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Oodles of audio and music holiday gift ideas (pictures)

Gift ideas from the Audiophiliac, with something in every price range.

Steve Guttenberg
Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Stereophile.
Steve Guttenberg
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1 of 10 ELAC America

ELAC America Debut B5 speakers ($230 per pair)

Picking gifts for audiophiles can be tricky, but the Audiophiliac's collection should have at least one or two items that fill the bill for the music geek on your list.

The ELAC Debut B5 speaker might be a good place to start.

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2 of 10 U-Turn

U-Turn Orbit Plus turntable ($309)

A great beginner audiophile turntable.

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Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting (book, $30)

Record collectors and their collections.

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4 of 10 Etymotic Research

Etymotic Research ER20 ear plugs ($12.95)

Protect your ears -- you only have two.

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5 of 10 FiiO

FiiO EX1 in-ear headphones ($69.99)

Hands down, the best sounding in-ears for less than $100.

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6 of 10 Apple

Beatles 1+ Deluxe Edition (prices start at $45)

The Beatles recorded 27 No. 1 singles. This new collection comprises them all and includes videos on DVDs and Blu-rays.

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7 of 10 Alex Tostado

Monoprice Hi-Fi Lightweight on-ear headphones ($14.99)

Cheap headphones have no right to sound this good.

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8 of 10 Sony

Bob Dylan -- The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 CD box set ($109.99)

Dylan's peak output from 1965 and 1966 -- need we say more?

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9 of 10 Emotiva

Emotiva Big Ego USB digital converter ($179)

This little desktop digital converter belts out a big sound over headphones or desktop speakers.

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10 of 10 Lee Shelly

Schiit Modi 2 Uber digital converter ($149)

High-end sound for low prices; that's what Schiit does.

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