Father’s Day Gifts for Audiophile Dads 2019

Homer Simpson Wearing Headphones That He Got On Father's Day

He’s a pain in the ass, but we love him. Listen, it’s not easy being a dad. So, let’s at least give him one day a year that he can actually enjoy. To audiophiles, the following list is more mouth-watering than crack to cocaine addicts. So, here are some the top Father’s Day Gifts for Audiophile Dads 2019 in every price range.

Father’s Day Gifts for Audiophile Dads 2019

Under $50

Strauss & Wagner SI201

If you’re an iPhone user, you’ve probably noticed that Apple earphones provide absolutely no sound isolation.  And non-Apple earbuds now require that annoying adapter, which costs at least 10 bucks. So, help your dad deal with Apple’s proprietary crap, and consider the Strauss & Wagner SI201. This increasingly popular brand has released highly effective sound isolating earphones with a lightning cable that you can plug straight into your iPhone. It’s also got a mic and remote. With powerful bass and clear highs, the SI201 is the perfect earphone for dads who enjoy modern genres, like pop, electronica, rock and hip-hop. And given how well these buds seal out surrounding noise, the SI201 is ideal for drowning out screaming toddlers and menopausal wives.

Strauss&Wagner SI201 lightning cable and earbuds

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Under $100

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones

I always love recommending these as a gift. Not only are they the best sounding earphones for the price, but considering how skilled they are, the Momentum In-Ear Headphones should be worth a lot more. The Momentum has a flat cable (to minimize tangles) with a remote and microphone that delivers crystal clear call quality. And it comes with a handsome, hard carrying case to boot. With both, iPhone and Android compatible models, as well as a 2 year international warranty from the world’s leading headphone brand, these babies are a great buy.

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones with mic and remote

You can buy the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphone for the best price here:

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Under $200

Under Armour True Wireless Flash by JBL

I know. Dad’s developed a little belly in his older years. It’s time to send him to the gym. He’s going to hate it, so at least let him do it in style. The Under Armour True Wireless Flash by JBL might be the best sports true wireless earphones on the market right now. These waterproof beauties are built like a tank. And rest assured that the Flash will never fall out of your dad’s increasingly large ears, regardless of how much he sweats on the elliptical. Don’t just go wireless. Go truly wireless, and liberate your dad from cables altogether. He deserves it. And if he doesn’t deserve it, see above for cheaper earphones.

Under Armour True Wireless React by JBL earbuds

You can buy Under Armour True Wireless Flash by JBL for the bets price here:

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Under $500

Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier

Big boys need big toys. That’s what she said. If your dad likes headphones, he’s going to love the Klipsch Heritage DAC and Amplifier. This classy headphone amp not only looks fantastic with its vintage wooden design, but it also sports a premium digital to analogue converter that will bring your dad’s sound to the next level. And I’m not referring to the sound that he makes on the can in the morning. With a balanced input, optical and coaxial outputs, dad will no doubt enjoy the extensive functionality of this retro piece of art.

Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier top view

You can buy the Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier for the best price here:

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Under $1000

Astell & Kern Kann

Remember iPods? Your dad probably has one collecting dust. Well, there are new digital music players in the world today that can store and play virtually any high-res file. The details are boring unless you’re an audiophile. Just know that it sounds better than iTunes. The point is, when he sees this gift, he’s going to pee out his kidney stones with pure joy. Astell & Kern produces arguably the best sounding music players on the market. With a 32-bit DAC, powerful amp, 2-type SD card slots, a balanced input and a freqload more, the Kann is a gift for dads who just paid for Yale.

Astell&Kern Kann view of screen and volume control

You can buy the Astell & Kern Kann for the best price here:

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Under $1500

Audeze LCD-X

This American brand produces some of the best audiophile headphones on the market. And the LCD-X is my favorite open-back model. Warm, smooth and detailed with a massive soundstage, these cans are like honey to the ears. They also look luxurious and manly. You can buy these for a great price if you go for the “Creator Package,” which comes without the expensive hard case.

Audeze LCD-X profile

You can buy the Audeze LCD-X for the best price here:

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Under $3000

Meze Empyrean

What do you get an Audiophile dad who has everything? The Meze Empyrean. It’s new, and it’s the best headphone of 2019. If he already owns Focal, Audeze, Mr. Speakers, etc., the Meze Empyrean is all that’s left. With gorgeous craftsmanship (all hand-assembled) and no detail left out, the Empyrean not only sounds stunning, but it also may be the most comfortable headphone ever made. In short, it’s the Rolls Royce of cans.

Meze Empyrean side profile

You can find the Meze Empyrean for the best price here:

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