Music and Gaming Gifts for Teens: 5 Headphones, Earbuds and Speakers

Plantronics GameCom 780 Surround Sound HeadsetWhen looking for holiday gifts for teens, a safe bet is always headphones, earbuds or speakers. These items are a necessity when you use mobile devices as much as teens do. (Also see 2 Great Retro Teen Holiday Gifts for more suggestions).

Here are 5 headsets, earbuds or speakers that I like and recommend:

1. Plantronics GameCom 780 Surround Sound Stereo PC Gaming Headset – Do you have hard-core gamers in your family? They will love these gaming headphones. These Dolby headphones provide a surround sound experience and include a noise-cancelling mic so that your opponents can clearly hear your commands. They are also very comfortable and have convenient on-ear controls.

2. RHA MA-350 Aluminium Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones – combine award-winning design, maximum sound isolation and cables that don’t tangle and you have a great pair of earbuds for $39.95. And to top it off, The RHA earbuds come with a 3-year warranty.

3. Skullcandy Aviator Headphones with MIC – If you are looking to buy over ear headphones instead of earbuds, the Aviator by Skullcandy gives you custom styled drivers, inspired ergonomic design, and a Supreme Sound experience. Choose from a variety of colors. Extremely comfortable and stylish, it also comes with a beautiful carrying case.

4. Tempo Battery Free Acoustic Amplifier for iPhone 4 / 4S – A great stocking stuffer, the Tempo is attached to the base of the iPhone and amplifies the sound so that teens or tweens can listen to music with their friends. No batteries or charging needed.

5. BoomBotix Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Adorable little wireless speakers with Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity. They are rechargeable, loud and have a clip so they can be easily carried around by clipping them on to a belt or backpack strap. Perfect for Tweens.

See also:
2 Great Retro Teen Holiday Gifts
Toys and Games for Teen and Tween Holiday Gifts
BassBuds Earbuds with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS: Great Gift for Girls
2 Portable Bluetooth Speakers for Teens and College Students
Sol Republic Headphones – Customize with Colored Headbands and Cables
Yurbuds – Sports Earbuds Don’t Fall Out

Full Disclosure: I received on of each of the above items to review. 


  1. It’s a job to know what headphones to choose, whether to have a set of ear bids that fit in the ear, or a heavy set that cut out all external sound and provide more bass.

    I have a great set of wireless headphones that work up to 300 feet away from the base unit, so I can work in the yard, wash the car etc, and still listen to music streaming from my laptop.


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