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Digital Music Gift Ideas: A Gadget Guide For Music Gifts

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Shop stress-free by consulting this guide to some of the best digital music gifts. This font of information will give you time-saving ideas.

1. Budget MP3 Players Under $100

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You may be surprised to learn that even MP3 players that are well under 100 dollars can still pack a nifty set of features. These super-budget portables may not typically come with screens for displaying photos and video (media players), but are great if you just want to listen to music, audiobooks, podcasts, and other audio.

2. Portable Media Players For Less Than $200

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If you're looking for a cheap portable player that does more than just play music (MP3 players), then you need a portable media player (PMP). This type of portable device is suitable for digital audio, photos, and video.

3. Kids Headphones (Built-in Volume Level Protection)

JLab JBuddies Kids Headphones
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When searching for a pair of headphones that are safe for children to use, you'll want to ensure they come with a built-in loudness limiter. This will make sure your child's hearing is protected at all times -- even if they alter the volume on their MP3 player.

4. Portable Speakers

iHome IHM79
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Having a set of speakers that can travel with you makes it possible to play and share digital music virtually anywhere without the need for earbuds or headphones. These can be an inexpensive and useful accessory if you want to enjoy your music on vacation, at the beach, etc.

5. Digital Music Gift Cards

iTunes Gift Card
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Digital music gift cards are the perfect choice if you want to buy someone digital music downloads. Choosing a digital music gift card couldn't be easier, just buy online or from a participating retailer.

6. 1 TB External Hard Drives

LaCie Quadra 1TB External Hard Drive
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If you have invested a lot of time and money into building up a media library, then you'll want to make sure that you have a backup just in case disaster strikes. It's a fact of life that your computer's hard drive will fail, and so backing up your digital music, videos, photos, and other important files is essential. Here is a list (in no particular order) of 1TB hard drives that have been selected for their performance, features, and value for money.

7. USB Turntables

Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB
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USB turntables make an excellent gift for anyone who wants to transfer their old collection of vinyl records to digital audio -- like MP3. These days vinyl records are not as popular of they once were, but that doesn't mean you should keep them in the attic gathering dust. Investing in a USB turntable makes it easy to quickly transfer vinyl records to your computer which can then be synced to MP3 players, etc.

8. FM Transmitters

iTrip Auto Universal Plus FM Transmitter
Image © Griffin Technology

If you've got a car stereo that doesn't have the facilities to directly dock with portables, USB flash drives or flash cards, then a great way to listen to your digital music is to hook it up via an FM transmitter.

9. CD/DVD Repair Kits

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If you (or someone else you know) has got scratched CDs or DVDs that skip, jump, or simply don't play any more, then a CD/DVD repair kit could just save a visit to the trash can. If you want to rip your CDs for instance, then you'll need discs that have almost perfect surfaces to produce quality audio files. Investing in a CD repair kit will also save you money in costly replacements.

10. Budget Earbuds

Klipsch Image S4 Stereo Earphones
Image © Klipsch Group, Inc.

If you are on a budget and need to replace your current set of earbuds, then this guide showcases a selection of top quality earphones ranging from $30 - $150. This type of MP3 accessory also makes a great gift for a friend or family member who might be in need of an upgrade.

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