Like music? Know someone who does? Check out these great music-focused gadgets that will make the perfect gift this Christmas. Whether you are looking to listen to the best quality music or enhance your vinyl collection, here are 10 top gift ideas.
Astell & Kern AK120 II
If you want to listen to the best quality music on the go, look no further. The Astell & Kern AK120 II Brushed Aluminium Portable High Fidelity Sound System can store up to 256GB of music for on the go tunes at the highest possible quality audio playback, including 24bit studio support - http://amzn.to/1qdDows.
Astell & Kern AK240
The AK240 MQS Portable Music Player is the new flagship model in Astell & Kern's growing range of exceptionally high-quality portable music players and offers 256GB of onboard memory, expandable via its microSD card slot to a very impressive 384GB. That's plenty of space to carry around your music collection at the quality it was meant to be heard in, whether DSD or 24bit or 16bit PCM. It also has the ability to stream music digitally via USB, Optical, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections - http://amzn.to/11dzDeJ.
Astell & Kern AK240 Docking station
If you've gone for the ultimate music playback device but want to use it at home, you'll want the docking station to match. Made from solid machined aluminium this is a must for Astell & Kern users - http://amzn.to/1qOYQ5C.
Atomic Floyd Titanium Super Darts
Machined entirely from titanium, the precision turned space grade titanium enables Atomic Floyd to craft a lighter and tougher acoustic chamber than most. Obsessively engineered, the 9mm dynamic driver surrounds the high definition armature, while air vents enable more air movement. Each set is tuned to deliver sweeping soundscapes the way nature intended: pure, unadulterated, real - http://amzn.to/1uyIMu4.
Meet VinylPlay, the quality British-designed turntable for the digital music age that gives music fans a best-of-both-worlds solution: an excellent record player that's easy to use and can be simply integrated into a modern streaming system. You can even pair it with Sonos to stream records around your house - http://amzn.to/1uF09t1.
Flexson Play 1 Floor Stand
These speaker stands enable you to get the Sonos Play:1 speakers off your shelf or window ledge and into a space in the room that fits you. They are made from a sturdy, metal design with a stable base that can slip under sofas or chairs if needed. It puts the Sonos speaker at a perfect listening height, whether you’re streaming music, or using a pair of Play:1s as rear speakers in a 5.1 Playbar set-up for your movies, TV and more - http://amzn.to/1xeyf8c.
Flexson Play 1 Wall mount
Flexson’s bespoke bracket for the Sonos Play:1 allows you to wallmount your speaker in the ideal place to sound - and look - great without having to worry about stands or finding a place on your shelves. It also allows you to swivel the speaker left or right to angle audio direction - http://amzn.to/1xeyf8c.
Audioengine A5+ Bamboo
Audioengine 5+ (A5+) Premium Powered Speakers deliver audiophile-quality sound and features at a price that continues to set the standard for affordable high-quality audio. Connect your iDevice, computer, TV or any other audio component for great stereo sound in any room - http://amzn.to/1xIm7Lx.
With a built-in digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), the Audioengine 2+ allows you to send high-quality digital audio direct from your computer’s USB port. You can also connect a subwoofer and even go wireless with an optional Audioengine W3 adapter. The Audioengine 2+ is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or iDevice - http://amzn.to/1EVaSCK.
Detailed, spacious, balanced, portable and powerful, the D1s make FLAC, WAV and even 320kbs MP3 files sound so much more meticulously produced, according to some of the units users. In short, the D1 will process digital audio at any bit depth up to 24bits and any sample rate to 192KHz. With it's high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion, this high-performance headphone output was designed for a wide range of headphones and will satisfy even the most demanding headphone enthusiasts - http://amzn.to/1xxwBja.