This year's holiday gift guide runs the gamut -- from speakers and headphones to music, digital converters, and turntables -- all priced in the affordable range.
FiiO's tasty new X1 2nd Gen portable music player boasts Bluetooth 4.0 wireless tech and a more responsive touch-wheel user-interface. Build quality feels more robust -- it's a sweet little machine and the perfect stocking stuffer!
The Triple Driver's beautifully finished aluminum ear pieces and Kevlar reinforced cable inspired confidence this headphone might withstand some abuse. Each earpiece hosts a single dynamic driver, plus two balanced armature drivers. Soundwise, the Triple Driver headphone is full and warm, but nicely detailed.
For some strange reason, these live Beatles tracks from the Hollywood Bowl have never been released in any digital format. Until now they'd only been available on the 1977 Capitol LP. So there's a fair chance most younger fans have never heard a live Beatles album. These shows dating from 1964 and 1965 capture a sizable helping of the excitement of their concerts. It's just too bad the Beatles stopped touring in '66, so this one album will have to do.
The DragonFly Black digital converter/headphone amplifier bypasses your computer or smartphone's internal digital converters and headphone amplifiers for better sound. If your audiophile already has a decent set of headphones, this little guy will make them sound even better.
Yamaha's YAS-106 demonstrates how far budget sound bars have come. It looks, feels and performs like a much more expensive sound bar with both movies and music! It can sit on a shelf in front of your display or mount on the wall under your TV.
This one's really special: Mobile Fidelity's remastered 45 RPM, 180-gram, two-LP set of "Abraxas" sounds better than ever. The power of the music, the band's massive rhythmic drive, and Santana's brilliant guitar still feel fresh. The packaging and cover art never looked better than it does here.