9 great gift ideas for audiophiles, from wired headphones to turntables and MP3 players

A turntable, MP3 player and pair of in-ear earbuds in a collage
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The audiophile in your life probably already has some of the best headphones but there are plenty of other gifts you can buy them this Christmas. So many that it can feel pretty intimidating to know where to start.

That’s where we’re here to help. We’ve used our expert knowledge and experience to come up with some great gift ideas for the audiophile in your life. A lot of audio equipment isn’t cheap but we’ve done our best to include items for a wide range of budgets so there’s something for every situation. 

To help you out, we've looked at a little bit of everything from MP3 players to turntables – all with a focus on them providing the best audio experience for the music addict in your life. Check out what we consider to be the perfect gifts for audiophiles, below. 

If you still need some other inspiration, take a look at our guides to the best Christmas sales in the US and Boxing Day sales in the UK. We’ve also gathered together plenty of other holiday and Christmas gift ideas to help you figure out what to buy.

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Jennifer Allen

Jennifer is a roving tech freelancer with over 10 years experience. Having graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Media and Communication Studies, and later with a diploma from Staffordshire University with a post graduate diploma in Computer Games Design, she's written for a huge number of publications, including T3, FitandWell, Top Ten Reviews, Eurogamer, NME and many more. 


Her main areas of interest are all things B2B, smart technology, wearables, speakers, headphones, and anything gaming related, and you'll find her writing everything from product reviews to buying guides. In her spare time, she enjoys the cinema, walking, and attempting to train her pet guinea pigs. She is yet to succeed.