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Father’s Day Gift Guide: 8 Techie Gifts For The Audiophile


We’ve covered quite a gamut of tech gift ideas for dad over the past few days and we wrap up our Father’s Day Gift Guide series with a few ideas for those dads who love their music!

Audiofly Performance Series

Father's-Day-Gift-Guide-AudioflyYou can spend $20 on a pair of earbuds that might do, but for those dads who are pickier and prefer realistic, accurate sound, the Audiofly Performance Series in-ear headphones just might be the gift for him!

  • AF120: Hybrid configuration of 9mm dynamic and balanced armature drivers delivers a warm yet crisp response, with a crossover in each ear for seamless collaboration between the two technologies
  • AF140: One dynamic and two balanced armature drivers deliver incredible clarities across the spectrum via one dynamic and two balanced armatures, with a crossover in each ear for seamless collaboration
  • AF160: Three balanced armature drivers work simultaneously to deliver incredible clarity across the frequency spectrum to deliver a spatial separation like no other
  • AF180: Jam-packed with four balanced armature drivers, this powerhouse delivers ultimate detail and expression with a crossover in each ear for seamless collaboration
  • Combination of three sizes of dome silicon tips, tri-flange silicon tips and Comply Premium Earphone tips for noise isolation
  • Available with two CORDURA® fabric cable options: AudioFlex™ SL Cable, a light twisted cable, and AudioFlex CT Cable™ to control calls, volume and playback on iOS devices
  • Stylish canvas wallet for protection and ample storage for spare ear tips and accessories
  • Packaged with a ¼ inch jack adaptor, airline adaptor and cleaning tool
  • Available in several color options

Price: $249.99-$650USD

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Fluance XL Series Home Theater

Fluance-XLIf dad is in need of a new home theatre system, you might want to have a look at the Fluance XL Series high performance 5 speaker home theater system.

  • Includes two floorstanding speakers with down-firing subwoofers, and surround and center channel speakers to encapsulate listeners with every nuance from the greatest soundtracks
  • Neodymium tweeters accurately reproduce high-frequencies with captivating clarity at even the highest volume levels
  • Rich midrange driers provide crystal-clear sound effects making every detail come to life
  • Thrilling and dynamic 8” down-firing subwoofers of the  floorstanding speakers are meticulously designed for a heart-pounding low-frequency effect
  • From the audio-grade MDF wood to the internal bracing throughout it has been expertly crafted for smooth, distortion-free sound
  • Combining the striking exterior features of the mahogany wood grain finish and glossy piano-black front baffles with the premium components will mesmerize listeners for a holistic surround sound experience

Price: $1,049USD (currently on sale starting from $729.99USD at Amazon*)

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Grace Digital aptX Bluetooth 4.0 Bookshelf Speakers

Grace-Digital-Bookshelf-SpeakerLooking for something a little more substantial than a portable Bluetooth speaker for dad? Grace Digital has a set of aptX Bookshelf Speakers for room filling sound streamed from Bluetooth devices.

  • Engineered for in-home use with full range, CD quality audio, providing a high-quality indoor music experience where portable/outdoor speakers typically fall short
  • Pair up to 8 devices via Bluetooth 4.0, with a range of 30 ft
  • Play/pause, skip and change volume from your mobile device, as well as access all commands with a full-featured control panel integrated into the top of the speaker
  • aptX support, as well as all Bluetooth smartphones and tablets via standard SBC and AAC
  • Convenient USB jack on the speakers charges your mobile device, while still keeping the tunes playing
  • Available in 3 luxurious colors (black, white and red)

Price: $199.99USD

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Griffin Technology Twenty

Griffin-Technology-TwentyThis little device acts as a digital amplifier and can be connected to TV’s, computers, game consoles and more. Available by itself or with monitors and a subwoofer, it’s sure to get dad rocking!

