It’s the most wonderful time of the year – well, almost! Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and immediately following that is the chaos known as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
These hectic days of deals upon deals mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. And they also highlight a common fact of modern life: Most of us are really busy during the holidays. Having to think of a great gift for the musician, producer, or audiophile in your life – on top of everything else – doesn’t exactly make your life any easier.
To help you find the right gear for your family and friends, we’ve put together the Audio-Technica Holiday Gift Guide. Our guide aims to please, with gift ideas for all lovers of audio gear, including touring musicians, home podcasters, and music fans who enjoy listening to the highest quality audio possible.
Audio-Technica’s ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones, known for their honest sound, are perfect for the seasoned pro and aspiring engineers, mixers, and producers. These headphones provide maximum quality and are tuned flat for incredibly accurate audio monitoring across an extended frequency range. The ATH-M40x headphones will enhance any studio experience with superior sound isolation and swiveling earcups for convenient one-ear monitoring.As part of our M-Series line, the ATH-M40x promises pure, professional, performance.
Whether they’re shredding solos, holding down rhythm, or providing the foundation with a solid bass line, the System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System is perfect for that musician on your list. The Stompbox allows you to easily toggle between outputs, so guitarists can switch between amps or mute and unmute outputs with ease. Each System 10 Stompbox system includes an ATW-R1500 Stompbox receiver, an ATW-T1001 UniPak® body-pack transmitter with an AT-GcW guitar cable, and hook & loop strips for adding the receiver to an effects pedal board.
Do you have someone on your list who’s always singing or speaking in front of a large audience? If the answer is yes, then the System 10 Stack-Mount Digital Wireless System is the perfect gift solution. The 2.4 GHz, 24-bit System 10 provides ultimate sound quality to performing musicians and presenters alike with easy-to-use, interference-free operation.
A-T’s System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System and AT8024 Stereo/Mono Camera-Mount Microphone make great gifts for the videographer, filmmaker, or newsgatherer. The System 10 Camera-Mount offers the dependable performance of other System 10 products in a compact and portable design that’s ideal for capturing media on the go. Our AT8024 Camera-Mount microphone helps to deliver audio that is dramatically better than that supplied by the camera’s internal microphone. Both make excellent additions to any videographer’s bag.
The Audio-Technica’s SonicSport ATH-CKP200iS ear hook-style in-ear headphones are perfect for active people this holiday season and year round. The superior-sounding, smartphone-capable ATH-CKP200iS has an IPX5 lab-certified waterproof rating and is sweat-proof and washable. Its hinged ear hook adjusts around the ears for a perfect fit. Its handy, cord-mounted in-line remote control lets the wearer control music track selection and volume on the fly, without having to reach for their smartphone or portable music player. Available in black, yellow, red and blue, the ATH-CKP200iS comes with both standard silicone XS/S/M/L and ridged S/M/L eartips to provide a choice of greater sound isolation or allowing in a low amount of ambient sound for greater safety outdoors.
People who travel a lot are always looking for ways to make their travel experience easier and more comfortable. Business travelers, especially, are constantly trying to eliminate distractions and stay focused. This is where our QuietPoint® Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones come in. The ATH-ANC70 over-ear headphones and ATH-ANC33iS earphones are the perfect gift to help someone filter out the noise around them.
If you know anything about the history of Audio-Technica, you know that we eat, sleep, and breathe microphones. We’re really excited about a few of our most popular mics – the AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone and AT2020USB+ Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone. These two mics will please any musician or audio enthusiast that loves technical precision and clarity. The AT4040 is suitable for many studio and live miking applications. The AT2020USB+ can be plugged directly into a computer via USB and is ideal for digital recording, production, and podcasting.
Our SonicFuel™ Headphones make a great gift for the person on your list who lives by the mantra: “Music is the energy for life – the fuel for heart and soul.” Two of our most popular SonicFuel models, the ATH-CKX5iS & ATH-AX3is, deliver high-quality audio in style, with in-line mic and controls for use with smartphones. The ATH-CKX5iS offers 360° rotating eartips and a C-tip configuration providing a comfortable, personalized fit. The ATH-AX3is is an over-ear headphone featuring large 40 mm drivers for enhanced sound, plus generously cushioned earpads and headband for comfort during extended wear. You can grab either of these SonicFuel models for well under $100 and give the perfect holiday gift to that high-octane, fast-tempo person in your life.
Now that we’ve helped you nail down your holiday gift list, the rest is up to you!