The sun is shining, birds are chirping, powder days are a distant fond memory and we are slashing the slush.
Unlike a large amount of North America, I have had quite a few epic pow days up here in Whistler. Tons of cliff drops, lines poached and tree runs whipped through. Now I find myself in the slush, stoked about hitting some shit in the park. When I am with my buddies or by myself I love to rip some music. Dire Straits, Wu-Tang, Protest, whatever random tunes huck themselves into my ears. When I ride I also like to hear what people are saying and have a bit of awareness on what is going on. Wearing a helmet I am pretty limited to headphones that completely block my hearing or shit headphones that fall out. Pissed!
I stumbled upon some sweet headphones from Urban Ears. At first when you look at them you are like. WTF… How do these fit into my head and why do they look so weird. The Medis are a pretty neat headphone for people looking for something a bit different. It took me awhile to get used to these badboys. Instead of sitting in your earlobe like 99% of ear bud style earphones they use the contours of your ear to kind of just hang out. They call it “EarClick Construction”.
This keeps the headphones in there pretty good. You really have to play around with the sizing pieces they give you to get them in there real good. This took me about a half an hour of really dialing these things in. Once you get it, you got it. What I really like is you can hear everything around you as well as your music. This means you can have a conversation with someone without telling them to wait really loud that they think you’re legally deaf. Pretty sweet!!!.
The sound quality is pretty bang on for headphones this size. The highs come in nice, the lows are pretty decent for an ear bud style headphone. They have a remote on the cord with an on off/forward/backward all in one button and a mic so you can gab it up on the chair and piss everyone off (you bastard). Works good with my dumb phone and well on my buddies Ipod. The button on the remote is pretty pointy which is actually pretty bomb with gloves on. I have had some Crapple headphones with the remote and you can’t feel anything. And have no idea what you are doing. I have had these headphones all season and about a week ago with 100+ days on the mountain of use they started to cut one ear out. Probably the longest I have had a pair of headphones last ever. I like to use my headphone cord as a lasso from time to time.
These things are in the price range of $50. A bit higher priced than some of the more “candy” like headphones. All in all I like these guys. Probably buy another pair.
Check them out ya bastards.