Bose SoundTrue Headphones
The Bose SoundTrue Headphones pair the company's signature sound with a supremely lightweight design that makes a great fit forstudents that appreciate a premium quality headphone.
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Sennheiser Momentum Headphones
The Sennheiser Momentum is a top-tier headphone. Its vintage-inspired design makes the sartorial cut, and the sharp audio details can certainly handle your favourite jams.
V-Moda XS Headphones
We like all of V-Moda's headphones, but the latest XS Headphones are perfect for students 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.
LG Tone Infinim Bluetooth Earbuds
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.
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 student on your list, you won't be disappointed if you pick these up.
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker comes in a variety of colours to match your favourite palette, and the array of travel accessories gets the party started almost anywhere.
UE Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker
While away from home a student can untether his or her speaker system with the UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker. It's a tiny waterproof unit that gets IPX7 certification for extra toughness from the elements.
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 colour options, and a super lightweight (9 ounces/255 grams!) build.
Logitech X300 Bluetooth Speaker
If you're shopping for a Bluetooth speaker and size is a factor, the super compact Logitech X300 is definitely worth your attention.
And at just $70 online, it's light in your hand and on your wallet; who doesn't appreciate that?
If you want to take a step above Bluetooth in terms of audio quality and reliability then it's best to go wi-fi. The insanely talented Gramofon is not only cheap but it will stream music from your phone or Spotify to a set of speakers. Bonus points for acting as a wi-fi repeater to strengthen signals in weaker parts of the house.
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, Amazon Cloud Player, Google Music, 7Digital, Deezer, Soundcloud and Napster.
Got your eyes on a Roku TV for gaming and Netflix binges? Get yourself a Pioneer sound base because no one should have to put up with tinny TV speakers.