Holiday Gift Guide: 16 Gifts For The Audiophile In Your Family

Audio / Tech

The holidays are creeping ever closer, and since we’ve already suggested some stocking stuffers, it’s time to move on to your favorite audiophiles. Our Holiday Gift Guide provides a few ideas to keep your favorite tech-lover happy this holiday season. Keep reading for some gift ideas for your friends and family that appreciate an exceptional audio experience.

Fluance: Fi50

Fluance Fi50

Best-in-class, elegantly designed audiophile-grade Bluetooth speaker system produces room filling, concert-like audio. Check out our coverage of the Fluance F150.

  • High fidelity sound quality results in clean, undistorted bass, a clear midrange, transparent natural highs and can handle the highest volume levels with outstanding clarity
  • Merges dual full-range 5″ woven woofers, coaxial tweeters and a powerful 40 watt amplifier, resulting in a broader dynamic range and well-defined sound reproduction
  • Hand-built MDF wood cabinet design suppresses resonance for accurate response, increased warmth and an overall more natural sound
  • Two finely tuned bass ports control low frequency and improve efficiency
  • Features a sleek, illuminated touch control panel to adjust volume, treble and bass levels
  • Packaged with sound isolation floor spikes to eliminate vibration and prevent music distortion
  • Built-in 2.1A USB port allows for quick and easy charging of most USB-powered device
  • AptX enhanced audio technology ensures powerful and well defined sound throughout the listening area
  • Seamlessly pairs to smart devices via Bluetooth technology
  • Conveniently features a 3.5mm auxiliary input to stream music from non-Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Available in black ash, lucky bamboo or natural walnut color options
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MSRP: $199

  Purchase from Amazon

Electrohome: Archer Record Suitcase Player

Electrohome Archer

Fully automatic turntable with built-in speakers housed in a 60s-style suitcase that seamlessly blends vintage charm with twenty-first century convenience

  • Two built-in full-range stereo speakers allow users to hear every warm crackle and subtle nuance of their favorite vinyl records anytime, anywhere
  • Belt-driven turntable plays 7, 10 and 12-inch records at three speeds of 33 1/3, 45 and 78 revolutions per minute, so you can rest assured knowing that your entire vinyl library can be enjoyed
  • Vintage design housed in an all-wood suitcase inspired by the first wave of 1950s and 60s portable turntables
  • play songs from your smartphones, tablets, or USB flash drive using the system’s AUX and USB input

MSRP: $99.95

  Purchase from Amazon

Electrohome: Signature Retro HiFi Stereo System

Electrohome Signature Retro HiFi Stereo System - 01

High quality vinyl record, CD and MP3 player with AM/FM radio encased in classic, retro design

  • Perfectly tuned acoustic speaker chambers with four high-performance speakers enhance the sound quality of music
  • Made with real wood and rich walnut finish, amber lighting on the tuning dial and antiqued patina faceplate to personify a truly vintage system
  • Includes USB port and AUX input for any music playing device including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Built-in MP3 encoder to record MP3’s to any USB storage device without the use of a computer

MSRP: $199.99

  Purchase from Amazon

Kinivo: BTR200 Bluetooth Music Receiver

Kinivo BTR200 hero shot

Music receiver with NFC pairing and Bluetooth makes it easy to add wireless streaming to your music and video systems for a high-quality audio experience

  • Bluetooth enabled with 30 ft. range
  • Selectable switch for analog and digital audio output
  • 3.5mm analog audio port
  • Digital audio port
  • NFC pad for pairing via NFC
  • Micro USB power port
  • Lightweight at only .3 lb

MSRP: $39.99 ($10 off with coupon code 10BTR200)

  Purchase from Amazon

LIBRATONE: ZIPP and ZIPP Mini – Wi-Fi/AirPlay/Bluetooth Multi-Room Wireless Speakers

Libratone Zipp

Scandinavian design combined with great 360-degree sound and multi-room connectivity

  • ZIPP and ZIPP Mini create SoundSpaces, exemplify the “elastic lifestyle” in flexible listening with portable music devices.
  • Uses an “Acoustic Lens” to create room-filling 360-degree sound – even high-quality sound no matter where you are sitting around ZIPP.
  • Connect up to 6 ZIPPs together via Wi-Fi and place them anywhere in any room or can have 3 ZIPPs in two SoundSpaces
  • Can link all speakers across your home or create multiple SoundSpaces in different rooms or use Bluetooth aptX for high quality connection.
  • ZIPP = 100W amplifier / Mini = 60W amplifier + 8-10 Hour Battery in both units
  • If you can stream it- ZIPP can play it! –  Spotify® Connect, Apple Music™, YouTube, TIDAL, etc
  • Available in 4 “unzippable” color fabric covers: Cloudy Grey, Deep Lagoon, Graphite Grey, Victory Red. Extra covers are available in Atlantic Deep, Signal and Sangria

