With little time remaining, here are a few gift ideas for the stereo or music lover on your gift list. Items include links to the best prices online.
These books are the best source of information about stereo and home theater systems and are ideal for the newcomer or experienced stereo enthusiast.
The Aperion Audio Home Audio Link is a 'must have' accessory for every stereo enthusiast, music lover and computer user. HAL makes it easy to stream music almost anywhere in a home and it can be setup in seconds. It's the quickest, easiest and most affordable way to make a basic two-room music system, and more. Read my full review of this very useful accessory - it's a great gift idea!
Many audiophiles and music lovers have large collections of LP records, representing some of their favorite music. It's a great idea to convert those records into CDs for playback on a stereo system or to download to an iPod or MP3 player. It's easy to do with a USB turntable, which works like a regular record player but includes a USB output for connection to a computer or laptop. Most include software for Mac or PC that enable the user to remove scratches and pops from the recordings and make them sound almost new. Read my full review of the Audio-Technica AT LP2D turntable and compare prices for the best USB turntables. It's a great gift idea and quite affordable.
5. Headphones & Earphones
- Phiaton PS-20 Earphones: The Phiaton PS 20 earphones are intended for use with portable players but are equally well suited for a home stereo system. They're stylish, comfortable and sound very good.
- Audio-Technica ATH-ANC27 Noise Canceling Headphones:
The ATH-ANC27 is an over-the-ear design with ATs Quiet Point Active Noise Canceling to detect environmental noise and apply a sound-canceling signal to achieve an 85% reduction in external noise. They can be used with portable devices, in-flight entertainment systems or home use. Read my overview and