  • Twenty is a digital amplifier for your speakers that receives Bluetooth or optical audio streaming from your phone, tablet or computer.
  • The Twenty ships with an optical cable and 3.5mm optical adapter, enabling a range of current audio devices: televisions, PCs, Blu-ray players, game consoles, along with all generations of the Airport Express
  • The new Twenty adds Bluetooth functionality, appealing to Android and iOS users looking to stream high quality audio (using the AAC and aptX codecs) from their devices.
  • Features a slick, minimalist design, setting up Twenty is simple, connect your favorite unpowered speakers to it, pair your phone or tablet and hit play
  • Features a 2.1 channel sound system with 20 watts output per channel
  • Also supports a powered subwoofer with an automatic active crossover at 80 Hz

PRice $149-$599USD

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Marshall Headphones Acton Speaker

Marshall-Headphones-ActonWe’ve reviewed some Marshall Headphones already and were impressed, and dad is sure to be impressed with the Marshall Headphones Acton speaker pack.

  • Well-balanced audio boasting a clear midrange and extended highs gives an experience that is both articulate and pronounced
  • Powerful deep bass seems to defy the laws of nature for its small size
  • Three custom control analogue knobs allow you to fine tune it to the exact sound you desire
  • 5 ½” woofer, two ¾” dome tweeters and 80W max output yields clean precise sound even at high levels
  • Boasts the classic and durable vintage design and iconic script logo that is so distinctly Marshall
  • Available in black or cream

Price: $300USD (currently on sale for $229USD at Amazon*)

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Urbanears Plattan ADV

Plattan-ADVIf your dad prefers the on-ear style headphones, Urbanears’ Plattan ADV headphones feature open and clear sound for all types of music listening.

  • Custom engineered 40mm neodymium speaker drivers with optimally shaped thin PEN membranes (19um) and lightweight voice coils (78mg) for maximum performance across the entire audio spectrum
  • Excellent dynamics between the high and low frequencies creates a balanced, open and clear sound that improves the music listening experience weather you live for the emphatic beats in heavy metal or sail to the sounds of smooth jazz
  • 3D hinge technology automatically adjusts to the user’s ears and head for a soft and comfortable fit
  • Interchangeable cable to choose which side, left or right, you want the cable to hang from
  • Snap-off fabric washable headband keeps headphones box-fresh
  • Additional features include ZoundPlug to share music with a friend directly from your headphones, 3.5mm stereo plug, remote & mic and collapsible structure for easy storing

Price: $60USD

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V-MODA XS Headphones

V-MODA-XSV-MODA’s XS headphones are small and foldable for easy transportation and a slim profile while wearing.

  • XS allows you “mind the gap” by minimizing the space between the headband and your head
  • 5+ years of R&D resulted in a superior fit, added comfort, grander sound and a compact profile
  • Fashionable form-fitting design elevates your listening experience; discover why “the fit is the sound”
  • Offers marquee sound signature characterized by its deep yet clean bass, vibrant mids, and ultra-extended clear highs
  • Combination of steel and metal materials lives up to the military-level testing guidelines
  • Fully loaded with two Kevlar-reinforced microphone cables
  • Universal smartphone compatibility and an exoskeleton carrying case
  • Get free laser engraving when purchased from!

Price: $212USD (currently on sale starting at $176.99 at Amazon*)

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Wren Sound Systems V5US

Wren-Sound-V5USAnd finally, this beautifully crafted speaker from Wren Sound Systems is the first to incorporate Apple® AirPlay®, DTS Play-Fi™, and aptX® Bluetooth® – no matter what device dad uses he’ll be able to stream to this speaker!

  • Virtually universal device compatible with AirPlay and Play-Fi technologies to enable WiFi streaming from Apple iOS devices, Android devices and PCs running Mac or Windows
  • Ability to connect up to eight different Wren speakers to one network to enjoy synchronized music in multiple locations, or stream music to different zones from a single device
  • Wirelessly transmit lossless audio from a wide range of smartphones, tablets and PCs with no impact on sound quality
  • Features a beautifully minimalist design, superior build quality, genuine wood cabinetry, and elegant simplicity
  • Available in either an almond crème anigre or espresso wenge finish

Price: $499USD (currently on sale for $398.92USD at Amazon*)

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And there you have a list of a few suggestions for those audiophile dads out there! We hope our series of Father’s Day Gift Guides gave you at least an idea or two for good old dad.

*NOTE: If sale prices are listed, those are current as of the time this post was published and subject to change without notice.

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