Gift Ideas for the Audiophile in Your Life
Great finds for music fanatics. We’d like the lot!
No music fan needs another vinyl wall clock. Thankfully, we’ve discovered a fine selection of gifts perfect for the music lover in your life covering a range of budgets.
MasterSounds Radius 2 Black Mixer
Rotary mixers are used by super respected DJs like Theo Parrish and Floating Points, so come highly rated. This range from MasterSounds comes in at an affordable price point, is hand-built in the UK and looks great, as well as offering loads of features. These include high-class components, discrete amplifiers, easy-reading back lit VU meters, a responsive Master EQ/Isolator, a smooth natural sounding Hi-Pass Filter and Aux Send on each channel.
Pro-Ject Cork It Turntable Mat
The absolute don of the slipmat game, this cork platter avoids static overload, helps dampen down resonances from metal turntable plates and has special sound characteristics. Where felt mats collect dust, these stay nicer for longer and help records sound clearer and cleaner as a result. You can get them with various logos and brands stamped on them or keep them plain for a sleek look.
Haynes Electro Synth Kit
Best known for their essential auto-manuals, Haynes have turned their attention to build-it-yourself synth kits. Each one requires some basic soldering but lovers of bands like Human League or Depeche Mode can be taken right back to that golden era by playing on the completed synth. It features a pre-assembled circuit board, four micro push-buttons, loudspeaker and battery box amongst other bits, which should keep the recipient busy for a while.
Personalised Mixtape Pillow
Ah, remember the days when you’d make a mixtape for your crush? If that question brings memories flooding back, buy a bit of nostalgia for your other half with this personalised mixtape pillow.
Art Vinyl Play and Display 12” Record Frame
Vinyl enthusiasts are often as fanatical about the artwork on record sleeves as they are about the tunes contained within. The Play and Display Flip Frame – available in black and white – lets vinyl junkies turn their home into a personalised gallery exhibition. What’s more, record sleeves can be easily changed without removing the frame from the wall.
Klipsch HP3 Heritage Headphones
These triple-vented semi-open back over-ear headphones are as technically accomplished as they are aesthetically pleasing. The solid wood earcups are complimented by the cowhide headband and magnetic removable sheepskin ear cushion, while sound is delivered by way of a pair of 52mmm biodynamic drivers. Tasty.