CANADA HiFi 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – $100 to $500 Gift Ideas!

2015-12-17T00:27:42+00:00December 7th, 2015|Features, Holiday Gift Ideas|Comments Off on CANADA HiFi 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – $100 to $500 Gift Ideas!

Gifts Under $300

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Alpha Design Labs (ADL) EH008 In-Ear Headphones, $262
If you are looking for a sturdy, stylish and great sounding earphone for someone on your list, the EH008 from Alpha Design Labs (by Furutech) is a wonderful choice.  It’s comfortable and has snug fitting tips that seal out the external noise very effectively, allowing you to enjoy your music in peace.  A luxurious carbon-fiber and aluminum body as well as a deluxe leatherette travel case will surely impress!

Funk Audio Achromat – Turntable Platter Mat

Funk Audio Achromat – Turntable Platter Mat, $130-$150
If you don’t own a turntable yourself (and you really should), you likely know someone who does, given the impressive return of vinyl LPs.  Those with finer turntables desire the best sound.  A Funk Audio Achromat on the platter can provide noticeable sonic improvements; made from special foam with millions of bubbles that eradicate unwanted noise, vinyl playback with the Achromat sounds clearer, crisper, quieter and more real.  Get one for your friend and one for yourself.  3mm thickness $130 and 5mm thickness $150.

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Nordost Leif Purple Flare Power Cable, $259 / 2m
If you know a true music fan that still uses stock power cords in their hifi system, open up their eyes (and ears) to an upgraded power cable.  AC supply is the raw material that a music system shapes into the sound you hear and a good power cable can significantly improve the quality of sound of any system.  This attractively priced power cord makes a fantastic upgrade in both hifi and home theatre systems.

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Bose SoundLink Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $129
The SoundLink speaker offers surprisingly great audio given its small dimensions and lets you enjoy music at home or in the great outdoors.  Simply pair it with up to 2 smartphones or tablets via Bluetooth and enjoy up to 8 hours of playback from its built-in lithium ion battery.  It offers a range of about 30 feet and comes available in 5 colours.

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Logitech Harmony Ultimate One Touch Screen IR Remote, $299
Are you or a loved one buried in remote controls; why not simplify things with a universal programmable remote?  The Harmony Ultimate One (touch) remote will let you control almost any IR device.  It comes to life when it senses motion, gives vibrational confirmation of commands, responds to swipes and taps on its 2.4 colour screen and will control up to 15 devices.  Make entertainment easier.

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Sony XB950BT Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones, $199
Add a soundtrack to that special someone’s life with these Sony headphones this holiday season!  These headphones offer an immersive sound, deep bass and thanks to Bluetooth connectivity allow your smartphone to stream music to them without wires.  The built-in batter provides up to 20 hours of music enjoyment.


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