/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

Headphones and Bluetooth speakers to amp up your new graduate

Nothing says "starving college kid" like using the audio gear that comes prepackaged with your electronics. Give your recent graduate the gift of high fidelity audio with these headphones and Bluetooth speakers.

justinyu.jpg
Justin Yu
07bose-soundtrue-on-ear-headphones-product-photos.jpg
1 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Bose SoundTrue Headphones

The Bose SoundTrue Headphones pair the company's signature sound with a supremely lightweight design that makes a great fit for grads that appreciate a premium quality headphone.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

Sennheiser_Momentum_On_Ear_35830652_35830649_35830650__35830651_35830652_35830653_35830654_05.jpg
2 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Sennheiser Momentum Headphones

Your grad deserves a top-tier headphone like the Sennheiser Momentum. Its vintage-inspired design makes the sartorial cut, and the sharp audio details can certainly handle your favorite jams.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

bose-quietcomfort-25-product-photos27.jpg
3 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Canceling Headphones

The Bose QC 25 are the best noise-canceling headphones we've tested, so you know your grad will appreciate the ability to drown out ambient noise.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

v-moda-xs-headphones-product-photos05.jpg
4 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

V-Moda XS Headphones

We endorse all of V-Moda's headphones, but the latest XS Headphones are perfect for grads because the headband sits closer to the temple -- a design detail that makes for a much better overall fit for all head shapes and sizes.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

river-lg-tone-infinim-hbs-900-01.jpg
5 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

LG Tone Infinim Bluetooth Earbuds

It's a well-known fact that after negotiating the educational system, most graduates appreciate the simple things in life, so why shouldn't that credo apply to personal audio as well? The LG Tone Infinim Bluetooth Earbuds get the messy cords out of the way with a retractable wire that's 100 percent worth the extra cost.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

sol-republic-shadow-wireless-11.jpg
6 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Sol Republic Shadow Bluetooth Earbuds

Delivering solid Bluetooth sound in an attractive package, the Sol Republic Shadow Bluetooth earbuds are a top pick if your grad has been complaining about those pesky wires getting caught in everything.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

bose-soundlink-bluetooth-on-ear-headphone-product-photos19.jpg
7 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Headphones

We're not gonna lie -- part of the reason why we're so attracted to the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth headphones is because the colors are so darn hot. We think your grad will love them too.

Oh, did we mention that it's the top on-ear Bluetooth headphone currently available? No brainer!

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

beats-solo2-wireless-product-photos-09.jpg
8 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Beats Solo 2 Bluetooth Headphones

The Beats Solo 2 headphones are an extremely versatile headphone that works just as well in the gym as at home.

If style and substance are important to the grad on your list, you won't be disappointed if you pick these up.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

07bose-soundlink-color-product-photos.jpg
9 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

If you only give one gift for graduation, make it the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker. It comes in a variety of colors to match your favorite palette, and the array of travel accessories gets the party started almost anywhere.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

ue-megaboom-product-photos-07.jpg
10 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

UE Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Untether your grad's speaker system with the UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker, a tiny waterproof unit that gets IPX7 certification for extra toughness from the elements.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

sony-srs-x3-speaker-product-photos02.jpg
11 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Sony SRS-X3 Bluetooth Speaker

If Bose isn't your grad's favorite brand, the Sony SRS-X3 is a great alternative in the Bluetooth speaker market.

With a sturdy heft, generous 7-hour battery life, and a built-in speakerphone, there's no reason why they won't be able to use this for business and pleasure.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

jawboneminijamboxblue01.jpg
12 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth Speaker

Jawbone has proven itself a valuable addition to the family. It's not cheap but it proves its worth with excellent sound quality and volume, nine different color options, and a super lightweight (9 ounces!) build.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

logitech-x300-speaker-product-photos01.jpg
13 of 14 Sarah Tew/CNET

Logitech X300 Bluetooth Speaker

If you're shopping for a Bluetooth speaker for a graduation and size is a factor, the super compact Logitech X300 is definitely worth your attention.

And at just $60 online, it's light in your hand and on your wallet; who doesn't appreciate that?

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

subscriptionservices02.jpg
14 of 14 Sarah Tew

Sonos Play:1 Wireless Speaker

The Sonos Play:1 is a big step up from your average wireless speaker, offered in both white and blue options, and both support streaming music services like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora.

Check out the rest of CNET's 2015 Grads Gift Guide here.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
The best Christmas movies and where to watch them

More Galleries

The best Christmas movies and where to watch them

18 Photos
Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos

More Galleries

Spooky space shots show creepy side of the cosmos

29 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos