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Jingle Bell Swing

Great gifts that bring you closer to the music you love

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Monoprice M650 headphones

Monoprice M650 headphones
Monoprice M650 headphones

Most headphones use a closed-back design to block sounds from the outside. But audiophiles generally prefer open-back models, which tend to have a more spacious and natural sound. If you’ve never heard what a good open-back set of headphones can do, give Monoprice’s M650 a try. You’ll probably be shocked at how clean, natural, and detailed the sound is—provided you change the earpads from the factory-installed leather-covered ones to the velour-covered ones included in the box.

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Brent Butterworth

Brent Butterworth has been a professional audio journalist since 1989, and has evaluated and measured thousands of audio products. He is currently a writer at Wirecutter and editor of the SoundStage Solo headphone site; served as an editor at such magazines as Sound & Vision and Home Theater; and worked as marketing director for Dolby Laboratories. He also plays double bass with several jazz groups in Los Angeles.