What to buy for music lovers

From headphones to speakers, it’s all great sounding tech they’ll appreciate.

17 Oct 2018


What to buy for music lovers

Music lovers can be a picky bunch at Christmas, and there are lots of different ways to listen these days. From streaming it digitally through iTunes or Spotify, to placing a proper vinyl record on the turntable, all music fans have their favourite way of enjoying their pastime.

But don’t worry. If you’re not quite sure about the best gift to get them, we’ll help you get it right. Choose from our pick of some great tech gifts they’d love to find nestling at the bottom of their Christmas stocking.


For the indoor and outdoor party starter

In a nutshell: The ultimate party companion with big sound and party lights.

Sony SRS-XB41

This Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Speaker is big on sound, with a powerful bass that makes it especially good for dance music.

The sound spreads to cover any area for that full-on party feel in any location. And with up to 24 hours of battery life, they won’t have to worry about the music stopping - even if the New Year party’s going on into the early hours.

They’ll love using this gift to:

  • Stream their favourite dance music
  • Create party lighting that flashes to the beat
  • Bring a festival feeling to their garden

Get the Sony SRS-XB41 Portable Bluetooth Speaker


For the music-streaming movie buff

In a nutshell: A compact TV sound bar that’s also a voice-controlled smart speaker.

Sonos Beam Sound Bar

If your music fan seems just as happy watching blockbuster movies on their TV, this sound bar will have both ends covered.

The Sonos Beam Compact Sound Bar adds cinema-quality sound to the tele, but that’s not all. It works just as well as a smart speaker with Alexa built-in for easy voice control.

They can stream music or watch their favourite films, and the rich and balanced sound will put them right in the middle of the action.

They’ll love using this gift to:

  • Stream music from Spotify, Apple Music and more
  • Add cinema-quality sound to their TV
  • Sit back and control everything with their voice

Get the Sonos Beam Compact Sound Bar


For the commuter lost in music

In a nutshell: Quality headphones that cut out unwanted background noises of the train or office.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Headphones

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones have clever noise-cancelling technology that reduces background noise to leave them completely immersed in their favourite music.

And with Bose’s impeccable audio quality on board, everything sounds crystal clear at any volume.

They’ll love using this gift to:

  • Stream music from their smartphone wirelessly
  • Cut out the noise and chatter of their daily commute
  • Control the music with their voice

Get the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones


For adventurous mobile music fans

In a nutshell: Rugged, splashproof speakers capable of producing earth-shaking stereo sound.

JBL Xtreme Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Buying for an outbound type who knows they’ll want music blasting out on their travels? Then they need the JBL Xtreme Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

It’s water-resistant and durable enough for them to take anywhere. They can use the handy shoulder strap to carry it, or fit it snugly into a backpack.

Small size doesn’t mean small sound though, because this little beauty can still unleash some booming stereo audio. It’s the perfect speaker to take on camping trips.

They’ll love using this gift to:

  • Stream music from their smartphone
  • Enjoy powerful indoor and outdoor sound on their travels
  • Make crystal clear phone calls with the touch of a button

Get the JBL Xtreme Portable Bluetooth Speaker


For someone dreaming of a smart Christmas

In a nutshell: A voice-activated smart speaker that can play music, answer questions, and control the home.

Google Home

If you know the music lover is also interested in making their home smarter, it’s an easy choice. Give them a Google Home.

Yes, Google Home is a smart speaker, but it’s so much more. Google Assistant powers it, so they’ll be able to request any song, album or playlist instantly with their voice.

Plus, if they have compatible smart home devices like thermostats, lights or plugs, they can control them all from the same device. It’s a wonderful life.

They’ll love using this gift to:

  • Play and control music with their voice
  • Get instant answers to any question
  • Control other smart home products

Get Google Home


For the old-school music fan that wants to roll back the years

In a nutshell: This all-in-one turntable combines a record player with a vinyl to MP3 converter.

ION Max LP Turntable

Millions of music fans are digging out and playing their old records. Nothing, they say, sounds quite like vinyl.

If you buy the music lover in your life this stylish wooden ION Max LP Turntable, they’ll be able to do the same. And they can do more than play records on the turntable – they’ll also be able to convert their vinyl collection into a handy digital MP3 format.

If you want to gift someone a bunch of nostalgic memories on Christmas Day, this might just be the perfect choice.

They’ll love using this to:

  • Roll back the years and listen to their favourite records
  • Convert their vinyl collection onto a digital MP3 format
  • Connect to other devices like a smartphone or cassette deck

Get the ION Max LP Belt Drive Turntable


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