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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Latest Tech, Gadgets for Music Fans and More

Party on this holiday season with a mobile recording studio, a vertical record player and killer $30 headphones

Rolling Stone Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Music Tech Edition

Who’s on your giving list this year? Whether you’re looking to treat a die-hard audiophile, an aspiring (or established) musician, a streaming-TV addict, a gamer or all of the above, Rolling Stone has you covered for the 2017 holiday season – with expert selections at a variety of price points. Check out the below and start making that list.

High-Performance Gaming

The Nintendo Switch is the
gaming giant’s return to form: a smash-hit console that’s incredibly fun to
play. Its innovation: the gaming system can be played both home and away. At
home, the unit sits in a dock and plays titles like Super Mario
on your TV; on the road, you use its LCD screen like a tablet. $300; nintendo.com

The Speaker System That Listens

Sonos’ smallest speakers have long been their most impressive sounding — with the Sonos One, the
smart speakers get even better, thanks to Alexa voice control. Ask her to play
a song, and in an instant your tune can be playing on your Sonos system all
throughout the house. $199; sonos.com 

Live Music Lover Stocking Stuffer

Unlike traditional foam earplugs you pick up at the drug store that block and muffle sounds, Vibes are reusable earplugs designed for live music: They lower the volume of your environment to a safer and more comfortable level, while still allowing you to hear everything around you clearly. Plus, the clear design means you won’t have yellow foam sticking out of your head, so you can enjoy the tunes without looking like a goon. $23.99 DiscoverVibes.com  

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