It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful time of year. No worries, we are here to help during the hectic holiday season! Our annual Holiday Gift Guide offers gift-giving ideas your family and friends will certainly appreciate, whether they’re vinyl junkies, hardcore gamers or audiophiles.
Read on as we help you on your quest for the perfect gift for every music lover on your list.
For those on the go
No headphone jack? No problem! Now you can enjoy your music on your Bluetooth®-enabled smartphone or device.
Looking to enjoy your music with minimal distractions? The ATH-ANC40BT (1) QuietPoint wireless noise-cancelling in-ear headphones combine up to 90% noise-cancellation with outstanding sound quality. The ATH-ANC40BT employs aptX® sound-improvement technology, specifically created to yield the best-possible audio performance over Bluetooth transmission, and large 13.5 mm drivers to deliver clear, high-quality wireless audio.
Fans of over-ear headphones will enjoy the ATH-S700BT (2), which offer clear, full-bodied audio reproduction with Bluetooth convenience. The 40 mm drivers provide for powerful sound and efficient signal transfer, with an additional boost from the high-quality built-in headphone amplifier. Also, the multi-function button mounted on the earcup allows you to answer calls and control music.
For the musician
Earlier this year we introduced our first ever line of professional in-ear headphones – the E-Series (3). This new addition allows us to offer musicians and audio pros a full range of professional headphones: open-back, closed-back and in-ear.
Producers, audio engineers and musicians have trusted our professional headphones to help them get the job done for decades, and the E-Series in-ear headphones continue this tradition. With three models to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Our flagship ATH-E70 is known for its accuracy and precise balancing, making it the natural choice for on stage monitoring and mixing in the studio. The ATH-E50 provides excellent isolation, perfect for live performances. This model is also ideal for producers on the road, thanks to its ability to provide consistent reference in nearly every environment. From the stage to the street, the ATH-E40 is versatile enough to deliver powerful bass as well as balanced mid and high frequencies. Built for durability, each model comes equipped with a detachable cable as well as a variety of ear tips, allowing you to customize your fit for the ultimate comfort.
For the podcaster
Voiceover artists, podcasters and anyone who records at home or on the go will enjoy the AT2020USBi (4) Cardioid Condenser USB Microphone. Designed for an on-the-go lifestyle, the AT2020USBi is also perfect for field recording. USB and Lightning compatibility makes setup a breeze, as the microphone can be used to record on a variety of gadgets including Mac, PC and iOS devices straight out of the box.
For the vinyl collector
Vinyl is back and more popular than ever as a new generation learns to appreciate the warmth only a vinyl record can provide. Whether they’re a vinyl veteran or a newbie just starting their collection, the AT-LP60-BT (5) wireless turntable is the ultimate gift. Blending outstanding audio and the convenience of Bluetooth® technology, this wireless turntable provides vinyl playback through compatible Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones, A/V receivers or other wireless playback devices. Not just limited to wireless devices, the AT-LP60-BT also includes a built-in switchable phono preamp and offers wired connectivity, allowing the turntable to be used in a wide variety of music systems. With it’s slick design the AT-LP60-BT will easily fit in with any décor. The AT-LP60-BT is available in black, white, and navy.
For the audiophile
In search of a gift that will exceed the expectations of any audiophile? Look no further than the ATH-MSR7NC (6) high-resolution headphones with active noise-cancellation. Named a 2016 CES Editors’ Choice Award Winner by Reviewed.com, the ATH-MRS7NC is designed to deliver the highest level of accuracy and musical realism from high-resolution audio and other top-quality source material.
The ATH-MSR7NC headphone’s proprietary (patent-pending) noise-cancelling and venting technologies work together to maintain Hi-Res Audio reproduction in both passive and active-noise-cancelling modes. These headphones are smartphone-compatible, feature our 45 mm True Motion drivers, and utilize two acoustic resistors that provide extended accurate bass and improved high frequencies. Built for ultimate comfort, the ATH-MSR7NC features memory foam earpads, flexible swivel design and a padded headband.
For the gamer
We understand how important quality audio is to serious gamers. That’s why we developed our best gaming headsets ever, the open-back ATH-ADG1X (7) and closed-back ATH-AG1X (8). Featuring 53 mm large-diameter drivers and an improved 3D Wing Support System, gamers will enjoy exceptional comfort during even the longest gaming session. Both headsets utilize core elements of the company’s audiophile models to deliver an immersive sonic experience that draws players completely into their gaming environment. Online gamers and streamers will enjoy the built-in microphone included with both headsets. These headsets are sure to please the gamer in your life.
This list will help you finish up holiday shopping in record time, freeing up time for ice skating, trimming the tree, hot cocoa and more!
What’s on your audio wish list this holiday season? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter @USAudioTechnica!
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