Our 5 Best Christmas Gifts For Australian Music Lovers! [Updated 2020]
It's undeniable that Christmas shopping in Australia can be a hot, sweaty and generally unpleasant affair!
Rushing into crowded stores in the blistering summer heat with a pack of frantic strangers is not really my idea of a good time - and I’m yet to find anyone who disagrees.
Over the years I’ve learned that if I’m looking to get gifts for friends and family it pays to do it early, and nowadays, it’s even easier again by buying online.
As such: my goal here is to curate a list for our readers of what I think are the best gifts currently available in Australia for music, podcast and general audio lovers!
I’ve put a range of products together that are not only excellent quality across the board, but also offer something for everyone no matter what their listening style is.
Check out the list below and if something grabs your eye, jump in early to make sure it can get to you with plenty of time to spare!
- Audio Pro C10 Bluetooth Speaker
- Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable
- Sonos ‘Indoor-Outdoor’ Bundle
- Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Noise-Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
- The Ultimate Vinyl Cleaning Kit
As the largest of the ‘C’ speaker series from Audio Pro, the C10 is hands-down one of the best performing and best value Bluetooth speakers available anywhere in Australia.
With a 5.25-inch mid/bass woofer and 2x 3/4-inch tweeters it produces a sound that is much larger and more detailed than it’s size and price would suggest.
Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled, the C10 is endlessly versatile and allows for your favourite streaming connections (e.g. Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay, Podcasts etc.) as well as inputs for your other favourite sources such as turntables and CD-players!
Perfect as a ‘stand-alone’ Bluetooth speaker or as a heavy-hitter for your Audio Pro Multi-Room setup, the C10 is a great gift for anyone who loves listening in almost any format!
You can easily pair the C10 with the epic Audio Pro C-Sub to take your bass output to the next level!
Click here to get our best pricing on the Audio Pro C10 and find out everything you need to know about it!
As one of the highest-selling turntable lines of all time, the Debut Carbon is now one of the most famous and best value record players in existence ... you can even find it featured in this awesome Daft Punk video below!
The Debut Carbon DC comes standard with a carbon fibre tonearm, medium-density platter, isolated motor and a high-quality 2M Red Ortofon cartridge - purposefully designed to be a low-cost turntable that delivers true high-end sound.
Pro-Ject have truly hit the sweet spot between performance and value here, making this an exceptional starting point for anyone looking to get into vinyl, or those after a serious upgrade on a mass-market record player.
Pair the Debut Carbon with a premium phono pre-amplifier such as the Pro-Ject DS2 for a beautiful and high-quality sound.
Click here to get our best pricing on the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon and find out everything you need to know about it!
As the leaders in multi-room audio systems, Sonos have produced what is likely the most seamless and versatile audio bundle on the market right now - the ‘Indoor-Outdoor’ pack.
Combining the integral Sonos One (Gen 2) with the Bluetooth-enabled, battery-powered and completely weatherproof Sonos Move means the Indoor-Outdoor pack allows your party to easily sprawl out onto the deck, and have your favourite tunes playing both inside and outside!
Control it all at home with the Sonos App on your smartphone, and when it’s time to shoot off to the beach or for a picnic, grab the Move from it’s charging dock and away you go!
The perfect way to stream multi-room audio in a couple of rooms at home (both indoors and outdoors!) with the addition of having a robust and excellent portable Bluetooth speaker as well!
Easily combine the Indoor-Outdoor pack with the Two Room Pack at any stage for seamless multi-room sound across 4 different zones!
Click here to get our best pricing on the Sonos Indoor-Outdoor Bundle and find out everything you need to know about it!
Bowers And Wilkins are famous for pioneering audio technology, and as such, the PX7’s have fast become the industry benchmark for high-performance Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones.
Many Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones have a bad rap amongst music lovers as they are known for sacrificing audio quality to accommodate noise-cancelling technology - this is most definitely not the case with the PX7’s.
With 43mm drivers the PX7’s effortlessly deliver an immersive, lively and detailed listen with a great low-end and great dynamics.
Add to that state of the art 3-tier noise-cancelling technology, aptX HD Bluetooth and class-leading battery life - and the PX7’s represent one of the highest-quality and most versatile headphones for travelling, work calls, podcasts and music.
I’ve personally owned a pair of these for 6 or so months now and they are hands down the best headphones I’ve owned.
If you’d really like to take the audio quality of the PX7’s to unprecedented levels - pair it with the DragonFly Red Headphone Amp + DAC!
Click here to get our best pricing on the B&W PX7’s and find out everything you need to know about it!
Being a responsible turntable owner means having a good vinyl cleaning and maintenance routine! Running dirty records on your turntable not only seriously impacts the sound quality but also wears on and can damage your stylus.
The LENC exclusive ‘Ultimate Vinyl Cleaning Kit’ gives you everything you need in one bundle to keep your vinyl in tip-top shape and protect your turntable for the long term.
Providing 4 inexpensive and easy to use products, this pack allows you to build a super-effective and simple ‘vinyl maintenance schedule’ to easily clean your records and stylus at the correct intervals.
Perfect for any and every turntable owner!
Click here to get our best pricing on The Ultimate Vinyl Cleaning Kit and find out everything you need to know about it!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
I hope you've spotted a few great gift options here for yourself, friends & family that won't break the bank.
If you've got any questions at all or want to explore a few more ideas, don't hesitate to shoot an email through to Darcy at email@example.com and I'll be happy to help out!
Have a fun, relaxing and safe holiday season!