LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE GIFTS

This year once again, there are a plethora of high demand electronics gifts for everyone, young and old.    While a whole houseful of audio and video systems might be the ultimate goal, there are many affordable items that can satisfy the most demanding electronics buffs.

Younger set:  for the younger set, particularly teens, everything to do with music is in high demand.    As always, great sets of EARPHONES are high on the list for many.   Improved sound quality in ear buds, and all types of specialty models for working out, active outdoor use, and high performance music listening are available.   Replacing low quality factory supplied ear buds on portable devices is almost mandatory.   Expect to spend from $50 to $300 on a great set.

Bowers *& Wilkins Headsets

Bowers *& Wilkins Headsets

FULL SIZED HEADPHONES are also very popular.   While the “Beats” brand craze has slowed from the past few years, many discerning music loving younger people have turned to more traditional audio brands for superior sound.   Leading brands like Denon, Sennheiser, and Bowers and Wilkins lead the pack for great overall sound.   Expect to spend $75 to $500 for a superior set of these full sized beauties.

The other big music category: is WIRELESS SPEAKERS.   These have exploded in popularity the past few years.   Operating via Apple Airplay, or Bluetooth, these speakers allow users to stream music wirelessly, from their portable device, phone, iPod, Android, etc: directly to the speaker for high quality sound.

BRAVEN 650 Portable Speakers

BRAVEN 650 Portable Speakers

Some of these speakers are totally portable and battery operated, and some are just electrically operated.    There is a huge range of product available, and popular brands include:  Braven, Samsung, Bowers and Wilkins, and Denon.   Sound quality on these varies from good to incredible.  Pricing from under $100 to as high as $800.

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