2018 Budget Hi-Fi Holiday Gift Guide

Last-Minute Gifts for the Audiophile/Music Junkie in your life!

Christmas is approaching fast, and if you are ordering online, then the time to order your gifts and have them delivered in time is approaching even faster! Here are some last minute gifts for the Audiophile in your life that won’t break the bank!


1MORE Triple Driver In-Ear Earphones– These are hands down the best earphones under $99, but now you can get them for $60! Case Closed.

BRAINWAVZ Hooka The All Metal Headphone Stand Hanger– Believe me, if you have a friend that always keeps a big set of headphones on their desk, they will love you for this gift!

 1MORE Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphones– Just like the 1MORE Triple-Driver In-Ears, their Triple-Driver Over Ear model is also one of the best sounding headphones in its class. It also doesn’t hurt that they are $50 off right now!

Ifi Audio Nano iDSD Black Label Portable DAC and Headphone Amplifier– If you are still plugging in your headphones directly into the jack on your smartphone or laptop, you need to stop right now and get one of these. The difference in sound quality will change your life!

AudioQuest DragonFly Black v1.5 USB DAC/Headphone Amp– If the Nano iDSD Black Label is a little too rich for your blood, then here’s a cheaper option that sound almost as good. The sub $100 price makes it a great stocking stuffer!

Music Player Shanling M0 Hi-Res Bluetooth Touch Screen Portable Music Player– A couple of years ago, it would be unheard of to get a little touchscreen music player around $100 with Hi-Res music and high-quality Bluetooth transmission. But here it is, and it’s another great stocking stuffer for a music lover.

Final Audio Design E3000 High-Resolution Headphone– If you are looking for a cheap set of Hi-Res Earbuds to go with your M0 Digital Music Player, then look no further than these at $40. They look and sound a lot more expensive than they are!

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 Bookshelf Speakers– If you know someone looking to put together a Budget Hi-Fi System, then these $300 speakers are a great place to start. They were designed by Andrew Jones, one of the most respected speaker designers in the game right now, and they were designed to sound like speakers several times their price.

NAD C 316BEE Integrated Amplifier with Phono– If you are buying the speakers mentioned above, you will also need a nice budget amplifier to play sound through them. This integrated amp has been one of the most respected models for many years, and this recently upgraded model with the phono stage for using a turntable makes it even more of a value.

Vanatoo Transparent Zero Powered Speakers– If you think the whole Integrated Amp/Speaker setup is too much, then these itty bitty speakers with the amps built in are a great option. They have a USB input for music from a laptop, or you can just play music from your smartphone via Bluetooth. They sound amazing on their own, but you can also add a cheap subwoofer to them for a more full range sound.

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