November 13, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Music Lovers

By Amy Johnsonbaugh

The music lover on my shopping list is my older brother. He plays guitar, writes music, used to play in a band and has an enormous CD collection. When he switched wireless carriers to Sprint recently, he was stoked to find out about the free Spotify trial. In fact, the guest room filled with all his CDs was recently turned into a nursery for his son, due any day now, and he said he no longer needs all those CDs because of Spotify’s massive catalogue.

Playlists on the go
Sprint exclusively offers its customers access to Spotify’s catalogue of +20 million songs for three or six months for FREE.1 Get into the holiday spirit with a FREE Spotify Premium trial and holiday-themed playlists
from Spotify, a popular streaming music app.

Portable Concert Sound
My family uses the Sprint-exclusive Harman Kardon Onyx Studio speaker every day. It easily pairs with my Android smartphone or my husband’s iPhone via Bluetooth® so we can play music for our kids while they’re taking a bath or playing outside. I’ve heard music from other Bluetooth speakers and none compares to the rich sound this device produces, in my opinion. $149.99 (excluding taxes) with the purchase of any accessory.2

Comfortable Headphones with Exceptional Sound
I’m considering buying the JBL® Synchros Slate Headphones for my daughter so she can watch Netflix or use apps on the iPad without distracting the rest of our family. With plush leather ear cushions and a lightweight steel headband, they are super comfortable. Plus, my husband and I can borrow them because we’ll appreciate the JBL Professional Audio Sound with PureBass and LiveStage™ Technology for a realistic sound experience. $139.99 with the purchase of any accessory.2

Compact Listening
My husband travels often and would appreciate the Harman Kardon SOHO II NC ear buds, for long flights. Plus they’re compact, fitting nicely into carry-on luggage, and come with ergonomic ear tips in three sizes (a.k.a. he shouldn’t be surprised if I borrow them!). Features include accurate bass and sound clarity even at low volumes and active noise cancellation for ultimate listening enjoyment. $99.99 with the purchase of any accessory.2

Gift a Prepaid Smartphone
Don’t worry about a contract and give someone a smartphone with amazing sound. HTC Desire® 816 4G LTE from one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile USA, features HTC BoomSound™ so your gift recipient can experience their favorite music, movies and games with exceptional sound. $299.99 (excluding taxes)

The Sharp AQUOS Crystal, available from Boost Mobile, boasts Harman’s Clari-Fi™ technology with the ability to restore and “rebuild” music fidelity lost during audio compression. Clari-Fi yields richer, deeper and clearer sound quality for compressed digital music (like MP3 downloads or streaming services such as Spotify). The Clari-Fi experience includes low and high frequency extension, improved realism and fidelity, and wider sound stage. $149.99 (excluding taxes)

Amy Johnsonbaugh is a communications manager for the Apps and Services team at Sprint. Based in Orange County, Calif., she can answer questions related to Sprint-branded or third-party consumer applications, music/entertainment applications, accessibility applications, Sprint ID and family service applications. Amy can be reached at amy.johnsonbaugh@sprint.com.

1Spotify premium for six months for customers who are on Sprint Family Share Pack or Sprint Unlimited plan. Your Spotify subscription will be charged on your Sprint bill at the end of the six month trial for $7.99/month. Three months free Spotify Premium Free Trial for all other Sprint customers. Normally $9.99/month. Other restrictions apply.  See www.sprint.com/spotify for full details.
2Promotion valid 11/1/14-12/27/14 in Sprint stores only. Other restrictions apply. See store for full details. 

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