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Headphones are great Christmas gifts

Updated on February 21, 2013

Only a few more hours and its Christmas! For sure a lot of people are already excited and most are already finished or wrapping up the activities they have planned for this joyous event. However, it is also possible that there are some who are not. A few may have forgotten something like buying a present for someone. If you are one such person, don’t worry, as this post is all about an extremely useful but relatively inexpensive Christmas gift.

There are millions of possible great Christmas items that choosing a certain one can be quite difficult. Adding to this unwanted dilemma are people’s so-called “wish list” and the gift giver’s supposed budget range. Of course, no one wants to be called a cheapskate but practicality-wise, this just adds up to an already stressful predicament.

So, how to answer a paradoxical question: What is a simple but extremely useful Christmas gift? Some people may have noticed it but the answer is actually quite simple – headphones! Huh?! This reaction is only natural as headphones are rarely seen as something special. This is exactly what this post is all about. This post aims to highlight why headphones are a perfect choice as a Christmas gift.

Update as of December 29, 2012

Oouucchh!!! Did not noticed that I forgot to click on the published button. Ok, so the title says Christmas, but hey, the holidays are not yet over. Headphones are still on sale and still makes greaty holiday gifts :)

Anyway, hope you find this hub interesting and useful. Read on.

Not only for listening to music –

Yes, a headphone’s main purpose will always be as an audio tool to deliver music directly to the ears. However, nowadays, headphones are so much more than just listening devices. There are certain types of headphones that can also function as a communication headset (to make and receive calls) but can still produce crystal clear music through the use of active noise cancellation techniques. Needless to say, these are the type of headphones that are perfect for individuals who cannot afford to miss any of those important phone calls while enjoying their choice of music.

There are also some headphones that are both eye-catching and attention-grabbing. These are usually those wireless headband type or those that are ergonomically designed to compliment anyone’s head structure.

Headphones can also be used as tools for learning. This is especially true for people who have recorded audio of seminars or language tutorials. There are still plenty of possible usages of headphones. The significant fact to remember here is that headphones are no longer limited in listening to entertaining music.

Go wireless –

A common complaint of some people regarding headphones is that the wire (cord) can be a hassle at times. This is typical for people who wanted to listen to some engaging music while commuting, walking, jogging, working out, etc… Though this may appear as a trivial matter, but if there is a better alternative, why not go for it. Wireless headphones are now widely available that it can be ordered online or bought at the electronics section of local malls. A good thing to consider when it comes to portable electronic accessories is that if there is a wireless alternative, it is apparently the viable option.

Don’t worry about the price –

At this point, most readers are already mulling about choosing headphones as a Christmas gift. Yet there is always the question of “how much?” With the kind of economy we have now, it is only natural to be budget conscious in just about everything – including choosing gifts. Fortunately, the innovative wireless headphones and revolutionary headsets mentioned above are not that expensive. There are certain models that are durable and offer a reasonable warranty period but are still relatively cheap. Usually, this is enough for some readers, however, it would still be advisable to consider the following points:

  • Be sure to check out online reviews or other people’s opinion
  • If the asking price seems too good to be true, it is possible that what it lacks in price, it lacks in quality.

Don’t forget to check out the product’s specifications and compatibility with mobile gadgets. If it is compatible with numerous portable devices – the better!

Some final notes –

Almost anyone uses a headphone – in fact, millions of people use it daily and virtually anywhere. With this in mind, plus the benefits mentioned above, is the reason why a wireless innovative headphone is a great gift idea for just about anyone. Before choosing one, make sure to consider the headphone ideas and buying tips contained in this post.

Happy headphone hunting!


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      writerjj 5 years ago

      Hello botipton,

      Thank you for reading and for the comment :)

      Usually, headphones with a mic can be used for phone calls (make / receive). Such headphones are not only useful but also practical for people who couldn't afford to lose any of those important phone calls :)

      Thanks again and advance happy new year.

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      Bo Tipton 5 years ago from Cecilia, KY

      I have been seriously thinking about getting a set of these. It would be fighting the wire on the set I use now. I need the set that you can use with phone and music. Thanks for the hub giving me more to think about.