11 Gifts for Your Favorite Music Lover



Speakers-from minimal, modular systems that are impeccably designed to grab-and-go options ready for sand, snow, and sleet-couldn't be easier to set up or more mind-blowing in their performance, while headphones-whether for working out, blissing out, or for traveling-finally manage to both a) fit and b) deliver more, rather than less, of what you're looking for. Forget noise-canceling headphones for long flights: These are noise-canceling, bass-booming, exquisite-sounding headphones for life. They're less a piece of personal tech than a gateway drug to personal empowerment: Turn on, tune out, and cue up the sound of heavenly choirs. Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-canceling headphones, $350, sony.com. Not only has Jabra solved what's been, by far, the biggest problem with on-the-go wireless headphones meant for running or working out-these ones actually stay in your ear-but the company added the sort of features that can change a workout: These have a built-in heart-rate monitor and a VO2 max monitor, as well as a variety of customizable training programs, all of which is easily accessed with a touch of the headphone or via an app. Because some people don't need noise-canceling, wireless, Bluetooth, heart-rate-sensing, customizable-coaching-included headphones. Because jeans are rock 'n' roll? No-because these jeans are rock 'n' roll: You know the cover of the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers record, designed by Andy Warhol, with the real zipper that you can unzip? Yeah-these jeans. read more...