Christmas gift guide: headphones, MP3 players and digital radios

We track down the best pre-Christmas deals

  • Cheap Apple iPods

    Apple is notoriously stingy when it comes to price cuts and deals. However in the lead-up to Christmas, JB Hi-Fi is offering some good deals on iPod products, with the [[artnid:318236|8GB and 16GB 5th generation iPod Nano|Review: Apple iPod nano (5th generation) MP3 player]] available for $178 and $245, respectively. The [[artnid:260149|Apple iPod Touch 8GB|Review: Apple iPod touch (2nd generation) MP3 player]] is also a steal at $244.
  • While we haven't seen the same [[artnid:326788|frenzied price drops|Pre-Christmas bargains: the best value plasma, LCD and LED TVs ]] and [[artnid:326786|big bargain deals|Buying guide: LCD TVs, plasma screens — end of year TV bargain round-up]] that the television market has enjoyed, there are still some good deals around if you're after a pair of headphones, an MP3 player or a digital radio this Christmas.

  • Logitech price cuts

    If you've got a son, daughter, partner or sibling that's into PC gaming, a pair of Logitech speakers might be a welcome gift. Logitech has just lowered the prices of a few of its Z-series speaker systems. The Z320 is now $79.95 and the Z323 is $99.95, but our current favourite, the [[artnid:316883|Logitech Z520 PC speakers|Review: Logitech Z520 PC speakers]], is now $149.95 — a big saving of $100 off the original price.
  • Cheap iRiver MP3 players

    iRiver's MP3 players are a good choice for anyone looking for a stocking fillers. JB Hi-Fi is offering low prices on a range of MP3 players, including the [[artnid:305598|iRiver T6|Review: iRiver T6 MP3 player]] — it was $99 when we reviewed it but in the lead-up to Christmas you can pick it up for $88.

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  • Ultimate Ears price cuts

    If you've got an avid audiophile or gadget geek in the family, chances are they've heard of Ultimate Ears. Logitech's high-end audio wing deals in professional-quality canalphones, and recent price drops across the range has made these in-ear headphones better value. For example, the [[artnid:307071|Ultimate Ears 700|Review: Logitech Ultimate Ears 700 noise cancelling headphones]] have dropped $100 in price, down to $299. The price of the [[artnid:270626|Super.Fi 5 Vi|Review: Logitech Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Vi in-ear headphones]] headphones has fallen from $379 to $249.
  • Cheap OXX Digital digital radio

    OXX Digital is one of our favourite [[artnid:320596|digital radio manufacturers|Digital radio showdown]], and the [[artnid:318596|OXX Digital Classic DAB+|Review: OXX Digital Classic DAB+ digital radio]] remains one of our top-rated digital radio products. It's usually $299 but [[xref:|Wicked Digital|Wicked Digital: OXX Digital Classic DAB+]] is selling the radios for $279, including free shipping.
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