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Audio-visual gifts every Mom will love for Mother's Day

Whether it's a TV speaker, new earbuds or a new disc player, it's about time you upgraded your mother's audio and video gear. Check out CNET's recommendations for Mother's Day AV gifts this year.

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U-Turn Orbit Basic Turntable
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U-Turn Orbit Basic Turntable

Mom's old turntable is probably decades old now and in dire need of new components. Update her hi-fi with the U-Turn Orbit Basic turntable! With its dead-simple setup, top notch parts and a budget-friendly price tag to match, you can easily breathe new life into her old records without spending a lot of cash.

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Google Chromecast Audio
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Chromecast Audio

Whether your mom wants to listen to NPR or stream MP3s from her phone, one of the most economical ways to do both is to buy her a $35 Chromecast Audio. All she'll need is a stereo with an auxiliary input and a Wi-Fi connection. Sounds way better than Bluetooth as well.

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Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-canceling headphones
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Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-canceling headphones

The Bose QuietComfort 25 is the king of noise-canceling headphones and they're absolutely essential if your Mom is a frequent traveler or just wants to block ambient noises from the outside world.

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Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones
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Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

Whether your Mom is the active type or not, there's no arguing with the benefits of getting outside for a little exercise. It's something we can all use, and the same goes for the Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones.

They feature a weather and sweat-resistant design for improved durability and splash-resistance so you don't have to worry about them breaking midway through a run, and the drivers offer well balanced sound with punchy bass performance.

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Audioengine A2+
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Audioengine A2+

If your mom needs computer speakers don't bother with the plastic junk you see at your local electronics store, go for a beautiful set of proper speakers instead. The $249 Audioengine 2+ is great for watching YouTube, listening to music and can even be connected to a TV with a headphone output.

Samsung BD-J5900
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Samsung BD-J5900

For a hundred bucks the BD-J5900 does pretty much everything you want a Blu-ray/DVD player to do, and it also streams Netflix. It's speedy and affordable, and your Mom will no doubt love it.

Sony MDR10RBT Wireless Headphones
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Sony MDR10RBT Wireless Headphones

With so many wireless headphone options these days, it can be hard to find a pair that fits the bill for price and performance. If you're feeling overwhelmed shopping for a wireless set for Mom, let your search end with the Sony MDR10RBT over-ears.

It's a very good wireless headphone with Bluetooth connectivity that's comfortable to wear and costs significantly less than the Beats Studio Wireless.

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JBL Pulse 2 Bluetooth Speaker
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JBL Pulse 2 Bluetooth Speaker

The JBL Pulse 2 Bluetooth speaker is a fun way to add some color to your Mom's listening experience. Watch her trip out as the wireless speaker presents a very cool interactive light show with its build-in LEDs.

And did we mention it sounds great playing music too? With big improvements to the quality over the last model, this one offers better bass and holds together better at high volumes.

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UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker
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UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker

Let's face it: sometimes Moms get sucked into bright, pretty colors and tend to ignore the quality of the product behind it. In the case of the UE Roll Bluetooth speaker, you get the best of both worlds: a unique, waterproof design that can float with the inflatable life preserver and impressively "big" sound to boot. This is a must-buy for Moms that like to lounge by the pool.

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Bose SoundTouch 10
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Bose SoundTouch 10

A kitchen radio on steroids, the Bose SoundTouch 10 offers excellent sound for the money and great features. Easy to use and also easy on the eye.


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JBL Boost TV
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JBL Boost TV

Is your Mom always complaining about she can't understand what they're saying on TV? Get her the $199 JBL Boost TV. It will elevate dialogue and also play Bluetooth tunes from her phone. And it's easy to hook up as well.

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Raumfeld One S
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Raumfeld One S

If your Mom needs a radio for the bathroom or kitchen then this moisture-resistant $249 Raumfeld One S goes one step better. It will stream from a phone or her home network and includes support for internet radio and Spotify Connect.

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Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Is your mom still cranking her TV volume trying to hear the dialogue better? Get her a sound bar. While there are models available from just $100, the one we recommend to everyone is the Pioneer SP-SB23W. Great sound for $299, and even less on the street.

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Roku Express
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Roku Express

At $30 the Roku Express is probably the cheapest video streamer you'll ever see, and it doesn't need a smartphone to work either.

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