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Shopping for a music geek is remarkably easy: All they want to do is listen to music, so if your gift helps them do that, you're golden. Still, there are a lot of products out there that are overpriced and overrated (ahem, latest rapper-endorsed headphones). With that in mind, we've gathered our favorite sound tech, and mixed in some other sonically inspired choices from reading material to special-edition music releases, all of which have R29's seal of approval. This holiday season, your ears are going to thank us.
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For whatever reason, we feel the need to justify our designer purchases with phrases like, "It only cost me [fill in the blank]," or "But, there was an amazing sale." Or, our favorite, the "I just had to have it" spiel. Though, oftentimes this is more for our own peace of mind than for those we're giving excuses to.