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Gift Guide: Hi-Fi Gifts Every Man Wants on His Wedding Day But is Afraid to Ask

Luxury audio, video and hi-fi gift ideas this wedding season for the man who has everything.

Hi-Fi, Headphones and Home Theater Wedding Gift Guide

Gentleman, start your marriage off right with the hi-fi audio and video gear you really want. Is another set of fine china really going to be useful, compared to the fun you could be having immersing yourself in music and movies?

Don’t settle for “Martha Stewart” gifts when you can opt for Rod Stewart instead. Some Guys Have All The Luck. 🙂

RSL CG3M 5.1 Speaker System

RSL CG3M 5.1 System

Impress your significant other with sensational smooth sound. Go deeper than ever before with RSL’s CG3M 5.1 speaker system, offering pure satisfaction with a 10” Speedwoofer 10E , that will let the neighbors know… If the sub’s a’rockin, don’t come a’knockin.

$868 $849 at RSLspeakers.com

Bowers & Wilkins Px8

Bowers & Wilkins has engineered excellence into every Px8, the most advanced headphones they have ever made. Combining class-leading noise cancellation with revolutionary advances in audio technology, their no-compromise design delivers all-new levels of clarity and realism. Hear your music as it was meant to be heard. Hear true.

$699 at Amazon

Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones in Tan
Audioengine HD6 Powered Speaker Pair White

Audioengine HD6

The HD6 Home Music System is the perfect gift for any music lover. With high-quality sound, built-in amplifiers, and versatile connectivity options, these sleek and stylish speakers offer an exceptional listening experience. Plus, the hand-crafted wood cabinets and magnetic grills add a touch of sophistication to any home audio setup.

$699/pair at Amazon

BDI Corridor 8173

The Corridor 8713 low-profile media + storage console from BDI pairs warm, architecturally inspired wood louvers with a cool, satin-tempered matte glass top and durable steel base. Designed to host a full entertainment setup while concealing various user-friendly features, this cabinet is ideal for the entertainer or audiophile in everyone.

$3,189 at Amazon

BDI Corridor 8173 Media Console in Natural Walnut
Sony BRAVIA XR A95L QD-OLED 4K TV

77-inch Sony OLED TV

Sony’s top-of-the-line A95L QD-OLED 4K TV was crowned “King of TVs” in the 2023 4K TV Shootout for its near perfect color accuracy and black level shadow detail. Available in 55-inch, 65-inch and 77-inch screen sizes.

$4,998 at Amazon

Q Acoustics 5040

New for 2023, Q Acoustics’ floorstanding loudspeakers can fit into any size room, even in tight spaces close to a wall. The 5040 offer advanced driver technology, excellent clarity and detail, and deliver outstanding sonic performance that is hard to find at this price point.

$1,499/pair at Crutchfield

Q Acoustics 5040 Floorstanding Loudspeakers No Grilles
McIntosh MA5300 Integrated Amplifier

McIntosh MA5300

Those blue vu meters will never grow old. This 100-watt per channel Integrated Amplifier comes with a built-in DAC that’s upgradable — making it future-proof for generations to come.

$6,000 at Crutchfield

AWOL Vanish TV

AWOL’s 3-in-1 product combines a media console, ultra short-throw (UST) 4K projector, and retractable screen the conceals itself inside the cabinet when off. With a 120-inch screen, the AWOL Vanish TV is a turnkey movie watching solution that is guaranteed to impress.

$15,999 at awolvision.com

AWOL Vanish TV with Retractable Screen, UST Projector and Console
Formovie Theater

Formovie Theater

As the 1st place winner in the 2023 Laser TV Showdown for the second year in a row, the Formovie Theater UST projector delivers the most bang-for-the-buck video performance in the ultra short-throw category. Conveniently place it under a screen (or a white wall) to enjoy a spectacular movie experience up to 150-inches.

$3,499 $2,799 at ProjectorScreen.com


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Disclosure: The products listed above are approved by our Editors, but may be requested by our sponsors. When links to buy are provided, we’ll direct you to the lowest price at time of publication. In doing so, eCoustics may earn a small commission from the associated retailer if purchased.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Catherine Lugg

    April 15, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    *COUGH!* *COUGH!* Don’t you dare go musing why there aren’t more women involved in audio. Jeepers!!

    • Ian White

      April 15, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      Catherine,

      I always appreciate your comments and your readership but I am going to make you aware of the following:

      1. Over 25% of our readership is female and we have increased that from single digits less than 2 years ago.
      2. Two of our Senior Editors are also female.
      3. Name another Hi-Fi magazine that promoted the “Women in Vinyl” podcast show aside from eCoustics? Oh right. There wasn’t one.
      4. Gift Guides are seasonal and we recently did one for new married couples. We will also have a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, and Outdoor Buying Guides.

