Holiday Gift Ideas For The Family Audiophile

Musicians can be difficult to buy for during the holidays. They are picky about sounds and have reasons behind everything. Reasons to love, reasons to hate. So what does that leave you with? How about some neutral options that put the decision making in their hands. Or how about tools that allow them to optimize their listening environment? Leave the tweaks up to them, just give them the materials.

VYNL Monthly Subscription


Got a vinyl record enthusiast in the household? VYNL offers a selection of tiered payment plans for your vinyl-loving loved on to pick out several, brand-new records from their curated library to be delivered directly to their home. This allows you to buy them an ongoing gift without running the risk of buying them something they’ll dislike. A win-win for everyone.

Doppler Labs’ DUBS Acoustic Filters Advanced Tech Earplugs


The perfect gift for your loved one who loves live music, but can’t stand wearing earplugs. With Doppler Labs’ DUB Acoustic Filters Advanced Tech Earplugs, concertgoers can enjoy high-quality live sound while protecting their hearing. Dubs are reusable and use dynamic attenuation to reduce overall volume while preserving sound fidelity.

Acoustic Treatment Panels


True audiophiles know the value of an acoustically well-treated room. Panels can be purchased by manufacturers or can often be made cheaply from home with the right materials. This simple gift can elevate their working and listening experience while saving you the headache when you don’t feel like hearing them. (via )

Rock Band Pillows


If the kids you are buying gifts for are too young for real instruments, get them started with this Rock Band Pillow Set. If it’s for an adult, it’s doubtful that they wouldn’t love these in a jam space or home studio.

Electric Love Blueprint — A History of Electronic Music


For the electronic music fan, pick up this creatively-detailed circuit-paper poster. The blueprint maps out the influence of over 20 inventors, artists, composers musicians in the electronic music world.  Key pioneers featured include Léon Theremin, Bob Moog, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk and Aphex Twin.


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