2022 Holiday Gift Guide to The Best Electronics Gadgets
What Kind of Headphones Should I Buy?
Every year I have friends, family, even colleagues ask me about the latest in audio. We carry so many different kinds throughout the year, but I’m REALLY excited with what we’ve got for the holidays in 2022! We’ve rounded out the best of the best for Holiday gift giving with our favorite group of gadgets: headphones and earbuds. You’ll definitely be prepared for this Xmas!
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Premium Leatherette Active Noise Canceling Headphones
Here’s how the ANC technology works: when turned on, external microphones listen to the sounds around you. It will then invert those sound waves and play them through the speakers which efficiently cancel the sounds out altogether, making this ideal for drowning out the loud rumble of planes, staying focused at work, and tuning out the racket from your daily commute.
Our Bluetooth Wireless model sounds FANTASTIC and features super nice, cushioned earpads and headband. A soft, leather-like exterior on the earcups also feel like a premium set. My favorite thing is the battery life can last up to 45 Hours (that’s with the ANC mode turned off, but you can turn this on and off whenever you need)
- Premium Materials, Sound, and Quality
- Over-The-Ear Comfy Fit
- Active Noise Cancelling Great for Plane Trips
- WONDERFUL Battery Life – up to 45 Hours
- The Most Personal, Isolated Sound
- Bulkier Than Earbuds for Active Use
True Wireless Stereo Earbuds with 3-Way Active Noise Cancellation
There’s nothing like true wireless earbuds for on-the-go activity. There are no wires: just pop one into each ear and there’s nothing tying you up or weighing you down. This pair has almost all of the same features of the Apple Airpod Pro’s including… 3-way Active Noise Cancellation!
This gives you the ability to customize just how much noise it’s cancelling. So if you’re out and about, or on a bike trail: you’ll still be able to hear your surroundings for safety. Battery life on these is pretty good, but you’ll have to recharge them in their carrying case every 6 hours after use.
Also of note: the microphone on these is FANTASTIC – I’ve never had such clearer voice recordings, video chats, and phone calls before. Such a steal!
- 3-Way Active Noise Cancelling for Customized Sound
- Total Wireless Freedom, Not Bulky at All
- BEST Microphone Quality Ever!
- Some Don’t Like Sweaty In-Ear Feeling
- Small Units Mean Shorter Battery Life (But Comes with Rechargeable Case)
Bluetooth Open-Ear Bone Conduction Earphones: Haze Series
This is the latest and possibly coolest new technology in headphones: they don’t even go in or on your ears! Rather, they go next to your ears, and rest gently on your temple to transmit sound (bypassing the ear canal entirely).
With this pair, you’ll be able to have complete awareness of your surroundings while commuting, exercising, or working at the office since your ears are still wide open. Because the sound transmission is so different from traditional headphones and earbuds, you’ll notice how the bass quality in music is not what you’re used to. Spoken word content (audiobooks, podcasts) sound better, and is a small price to pay to stay aware while riding on the bike path!
- Latest Tech: Bypasses Ear Canal to Transmit Sound
- Open-Ear Design Keeps You Aware of Surroundings
- Lightweight and Comfortable (No Sweaty Ears!)
- Lower Bass Quality When Listening to Music
- Could Take Some Getting Used To on Temples
HDTV Bluetooth Wireless Headphone and Transmitter Kit
This specialty kit is a little different! It comes with 2 main parts, and while the included headphones are certainly nice enough, they aren’t the star of the show. Rather it’s the included transmitter and what that allows you to do that makes it worth it!
Simply plug the transmitter into an audio source like an old stereo set or television, and now you can connect Bluetooth headphones to it for an instant wireless upgrade! That means you can enjoy watching TV late at night without disturbing your partner. Here’s a tip: you can even sync up ANY pair of favorite headphones or earbuds. So if you already bought one of the above items, or prefer to listen on your Airpods, or Bose: you can!
- Includes Headphones and Wireless Transmitter
- You Can Connect with ANY Bluetooth Headphone/Earbuds
- Upgrades Old Stereos into Wireless Units
- Listen to TV without Disturbing Others
- Included Headphones Are Pretty Standard
Bonus: Sonorous Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Now with True Wireless Pairing
And don’t forget, you can forgo any personal accessory in favor of a room-filling speaker. We brought back a customer favorite, The Sonorous Speaker, with a brand-new feature: TRUE WIRELESS PAIRING! That’s right, just like a pair of earbuds, 2 portable speakers can actually hook up to each other to expand the range to multiple rooms, a giant area like a basement, or even for use outdoors.
- Room-Filling Sound for Parties
- NEW True Wireless Mode for Connecting 2 Speakers
- Control Your Device From Across the Room
- Not for Personal Listening
- A little Bulky to Take on the Go
Hope this helps with some Christmas Gift ideas for any gadget-lover, techie, teen, adult… or even yourself! We have all the information, tech specs, and videos to help explain these and a few other related products here: Headphone Buying Guide Department.
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