Whether you’re trying to find a turntable so Mom and Dad can bust out their vintage vinyl collection, or you want to give the gift of great sound to a younger music enthusiast or middle-aged audiophile, it can be tough to find great-sounding gear that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. That’s where we come in. Each year, we spend hundreds of hours listening to the latest and greatest gear around, looking for the elusive products that bring the best possible sound for the money.
Here are our favorite gifts for audio enthusiasts and music lovers, from affordable accessories to insane, tube-driven wonders. Looking for other cool audio gear or gift ideas? Be sure to check out our other buying guides, including our Our Favorite Cheap Headphones, Gifts for Beer and Wine Lovers, and Stuff for People Who Work From Home.
Updated November 2020: We added many new products we love, including some new headphones, preamps, and a number of affordable audio accessories.