Owen & Fred must have the same memories I do, because they have come up with a beautiful marriage of these two trends in a pair of iPod/iPhone or computer speakers.
Owen & Fred describes these limited edition speakers as producers of "sound [that] is smooth and easy to listen to. No harsh highs or rough midrange, just natural - musical sound that never fails to impress. " Honestly, I'm not quite sure what the second sentence means, but I do know one thing: they sure look nice. The Listener on your list is sure to appreciate their aesthetic beauty as much as their auditory quality.
Buy through Owen & Fred for $199.
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