Gifts for an audiophile: Headphones, speakers and more
Looking for the perfect gift for the music-lover in your life? Maybe your loved one is looking to complete their home theater system with the perfect soundbar. Give the gift of a high-quality sound experience this holiday season with these fun ideas for someone who loves music.
Wireless earbuds and over-ear headphones for music lovers.
With a wide range of headphones to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect pair for the music aficionado in your life. Featuring brands like Beats, Apple and Samsung, find a great deal on gifts that suit their needs, including long battery life for daily listening or waterproof headphones to withstand a long and sweaty workout.
Best noise-cancelling headphones.
If you’re looking for an immersive experience or the ability to drown out the sounds of your loud commute, you’ll want earbuds or headphones with noise-cancelling. Bose Noise-Cancelling 700 Headphones feature world-class noise-canceling technology, that allows you to drown out external noises completely, or filter some in so you can stay aware of what’s happening around you. Adjust your presets with the Bose app, as well as EQ settings, manage your Bluetooth connection and more for a customized listening experience.
In fact, Bose includes their best-in-class noise-cancelling technology on most of their headphones and earbuds, so you can get a high-quality listening experience while customizing it to your day-to-day adventures. Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds II are designed to comfortably fit your ear for easy listening, while still enjoying Bose’s signature lifelike sound.
The new Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) offers twice the Active Noise Cancellation as the previous generation as well as Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking that helps fine-tune your listening experience by placing the sound in the world around you.
Bone conduction headphones.
One of the emerging trends in headphones is bone conduction technology. These headphones are great for people with hearing aids, or other hearing assistance devices as they rest on the bones around the ear, conducting the vibrations upward, rather than sitting in your ear. They also can be great for runners and cyclists, as they allow you to stay aware of your surroundings, while still enjoying your workout playlist. Plus, they wrap around the back of your head to help keep them in place.
Shokz OpenRun Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones feature a lightweight and comfortable headband as well as an IP67 waterproof rating.1 And, with up to 8 hours of battery life2, you won’t have to recharge while on the go, whether you’re taking a regular jog or training for a marathon.
And, if you need a headset for working from home that doesn’t interfere with your hearing aid, the AfterShokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Stereo Bluetooth Headset has an adjustable mic as well as up to 16 hours of talk time2, so you can stay connected and comfortable even through long conference calls.
Best headphones for working out.
Whether they’ve always been into staying in shape or are committing to a healthier lifestyle in the new year, a set of sport earbuds or headphones is a great gift option. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Sport Earphones have an IP57 waterproof rating3 and up to 30 hours of battery life2 so you can rock out to your favorite workout playlist with high-quality Bang & Olufsen sound without worrying about sweat ruining your headphones.
Bose Sport Earbuds feature a high-quality sound experience, in a sweat- and weather-resistant package. Work up a sweat while listening to your favorite playlist, podcast or audiobook with a high-quality lifelike sound experience.
JBL UA In-Ear Sport Wireless Headphones feature JBL Dynamic Speakers and have TwistLock Technology that helps keep your headphones in place in your ears. The connective cord also helps keep your headphones together so you don’t lose one during your workout.
Portable Bluetooth speakers for parties on the go.
Bluetooth speakers make it easy to take your music with you wherever you need it without having to worry about plugging it into a wall or outlet. Anker Soundcore Rave Party 2 Portable Bluetooth Party Speaker provides thumping bass and powerful sound with BassUp 2.0 technology. Set the mood with custom LEDs and a beat-driven light show. And, with PartyCast 2.0 you can sync with other Soundcore speakers to fill the room with sound.
For the karaoke lover on your list, a must-have is the JBL Party Box On-The-Go. Boasting up to 100W of JBL Pro Sound and a compact package, you can also create a synchronized light show for added fun. And, it comes with a JBL wireless microphone making it easy to MC instantly.
Sony SRS-XB23 Portable Bluetooth Speaker has EXTRA BASS technology with X-balanced speakers for powerful sound in a portable package. And, it has an IP67 waterproof rating1 so you can take it to the beach or the pool and not have to worry about water damage.
Home theater surround sound: Wireless soundbars.
If you're buying for a cinephile craving a high-quality, surround-sound experience, building up their home theater can be a great choice. Wireless soundbars allow you to set sound around the room to create an immersive watching experience. The JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer allows you to structure the woofer and soundbar to get the best sound experience from your TV. And, you can stream from the soundbar with built-in Chromecast and AirPlay 2.
Verizon Stream TV Soundbar Pro with Bang & Olufsen Audio combines Dolby Atmos surround sound along with 4K HDTV streaming. Load your favorite film from apps like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Apple TV app and feel like you’re watching in a theater-immersive experience.
Shop top audio options.
From music lovers to movie fans, giving them a great sound experience can be a great gift this holiday season. Buy new speakers, headphones and more for the audiophile in your life this season today at Verizon.
1. IP67 waterproof rating. Can be immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.
2. Battery life and charge cycles vary with use, settings, and other factors; actual results will vary.
3. IP57 rating: fully dust protected and can withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
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