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7 Affordable Hi-Fi Gift Ideas That Make Music Sound Better

Whether enjoying music at home or on-the-go, you don’t have to spend a lot to experience high fidelity sound.

Affordable HiFi 2024 - HSU, SVS, PSB, iFi, Eversolo and more.

Does high-end audio feel out of reach? The reality is that there has never been a better time to invest in a better pair of loudspeakers, network amplifier, or even a pair of high performance headphones. There are a wide range of options from some of the best brands in the world that can truly elevate your music listening experience.

Don’t get lost in the weeds of gear fetishism; you don’t need to upgrade to the next new thing every year, and it is very easy to assemble an audiophile-grade stereo system that will work for both smaller and larger listening spaces.

We have assembled some proven products that certainly offer performance and value.

Eversolo DMP-A6 All-in-one Streamer & DAC

Eversolo DMP-A6 All-in-one Streamer & DAC

Featuring mainstream music services and a 6″ large LCD color touchscreen, DMP-A6 offers you high-quality music streaming right at your fingertips.

It has ES9038Q2Mx2 professional DAC, exquisite user interface, rich inputs and outputs, powerful local library management… all makes it an excellent choice for music lovers.

$859 at Amazon

HSU Research Subwoofer

HSU Research has released their new flagship sub, the 15″ ported VTF-TN1. At an astonishing low retail price of $1199, it plays naturally into infrasonic bass, has minimal port noise and compression, and features the premiere HSU variable tuning frequency technology with dual 4” down-firing ports.

$1,199 at HSU Research

HSU Research VTF-TN1 Subwoofer Black
PSB M4U TWM True Wireless Micro Planar Earphones

PSB M4U TWM True Wireless Micro Planar Earphones

With a unique Magneto-Static technology in a Hybrid Planar driver design, the M4U TWM pack a rich feature set into a remarkably compact earbud housing. A lightweight precision fit, cVc™ clear voice capture technology, aptX HD Bluetooth, RoomFeel™ and Audiodo™ custom calibration work together to create a sound that is “true-to-nature” like its legendary speakers, but in portable form.

$199 at Amazon

RSL In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers

The RSL Speakers architectural line is a perfect sonic solution for those looking to get into high-end HiFi/Home Theater without sacrificing precious interior space and design, all at an affordable price range. With RSL’s innovative angled Baffle design on both C34E MKII ($149 each – In-Ceiling) and W25E ($199 each – In-Wall) speakers, directing high-fidelity sound to your ears has never been so simple, effective, and affordable.

$149 / $199 at RSLspeakers.com

RSL C34E MKII In-Ceiling and W25E In-Wall Speakers
iFi GO link Dongle DAC hanging between fingers

This amazing little accessory was one of our favorite products last year. iFi GO link simply elevates the sound quality from smartphones, tablets or laptops by a considerable margin. Just connect between wired headphones using a standard 3.5mm headphone cable and any device with a USB-C output. 

$59 at Amazon

SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase

Just add speakers and start streaming hi-res audio from your favorite music streaming service. The SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase combines a stereo integrated amplifier (150-watts x 2) and a network streamer. It also includes HDMI connectivity to a TV, a subwoofer output, and analog/digital inputs.

$699 at SVS

SVS Prime Wireless Pro SoundBase Streaming Amplifier
Denon Home 250 Wireless HEOS Speaker

Denon Home 250

Denon’s mid-sized wireless speaker is multi-room ready. With Alexa, Siri, and HEOS built-in owners can control music across multiple zones and speakers using their voice or companion app.

Simply ask for a song, change volume, or skip tracks and more with only your voice.

$499 $349 at ProjectorScreen


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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Paul B

    March 23, 2024 at 10:21 pm

    If You like Affordable high Quality Sound give Nobsound’s DOUK Audio a try. I have their Douk Audio P1 HiFi Bluetooth 5.0 GE5654 Vacuum Tube Preamp USB DAC Stereo Headphone Amplifier APTX-HD and latter I purchased a Douk Audio X1 HiFi Bluetooth 5.0 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Desktop Audio Amp for Turntables 160Wx2. Both Amplifiers beat out my Integra DTR-70.1 for Mid Bass and give a more natural sound also they excel in Stringed Instruments as well as Voice. I am using Meze Audio Classic 99’s on my Headphone amp and an old set of used Acoustic Research i PS 2062 Bookshelf speakers on the other Douk Audio Amplifier. All Total I have spent less than $750 for Everything with the Meze Classic 99’s as the most expensive part of the 2 Systems.

  2. ORT

    March 26, 2024 at 11:36 pm

    I own a couple of products by Douk and agree with you. The quality and sound are more than just adequate.

    Well said, sir.

    ORT

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