Audio Gifts: The Perfect Pressies for Music Lovers
No longer are we happy with the earphones that we get in the box with a new smartphone. There's an incredible amount of choice out there for music lovers to shop around for.
So if you know someone who's always got their headphones on or that's always headling along to gigs, here are some gift ideas that could make their Christmas.
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At IFA 2018, Sony announced the successors to the WH-1000MX2. While the new versions of these headphones include Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, along with a improved design and USB-C support, the audio quality hasn't changed much.
This is great news because it means last year's model, the WH-1000MX2 is cheaper but still mightily impressive.
€275 on Amazon.co.uk
Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones II
Bose is the benchmark all headphones are measured against. The Sony WH-1000MX2 might be the best noise cancelling headphones on the market, but the Bose QC 35 II pips them at the post when it comes to pure audio quality.
We're currently testing out a factory renewed pair Bose QC 35 II headphones and are looking for where you can pick these up on the cheap. Follow our guide updates for when we review these fully.
Save €50 and buy from Bose Ireland Online for €329.95
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Enod Audio: Mini Ring Wireless Buds
Tech is developing at an incredible rate and nothing embodies that quite as much as the Enod Audio Mini Ring Wireless buds.
With a fantastic pricetag of just €75, these truly wireless buds deliver high quality audio, comfort and all while looking cooler than Apple AirPods.
Available from €75 on Amazon
Amazon Echo Plus - 2nd Generation
Simply put, if you want a proper smart home experience without any headaches, the Echo Plus is exactly what you need to get started. Pretty much all smart home accessories are Alexa enabled, so pick up a couple smart plugs, some smart bulbs and let Alexa take care of the heavy lifting.
These are a great gift idea so if you know someone into their gadgets who actually doesn't have one yet - this is a no brainer!
Available from €155 on Amazon
Soundcore Spirit X Sports Earphones - By Anker
When you're picking wireless earphones you have a lot of things to consider. If comfprt while playing sports is a factor, you need to consider these.
We're currently testing these wireless earphones and have been blown away by their comfort and sound quality. Of course, we shouldn't be surprised, they're made by Anker
Available from €40 on Amazon
Tronsmart Spunky Buds
Two things blow us away in the tech world these days. How quick new tech emerges and how quickly it then becomes affordable.
We tested out the Tronsmart Spunky Buds and were pleasantly surprised given their price. In some areas they outperformed similar truly wireless earphones worth four times as much
Available from WirelessPhones.ie and Amazon.co.uk