Sound + Vision Holiday Gift Guide

WE ARE SUCKERS FOR GOOD DESIGN THAT ALSO LOOKS AND SOUNDS GREAT. WITH LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF CHOICES FOR NEW TELEVISIONS, SPEAKERS, HEADPHONES AND TURNTABLES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, IT’S DAUNTING TO SORT IT ALL OUT. TO HELP, WE HAVE SELECTED A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES.

WORDS: Maxwell Cutri

The AIAIAI TMA-2 headphones are the ultimate audiophile’s dream.  With the custom builder on their website, you can create the perfect listening experience based on style and personal sound profile.

Build your own here.

The BeoVision 14 by Bang & Olufsen brings a new definition to the modern television. With a unique design masking fully active three-way speakers and 4K Ultra HD LED technology, this living room centerpiece will stand out. Literally.

Not sold online – explore local dealers.

The Cube by RIF6 is a portable, yet strong projector that can connect to any of your mobile devices. It has an internal rechargeable battery bringing 90 minutes of life, while also allowing simultaneous charge and play so no need to worry about it dying out on you. The Cube also comes with an adjustable tripod with bendable legs, remote, and all the cables necessary to connect it to your device (sorry iPhone users – you’ll need yet another dongle)

Lowest price found here.

The Klipsch brand is tried and true, and partnered with Capitol Records to bring this one of a kind portable bluetooth speaker, the holidays couldn’t come any sooner.  With top-end sound quality, 8-hour battery life, and a mid-century modern inspired design, The Capitol Three is the gift that will make ’em say, “awesome!”

Lowest price found here with limited-warranty.

Check out the less expensive Capitol One.

Increase the quality of your sound through every output, whether it be your headphones or home entertainment system.  This McIntosh MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier packs the punch you need for top-notch sound.

Not sold online – explore local dealers.

The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable offers a clean and minimal design, as well as the perfect way to show off your vinyl collection.

Lowest price found here.

If you know someone part of the voice-command movement, the Sonos One with Amazon Alexa built-in will be the perfect gift. Control your music, ask questions, and check the news and weather with this all-in-one device.

Lowest price found here.

Our favorite headphones based on portability and functionality. Tap controls and instantaneous sync to your smartphone, as well as a carrying case that charges them on the go, the Apple Airpods are a must-have.

Buy them at Apple here.

The Air TV is a great streaming box, with one universal remote to control display, volume, and switch between Netflix and Sling TV.  Sling TV offers memberships to choose exactly which stations you want, without paying for the rest.  This is also the only stream box that offers the input of local broadcasting channels picked up by your antenna. So with the adapter, you can view all your favorite local channels through the same organized interface.

Lowest price found here.