In today’s article, we are going to present to you our favorite gifts for audiophiles and music enthusiasts. When selecting a gift for an audiophile, you want to find something that improves their listening experience and helps them to enjoy their music even more than they already do. The music industry has been impacted severely during the pandemic, and thus, not only will you be pleasing a loved one or friend with a music-related gift, but also putting money back into the music industry.
Here are seven audiophile gifts that will stand up to their love of music.
Portable Bluetooth Speakers
For audiophiles who enjoy music on the go, Bluetooth speakers are a fantastic gift. Ideally, before buying a set of speakers, you should consult a review website (or a few for that matter). Speakers require a great deal of research before you commit yourself to buy some. While all speakers look the same, they do not all sound the same. A pair of Bluetooth speakers should possess the ease of connection, sound quality, and range. You must be able to easily connect to them from a distance so that they don’t drop in and out as you move between rooms, and they should always offer high-end sound quality.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
For music lovers, noise-canceling headphones are the holy grail. There is really very little that can compare to a pair of high-definition noise-canceling headphones. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are headphones designed to eliminate any outside noise and allow the listener to focus on their music without distraction. These headphones do come with a hefty price tag, but the cost is justified by their effectiveness and the experience that they offer the user. Alternatively, you could buy a pair of noise-isolating headphones, which generally cost more, but offer a better experience.
Turntables are often considered to be a relic of ancient music history, though over the last few years they have regained interest among nostalgic audiophiles. A fantastic gift to give a music lover is a Bluetooth turntable, which meshes new and old together into one useful and handy device. Bluetooth turntables allow their users to listen to music streamed from their phone, and music from a record. These turntables have built-in speakers, which removes the need for you to connect them up to exterior speakers. If you do buy one, be sure to buy one with the same qualities we mentioned for Bluetooth speakers (ease of connection, range, and sound quality).
The world is gradually returning to normal and lockdown restrictions are being drawn back day by day. While concerts are unlikely this summer, next summer (or even during the winter), concerts are being arranged and are expected to feature at venues around the world. Buying your audiophile friend or loved one a ticket to visit a concert could be a fantastic way for you to surprise them, give them the gift of music, and welcome them back into the ordinary world.
Now, presuming that you do take our advice and buy your audiophile loved one a Bluetooth turntable, then you might as well buy them a vinyl subscription. A vinyl subscription is a service in which your loved one can select three records to have sent to their house monthly, for the period of their subscription. It gives them complete control over the records that they choose, which removes any potential errors on your part. Vinyl subscriptions can be costly, but they will be received well and will help your audiophile loved one to build up their own collection.
High-End Speaker Systems
This is a gift that is perhaps the most expensive that we have mentioned so far, but it is a gift that will be received with gratitude and will be used constantly. Most people nowadays, surprisingly, do not have high-end speaker systems, or any speaker systems as a matter of fact. Music is most often listened to through headphones, on phones, and on laptops. A high-end speaker system will give the command to your audiophile loved one and enable them to feel like they are in a disco in the comfort of their own home.
Speakers are easily lost in a messy bedroom and they are also easily damaged. Acoustic panels fit comfortably on the wall and allow your audiophile loved ones to listen to their music without fear of losing, damaging, or breaking their speakers. Acoustic panels, while expensive, are a gift that will withstand the test of time.
When you are selecting a gift for an audiophile, one thing you have to make sure of is that it will stand up to their love of music. As a self-proclaimed audiophile, I am confident that all of the gift suggestions listed here will do just that.