It’s literally the day before Christmas and you’ve waited until the last minute (as usual) to get gifts. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and that amazing overnight shipping option are gone. Here’s are some last minute gifts and stocking stuffers for the music lover in your life.
At Best Buy:
Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB – $149.99
Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines and books. Not only can your loved ones listen to their favorite tunes, they can also finally see what all the hype is about Echostage when you snatch the fire from their hands and load the latest Glow after movie 🙂
Arion 2.1 Home Theater System – $99.98
As much as most people like to claim audio junky status, most don’t even know the lowest frequency audible to the human ear (it’s about 20Hz – use that fun fact to shut even the snobbiest of music snobs up). A simple 2.1 speaker system w/ sub-woofer is enough or any apartment or bedroom. Once you get to Best Buy you can find other options as well (and actually listen to the stuff in person!)
Some people love ’em, some people troll ’em. But let’s be honest – the hype is there for a reason.
Skullcandy Smokin’ Buds – $29.99
In addition to a microphone and the ability to take calls with the click of a button on the wire – these earbuds are actually perfectly fine for most music-lovers. And they’re $70 cheaper than the Beats. So if you’re loved one isn’t too much of a snob, these will be perfectly fine and sound great.
At Guitar Center:
Before everyone was a DJ, everyone played the guitar. But guitars don’t have sync buttons sooo… ya. But if there are still some musicians out there, and they happen to have iPhones, this is the perfect gift. This handy little iRig, along with a free app, allows musicians to drop everything and record no matter where they are.
This is the most inexpensive and possibly most useful item on our list. Have you ever had to share headphones with someone so they could hear a song or watch a movie on a trip? No more. This bad boy creates two headphone outputs from a single devices. Now you and 1 (or two, or three) friends can hear the same audio from the same device on a plane or train w/o being awkward.
For the EDM Blogger in your life – a quality microphone than attaches onto the iPhone allowing for quick and no hassle interviews with their favorite DJ 🙂
You can still buy stuff online and get it today!!!
There are several music subscription services that any music-lover would be more than happy to have someone else pay for. Click on the photos below to learn more about Spotify, SiriusXM and the intriguing Google Music, which may very well put Spotify and Pandora out of business.
Consider the rapidly approaching day of celebration we like to call New Year’s Eve. Might we suggest tickets for your EDM-obsessed friend or family member see the founder of Swedish House Mafia, man behind the #1 DJ mix of 2014 and God to true fans of EDM everywhere? Oh ya… at the #38 night life venue in the world?
Ok – back to buying music:
Any of that stuff sound good? Is it too much? Too little? All you need to do is get up and head over to Best Buy or Guitar Center and ask for help. Those places are an audiophile’s heaven waiting to be explored. You can always spend a bit less or a whole lot more.
Happy hunting. You’re welcome 🙂