With Christmas around the corner and numerous impending festive parties, we take a look at the Top 5 Audio Systems to give as gifts or for blasting â€˜Santa Claus is coming to Townâ€™ around the office party.
TREKKER i300 – Â£159
This robust, portable audio system, made by PULSE, is perfect for Christmas parties â€“ whether it be at home or in your place of work. Music can be played from a variety of sources, including all of the popular Apple products, through the two-way speaker system, which relays powerful bass with crystal clear highs. You donâ€™t have to worry about power either â€“ the built-in battery is rechargeable allowing you to move the party wherever without the restrictions of searching for a mains plug. The retractable handle and smooth wheels give the Trekker i300 ultimate portability and you need not worry about wear and tear because tough metal corner guards and a front grille protect it. Other features include 30-watt speaker output, high-quality microphone and lead, 8â€ woofer and multiple input options.
Panasonic SC-PM500DBEB – Â£159
Panasonic have created the ultimate hybrid of old and new with this micro CD Hi-fi System with DAB radio and iPod Dock. Not only can you play the latest songs off your iPod but you also have the facility to dig out those classic Christmas CDs and play them over and over until itâ€™s time to put them away for another year! With two stereo speakers offering 16cm cone woofers and 6cm bamboo cone tweeters your ears will also get a treat this Christmas as the room is filled with sweet sounds and deep bass. Other features include 40-watt output, fluorescent LCD display, 4 EQ presets (heavy, soft, clear, vocal) and FM/AM radio tuner.
Beats by Dre â€“ Pill – Â£170
It seems Monster have commercially gobbled up the audio industry over the last few years with their Beats by Dre brand. Everywhere you turn somebody is sporting a pair of the colourful headphones designed by HipHop mogul Dr Dre and in addition their latest product, the Beats Pill wireless speakers, are set to be just as popular. The lightweight, portable, wireless Pill means that the music can keep on playing wherever you go. Small enough to carry in one hand but powerful enough to fill a party it is no wonder celebrities including Robin Thicke and NBA superstar LeBron James have been work with the innovative brand. Other features include Bluetooth conferencing and internal microphone.
Sandstrom SIPD9ST12 – Â£130
The wireless iPod, iPad and iPhone speaker dock (seen here in â€˜dark woodâ€™) from Sandstrom is the ideal audio gift for the stylish interior design type. The sleek metal stand gives a modern look whilst the dark wooden finish offers a retro vibe to the iDock Speaker System – guests will hardly realize that it is there for playing music! That is until the 36-watt subwoofer begins to blast your favorite songs out of the iDockâ€™s two speakers. Whilst entertaining guests you neednâ€™t get up to change song because along with a video output function and TV connection capabilities, it also comes with a remote control.
iWantit ISBT10013 – Â£80
iWantit â€“ do you? Compatible with all Apple products (which seems fairly universal these days) this wireless docking system gives out an ear-bursting 100 watt of clear sound. With its all-white futuristic looks, the docking system by iWantit is great for any occasion, especially when you consider that it is completely wireless and is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity for easy coupling with your devices.