Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

Each May, we celebrate the students in our lives who have worked hard to receive their diplomas. As the class of 2018 prepares to begin a new chapter of their lives, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for music lovers to congratulate them and wish them the best in the future, wherever it may take them! Whether you’re shopping for an audiophile, vinyl junkie, globetrotter, trendsetter, or bass lover, Audio-Technica headphones and turntables are sure to be a hit.

Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

For the Trendsetter: ATH-M50x Headphones

Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

Are you shopping for the most stylish grad you know? Then they’ll love the critically acclaimed ATH-M50x headphones, which come in a variety of different colors. Each year, top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers praise the amazing audio quality of the ATH-M50x headphones. They’re currently available in traditional black and silver and white and silver designs, as well as two limited-edition color schemes: the red and gold ATH-M50xRD and the blue and black ATH-M50xBB. Help your grad stand out from the crowd after graduation and beyond with these statement headphones.

For the Bass Lover: ATH-CKS550BT Headphones

Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

Shopping for the graduate who’s all about the bass? The ATH-CKS550BT headphones pack a punch in a compact, in-ear design. Part of our Solid Bass® line of headphones, the ATH-CKS550BT feature powerful 9.3 mm Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers. These specially designed drivers come equipped with an extra magnet in front of the driver to create a concentrated magnetic field, which helps produce full, textured bass without distortion. Complete with Bluetooth® and NFC wireless technologies, your bass-loving grad will be able to bring their favorite tunes wherever life takes them.

For the Vinyl Junkie: AT-LP7 Turntable


Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

Does your graduate have a vinyl collection that is the envy of all their friends? Then the AT-LP7 fully manual turntable is the ultimate gift that they’ll use for years to come. The AT-LP7 builds on Audio-Technica’s heritage of designing and manufacturing high-end phonograph cartridges. Recognizing the critical role a cartridge plays in reproducing high-fidelity audio from vinyl, the AT-LP7 comes with a VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge to ensure the best sound. The cartridge’s stylus can also be replaced with any of the other six styli in the VM line, giving users the ability to upgrade without buying a whole new cartridge. This fully manual, belt-drive turntable is constructed with anti-vibration damping material and features a speed-sensor system to maintain accurate platter rotation speed.

For the Globetrotter: ATH-ANC700BT Headphones 

Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

If you’re shopping for a grad who enjoys traveling, look no further than the ATH-ANC700BT wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Ideal for use on the go, the ATH-ANC700BT headphones come equipped with 40 mm drivers for amazing wireless audio reproduction using a Bluetooth® connection, and are capable of high-resolution audio reproduction when used with the included cable. The ATH-ANC700BT also feature Audio-Technica’s proprietary active noise-cancelling technology, so your grad will enjoy uninterrupted audio from the airport to the city streets. The sleek design also includes touch and swipe controls to easily adjust volume, select music tracks, or answer calls quickly and easily.

For the Audiophile: ATH-SR6BT Headphones

Gifts for Grads 2018: Music Lovers Buying Guide

Shopping for someone who really values high-fidelity audio? The ATH-SR6BT wireless headphones are equipped with 45 mm drivers that offer incredible high-resolution audio reproduction when used with the included cable, as well as amazing high-fidelity audio when connected via Bluetooth® wireless technology. Compatible with Qualcomm aptX, AAC and SBC codecs, audiophiles will love being able to take the sound quality they love on the go. The ATH-SR6BT headphones come complete with NFC technology for easy device recognition and pairing, as well as foldable earcups for compact storage while traveling.

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  1. Hi: I’m a 71 year old audiophile. I’ve been a musician since the age of 14. I love my sound to be pure and exact. I would love to review your ATH-SR6. They answer perfectly to the pure quality demanding ears of a true audiophile,

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