MSRP: ZIPP = $299.99; ZIPP Mini = $249.99; Replacement Covers = $29.99

  Purchase ZIPP from Amazon  Purchase ZIPP & ZIPP Mini from Libratone

Audiofly: Performance Series

Audiofly AF180

Audiophile-grade universal in-ear monitors break boundaries through realistic and accurate sound, classic yet modern style and user friendly design

  • 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 clarity 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 adapter, airline adapter and cleaning tool
  • Available in several color options

MSRP: $249 – $650

  Purchase AF120 from Amazon  Purchase AF140 from Amazon  Purchase AF160 from Amazon  Purchase AF180 from Amazon

Audiofly: Premium Series

Audiofly Premium Series

Award-winning earphone series captures the detail in music and performs flawlessly

  • AF33: Custom voiced 9mm dynamic driver delivers detailed sound reproduction across the entire sonic spectrum. Available in Piano Black, Snare White, Kingswood Blue or Coral color options
  • AF45: 11mm dynamic driver yields beautifully balanced bass, round mids and a crisp high end for incredible definition. Available in Wax Black, Bakelite White or Bottle Green color options (read our AF45 review)
  • AF56: delivers uncompromising sound, pumping out astonishing clarity over the sound spectrum with a rich and detailed bottom end via a 13mm driver. Available in Edison Black, Blue Tweed or Vintage White color options (read our AF56 review)
  • AF78: dynamic driver with balanced armature driver delivers incredible separation in the high end with a lush, well-defined response in the mid and low frequencies. Ergonomically designed for a well balance and streamlined fit, comfortable for extended listening. Available in Marque Black (read our AF78 review)
  • Clear-Talk Microphone located on the cable allows users to answer phone calls and change or pause songs
  • Conveniently packaged with three sets of noise isolating silicon ear tips and stylish storage cases. AF56 & 78 come with additional foam ear tips
  • AF45, 56 and 78 designed with proprietary Audioflex braided cable made with a CORDURA fabric outer sheath for outstanding durability

MSRP: $22 – $230

  Purchase AF33 from Amazon  Purchase AF45 from Amazon  Purchase AF56 from Amazon  Purchase AF78 from Amazon

Nyrius: Songo

Nyrius Songo

Bluetooth 4.0 music receiver eliminates wires allowing users to stream music from any smartphone or tablet to any speaker system

  • EDR (enhanced data rate) advanced wireless technology delivers high quality, crystal clear audio up to 33 feet
  • Delivers the fullest frequency range of your favorite tunes without any interference to ensure users hear music the way that the artist intended
  • Connects to any audio/video receivers, speaker docks or stereo systems with a standard 3.5mm auxiliary input
  • Plug the receiver into your music system, wirelessly pair your audio device, and you’re set –  no software or app required
  • Store up to eight paired devices and experience the power of music bringing people together

MSRP: $24.99

  Purchase from Amazon

Griffin Technology: Twenty

Griffin Twenty

A digital audio amplifier – 20 watts per channel – that streams the highest-quality audio via Bluetooth from your phone right to your speakers. Check out our review of the Griffin Twenty.

  • 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

MSRP: $149 (Twenty only) $299 (Twenty + 2 NHT SuperZero monitors) or $599 (Twenty + 2 NHT SuperZero monitors +1 NHT Super 8 subwoofer)

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from Griffin

V-Moda: Zn – Limited Edition In-Ear Headphones

V-Moda ZN

Mobile and active headphones for the modern audiophile that offer unmatched sound quality and durability in an elegant Italian design

  • Zinc metal housing (forged by a patented liquid metal casting process) delivers balanced sound and stress free acoustics
  • High resolution audio with an 8mm dynamic driver that boosts tonal accuracy with low distortion
  • The DiamondBack™ cable provides up to 20x stronger than the industry average and reinforced with Kevlar
  • Detachable, patented ActiveFlex sport earhooks for the best fit and stability while running or working out
  • The SpeakEasy Remote Mic is available in 3-Button or 1-Button models enables universal compatibility on all smartphones, tablets, computers and audio players
  • Ships with designed in Italy black carrying pouch and four ergonomic sizes of patented BLISS 3.0 (Bass Level Isolating Soft Silicone) buds for the best fit, stability and sound
  • 60-Day test drive guarantee with two year premier warranty and 50% Immortal Life Program Replacement

