(Pocket-lint) - You're after the ideal present for a music-lover in your life? Don't panic! We've not only got you covered, but we've got you covered without breaking the bank.
Rather than wax lyrical about £1,000 systems or amazing speakers that you'll need to sell a kidney to afford, all the gifts ideas in our music gift guide are under £200 and some are even cheaper still, making them perfect for the audiophile in your life.
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So go on, indulge yourself, that's right, kick off your shoes, put your feet up, lean back and just enjoy the gift suggestions. After all, music soothes even the savage beasts.
Audio-Technica specialises in reasonably priced, high-quality sound packages, and the ATH-M50xBT ticks that box perfectly. For less than £200 you'll be gifting a seriously excellent set of cans, comfortable enough to wear for long periods. These will go down well with any music fan.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
Ultimate Ears has a great line in portable, hardy speakers, and the Megaboom 3 is our pick of the bunch - in fact, it's still sitting pretty as our favourite portable speaker overall. It's got full waterproofing and can even float, so is perfect for all situations. Of course, the sound is also fab, with bass that'll have people bopping all over the shop.
Audio-Technica AT-LP3 Turntable
The AT-LP3 is one of the best value turntables around. It's a fully automatic belt-driven system featuring a specially designed AT91R phono cartridge that's easy enough to swap out. Sound is fantastic thanks too, thanks to that cartridge/needle and the anti-resonance die-cast aluminium platter. You will need a decent pre-amp to get the most out of it, but make no mistake, this is a stellar player.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 wireless
The H5 in-ears offer fantastic custom-tuned sound, ship with a number different ear tips, are dust and splash resistant as well as featuring magnets so the tips snap together. The headphones can be charged through USB, with each earphone having a separate battery you'll get around five hours of playtime.
Amazon Echo Studio
Amazon's latest Echo speaker is its first real crack at high-end audio, but comes paired with a distinctly affordably price tag. That's a pretty great mixture, and the Echo Studio really is a hit. This is a speaker with deep, well-balanced playback (especially when paired with lossless audio) for a price that almost beggars belief.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless are the smaller sibling to the more powerful Studio3, but that means they're cheaper and easier to carry around. Like the Studio3, the W1 Chip inside also means super easy pairing with iPhones and automatic pairing across all Apple devices sharing that same Apple ID. They come in an array of different colours and sound great.
Marshall Acton Bluetooth wireless speaker
With its retro guitar amp stylings, complete with those iconic volume/tone dials, this is an awesome-looking speaker. Its 41W of power is plenty to fill small/medium sized rooms. What's more, with Bluetooth and 3.5mm connectivity you can connect just about everything to it.
Any music lover knows the pain of getting onto a flight to realise that their nice Bluetooth headphones won't be any use for in-flight movies. TwelveSouth solves that issue in one swoop with the nifty AirFly. With eight hours of battery life, you'll be listening through the airwaves in no time.
Personalised Mixtape Doormat
Designed by graphic artist Jim Holodak in New York, this retro door mat features your family name on the mix's title line, along with classic cassette detail set in colourfast dye. if you don't like the mix tape option Holodak also offers a mat that is designed to look like the iconic Marshall amp.
DJ Cat Scratching Pad
Okay, so this one needs you to have a love of music and a cat, but if you do, then this is perfect. Designed in London, the Cat Scratching Pad enables your furry friend to spin some phat, chillout beatz. Festooned with cat smiley faces, paw prints, photos of fish-shaped cat treats, and joke band stickers ("Run DOG"), it's a flat pack cardboard kit that you fold together according to the included instructions.