Top 7 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2016
So it is that time again where we are moving closer to that day of food, enjoyment, frivolity and of course, the ubiquitous Christmas Gift!
But, the hardest thing to know is what perfect Xmas gift to get for your loved ones.
It is frustrating and perplexing, we understand.
So we here at Dream AV wish to make this a lot easier for you by running our Top 7 Christmas Gift list for 2016. Let us save you the time and put forward what we feel are the gifts to look out for this Xmas.
Number 1 Christmas Gift
This Bluetooth speaker appeared on our list last year in our Top 7 Christmas Gifts. It still maintains a heighty position as there are very few products out there that can beat it on style and performance.
It has been elevated to no 1 this year for one reason…it is on special leading up to Xmas!
Normally this unit retails for $549 but as a limited special you can pick one of these amazing units up for $399!
In addition, it is also available in a limited edition Brilliant Rose finish.
Other colours are Light Silver, Neptune Blue, Storm Grey, Sunset Orange and Horizon Gold.
Number 2 Christmas Gift
Stunning the world this year with their amazing high-end technology at prices far below their performance and design capabilities, the Questyle QP1R is the ultimate in portable high res music players.
Think of an iPod™ on steroids here.
Very high quality of sound, powerful inbuilt amp and the physical feel of something that you spent 3x the price on and only costing $1599. Trust us when we say for the performance and quality, this is a serious bargain.
Definitely for the absolute music lover or executive, the Questyle QP1R is the perfect Christmas Gift this summer.
The QP1R comes in either Space Grey or Gold finishes. Optional leather cases retail at $129 and are available in Light Brown, Elephant Grey and Black. The good news is that the distributor in Australia is offering a case for free till the end of 2016, which makes it even greater value!
The good news is that the distributor in Australia is offering a case for free till the end of 2016, which makes it even greater value!
Number 3 Christmas Gift
Dali from Denmark have been around for nearly 40 years now and this is their first venture into portable audio.
…and what an entrance it has been! Already hugely award winning and What HiFi’s 2016 Portable Bluetooth speaker of the year.
Chic and extremely well designed, but with powerful and amazing sound, at $699 this is truly a Katch from Dali!
The Dali Katch is available in Cloud Grey, Moss Green and Dark Shadow (pictured below) finishes.
All units come with a handy strap as well making it extremely easy to carry around.
Number 4 Christmas Gift
Geneva set the world alight 10 years ago by producing the world’s first HiFi designer all-in-one speaker units.
They continue to lead and refine this category and the new Geneva M Wireless is quite an upgrade.
Adding Bluetooth, Touch Controls and compacting the size, this powerful unit not only looks good but sounds magnificent. In addition, you also get DAB+ and FM Radio, line input, alarm clock and a remote.
Even with all this and the furniture grade cabinetry, the M Wireless still manages to sneak in under $1000 at $999 RRP.
Perfect to use anywhere in your home for music or even hook it into your TV to obtain a major boost in sound performance.
The Geneva M Wireless is available in Matt Black, Matt White, Matt Red and Walnut (pictured below) finishes.
Number 5 Christmas Gift
This little beauty out of the UK has been award-winning since it was launched and takes all comers in its wake.
At $899 this is no mere portable DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor).
Attach it to your iPhone™ or Android™ phone and suddenly your dainty sound gets a massive kick up the proverbial in volume and performance.
The Chord Mojo is perfect for any music lover who is on the go a lot and wants to get the best performance out of their music.
Optional accessories include a Mojo Black Leather Case (RRP $149) and a Mojo Accessory Cable Kit (RRP $199).
Number 6 Christmas Gift
In the past few years, so many turntables have been given as a Christmas gift thanks to the resurgence of vinyl. So many records have also been given as gifts as well.
Problem is with so many records how do you keep them all clean in a cost effective manner?
This is where the Disco Knosti at $159 comes to play. Made in Germany, this is the ultimate cleaning accessory for any turntable lover.
Very easy to use, well made…it even comes with it’s own drying rack.
A cleaning solution we recommend highly.
Number 7 Christmas Gift
A lot of music is being played from a digital source these days and in many situations is being played into decent HiFi systems.
So how do you get that digital signal to sound extremely sweet in your HiFi system?
Well, the best way is with a top quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor).
In steps the irDAC-II from Arcam.
This is a feature packed unit designed for mid to high-end performance. It also includes Bluetooth to stream from your phone or portable device.
In addition if offers multiple source inputs, headphone output stage with enough power to handle even the most demanding headphones and DSD128 support.
At $1195 it offers amazing value with all its features…and it comes with a remote as well so you can laze back and listen to you favourite tunes over the Xmas period without having to lift your feet!