Hey folks, Christmas is fast approaching. If you want your gifts to arrive by Dec. 25th (11 days away!!), especially with free shipping, then you need to order them right about now. In this installment of the Holiday Gift Guide For Music Lovers And Audiophiles, we have a list of some of our favorite gear (each one has been reviewed by us) that would make great holiday gifts! By the way, they all happen to be on sale as well! Check out the list, and if you see something you like, then jump on it so you can get it under the tree!
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1. Polk Legend L200 Large Premium Bookshelf Speaker (Brown) (was $1,499.00, now $1,199.00) “The Polk Audio Legend L200 just wowed me when it came to soundstage, imaging, sweet highs, good bass weight, and beautiful, natural-sounding midrange.” (full review)
2. Q Acoustics 3030i Bookshelf Speaker Pair (English Walnut) (was $469.00, now $351.75) “When playing music in their wheelhouse, which is all but the most raucous Hip-Hop and Dance music, the Q Acoustics 3030i Bookshelf Speaker is a very enjoyable and balanced listen. They readily disappear and make way for a credible presentation of a musical performance.” (full review)
3. ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2 Bookshelf Speakers, Black (Pair) (was $329.98, now $218.09) “If you are looking for a low-cost do it all hi-fi speaker, the ELAC Debut is one to get. Designed by master speaker designer Andrew Jones, they have smooth treble and midrange, along with a nice punchy bass that plays nice with any genre of music.” (review)
4. Triangle Borea BR03 Hi-Fi Bookshelf Speakers (Walnut, Pair) (was $455.03, now $399.99) “I think the TRIANGLE BOREA BR03 Bookshelf Speakers are the new kings around $500. Their design, clarity, and range are head and shoulders above anything at their price point. That’s why I highly recommend them, and I am making them our product of the year in the speaker category.” (full review)
5. Cambridge Audio Melomania Touch Earbuds (was $149, now $89.95) “Cambridge did a great job of balancing comfort, top-notch sound, and creature comforts (like the well-designed app and excellent fit). They also managed to offer them at a very attractive price. If you’re looking for above-average sound at a good price, and don’t need ANC, then the $149 Melomania Touch is a good pick.” (full review)
6. HIFIMAN Ananda-BT High-Resolution Bluetooth Over-Ear Planar Magnetic Full-Size Headphone (was $999.00, now $799.00) “If you are looking for the ultimate audiophile sound from a pair of Bluetooth headphones, you need to check these out.” (full review) The wired version of the Ananda is also on sale.
7. EarFun Air Pro 2 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Earphones ($79.99 w/extra $20 off coupon on the product page) “It has a refreshed design and a few new features (BT 5.2, Volume Control, Wireless Charging) for about the same price as the original. It once again aims to provide a no-compromise Apple AirPods Pro alternative for less than half the price.” (full review)
8. EarFun Free Pro Bluetooth 5.2 Earbuds Active Noise Cancelling (was $79.99, now $49.99 + 5% off w/ product page coupon) “If you’re looking for a more secure fit for running or exercise along with decent noise canceling and a little extra bass, then the $79 Free Pro will probably be up your alley.” (full review)
9. THX Onyx Portable DAC Headphone Amplifier: THX AAA – MQA Renderer – Direct Stream Digital (DSD) – ESS ES9281PRO DAC (was $199.99, now $149.99) “At $199, The THX Onyx may be the best value in USB DAC/Amps today. It has crazy power, a clean, transparent sound that is breathtaking, and a sleek design that makes it easy to carry around. The well-thought-out mix of features also makes it quite flexible for many different use cases.” (full review)
10. EarMen TR-Amp High-Performance Portable USB DAC and Preamp (was $249.00, now $199.00) “I really liked the EarMen TR-Amp. While it could sound just a tad more natural, the overall performance is detailed yet smooth with decent depth and separation. So if you’re looking for a battery-powered DAC/Amp with an RCA output and pleasing sound that won’t break the bank, you should check this one out!” (full review)
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