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Rock & Roll Gift Guide

The best audio tech, gadgets, box sets and books for the ultimate music fan
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Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Soundmatters FoxL V2 Platinum Edition Bluetooth Speaker
The FoxL portable speaker's sound seems to defy physics. When paired with the AptX Bluetooth Adapter, the new Platinum Edition features CD-quality sound. The bike mount allows you to ditch the distracting headphones and still listen to tunes or field calls while riding, an infinitely safer option. (FoxL V2 Platinum, $229; Bike Kit Bundle, $50; AptX Bluetooth Adapter, $50; soundmatters.com)

Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speaker
The Jambox's superior sound and design rank it above most portable speakers. Its Live Audio technology, supported by music services like Spotify, Pandora and Mog, enables listeners to experience binaural audio – without headphones – and pseudo surround sound. ($200, jawbone.com)

Spar Zephyr Wireless Speakers
The latest contender in the portable-speaker category offers a range of options that marry the cool metal exterior of the FoxL with the color choices of the Jambox. They promise a significant upgrade on battery power, with the Zephyr 550 reaching 28 hours per charge and the 500 12 hours, allowing both models to charge your iPhone while playing. At 4.7 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.8 inches and 4.8 ounces, the 300 is actually pocket-size. Available in mid-December. (Zephyr 300, $100; Zephyr 500, $130; Zephyr 550, $160; spar.com)

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