2012 Holiday Headphone Gift Guide from Tyll Hertsens

... from Tyll Hertsens

Sennheiser PX 200-II ($89.95)
121115_Blog_2012GiftGuide_Tyll_PX200Sure, these handy-dandy little headphones isolate you from outside noise and fold down to the size of a pair of sunglasses, but the thing that makes them a really good gift is they sound so darn good. An ideal headphone for kids watching movies in the back of the van, great for students looking for a headphone that easily slips into a backpack, the PX 200-II is compact and durable. Also available as a headset with Apple mic and remote as the PX 200-IIi ($109.95).

Read full InnerFidelity review here.
Sennheiser product page.

Noontech Zoro (~$75)
121115_Blog_2012GiftGuide_Tyll_ZoroThe Zoro may look like a Beats Solo, but there the resemblance stops because it costs less than half as much, and sounds more than twice as good. The Zoro is available in white, red, and black, and folds down into a convenient size for transport. It doesn't isolate you from outside noise particularly well, but makes a great headphone for general listening around the home and office.

Read full InnerFidelity review here.

V-Moda M-100 ($310)
121115_Blog_2012GiftGuide_Tyll_M100Okay, your youngster has been really good this year and you want to give a gift that will "wow" them and their love of contemporary music. Whether it's Hip-Hop, Drum 'n' Bass, Ambient, Rock, or any form of electronic music the kids listen to these days, the V-Moda M-100 cranks out the tunes. These headphones are a basshead's delight! But the goodness doesn't stop there. The tank-like build quality, amazingly small and tough carry case, great looks, and ability to get custom artwork on the "shields" will make this a gift that will keep on giving. The M-100s come in three color schemes: gloss black, matte black, and pearly white.

Read full InnerFidelity review here.
V-Moda M-100 product page.

Audubon Bird Call (~$6.50)
121115_Blog_2012GiftGuide_Tyll_BirdCallAnd lastly, a completely off-the-wall suggestion: The Audubon Bird Call. I bought about 50 of these a few years ago to give as gifts at Burning Man and as people shared their homes with me on my motorcycle travels. It's great to hand to someone as a gift and watch them try to figure out what it is. Once shown, people have no problem getting it to chirp and tweet. I can tell you from first hand experience, it attracts the attention of birds quite well. I always keep one in my tank bag and will often enjoy my morning cup of coffee calling birds into the campsite. Just good fun!

Available at REI here.

And here's a (pretty poor) little video of the call at work. Have a Happy Holiday!

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ultrabike's picture

Excellent recommendations! Liked Nate's B&K multimeter recommendation and will be considering it. Really digging the Horns of the Hollidays and Amber Rubarth smiley.

Ohyahh's picture

Thanks for this, big help :) I was looking for a great gift for my brother. He will surely love this.


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mosshorn's picture

Great job, everyone. Especially on the RE262, which is now only $99 (this is an absolutely crazy steal). Even though I just bought some top-tier universals, I'll probably get another pair of RE-262's. They are just THAT nice. I'll also probably be picking up those albums, they seem really nice. 



In other news, I keep seeing that Leckerton combo keep popping up. Everyone, quit trying to hurt my innocent wallet! D:

ultrabike's picture

The Leckerton UHA-6S is an outstanding DAC/Amp with the right I/O and form factor.

dcpoor's picture

Oh man, getting a bird call. Thanks Tyll.

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(I crack myself up sometimes.)

clovernine's picture

Hi Tyll,

I read your website a lot, and I seen that you promised a review of the Beyerdynamic DT250 250ohm, I'm really waiting for this.... I need a new pair of can for my job (I'm a 22years old new mixing engeneer). Please when did you plan to post the review ?

I don't have a lot of money so I can't afford to make a mistake by choosing the "wrong headphones". Here my toughts :

- HD600 (pricey but the closest to my needs, I wan't them to be little bit more revvealing in the Highs)

- DT880 Pro (I like them a LOT but I would love a lil bit of tamed high, cause I will wear them for very long periods of time)

- DT250 250ohm (Heard it could be my match, like a HD600 but more reveling in the high frequencies)--> if you already tested them can you give me an insight ? Please.

That would be a great help to begin my career (I need your help because I really trust your reviews... still, I don't know why lol ;)


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Guitarist9273's picture

It'll be difficult to get the RE-262 IEMs after this year since HiFiMan recently discontinued them.


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a darn shame. They are bringing out two new models so there's hope for a worthy replacement, albeit at a higher price point. Some things are just too good to last...

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