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Give the gift of entertainment — it’s better than a box of chocolates!

Any one of these Valentine’s gift ideas under $300 are sure to be a big hit if your lover’s a music lover…

Audioengine A2+ Powered Desktop Speakers with Built-In DAC

a2plus_red-4-700pxThese small yet mighty high-performance speakers are an easy audio upgrade for any computer.

“Sure I could go out and buy a dedicated DAC, a dedicated amp, and some great speakers, but when you’ve got three monitors, a full tower PC, and a ton of stuff already hanging out on your desk, do you really need to add more? With the A2+, Audioengine makes everything a simple, one piece, plug and play package… You get a stylish modern design, standard RCA, 3.5mm or USB inputs, and audio quality that could easily compete with speaker setups two, three, four, or five times its price tag. Highly recommended!”
      — Sam Chen, Custom PC Review
Audioengine A2+ Red Limited Edition Powered Desktop Speakers (Pair) with Built-In DAC $249

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AudioQuest USB DACs

With DragonFly Black and Red, any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as true high-fidelity music player. You’ll enjoy high-performance sound wherever you go! They’re even compatible with MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), the latest technology that provides streaming for hi-res audio.
AudioQuest Dragonfly Black Plug-in USB Digital-to-Analog Converter $99.95
AudioQuest Dragonfly Red Plug-in USB Digital-to-Analog Converter $199.95

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Sony 4K Blu-ray Players

These Sony 4K Blu-ray players get the most out of your 4K TV. You’ll experience movies with four times the resolution of conventional Blu-ray™ (Full HD) with new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ discs and 4K streaming services. Both offer support for HDR10, a signal which contains up to 100x the brightness of a standard (SDR) signal. This massively increases peak brightness while retaining deep and highly-detailed blacks, for an entirely new viewing experience. And Dolby Vision™ is an HDR solution that creates an immersive, engaging cinematic experience, bringing scenes to life with striking highlights, deeper darks, and vibrant colors.

These universal players let you play all your CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays. Plus, you’ll enjoy fast, stable streaming from a variety of services. Best of all, both these models come in at under $300!

Sony UBP-X700 4K Blu-ray Disc Player $249.99
Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray Disc Player $299.99