Father’s Day Gifts for the Audio Dad
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When Dad likes rocking out to music or needs to catch up on his latest podcast, why not help him enhance his listening experience. From bass booming speakers to rich sounding wireless headphones, there’s bound to be something he’ll like with these five great options that will refine the way he listens to his tunes.
SkullCandy Indy delivers a seamless truly wireless listening experience with quick pairing and capacitive touch controls, while the form factor lends to a noise isolating fit so Dad won’t miss a beat of its rich sound profile. Removable stability gels and gel tips are included to ensure a secure comfortable all day fit. The earbuds have a 33 foot Bluetooth range and a competitive battery life at just over four hours in each bud and 12 hours in the pocket-sized charging case. Indy is also IP55 rated, which makes it sweat, water, and dust resistant, giving Dad protection from daily commutes and his more active pursuits. SkullCandy Indy is an affordable, feature-rich truly wireless earbud that fits naturally into everyday life and holds its own during active endeavors, all the while delivering a premium music experience. MSRP $79.99 skullcandy.com
JBL Flip 4
Big Sound in a Little Package
The JBL Flip 4 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful stereo sound in a small package. This compact speaker is powered by a 3000 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers up to 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials that are available in 6 vibrant colors, the Flip 4 is the all purpose, all weather companion that brings the music everywhere. It also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect+ technology that can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. With a simple button press, Dad can activate and talk to Siri or Google Now from the JBL Flip 4. MSRP $99.99 jbl.com
Focal Sphear Wireless In-ear Headphones
Comfortable Full Range Listening
The Focal Sphear wireless in-ear headphones reproduce a sound that is faithful to the original work, characterized by excellent treble handling, a realistic bass and full range of dynamics. The spherical design of these unique wireless headphones allow for long hours of comfortable listening thanks to the integral design of the small, discreet and comfortable ear-buds. The Sphear headphones have no shortage of strengths; with their two equalizer modes, ergonomic three-button remote control, and 8 hours of battery life, they are the ideal wireless in-ear headphones for connected, on-the-go music loving Dads everywhere. MSRP $129 focal.com
JBL Everest 710GA Headphones
JBL Pro Audio with Google Assistant
Gift Dad the JBL Everest 710GA and he’ll experience up to 25 hours of wireless freedom, the mind blowing legendary JBL Pro Audio sound and the ergonomic comfort offered by premium material finishes and a snug fit. Optimized for Google Assistant, Dad can take full control of his music experience using his voice and receive notifications without glancing at his phone, all easily activated by the touch sensors on the earcup. Share Me 2.0 technology allows him to connect and share his music with friends, via Bluetooth. A quick 2-hour recharge, a sleek flat-fold design and a compact hard carrying case make these headphones the perfect companion for his on the go lifestyle. Available in two different metallic finishes, these headphones will bring life to his music. MSRP $249.99 jbl.com
Soundcast VG5 Wireless Speaker
Premium 360° sound
What’s a good barbecue without music? The Soundcast VG5 is the ultimate Bluetooth speaker made for the outdoors. It provides up to 10 hours of battery life, holds its own against water, dust, and dirt, and comes with a built-in 3.5 mm audio jack. Its down-firing woofer and two full-range drivers deliver booming beats, and the capacitive touch interface controls operation with a single tap. This portable Bluetooth speaker gives spacious and detailed 360° sound and has built-in Bluetooth plus aptX audio coding, so Dad can stream high-fidelity audio from his devices for superior sounding music. Dad could even pair two VG5’s via Bluetooth for stereo sound. Whether Dad wants tunes for a pool party or an overnight camping trip, the Soundcast VG5 delivers deep rich audio in a wireless portable solution. MSRP $399 gosoundcast.com