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Music lovers and musicians can be the hardest people on your list to shop for. People can be very particular about their audio gadgets and musical instruments, not to mention their taste in music in general. Sometimes the best gift isn't necessarily an album or band t-shirt, but something they'll get years of use from while enjoying their favorite music.
Amazon Prime Day, which kicks off on June 21, is an annual event that equals big savings for Prime members -- and of course that includes music fans.
Here are some of the best gifts for musicians or music lovers you can find as part of Amazon's Prime Day sale.
$199.99 (20% off)
Everything retro is coming back in style, right? A high-quality turntable is the perfect gift idea for the people in your life who appreciate great music. Vinyl records play classic old-school tunes the way they were supposed to be played, proving that there really is a difference...especially if you're pulling out some old Willie Nelson or Johnny Cash. It's also a great gift for someone wanting to start their own vinyl collection!
$55.99 (20% off)
This portable speaker is waterproof--seriously waterproof, able to withstand not just splashes and dust but snow, mud, and even brief immersions--which makes it ideal for taking your music outside any time of year. Prime Day pricing leaves you no excuse for not getting your favorite country playlist blasting this summer, whether you're at the beach, heading out on a boat, or just talking it to the backyard.
$52.79 (20% off)
A karaoke machine is the musical gift that keeps on giving, worthy of a place on any gift guide because--well, because karaoke: literally always fun, even for those of us who don't have great voices. As a bonus, this model does double duty as a Bluetooth speaker, so you can use it whether you're listening to songs on a camping trip or singing karaoke in your living room. (As for singing karaoke on a camping trip, we'd think twice--but you do you.)
$47.99 (52% off)
These wireless headphones are the real deal. With 50 hours of battery life, they're perfect for traveling--or for the singer-songwriter in your life who's constantly making music in their home studio. While we're partial to navy and copper black, they come in multiple color options so you can listen in your own personal version of sleek and stylish. You can even connect to Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant to make calls on the go, and the memory foam ear cushions make these a comfortable choice for hours of wear time.
5. Echo Show 5
$44.99 (44% off)
Some people think gift cards are the most foolproof gift. We say that what everyone really needs in their life is an Amazon Echo Show. It comes, naturally, with Alexa, which can play movie trailers or music videos for you, provide the morning news on the screen, and even--the best part--play your favorite music. On these latest models, the screen also lets you make video calls, making it easy for the musicians in your life to show off their new songs for friends and loved ones.
$119.99 (33% off)
Earbuds are honestly a solid gift that people will continue using for years to come. This particular model has a 24-hour battery and is Noise Cancelling so you can listen to all of your favorite music without being disturbed by the outside world. This would even be a good purchase to make now to capitalize on the sale and save for a stocking stuffer or Christmas gift later this year.
$23.99 (20% off)
Maybe you don't play a musical instrument (or maybe you just don't play one well--not that we'd know anything about that). That shouldn't stop you from letting your inner Conway or Carrie out! This Bluetooth microphone is the perfect way to practice your vocal chops with all of your favorite music. It's also primed for karaoke! Just connect it via Bluetooth to an app on your phone--or, better still, to the JYX Portable Karaoke Machine that's also on sale for Prime Day--and lift the curtain on karaoke night. You can even short-cut to the demo tape by recording yourself as you sing.