Father’s Day Gift Guide: Sound advice for the music aficionado

We select a range of great products that will be music to your dad’s ears this Father’s Day

Does your dad prefer the finer things in life? Good wine, good food and good music to accompany it all? If he’s a music lover then we’ve done the legwork for you to unearth great gifts that are sure to make his Father’s Day an enjoyable one. We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite products.

Get dad a new digital radio: Pure ONE Classic digital radio, RRP: $249

Digital radio is the way of the future, with better sound quality and reception than regular AM/FM radio. The $249 Pure ONE Classic is a great choice if you're looking for a digital radio. It can be powered by a set of batteries — so it’s perfect for sitting outside on the veranda with a cold drink. Plus the line-out port means it can be connected to a set of larger speakers if you wanna get the party started!

On-the-go dad? Snag him a new MP3 player: Apple iPod Touch 2nd generation, RRP: $549; Sony Walkman X-Series, RRP: $549

There are a heap of great new MP3 players on the market that can take your dad from the Stone Age to the Space Age. Apple’s $549 2nd generation iPod Touch is always a good choice. It has full docking compatibility — a bonus if he’s got a new car to take his tunes on the go — and plenty of space to store music, podcasts, pictures and video. If he’s a brand lover, the latest $549 Sony Walkman X-Series packs even more into a smaller body. It has a great screen and the interface makes selecting and changing songs a breeze.

The sound of silence — upgrade his headphones: Sony MDR-NC500D noise-cancelling headphones, RRP: $799; Sennheiser HD 800 headphones, RRP: $2499

There comes a time when a dad — any dad — just wants to enjoy his music in peace and quiet. It’s hard work when the kids are underfoot causing a ruckus. A pair of big, chunky headphones is a god-send: select a quality set and every time he puts them on you’ll be gratefully remembered. The $799 Sony MDR-NC500D headphones have a great active noise-cancelling feature built in, so the outside world will seem miles away when he’s in his “cone of silence”. Of course, if he’s already got a headphone setup and you’re thinking of upgrading it, why not go for the top of the line for your dad? If the sky’s the limit then the $2499 Sennheiser HD 800 are a top choice.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags sennheisersony australiaapple iphonedigital radioWalkman

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?