      We will continue to support and focus on women-owned companies in the audio/home theater categories because they offer incredible products and are almost always very unique stories.

      Best,

      Ian White (currently getting the stink eye from Mrs. White reading our guide)

      • Catherine Lugg

        April 16, 2023 at 1:21 pm

        Ian, I do appreciate the efforts, just please try harder. (HT to Mrs. White). Audio/hi-fi is “an entrenched” market, and yes, those are hard to change. For example, I spent most of my professional life as an educational administration prof (1991-2021, musician before that). Ed Adm is historically a white guy profession (and yes, you had best be Protestant and married to a dutiful woman). Diversifying that field was crushing at times, but now things are remarkably better. You will have to work even HARDER than the average reviewing shop, right now, to “build out” your audience/market. But over time, the average shop is gonna die or is dying right now because the market share is rapidly shrinking for that narrowband, and you see this. Again, I do appreciate your efforts–I start my day with your publication. All the best, Catherine Lugg (late of Rutgers, UCEA, AERA, etc. etc. etc.)

        • Ian White

          April 16, 2023 at 7:06 pm

          Catherine,

          I agree with you and we will work harder in that regard.

          Best,

          Ian White

        • Brian Mitchell

          April 17, 2023 at 6:54 am

          We will try harder and are very grateful to have earned a place at the start of your day. That means a lot.

  2. ORT

    April 17, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Audio and video are for every one. It is NOT focused on either men or women but as is often the case, one group enjoys something more than the other. That is normal.

    I have attended audio shows for many years and there are more women there than than there are handicapable folks such as I but that does not mean audio should focus on people (men and women) that are physically handicapped.
    I own several turntables of which only 1 is automatic. I have to get up, get my Lofstrand crutches on and walk to the ‘table and lift the tonearm up, return it and turn off the ‘table to flip the record and start over. A pain in the butt, huh? I happen to like the Beatles and so I own three Pro-Ject ‘tables that are Beatles inspired. I also just spent a LOT (to me) on a Pro-Ject X2 that is also fully manual. Cuz it’s cool looking. Not made for the handicapable but I have a fully automatic turntable for when I think I really need it. I digress…

    Because we all have two eyes and two ears. Other than deaf folks, which I have worked with for years, we can all hear sound. I knew and worked with a deaf woman who was one of, if not the first, person to get Cochlear Implants. She had to “learn” to hear again but she did so and was thrilled to once again hear music and the world around her.

    Being blind is another impediment to the enjoyment of film at home or in a theatre (Canadian spelling ALERT!). For decades I was more than classified as “legally blind” but glasses could correct that but if they were removed from my face I was literally lost. -14 lost. 20/200 used to be considered “legally blind”. I was that at 6 or 7 years of age.

    I still listened to music and I still went to the movies and no matter where I went I always had a spare pair (or two!) of glasses, LOL! Once eye surgery caught up to my level of blindness (it took decades!) I had it done. I met a young woman at my local Narnes & Boble that had very THICK glasses and a Seeing Eye Dog. Another reason it is almost always as my mother taught me about personal problems: “You have no real room to complain but you can certainly bitch about it, dear!”

    The young woman and I spoke for awhile and she was thrilled to hear surgery had gotten to the point it gave me 20/20 and 20/18 uncorrected. I assured her it was my hope that it would one day do so for her.

    The point of this missive is that we, men and women, have far more in common than we do in, if you will, uncommon. Celebrate that (another thing my mom taught me!) and revel in the soundtrack of OUR lives. I have met several of the folks here at ecoustics and to a man (the young lady was busy with the show as I t hink she was instrumental in its production) they were are just
    P E O P L E.

    Good people. These days the only people that seem to truly exclude folks are the people that exclude themselves. Either that or assholes. But it is mostly the former in the real world. I can not swim but I did watch our son swim in high school meets. I can not surf but I have watched and admired others do so. I can not sing so I never do that because it would be horridly annoying to those around me. Even me.

    Enough ramblin’. Ecoustics is my choice for Audio and Video reviews that are focused on the REAL WORLD all of us live in. Even retired, handicapable season citizens that still try to ride their motorycle and occasionally fall down in front of the world.

    In all ways and for always, be happy and be well. Yeah. My mom taught me that too. As always, I can ramble but I do not proof read all that well. Sorry about any typos, etc.

    ORT

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