The ultimate audio gifts for 2023

Need help with a gift for your music lover this holiday season? There are so many options on the market that it can be hard to weed through the noise to wow your friends and family when shopping for gifts. Whether you’re a perplexed gift giver or following a loved one’s curated wish list, Bose has you covered. This tech holiday gift guide is jam-packed with all the must-need products this holiday season.

2 women in a kitchen after a holiday party listening to music from a Bose SoundLink Revolve+ II Bluetooth Speaker

More than a safe bet

You may be looking at your holiday shopping list, perplexed about what to buy for your child, partner, parents, siblings, or friends. You need something that’s thoughtful, has that “wow factor,” and will get you a good deal all at once. With these gift recommendations, you can’t go wrong.

For the city commuter

These earbuds are a handy gift for almost anyone on your list. Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds are perfect for chatting on a videoconference call, going on a jog, or cancelling out the chaos of a busy commute. These new and improved noise cancelling earbuds are upgraded to include the revolutionary take on spatial audio technology by Bose.

With immersive sound customized to each ear shape, they can transport you to the centre of the sound — be it music, movies, or television. This unique take on spatial audio simulates how ears naturally hear sounds, incorporating distance, direction, and head movement. It can also emulate instruments, voices, or sensations for hyperrealistic sound.

These sleek earbuds build upon everything the classic Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have to offer, with CustomTune technology for personalized audio and noise cancellation, up to six hours of battery life, and up to 18 hours of additional charge with the carrying case.

For the current and future music producer

Bose is famous for their banded headphones, and now the iconic style has been upgraded with spatial audio so you can have an unmatched immersive experience wherever you go. This means listening to music the way the artist intended.

By gifting headphones, such as Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones, this holiday season, you’ll be treating your loved one to best-in-class active noise cancellation and excellent spatial audio technology with head tracking, all in one ultra-comfortable pair of headphones.

You can also adjust noise cancellation, with ActiveSense technology with Quiet and Aware Modes to customize exactly how much of the world to let in or keep out. They also have up to 24 hours per charge, making this an even more valuable and long-lasting gift.

For the one that watches EVERYTHING

The Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar is the ideal gift for the pop culture guru on your list. Even if your giftee already has the elegant Bose Smart Soundbar 900, this newest version has even more bells and whistles they’ll appreciate. This voice-enabled soundbar includes new features, like Atmos decoding and TrueSpace paired with intelligent volume levelling across content changes. It’s the best soundbar by Bose and is the ultimate addition to any home theatre and stereo system.

What’s new is that this soundbar ups the game with machine-learning-driven enhanced dialogue and surround sound. It also includes all the features offered on the original soundbar, including nine speakers elevating content to a 360-degree experience and the ability to separate sounds into specific placements around the room for immersive sound. It can also be run hands-free through the Bose Music app and with Google Assistant and Alexa, making it the ultimate techie gift.

The best of the rest

For the adventurer in your life

Holiday shopping for multiple people can be tricky, especially when you want to find the perfect gift that fits each unique personality. Bose has the perfect solution that’s sure to please anyone — and at a great price, too. Meet the Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth® Speaker, the ultimate waterproof Bluetooth speaker perfect for adventures.

To start, it comes in several amazing colours, so you can choose one that best suits your giftee — Black, Stone Blue, Carmine Red, Cypress Green, or White Smoke. This speaker provides a soundtrack to life’s wildest moments, as its waterproof, dustproof, lifeproof design can handle being dropped and knocked around a bit. This powerful speaker can elevate every life moment with up to 12 hours of battery per charge and features PositionIQ technology, meaning that sound is optimized no matter what position it’s placed in.

Your gift recipient will be surprised at how big the sound is from this compact speaker, and they’ll enjoy its versatility as they entertain at home, hike in the mountains, or even paddleboard on the lake. And you’ll be pleased with its affordable price tag.

For someone always on the go

Are you looking for a portable speaker for your loved one who’s always on the go? A small Bluetooth speaker, like the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker, may be small, but it delivers big sound — you’ll be surprised by the thunderous bass that comes out of this compact speaker.

Easily clip it to a backpack or slip it over a bicycle handle and don’t worry about it — its IP67-rated design fits any terrain or weather, as it’s waterproof, temperature proof, and dustproof. It also pairs easily with other Bose speakers and has up to 6 hours of battery charge. This gift is sure to impress.

For the home cinema lover

If your loved one’s wish list has a home theatre sound system on it, look no further than the Bose Steal the Thunder Home Theatre Sound System. This theatre sound system consists of the Bose Smart Soundbar 600, Bose Bass Module 500, and Bose Surround Speakers to emulate the roar of a concert or deliver the booming 3D surround sound of a movie theatre right to your home.

These three pieces make the ultimate sound power pack, as the Bass Module packs Earth-moving bass, the soundbar features Dolby Atmos®, and the Surround Speakers feature full theatre-like sound. Grab the popcorn and settle in for unforgettable movie nights together.

For the at-home entertainer

The Bose Portable Smart Speaker is a holiday wish list staple because it’s truly all in one, including Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth, and voice control. Grab its lightweight strap to easily tote it along to any room, excursion, or event. Its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity also allow you to implement hands-free portability at home or on the go.

That Bose sound you know and love is packed into this stylish speaker, which features a water-resistant, durable design. It’s a great gift for someone who appreciates convenience, and it has up to 12 hours per charge with the option of voice control.

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