Hey Folks, we’re back again with another Holiday Gift Guide, created to help you find the right gift for that hi-fi enthusiast a/k/a Audiophile in your life. I know that we all have that person on our list who seems to have everything, so it’s hard to figure out what gift they’ll appreciate!
Well never fear, here we come to the rescue again with a list of very special gifts that are out of the ordinary yet exquisite enough to impress even the hardest to please individuals! Stuff like a beautiful woodgrain and aluminum turntable system, and a beautifully transparent sounding Digital Audio Player compatible with all Android music apps.
Some of this stuff comes directly from the manufacturer and may take a while to get to you, so if you want it by Christmas pick it up as soon as possible!
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A quick reference list for those in a rush…if you need more info then keep scrolling for our full impressions!
- The sophisticated, do-it-all music streamer/amplifier: Cambridge Audio EVO 150 All-In-One Player
- A Premium Portable Jukebox: FiiO M11 Plus LTD Portable High-Resolution Music Player
- Like a warm pair of slippers for your ears: Wharfedale EVO 4.2 Bookshelf Speaker
- Big-time Planar Magnetic sound in an Earbud: Audeze Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-Ear Headphone
- This ain’t your Grandpa’s Console System: Andover Audio Model One Turntable System
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 All-In-One Player
The sophisticated, do-it-all music streamer/amplifier
The stunning Cambridge Audio EVO 150 150 watt per channel streaming amp has a brilliant 6.8” inch screen to display track information and cover art, plus dual-band wi-fi so it can stream music from just about any music service out there.
It also has aptX HD Bluetooth for crystal clear music streaming from your smartphone, and a great app so you can use your phone as a remote control. To top it off, it also has swappable side panels so you can switch up the look to match your decor. This is the perfect device to build a modern high-end audio system around. Read our full review here.
$3000 at CrutchfieldSHOP NOW
FiiO M11 Plus LTD Portable High-Resolution Music Player
A Premium Portable Jukebox
With two powerful THX amps and two top-of-the-line Japanese DAC chips, the FiiO M11 Plus LTD Portable High-Resolution Music Player is like a concert in your pocket. It also has Android 10 so you can use all your favorite music apps, and enough disk space to store your favorite high-resolution music files. Couple that with a crisp bezeless screen, and you have a musical experience no smartphone can match. These players often sell out, so if you can find one, buy it!
$759.99 at AliExpress FiiO Official StoreSHOP NOW
Wharfedale EVO 4.2 Bookshelf Speaker
Like a warm pair of slippers for your ears
For listeners who value sharp imaging and immersive depth, you probably can’t do better than the Wharfedale EVO4.2 Bookshelf Speaker at less than a thousand dollars a pair. This large-format 3-way bookshelf speaker with its precise separation and excellent tonal balance provides astounding realism for the price, making it an amazing value! It envelops you with warmth and musicality like a nice pair of slippers. (Check out our full review.)
$1199 at AmazonSHOP NOW
Audeze Euclid Closed-Back Planar Magnetic In-Ear Headphone
Big-time Planar Magnetic sound in an Earbud
With the Euclid Planar Magnetic In-Ear Headphone, Audeze imported the “live” energetic performance, soundstage, and resolution of their big LCD headphones over to a pair of IEMs. They may be even more resolving than some of their full-sized offerings, which is nothing short of amazing.
If you love the sound of high-end planar magnetic headphones and want to bring it wherever you go, you need to check out the Audeze Euclid Closed-Back Planar IEM. It’s a great all-rounder that will make you want to listen to your whole album collection over again. (Check out our full review here.)
$1299 at CrutchfieldSHOP NOW
Andover Audio Model One Turntable System
This ain’t your Grandpa’s Console System!
The Andover Audio Model One Turntable System is an alluring music system built around a wonderful Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Espirit SB turntable with an Ortofon 2M Moving Magnet cartridge and light carbon fiber tonearm that won’t wear out your records. The music produced by its four aluminum woofers and two advanced AMT tweeters is rich, detailed, and balanced for a non-fatiguing listen, plus its built-in DSP allows it to play big like a large stereo system.
While it plays vinyl with aplomb, the Model One also has several digital inputs to support modern devices like TVs, PCs, and Music streamers, plus it also has aptX Bluetooth for CD Quality streaming from your smartphone. This is all housed in a beautiful furniture-grade hardwood cabinet with aluminum trim so it can take a prized place in your home. BTW, you can also expand the system with a matching stand (with record storage) and matching subwoofer if you wish.
$1999 at Andover AudioSHOP NOW
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