Love is in the air, or at least it will be very soon. Valentine's Day 2019 is fast approaching, and whether your partner is convinced that "everything sounds better on vinyl" or that "airpods are only for rich people," we've compiled a list of lovely Valentines Day gifts that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of music fanatics. From Bluetooth record players to the coolest noise-canceling headphones, these are the seven best Valentine's Day Gifts for music lovers.
For those that want to experience the sexy, minute details of vinyl but without the hassle of always needing records, Audio-Technica's AT-LP 60 offers high-quality sound, along with 8 different Bluetooth profiles for quick and reliable connectability. Crafted from die-cast aluminum to minimize vibration, this record player can connect to any Bluetooth compatible device and is still compatible with those classic 45 RPM records that have been slowly accumulating dust in your partner's attic. Rated one of the best turntables of 2018, this is sure to be a standout gift for music lovers everywhere.
While definitely a pricey gift, these headphones are unbeatable when it comes to any other brand on the market. With Bluetooth pairing, Alexa compatibility, and three levels of world-class noise cancellation, the Bose QuietComfort 35s are perfect for any music lover looking to hear the most out of their music. The headphones can also be further controlled through an app, which allows listeners to access music sharing and future software updates.
As one of the most immersive biographies on the 1970's music scene, Downtown Pop Underground delves into the music, literature, and theater that culminated in the birth of Punk Rock. This book is a must for any rock and roll history junkie and would make the perfect addition to anyone's music catalog.
4. Roland R-07
If your partner has ever tried to show you a recording of their latest jam-session on their iPhone, then you know how important a good recorder is. The Roland R-07 is a pocket-sized recorder that takes your loudest, most gargled recording and inputs it properly with the touch of a button. In addition, the recorder also offers Bluetooth control.
The quirkiest instrument to emerge in recent years, Japan's Otamatone is a versatile two-handed kazoo that—depending on where your fingers land—offers a sound similar to that of a complex synthesizer. While this may not exactly replace the imperative cowbell in your orchestra, it does offer a hilariously diverse number of octaves, pitches, and vibratos, making it one of the funniest gifts for any music lover.
As the most prolific rap group to emerge out of the pop-punk landscape, the Beastie Boys' much talked about autobiography is more like a playful scrapbook than a dense historical manuscript. Even so, the result is an in-depth history of two prankster kids who quickly rose to hip-hop prominence in the 1980s. For any music lover with a nice coffee table, this book is a perfect addition.
7. UE Boom 3
Ranked as the best portable speaker of 2018 by Tech Radar, the UE Boom 3 is a water-proof powerhouse for those that demand quality music on the go. Water- and dust-proof with over 15 hours of battery life, this speaker is the most durable music gadget to emerge in 2018 and is sure to enthrall any music fan with its sleek design and gritty exterior.
Mackenzie Cummings-Grady is a creative writer who resides in the Brooklyn area, Mackenzie's work has previously appeared in The Boston Globe, Billboard, and Metropolis Magazine. Follow him on Twitter @mjcummingsgrady.