly as expensive as most competitors).

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Sol Republic headphones saved my productivity because as a grown up feral cat, I need to listen to extremely loud, fast paced music to keep my heart rate up, which keeps my productivity levels higher. I type faster with a faster heart rate, I think faster, I think more clearly, I write more concisely (obviously I’m not wearing headphones right now), and I make decisions more swiftly.

I need the loudest dubstep, the most crude rap, or the sexiest electro house you can find in my ears during the day and it has to be upbeat. I need bass that rattles my brain and threatens my long term hearing abilities, yet doesn’t impact my coworkers. Sure, some can hear the music a little bit, but it’s not anything intrusive (try that with Beats).

So while others are in the quest for the neatest app that will skyrocket their productivity, I put on my headphones. Problem solved.

No one at AGBeat is affiliated with or knows anyone at Sol Republic, in fact I stole my husband’s headphones, bought our daughter a pair, and will be buying myself a pair so I feel less guilty about being a thief.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: Beats founders Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine sued for "sham" deal - AGBeat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.



Tech News

One of the most genius tools to date - WorkStats compiles data from your internal tools like GitHub, Asana, and Slack to measure productivity

Business News

Do you panic any time someone asks to reschedule? You’ve got your days meticulously planned out and there’s no time in the next month...

Opinion Editorials

The “work smarter, not harder” mantra has for a long time been, in consensus, about a simple truth: the massive amount of work that...

Business Entrepreneur

Whether you're a small business or startup, improving productivity means more money and less stress. Here are five tools to help do just that!

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.