MSRP: $180

  Purchase from Amazon

808 Audio: HEX XS

808 Audio XS 3

Bluetooth wireless speaker that features a pocket-size cabinet with a high-end look 

  • Features full stereo sound, an enhanced bass radiator, and 12 hours of rechargeable battery life
  • Precision-tuned stereo system with bass resonator delivers higher volumes and a deeper range for superior sound
  • Single button operation makes it easy to power, pair and play from smartphone or tablet
  • Lightweight, a mere six ounces, fully portable design that fits wherever you go
  • Aux input to enjoy music from wired sources
  • Available in black, blue and white/gold

MSRP: $59.99

  Purchase from Amazon  Purchase from 808 Audio

A-Audio: Elite HD Earphones

A-Audio Elite

Make a statement with in-ear headphones with a distinctive chrome-plated, bevel-edged design 

  • Black and chrome earphones bring together dramatic aesthetics with high-tech components for great sound
  • High definition, noise-isolating earphones incorporate a dynamic audio system
  • 24k gold plated headphone jack contact allows for optimum signal transfer
  • Built-in mic and remote makes it simple to toggle between listening to music and taking phone calls
  • Comes with travel case

MSRP: $99

  Purchase from Amazon

BRAVEN: Balance

Braven Balance Family

Dynamic ultra-thin design and powerful HD sound perfect for the modern active lifestyle

  • Features BRAVEN Balance, a proprietary bass optimization technology that pumps out deep rich sound
  • Ideal for fitness studios, on-the-court, in the locker room, or on the deck
  • Anti-slip exterior for easy carrying and IPX7 waterproof rating
  • Integrated speakerphone for conference calls and power bank to charge all your devices
  • Available in six lively colors: Raven, Alpine, Raspberry, Electric, Sunset, and Periwinkle

MSRP: $129.99

  Purchase from Amazon

Hercules: WAE Outdoor 04Plus Pack Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Hercules WAE

Ideal Ruggedized Speaker for Extreme Sports – BMX & Skateboarding – read our Hercules WAE review

  • Ruggedized speaker is perfect for BMX and Skateboarding Crowd that use music to pump them up
  • IP66 Certified means it is totally protected against sand, mud and even the finest dust particles as well as high-pressure water jets and snow
  • Features a rugged design, solid rubber end-pieces, protective metal grille, and reinforced access cover for its connectors to ensure excellent shock-resistance, as well as protection against extreme outdoor use conditions
  • Accessories pack includes a bike mount and an exclusive backpack attachment
  • Features a standard-size screw thread, allowing users to attach it to the included accessories or to any other ¼” attachment device
  • Built-in battery provides 12 hours of battery life, while 0.6 lbs. weight makes it easily portable
  • Inspired by skatewear fashion, two new exclusive colors available are charcoal and light camel

MSRP: $89.99

  Purchase from Amazon

Marshall Headphones: Kilburn

Marshall Kilburn

Portable, Bluetooth active stereo speaker takes the unmistakable look and sound of Marshall, unplugs the chords, and takes the show on the road

  • Compact, stout-hearted hero with a well-balanced audio which boasts a clear midrange and extended highs for a sound that is both articulate and pronounced
  • Analogue knobs allow you to fine tune the controls to your personal preferences
  • Guitar-influenced leather strap enables easy and stylish travel
  • Simple amplifier styled construction with classic Marshall logo means it will look as good as it sounds
  • Bluetooth compatibility and the 3.5mm jack input means easy connectivity
  • Built-in battery life of up to 18 hours means the jams will be kicking for as long as you are

MRSP: $300

  Purchase from Amazon

Phiaton: Wireless, Water-Resistant BT 110

Phiaton Wireless BT110

Compact earphones with wireless technology and IPX4 water-resistant design combine durability and outstanding sound

  • Bluetooth 4.0: Experience improved sound quality and extended battery life with Bluetooth 4.0
  • aptX Technology: Increase digital streaming efficiency and improved overall dynamic range
  • In-line Control: Control music and audio without having to find your device
  • RightFit+ Eartips: Multiple size options provide a comfortable fit
  • Multipoint Technology: Connect any two Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously
  • ShareMe™ Feature: Connect to the same source as another BT 110 user to synchronize entertainment wirelessly and listen to the same music or movie at the same time

MSRP: $119

  Purchase from Amazon

Stay tuned for even more Holiday Gift Guides here at Techaeris! Up next: Gifts for the fitness fanatic…

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