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Stereo Gift Buying Guide 2009

Gift Ideas for the Stereo or Music Lover


This section has gift buying ideas for the stereo or music lover on your shopping list, listed by price and product type. It includes stereo accessories, headphones, speakers, receivers, music discs, books and other gift buying ideas. Many items have full reviews and include links to find the lowest price.

1. Best Budget Gifts for Stereo and Music Enthusiasts

These gift ideas, all priced under $50, are sure to please any stereo or music lover. Select from headphones, CDs, books, gift certificates for high-definition music downloads, iPod docks, accessories, speaker cables and more.

2. Unique Gift Ideas for Stereo and Music Enthusiasts

Top pick unique stereo gift ideas for the stereo or music lover: a tabletop radio with Internet Radio, a USB turntable to convert LPs to CDs, noise-canceling headphones ideal for travelers, a multiroom audio system, a great stereo receiver and a universal remote control. Most include full reviews.

3. Stereo Receiver Gift Ideas

You don't have to spend a fortune for a good stereo receiver. These seven stereo receivers from Teac, Denon, Harman Kardon, Onkyo, Sherwood, Sony and Yamaha offer good performance and are all priced below $300.

4. Stereo Bookshelf Speaker Gift Ideas

It's not necessary to spend thousands of dollars on stereo speakers to get good sound quality. These bookshelf speakers offer excellent performance at an affordable price. They can be placed on a shelf but for the best sound they should be set on speaker stands. All selections include full reviews.

5. Stereo System Gift Ideas

If you have a generous gift budget, my top pick $698 stereo system will provide years of music enjoyment. Or, if you have a 'sky is the limit' budget, check out my recommended $11,200 stereo system. Three additional systems priced from $1150 to $2398 complete my top systems list.

6. Best Mini and Micro Stereo System Gift Ideas

These five stereo systems are ideal for a bedroom, apartment, condo, office, kitchen or anywhere you want a good-sounding music system that doesn't take a lot of space.

7. iPod Docks and Clock Radio Gift Ideas

A docking station is a great way to turn an iPod into a music system for a bedroom, dorm room or apartment. Just plug-in an iPod to the dock connected to your receiver and listen to your music collection on your stereo system. Here are the best iPod Dock gift ideas, most with a clock radio and all priced under $149.

8. Stereo Headphone Gift Ideas

Stereo headphones are a great gift idea for music lovers, gamers, sports enthusiasts and travelers. This article features budget headphones from $24 to high-performance models up to $350.

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