Christmas is a mere 10 days away. Hanukkah is well on its way. But whatever the gift-giving occasion you might be celebrating at this time of year, there is still time to get those gifts for your loved ones, especially the audiophile. Join us here for our annual gift guide for those music lovers in your life – or to add something to your own wish list for 2017 – with a unique roundup of gifts for this holiday season.
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Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
While spending over $100 on a product that is a mere 4 inches wide, this latest offering in the SoundLink family has a lot to give – including the mobility its size provides. It's waterproof, ready to be rugged, but also pretty attractive and of course has impressive sound quality for its size.
The new smart speaker offering from hi fi audio purveyors Sonos is a must for anyone in the in home audio game. You can connect the new Alexa-enabled (and soon to be Google assistant enabled) Sonos One speaker to any older Sonos system, some of which can connect to your other audio items like a record player.
Splice monthly subscription
$7.99 and up per month
After just announcing they've helped artists make over $5 million on its unique and ever growing sample distribution platform, Splice is ready to move forward with a new round of Series B funding. Perfect for any producer or artist looking for sounds for their music, the subscription is easy on the pockets.
Brooklyn-based Pintrill not only offers exclusive pins featuring your favorite musicians – Kanye, Tyler, Kendrick and so on – but also offers collaborations from some pretty cool artists and brands that won't cost you a pretty penny.
AudioQuest – Jitterbug USB Filter
This little USB filter is a great tool to minimize any noise or sound degradation resulting from compressing files into digital mp3's or otherwise. It's great for the DJ or the person who owns a massive music library that they bring with them everywhere.
Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset
Sennheiser isn't just offering their usual top quality audio in their latest headphones, but much, much more. The Smart Headset just launched, and offers noise cancellation, speech enhancement and 3D audio recording. Pretty cool, and a fun toy for anyone that appreciates good sound.
A$AP Rocky gingerbread house
It's possible you've seen this collaboration between IT'SUGAR and A$AP Rocky and crew, but it's no joke. When you purchase this cookie baking kit, you get cookie mix, cookie cutter, icing pens (red, brown, yellow) and candy beads to make all of the A$AP Mob crew in cookie form, and all of the proceeds from this go to their Always Strive & Prosper Foundation, focusing on drug abuse prevention.
Limited Edition Solange "Orion's Rise" Merch
Solange has celebrated 2017 as surely the biggest of her career so far, with A Seat At The Table celebrating one year and winning Glamour Woman of the Year among her accolades. To celebrate her second tour this year, Orion's Rise, Solange and her Saint Heron team have released some pretty cool merchandise to close out the year. This will only be available through December 22nd.