The holiday’s are upon us and what better time to start thinking about your big New Years Bash or the long, boring flight home? We’ve got you covered no matter what you’re up to this winter season with the best in Portable Speakers and Wireless or Wired headphones.
A couple of these you may have heard of like the legendary Beats by Dre but some are new kids on the block and deserve a little attention. So whether you prefer in-ear, on-ear, wireless or external speaker systems, this list of the top 5 Audio Gifts will pump up your holiday!
Did you miss out on the rest of our guide? See parts 1 (Wearables), 2 (Entertainment) and 3 (Smart Home) here or head right on over to our complete guide so you can be prepared for the holiday season!
1. UE Roll ($99.99 USD)
If you’re in the market for a portable speaker that looks different than all the rest, the UE Roll is for you. With it’s cool design, amazing sound and built in 360º speaker, you’re going to want to bring it everywhere with you. You can even bring this baby with you in the shower, to the pool or swimming in the ocean because it’s just that waterproof. It gives you 9 hours of playback time, playback from up to 65 feet away and has the ability to double up with other UE Roll’s for a truly pumpin’ party.
2. Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones ($144.95 USD)
Yes, we did include another pair of Beats headphones on this list and we love them for the same reasons as the Studio series, but for those of you who workout, run or need something a little more discreet, these will be your new best friends. Not only are they wireless, they also feature a movable microphone, just in case you need to take a call between reps.
3. Kef M100 ($149.99 USD)
If you’re looking for a set of sleek earbuds with amazing sound quality, the Kef M100 is the way to go. They are super lightweight, comfortable and have true high resolution sound so even the worst music sounds amazing. They come in 4 different colours and are compatible with any smartphone, tablet, computer etc. They also come with extra eartips to make fitting anyone’s ears a breeze. I’m especially fond of the White/Champagne model myself.
4. JBL Charge 2+ ($162.99 USD)
The JBL Charge 2+ is a portable bluetooth speaker that is ultra-powerful, and has an ultra-long battery life to match. It give you high quality stereo sound, is splashproof and has an amazing 12 hours of playback time on a single charge. It also features built in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone so you can make calls on it as well. Oh, and did we mention it practically comes in every colour of the rainbow? Well, it does.
5. Beats Studio Wireless ($264.99 USD)
In the world of headphones, it’s pretty hard to beat a set of beats! These are the original wireless studio series and something you see a lot around the Data Nerds office. If you’re looking for the best sound quality, best style and best bang for your buck – Beats by Dre are where it’s at.