Gift shopping is not an easy task, especially when you want a personalised gift that the recipient will truly love and use. Nowadays, technology is usually the answer. Tech-related gifts are almost always used on a daily basis and are extremely versatile. If you’re shopping for someone who loves music or audio tech, check out this list of gift ideas:
For the past year and a bit I've been using a 2.1 Sound bar for my TV, it's been great. It's done the job and with HDMI-Arc it's been really easy to use without any fuss. But let's be real, a sound bar at that price (was around $350 when i purchased) doesn't exactly delivery a booming sound. It definitely fills the room but the wireless subwoofer is underwhelming given it's size.
Cable management is an important and often overlooked part of owning a sound system or many electronics. We all want our home theatre systems to look nice. All that equipment can be a large investment, so you want the finished product to not only sound good, but also look polished and impressive. Most often, when people get a new hi-fi sound system, one of the first things they notice is that once it is all set up, there are just about a million cables running in every direction. It's very easy to end up with a jungle of wires behind the TV and extension cords snaking around the room to reach surround speakers. This can really detract from the experience you worked so hard to create in your home. What can be done about all those cables?
As you probably guessed from the title, not all speakers are built the same. The hi-fi surround sound system you use in your home is much different from a pair of studio monitors and speakers designed for a PA system. If you’ve shopped around for speakers, you’ve probably noticed that these different have different price ranges, and may have wondered if they are interchangeable. What makes a monitor different from any surround sound speaker?