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    Hi!

    I want to buy an ipod and large headphones for my boyfriend as a present, but haven't got a clue what to choose! Please could you help me out!
    My budget is around £50 maximum , so it's a little tight...I hope there is something affordable out there, without compromising quality?
    Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance!

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    (Original post by rose_3)
    Hi!

    I want to buy an ipod and large headphones for my boyfriend as a present, but haven't got a clue what to choose! Please could you help me out!
    My budget is around £50 maximum , so it's a little tight...I hope there is something affordable out there, without compromising quality?
    Any suggestions?

    Thank you in advance!

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    I assume that's £50 for the headphones, not both of them?

    What sort of music does he listen to?
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    I assume that's £50 for the headphones, not both of them?

    What sort of music does he listen to?
    Well if it's not possible to spent £50 for both, then i guess yes :P
    I just have no idea about pricing to be honest, i thought there might be something slightly cheaper out there. :/

    Mmm, he listens to most types, but particularly blues music, rock and roll ...etc. He's slightly old fashioned when it comes to music sometimes

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    (Original post by rose_3)
    Well if it's not possible to spent £50 for both, then i guess yes :P
    I just have no idea about pricing to be honest, i thought there might be something slightly cheaper out there. :/

    Mmm, he listens to most types, but particularly blues music, rock and roll ...etc. He's slightly old fashioned when it comes to music sometimes

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    The key thing here is your desire to buy both "without compromising quality". For £50 you could get a pair of Philips Citiscape Downtown, excellent headphones, but the budget will only leave you with enough for a Sansa Clip Player or a second hand iPod. Conversely you could get a brand new iPod Touch, but with the remaining £10-£15 you would have for headphones you wouldn't get anything particularly fantastic (Ironically there are a £15 pair of headphones that do sound fantastic, but they've disappeared from Amazon this very week).

    It's a case of deciding if you want to compromise both in order to buy both, or concentrate on one and get something good. Does he already own a smartphone? One of the key reasons MP3 players are dying off is because they're being cannibalised by smartphones which already perform the same function. If he does own one, a nice pair of headphones will probably be a better choice and encourage him to use his phone to play music from :yep:
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    The key thing here is your desire to buy both "without compromising quality". For £50 you could get a pair of Philips Citiscape Downtown, excellent headphones, but the budget will only leave you with enough for a Sansa Clip Player or a second hand iPod. Conversely you could get a brand new iPod Touch, but with the remaining £10-£15 you would have for headphones you wouldn't get anything particularly fantastic (Ironically there are a £15 pair of headphones that do sound fantastic, but they've disappeared from Amazon this very week).

    It's a case of deciding if you want to compromise both in order to buy both, or concentrate on one and get something good. Does he already own a smartphone? One of the key reasons MP3 players are dying off is because they're being cannibalised by smartphones which already perform the same function. If he does own one, a nice pair of headphones will probably be a better choice and encourage him to use his phone to play music from :yep:

    Thank you! Very useful information. He doesn't have a smart phone; he is old fashioned when it comes to phones too :P
    That's why i'm looking into buying both an iPod and headphones. These are great suggestions; I might actually be brave enough to check my bank account, take a deep breath and just go for the slightly more expensive option. :P

    If MP3 players are dying off, they should at at least make them less expensive! :P

    Thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by rose_3)
    Thank you! Very useful information. He doesn't have a smart phone; he is old fashioned when it comes to phones too :P
    That's why i'm looking into buying both an iPod and headphones. These are great suggestions; I might actually be brave enough to check my bank account, take a deep breath and just go for the slightly more expensive option. :P

    If MP3 players are dying off, they should at at least make them less expensive! :P

    Thanks a lot!
    No problem If you can stretch to £70ish then the iPod Shuffle and Citiscape Downtowns are a great combo :yy:
 
 
 
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