The E2000 is a simple, no fuss earphone from the boutique Japanese headphone company, Final Audio.The E2000 has a smooth sound, with a bit of bass punch to make pop and electronic genres fun to listen to. Along with its compact, comfortable and durable aluminium earpieces, the E2000 is one of our most popular earphones below $100!We think these would make a great gift, especially for people with smaller ears.Also available with a microphone/remote cable!
The Shure SE215 is a classic earphone, for good reason.The SE215 is designed as a in-ear monitor for musicians, but its detachable cables, smartphone remote, rich sound and super comfortable, highly noise isolating design and 2 year warranty make it a great choice for your typical commuter as well.Available in 4 colours!
If you have a pair of earphones with a detachable MMCX cable connection - like the Shure SE215 above, or Westone, Fiio, ALO or many other brands of earphones - the Fiio RC-BT is a cheap and cheerful way to add bluetooth wireless connectivity. With support for AAC, AptX and SBC bluetooth transmission, you have most of your bases covered for a high quality wireless listening experience. If you want something with even higher quality and broader bluetooth support including AptX Low Latency, have a look at the Shure RMCE-BT2!
"For the kids / content producers..."
There's a whole new generation of Youtubers, streamers, musicians and podcasters, and all of them will appreciate an accurate headphone that will help them take their production values to the next level. Here are our recommendations:
The Audio Technica ATH-M60x is a fantastic lightweight monitor that is perfect for mobile monitoring broadcasting and one-ear use for DJs. If you know someone who has to make a lot of content on the go - maybe with a GoPro or a camera/recorder rig, the M60x will make for a trusty monitor for all your adventures in the field. It's also a great option for casual listening, with a fun exciting sound and some nice bass punch!
The new Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT takes the super-popular ATH-M50x (perhaps the most popular headphone on Youtube) and upgrades it with a bluetooth option and a more natural sound. Since the ATH-M50xBT includes a cable for wired use, the M50x is a fantastic choice for someone who wants something with accurate sound for content production, but also wants a headphone that they can wear on the go with a wireless connection, smartphone microphone and music controls. Great in the studio, great on the street.
"For students, commuters & travellers..."
For people putting in hours on daily commutes or long plane flights, a good pair of wireless or noise cancelling headphones are a thoughtful gift. Here are some suggestions:
The Sennheiser PXC550 offers some of the best-in-class sound for a wireless active noise cancelling headphone, with a warm, rich and balanced tone that works well with many genres of music. Lightweight and comfortable, the PXC550 folds flat and comes with a hard case for travel. Not everyone finds Active Noise Cancelling comfortable to listen to for long periods. One of the best features of the PXC550 is the physical switch which allows you to toggle between different ANC modes, allowing you to control the level of noise cancelling. With Sennheiser's 2 year warranty, the PXC550 makes for a fine choice. If you are looking for a more premium option, try the Bowers & Wilkins PX or the Bang & Olufsen H9i!
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless is one of the newest true wireless earphones we have in-store, and it redefines what the segment can offer in terms of sound quality. We here at Minidisc were truely impressed by what we hear from the Momentum TW, and the initial response from customers has been very enthusiastic. With beautiful rich sound, an EQ app which allows you to tweak the audio to your preference, and a bleeding edge Bluetooth 5.0 implementation with support for AAC, AptX and AptX Low Latency, this is a fantastic entry for a new generation of true wireless products.
"And for your folks!"
For parents and grandparents, the holidays are a good time to relax and listen to your music or television shows. Here are some headphones that we sell to make the whole experience better:
The GW100 wireless is a the first wireless headphone from the proudly Brooklyn based company, Grado. Featuring a unique open design, the GW100 gets you comfortable, convenient wireless listening and great sound without totally isolating you from the environment. The GW100 is good for chores around the house and a safe option for walks around the neighbourhood, since it still allows you to hear people talking to you or passing traffic.
The RS175 is the perfect wireless headphone for people to watch television with, without disturbing other people in the house. Featuring high quality surround sound via digital (optical) connection or standard stereo audio through the 3.5mm mini-jack, the RS175 is designed to work with almost all televisions. Extra headsets can be paired with the base transmitter, meaning that multiple users can share movie night together without disturbing others. Great for parents and older folk!Already have a pair of wireless headphones and you want to add a Bluetooth transmitter to your TV? Have a look at the Sennheiser BT-T100!
As you age, your hearing naturally changes. The Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless is a unique wireless headphone that adjusts to your hearing ability. Through the free MIY app, the Amiron Wireless guides you through a quick listening test and applies a personalised sound profile to the headphone that will work with whatever device you connect the Amiron to via its high quality Bluetooth connection. We have tried this out in-store with older customers with real positive feedback! Comfortable for even the biggest ears, the Amiron Wireless is a wonderful gift that will allow your folks to rediscover their music. If you want to use this headphone with a TV without Bluetooth, get it with the Sennheiser BT-T100!