MP3 players for the slopes
November 30, 2004
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As winter approaches, I am trying to find a way to listen to my music while on the slopes. Would flash MP3 players be the best way to go? What headphones can fit comfortably under a helmet yet still deliver good sound?
| |Having fallen down a powdery mountain
with some regularity, I would recommend a small MP3 player that's both water- and shock-resistant. Lots of "sports style" flash players exist, but I think the Rio Forge
or the older Rio Cali
should serve your needs. Or, if you don't wear a helmet, you could invest in a pair of Oakley MP3 sunglasses
. For headphones, check out the in-ear type
as they have minimal profiles and sound great.
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