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Audio Files: Come Fly With Me

How to maintain your audio standards in the sky and on the road

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In many ways traveling has gotten harder, with longer, slower security lines, tighter baggage restrictions and flights packed to the last seat. But thanks to technology, in some ways it’s easier than ever. My latest grind, a 52-hour coach-fare trip from Los Angeles to London and back, was much more bearable because of the audio gear I brought-and all of it fit into my little overnight bag.

For hardcore road warriors, the core of a great portable sound system is usually a set of noise-canceling headphones and a Bluetooth speaker. The headphones get you through the flight, while the Bluetooth speaker makes the hotel room seem a little more like home. And as long as you’re carrying a smartphone or tablet, you’ve got access to all the music you could ever want.

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