At its essence, a music experience relies a lot on the gear you're using — great music will still sound like great music through tinny Macbook speakers, but for any aural or visual journey, everything can be elevated to a level thought impossible.
The game of audio equipment can be a black hole: there's never a final destination, and no serious audiophile is ever satisfied. But the good news is that with a bounty of equipment available — at almost any price point — it allows anyone to get into decent audio tech.
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Here's a range of earphones, headphones and speakers you can get for loved ones (and yourselves, really) that suit most budgets.