Music is a part of everyone’s life in some way, but for some it’s a passion. The best gifts for music lovers are high-quality products that enhance their listening experience and allow them to tap into their tunes like never before. Here are some of our favorites.
Best Over-the-Ear Headphones
These Sony Wireless Premium Overhead Headphones are some of the best over-the-ear headphones you can buy. They’re noise canceling, which helps the listener truly get immersed in the music. They also charge quickly, have a touch sensor and pause music when they detect the wearer talking. Not to mention, they’re designed to be comfortable and not too tight. If the music lover you’re buying for appreciates high-tech products, they’ll enjoy these headphones. Buy them here.
A more budget-friendly option, these wired headphones are another quality choice. While they’re not officially noise canceling, the pads cover the ears well enough to block out a lot of outside noise. Because wires can get cumbersome on the go, these headphones might be best for somebody who mostly listens to music at home. Buy them here.
Don’t want any wires? Upgrade to the wireless version.
These wireless Beats Solo3 headphones are a very popular over-the-ear option. They can play for 40 hours with just one charge and to three hours on just a five-minute charge. I’ve personally used Beats over-the-ear headphones, and they’ve lasted for years while being heavily used by both myself and my husband. They cover the ear well and have a clear sound. Buy them here.
AirPods are all the rage, and for good reason. They have noise cancellation, are water-resistant and charge wirelessly in their case. Airpods also come equipped with transparency mode, which allows the wearer to manually let in outside noise whenever they want to. They work with non-Apple devices, too, although some features might not be fully functional. Buy them here.
Some people prefer earbuds that wrap around their ears for a little more security. These earbuds hold eight hours of play time when fully charged and can also charge wirelessly in their case. They come in four colors and are designed to securely stay in place even while working out. These might not be ideal for the person who mostly cares about sound quality. Rather, they are for the person who never wants to be without their music. Buy them here.
These wireless Raycon earbuds come with a built-in a microphone and support 32 hours of listening time per charge. They are waterproof, so they can come along on any adventure, and the Bluetooth range is 33 feet, giving the wearer some freedom to walk away from their device. Customize the listening experience with three sound profiles: clear sound, bass sound and balance sound. Buy them here.
If the music lover in your life likes to take their music everywhere and play it loud for everyone to hear, they’ll love this waterproof Bluetooth speaker. It even floats, so they don’t have to worry about losing it in the pool. With crisp, clear, 360° sound, this little speaker plays for 15 hours on one charge. Available in four colors. Buy it here.
Another portable option, the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker has great sound quality for its size. It has a microphone that can be used for making calls or connecting to a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa, is waterproof and comes with a silicon strap to attach to gear while on the go. Buy it here.
If they like to play their music at home, they’ll love this sound bar and subwoofer. It’s slim and the subwoofer is wireless, making it simple to set up. This speaker works great for playing music, but it’s also ideal for people who are looking for better sound quality while watching TV. Buy it here.
Best Music Players
While not a true working jukebox, the Victrola Nostalgic Wood Countertop Jukebox is a conversation starter and a fun way to listen to music. Connect it to the radio or use Bluetooth to play music from your phone. Buy it here.
Some music lovers can’t resist the classic sound that comes from a record player. The Victrola Vintage three-Speed Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player combines classic and modern music experiences for the best of both worlds. It plays vinyl records with a three-speed, belt-driven turntable and also has a headphone jack and Bluetooth connectivity. Buy it here.
If you have a young music lover in your life or want to introduce them to some of your favorite tunes, this Jooki Music Player is a great place to start. It works in conjunction with Spotify, where parents can set up playlists that kids can play via the included tokens. Buy it here.
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