Xmas gift guide: Top 5 stylish audio gifts
Looking for a stylish audio gift for the music lover in your life? Here we look at five great looking and great sounding gadgets which will also make wonderful Xmas presents.
Denon Envaya Range – The Envaya, Envaya Mini and Envaya Pocket
Each speaker is certified dust and waterproof (IP67 rated), meaning it will work even after being submerged in one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. The Envaya range benefits from long lasting battery life and built-in Siri activation. Offers instant access to the “personal iPhone” assistant at the simple press of a button. In addition, the high quality built-in microphone enables you to make hands free calls on Apple and Android devices.
Polk Audio Signature Series
Built to bring the big surround sound theatre experience into the comfort of your living room, the Polk Signature Series continues in the Polk tradition of American HiFi. Featuring Hi-Res certification, Dynamic Balance driver design and Terylene tweeters. With exclusive Power Port technology, you get elevated sound for movies, TV and music in a totally re-imagined design. Polk—expect great sound.
Beoplay H4 are the B&O PLAY’s entry level wireless model, offering unbeatable sound quality, comfort and style for a price – £249 – that won’t bankrupt you (look out for Black Friday bargains from £150). Featuring Bang & Olufsen’s signature sound, the headphones promise an authentic and realistic portrayal of the artist’s original recording. Available in vapour grey, charcoal grey, black, violet (above), sandstone and tangerine.
Using Qualcomm’s new aptX HD technology, the small disc shaped module allows you to turn any headphones or speakers into wireless wonders. Building on Astell&Kern’s in-depth knowledge of high resolution audio, the 23g disc transforms smartphone sound, drives headphones harder and offers an instant upgrade to in-car audio.
DROPMIX Music Mixing Game
Available from GAME from November
DROPMIX is the Music Mixing Game, from the creators of Rock Band, that blends physical and digital play to combine music from your most loved artists and genres in ways you have never heard before.
Featuring the biggest hits in Pop, R&B, Country, Rock and more, the Music Gaming System includes an electronic mixing board. This connects to the DROPMIX App, free from The Apple Store and Google Play, and 60 DROPMIX Cards across multiple genres.
Hasbro will also release Playlist Packs of 16 cards to get more from your favourite genre and Discover Packs of 5 cards to add something unexpected.