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Our favorite hi-fi gear to get your old man moving

Upgrade your Dad's audio gear with our top picks from CNET's home audio category.

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Sennheiser Momentum Headphones

Doesn't your father deserve 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 pops' favorite jams.

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

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Gramofon Fon

Sure, your Dad might have a record collection but when was the last time he got a record out?

Streaming media is where its at, and using a Spotify Connect adapter like the Gramofon Fon brings any hifi with an input jack into the 21st Century.

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

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Bose SoundTrue Headphones

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

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

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Upgrade Dad's TV sound

Upgrade Dad's TV sound with the Pioneer SP-SB03. Perfect for smaller TVs the Pioneer sounds great with both movies and music and looks the business too.

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Sony MDR-1A

Your Dad is so old, he probably remembers the debut of the headphones that this model replaces. Upgrade his old pair with the latest model that does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone.

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

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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 Father's Day Gift Guide here.

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Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Canceling Headphones

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

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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 your Dad can't use this for business and pleasure.

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

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LG Tone Infinim Bluetooth Earbuds

Dads 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.

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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 Dad has been complaining about those pesky wires getting caught in everything.

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Sony NWZ-A17

If your dad is an audiophile then a hi-res portable player is a great gift. The A17 offers an attractive interface, wide format support and a crazy-long 50 hour battery life.

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Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

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

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Bowers and Wilkins 685 S2

If your dad has been holding on to the same speakers since Jerry Garcia was alive then it might be time for a refresh.

The 685 S2s are a great set of speakers which sound good with everything and look smart too.

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UE Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

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

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Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73

Looking to get a great set of speakers for home theater? The Pioneer Elite SP-EBS73-LR are completely up-to-date with the upfiring, Atmos-compatible speaker but they sound fantastic with non-Atmos content too.

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Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth Speaker

Just like your old man, 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.

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TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34

This is a prime Bluetooth speaker for the executive Dad on your gift list. Its simple setup, cool lines, and a splashproof design means your Dad can take it anywhere.

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Audio-Technica AT-LP60 turntable

Remember those old black discs that your Dad seemed to horde decades back? Well, it turns out he might have been ahead of the curve, because vinyl's seen a big resurgence in the past few years. If your Dad's old turntable is rusting up, it might be time to replace it with this simple (and inexpensive) Audio-Technica record player.

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

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Marantz NR-1605

Want a home cinema with everything but the kitchen sink? The Marantz NR1605 boasts a plethora of connectivity, excellent sound and slimline looks. We think dad would be proud.

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

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