Sound accessories for audiophiles
JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker: $99.95 at Amazon
If you’re shopping for someone who frequently takes their music with them, we’ve got good news for your gift-giving: Bluetooth speakers have gotten a lot better over the last few years, and JBL’s Flip 5 speakers sound incredible. They can last up to 12 hours on a single charge, and they only weigh a little more than a pound. Buy from Amazon.
Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth speaker: $349.99 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker for your home, we highly recommend the Marshall Stanmore II. It’s a behemoth, which is exactly what we’d expect from Britain’s premier guitar amp manufacturer, but it delivers sound to match. Big, booming bass and crisp, high treble are all here, and your ears are going to love it. Buy from Amazon.
Sonos Beam Smart TV Sound Bar: $399 at Amazon
There are a lot of soundbars out there, but relatively few great soundbars available — and the Sonos Beam is definitely one of the great ones. It’s super simple to set up, it has Alexa built-in, and best of all, it makes movies and TVs sound incredible.