It’s hard to please a technophile or an audiophile when you have a tight budget… And yet, there are still high quality products, sold for less than 100€! This selection brings together 10 inexpensive Audio & Video products, which will certainly hit the mark with a lover of good sound.
A portable DAC / headphone amplifier
In-ear Hi-Res headphones
The Pioneer SE-CH5T intra headphones (€44.9) seduced our ears. For less than 50€, you have Hi-Res certified headphones, capable of delivering breathtaking sound for the asking price. The comfort is also excellent, with a braided cable that surrounds the ear, and that emits no noise (neither to the touch, nor when walking, etc.). This intra headset is even equipped with a microphone and a control allowing you to take calls, activate your smartphone’s voice assistant, or even pause your music. Do not hesitate to consult our Espresso Test of the Pioneer SE-CH5T to find out more!
A vinyl washing machine
Hi-Fi headphones for the home
I know, we’re a little over budget… But only €9, and it’s for a good cause! The Grado SR60e audiophile headphones (109€) provide unparalleled sound performance at this price. The sound is superb, with lots of balance and airiness. Admittedly, his look will not be unanimous, but that is not at all what we ask of him… We can only salute the work of the Grado family who, from their workshop in Brooklyn, provide the Hi-Fi planet with little gems for decades. Want to know more about the brand? Check out the video that shows how a family grocery store became the production center for what some consider to be the best helmets in the world.
A Bluetooth wireless speaker
Headphones for sports
Does he jog to keep in shape? She works her line in the room? Offer him a good wireless intra headset specially designed for the practice of sports activities. Resistant to rain and perspiration, the NuForce BE Sport3 sports headphones (€89) adopt Bluetooth technology for total compatibility with all smartphones or walkmans. It even offers the APT-X codec, a guarantee of CD quality broadcasting! Very comfortable thanks to its light weight, it comes with several accessories including lugs allowing perfect support, even during intensive training. Microphone and control keys as a bonus!
APT-X Bluetooth receiver
A universal remote control
Never underestimate the power of the universal remote! If you have a friend or loved one who has several audio/video devices, and multiple remote controls are lying haphazardly on the table in their living room, then do them a favor: give them a Meliconi Gumbody Digital 5 universal remote control. Internet (29€). Capable of controlling up to 5 devices, it is compatible with most televisions, TV boxes, Satellite decoders, Blu-ray/DVD players, Home-Cinema amplifiers, Game consoles, etc. This universal remote control is also very easy to use, and is resistant thanks to its rubber coating.
A connected Blu-ray/DVD player
It may be said, DVDs and Blu-rays are still very popular! If you know a cinephile with a small collection, but his reader is aging, this Sony BDP-S1700 (79€) could prove to be very interesting. First of all, we take advantage of Sony’s expertise in video processing: the image is sublime, and all content can be upsampled to 1080p thanks to Full HD upscaling. This Blu-ray/DVD player is also an excellent multimedia gateway, since it has a USB port compatible with the best audio/photo/video files, and access to many online services such as Youtube or Netflix.