15 Hi-Fi Gifts For The Audiophile

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Everyone loves good music. But there are some who study it religiously, live it, and require extensive amounts of it on a daily basis at louder than recommended volume levels. This gift list is for them.

Instead of an iTunes gift card this year, give the dedicated music junkie in your life the gift of more music and more decibels. Here are 15 gift ideas for every Audiophile on your shopping list this season.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Headphones

These sleek and minimalist speakers pack a serious audiophile punch, with best-in-class noise canceling and a deep, rich soundscape that will bring out new details in anyone’s favorite music. The 30-hour battery life and touch sensor controls are just the icing on the cake.

Sonos Five Speaker

Sonos Five Speaker

The Sonos Five’s combination of three high-excursion subwoofers and three precisely angled tweeters makes it a serious contender for best in-home stereo speakers. Buy one and set it horizontally for a small footprint music experience, or add another one and stand them vertically for movie theater quality sound.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Turntable

U-Turn Audio Orbit Turntable

Everything on the U-Turn Audio Orbit Turntable is a design nerd’s dream, from the noise-reducing external belt drive to the elliptical diamond stylus and the OA2 gimbal tonearm. It’s as gorgeous as it is functional.

Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design

Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design

Dedicated sound buffs will appreciate the long-running history of High-End audio design in this book, which covers the initial developments of hi-fi sound in the 1950s all the way through today’s vinyl renaissance. 

Grovemade Wood Headphone Stand

Grovemade Wood Headphone Stand

All of Grovemade’s handmade wooden accessories are as striking as they are useful, and that goes doubly for this headphone stand. It has to be the coolest way for any audiophile to show off their top-of-the-line over ear headphones.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

You don’t have to sacrifice high-quality audio to get a good workout in. With Garmin’s Forerunner 645 Music, you can load up to 500 songs directly to the watch—offering unparalleled access to your favorite tunes while you’re out hitting the trails.

Bose Frames Tenor Audio Sunglasses

Bose Frames Tenor Audio Sunglasses

Take a quick look at the Bose Frames Tenor Audio Sunglasses, and you’re likely to miss their biggest feature: The wafer-thin acoustic packages housed in each temple, which can deliver high-quality sound all while leaving you discreetly looking like you’re not doing a thing. Easily some of the coolest wearable gear we’ve seen this year.

Sonos Home Theater Surround Set

Sonos Home Theater Surround Set

For the movie fanatic who can’t get enough of cinematic sound, transforming their living room into a theater is the dream. With Sonos’s Home Theater Surround Set, that dream can become a reality, with incredible depth and clarity of sound.

Gearbox MKII Transparent Turntable

Gearbox MKII Transparent Turntable

Ever wondered what’s going on inside your turntable while you’re spinning a vinyl? Gearbox’s MKII Transparent Turntable will let you see that in striking fashion. But it’s not just decoration—this turntable is fully equipped with an aluminum pulley belt drive and upgraded electronics for awesome sound fidelity.

Pioneer DDJ-1000SRT DJ Controller

Pioneer DDJ-1000SRT DJ Controller

Take control of the flow of sound with Pioneer’s DDJ-1000SRT DJ Controller, and you’ll never want to go back to a standard playlist. The four-channel controller is decked out with features, including full-size jog wheels with track display in their centers. 

Amazon Vinyl Of The Month Club

Amazon Vinyl Of The Month Club

Everyone from budding audiophiles just starting their collections to veterans with stacks of 45s will appreciate Amazon’s Vinyl of the Month Club. It offers an excellent mix of records, all sourced from the Golden Era of Vinyl in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

Bose Sport Earbuds

Bose Sport Earbuds

Small and discrete yet capable of delivering an impressive depth of sound, Bose’s Sport Earbuds are the perfect gift for the highly active audiophile. They’ll stay in place no matter how hard the workout, and carry an impressive battery life with their built-in charging case. (Read the full review here.)

Tivoli Audio Revive Speaker and Charger

Tivoli Audio Revive Speaker and Charger

A wireless charger, hi-fi speaker, and light all rolled into one package make Tivoli Audio’s Revive the perfect companion for a bedside table. It’s darned handsome too, so much so that you may want to display it on your living room table instead.

Google Nest Audio

Google Nest Audio

The small but powerful Google Nest Audio smart speaker is a refined and respectful alternative to Amazon’s Alexa. It’s 75 percent louder than the original Google Home, and has a big 50 percent bass boost compared to its predecessor as well.

Transparent Speaker

Transparent Speaker

Ditch the box that surrounds a speaker’s innards, and you might be surprised to find just how simple and gorgeous sound technology is. The Transparent Speaker lets you do that in style, and offers fantastic sound with its dual three-inch full-range drivers and 6.5-inch sub.

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