• 12-16-2006, 12:28 PM
    avgjoe
    Gift for audiophile brother 70 bucks or less.
    Cables out of the question. He made his own from silver. He has an ipod, a pair of maggies, a benchmark dac1, a laptop, anything u can think of. I was thinking of getting the X-Fi XMOD for him but i dunno if he's going to use it because he's already connected his laptop to his maggies via an external sound card.
  • 12-16-2006, 12:38 PM
    elapsed
    Get him Grado SR60 or SR80 headphones :)
  • 12-16-2006, 12:40 PM
    avgjoe
    Would you know if they would be available at any local stores? I looked online for grados at circuitcity and bestbuy but unfortunately they don't have them. I'm 17 so I don't have a credit card hence can't buy online...
  • 12-16-2006, 12:49 PM
    bubbagump
    70 bucks is tough but..
  • 12-16-2006, 02:16 PM
    Mike Anderson
    How about a gift certificate from his favorite place to buy music?
  • 12-16-2006, 02:37 PM
    Daedilus
    a pair of Monster Power AV-200's with stage one clean power circuitry... one for behind the TV, one for behind the equipment... If he doesnt already have line conditioners...

    http://www.monstercable.com/power/pr...heater%20Power
  • 12-17-2006, 04:45 AM
    Dusty Chalk
    That's a really good suggestion -- one can't have enough clean power.
  • 12-17-2006, 08:04 AM
    basite
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mike Anderson
    How about a gift certificate from his favorite place to buy music?

    +1 for that.

    always useful.
  • 12-17-2006, 05:36 PM
    emorphien
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    That's a really good suggestion -- one can't have enough clean power.

    I feel like I just swam in a sea of sarcasm.
  • 12-17-2006, 05:37 PM
    The Tahitijack
    A few choice cds or as said earlier cash card for a music store.

    On my cd list right now:

    Love.......The Beatles

    add to that

    Anthology....Box Sets by
    Crosby Stills Nash and Young
    Jimi Hendrix
    Bob Dylan
    Eric Clapton
    Carlos Santana
    Eagles
    Rolling Stones
    Fleetwood Mac

    Most of the above have audio quality equal to the performance level of the artist.
    You should be able to put a few together to meet the $70 budget.
  • 12-17-2006, 07:37 PM
    Daedilus
    damn hippies :P :ciappa: *just kidding*
  • 12-18-2006, 04:01 AM
    Dusty Chalk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by emorphien
    I feel like I just swam in a sea of sarcasm.

    No, I just phrased it awkwardly.
  • 12-18-2006, 01:57 PM
    GMichael
    Music!
    CD's? LP's? The gift cert may be the best bet unless you know of a couple of disks he's been wanting.
  • 12-19-2006, 07:52 PM
    Rock&Roll Ninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mike Anderson
    How about a gift certificate from his favorite place to buy music?

    +1

    Yes a gift certificate is a cop-out gift, but one he's sure to use & enjoy!
  • 12-27-2006, 06:56 PM
    avgjoe
    Well guys, I ended up spending approximately 20 dollars more and got him shure e2c headphones. He was thrilled! Thanks for all the info.