Luxist Gift Guide 09: Best Stocking Stuffers for Music Lovers
Audio Chi W Series
Definitely the most stylish set of headphones we've come across in a long while, the new W series from Audio Chi is sure to make any lady smile this holiday season. With a headband in gorgeous colors like gold, patent black and plum, Audio Chi headphones are super light and comfortable, and can accessorize any outfit. They're not only gorgeous, but the W series is some of the best sound quality available in headphones this compact. Listening to a standard mp3 track, Audio Chi brought forward some of the best bass I've ever heard through headphones, as well as multiple levels of tonality and intensity. It's studio quality coupled with street style.
$109.95 at Audio Chi
Ultimate Ears, the leading supplier of in-ear music pieces for professional musicians is now bringing high quality sound technology to the consumer market. For the best sound quality in the smallest design possible, new Ultimate Ears headphones are the premier high tech gift for music lovers this season. They're the best noise isolating headphones we've ever tried, and don't even need a battery. With a clear high tonal range and low bass frequency, they'll bring out the best sound in all types of music. The tiny buds are so small people won't even know you're wearing them. And with a variety of silicon bud sizes, you're guaranteed to find a comfortable fit.
UE 700 Available for $199.95 from Apple
InCase Gold Chrome iPhone/iPod
There's a lot of new bling-bling out this fall, but how much will a mink covered case really protect your iPod? For us, the choice is a no-brainer. Being that our favorite color is gold, we flocked to the new inCase metallic slider case. We tried out a sample, and could fling our beloved iPod off of a desk, watch it fly out of our hands onto the street, and the phone was intact. Incase is the name is iPhone/iPod protection, and has created a stunning line with hot details like a florescent interior. Did we mention the shiny case can double as a mirror? Nothing beats practical bling. Available in gold, silver, copper, and black.
Available for $34.95 from InCase
Disclosure: I was invited to sample select products for the purposes of this review. Opinions in this article are 100% my own.