Top gift ideas for the hard to buy for

I’m regularly reminded by my Wife how hard I am to buy for, and likewise I find it really hard to buy for my Dad. So here’s a list of ideas that might make that hard to buy for person in your life happy, I know I’d be stoked with any of these amazing gifts! And, a number of these are on special until Christmas.

An outdoor speaker for the Summer BBQ’s

The all-weather Melody wireless speaker from Soundcast, is your mobile DJ companion. Take Melody anywhere and have all the control from your phone or tablet. Don’t let Melody’s petite size or elegant looks fool you, it has the power to rock any beach, house, backyard or indoor/outdoor gathering you care to host.

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Some powered speakers for the office or games room

Audioengine put powered speakers on the map with their A5 and A2 speakers. Now in their second edition’s and even with plenty of competitor options they’re still the best. Powered speakers offer a versatile all-in-one system that doesn’t sacrifice sound. Some models such as the A2+ even feature onboard DAC’s for digital direct connection to your computer.

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A turntable for your hipster kid, or someone getting back into their old vinyl collection

Vinyl playback doesn’t have to complicated, Music Hall offers the USB TT ($499) which has its own built in phono preamplifier so you can connect it to a regular stereo RCA input and features a USB input for recording straight to PC. Find out more

Of course if you’re looking to extract every bit of detail from your spinning discs, then check out the rest of our turntable & accessories range too.

For the gamer in the family

You may not want to encourage the amount of time they spend gaming, but at least you’ll know they aren’t damaging their ears and are in complete comfort with either of the gaming specific headphones from Audio-Technica. The AG1 and ADG1 are the ultimate gaming headphones! The more popular open back designed  ADG1 allows you to hear sounds around you too, so you can hear the call for dinner.

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For the commuter

For the family and friends on the move, get them a replacement for the horrible earphones that come free with their phone! Starting at $49.95 the Audiofly AF33’s are a huge step up in audio quality and sound isolation making those noisy bus/train/plane rides a thing of the past.

For the frequent flyers the Audiofly AF78 RRP $219.95 include a storage tin and airline adaptors.  Or for the ultimate in sound isolation the noise-cancelling Audio-technica ANC33’s will make you feel like you are in your own world of audio bliss.

For the vinyl aficionado we have a great range of accessories

Now here’s something a vinyl collector might not buy for themselves but will love, the Milty Zerostat Antistatic-gun ($149.95), you literally zap the dust off your precious vinyl making it sound better and protecting it from damaging dust.

We’ve got other brushes and mats too, check out the range.

For the gadget guy, control your music from your smartphone!

There’s no audio component that has changed my music listening more than being able to control my library from my phone. We have a wide range of wireless accessories that allow to stream music from your phone/computer/NAS to your hifi giving you armchair control over your entire library.

With high quality streaming solutions from QED, Audioengine and Soundcast we have just thing to control your digital music wirelessly.

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If you have any questions about any of these products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.