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Last Minute Holiday Music Gifts

 

Audio & Music T-Shirts ~ $25

“Be Proud To Love Great Gear

And Pure Music”

Everybody else has great t-shirts, why can’t audio lovers? Show the world you are proud to love great gear and music.
T-Shirts You Should Check Out


Rock-n-Roll Action Figures ~ $30

“For Those About To Rock,

We Solute You”

AD-DC, KISS, Kurt Cobain, Elvis and many more.
NECA Toys and McFarlane Toys incredible action figures, bobble heads and other memorabilia that will go perfect in any music den.Pay your respects to the Gods of Rock, Hip Hop, Guitar Hero, and Pop.
www.rock-n-roll-action-figures.com

Pink Floyd Discovery Box Set ~ $199

“The Last Great Box Set of Pink Floyd,
Remastered with Audiophile Care”

EMI’s most expansive Pink Floyd release. Possibly the last of its kind.
All 14 original Studio albums have now been remastered by James Guthrie (co-producer of The Wall), new art work from band’s long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson. A 60-page booklet along with other little trinkets come in this very beautiful box set. Perfect gift for any music lover or audiophile. If you only own the old CDs or worn vinyl this digital remaster is the best you are going to get. Read the well written review on Tone Audio by Bob Gendron.
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180 Gram Vinyls ~ $30

“Compact Disc Are Dead, 
Long Live Vinyl”

The new Zeppelin Air retains an iPod dock but it will only work with newer 3G, 3Gs, 4 and 4s iPhones and newer iPods.
The new dock taps directly into the iPod’s digital audio output thus allowing Bowers & Wilkins to use a high end Analog Devices’ AD1936 digital to 24-bit analog-to-digital converter (DAC). Better Sounding Music! Increased micro dynamic performance, open and clean mid-range, and detailed bass.
Multiple Zeppelin’s can be used to stream music to multiple rooms in a home or office, but the interface and features aren’t very user friendly.The unit is very easy to set up, though some folks have had a bit of issue with the Wireless feature.Remember, the Zeppelin Air allows only 802.11g clients to connect to it. Make sure your router has that.

Specifications

  • Superb, room-filling sound
  • AirPlay for high-resolution wireless audio streaming
  • Advanced DSP for high-quality sound
  • Five high-quality amplifiers
  • Tweeters similar to award-winning MM-1
  • Internal subwoofer for bass with power
  • Add more units for elegant multi-room system

Jawbone JamBox ~ $200

“Best Sounding On the Go, Bluetooth Speaker”

The Jawbone JameBox isn’t one of the best rated wireless speakers on Amazon and at the Apple Store for no reason.
This little guy is extremely portable, sounds very good, and is very simple to use.  No matter if you are on the go or just hate large and messy speakers at your desk. The JamBox is will do it all.

Specifications

  • Wireless portable speaker connects to any Bluetooth device
  • Stream music, movies, games, phone, and conference calls
  • Proprietary acoustic drivers (stereo pair)
  • Proprietary passive bass radiator
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Up to 10 hours of power from internal rechargeable battery
  • Very good BlueTooth extension

SoundMagic PL30 ~ $30

“Hands Down the Biggest Bang for
Your Buck, Earphones”

TechPowerUp - These earphones provide a good amount of bang for the buck even though they are ridiculously cheap. At $25 I am surprised you can even make a set of in-ears that have the qualities that the PL30s have.
PC World - Though the SoundMAGIC PL30 in-ear headphones don’t provide professional-level quality, they do offer excellent sound at a bargain price.
WhatHiFi - The delivery boasts bouncy, solid bass, with lovely punch and body through the range. The presentation has decent dynamics and scale
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Energy 5.1 Take Classic HomeTheater – $399

“The Pinnacle of Sound vs. Price, 
CNET’s Editor’s Choice, Need One Say More?”

AudioReview Rating -  4.20 of 5 – smoknnca Says: I like what the take 5 has to offer. Quality sound at a bargain price.
CNET: The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we’ve reviewed, earning our Editors’ Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.
HomeTheaterSound: And if you want genuinely rich, enjoyable cinema surround sound but are on a budget, go no further — buy the Energy Take Classic system. You’ll thank me for it. I offer just one phrase of caution: Prepare to be astonished.

Sonos S5 Wireless Zone Player – $449

“Effortless Set-up Multi-Room Filling Sound, 
WiFi Music Streamer with Style”

Control music from your iPhone, iPod, iPad, computer or almost anything else.The Sonos S5 sounds great and can be linked up with other Sonos players for multi-room music enjoyment.
CNET: The Sonos Play:5 shrinks the Sonos streaming music experience down to a compact single-speaker system with great sound, which you can control from any iOS device or Android smartphone.


Bose Quiet Comfort 15 ~ $299

“Noise-Canceling Headphones At Their Best,
Travel in Peace”

CNET - While they’re no bargain, the Bose QuietComfort 15s currently offer the best sound and silencing capabilities in a pair of noise-canceling headphones.
LaptopMag.com - Noise cancellation immediately produces a virtually silent environment. The QC15 blocks out a broader range of frequencies than the rest of the pack, making them great for just reducing background noise without even playing any music.
BestNoise-CancelingHeadphones.com - …this brand of headphones built its reputation on producing silence and its the brand against which all other noise-canceling headphones are compared.
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Logitech Squeezebox Touch – $299

“Wireless Music Streamer Used By Audiophiles, 
Easy to Use, Sounds Great”

The perfect gift for any one who is looking to connect their stereo to the modern age and reduce ugly cables.
The Squeezebox is a Wireless music streamer. You plug it into your existing stereo and control it with your iPad, iPhone, Andriod Phone, or Computer. The Squeezebox works with both Mac and PC and can play a huge selection of file formats, as well as internet radio.
Connection Types:

  • USB host connector for accessing music and photos via USB drive or USB key
  • SD card slot for music and photos
  • Supports sampling rates up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
  • Stereo analog (RCA), digital optical, and digital coax output
  • 4,3″ (11 cm) 24-bit color LCD with capacitive touch screen
  • Ethernet

 

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