10 tech gifts for the stinking rich
Does the word "budget" hold no meaning to you? Then have a look at these seriously awesome (and expensive) gifts
By Alex Castle | Network World US | Published: 11:30, 12 December 2012
Around this time of year, everyone rolls out gift guides - suggestions for what to buy for the special, computer-loving people in your life. But we think that such guides sorely underserve one crucial but oft-ignored demographic: the filthy, stinking rich.
To remedy this pattern of neglect, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide for recipients for whom the word “budget” holds no meaning: Here are 10 pieces of PC paraphernalia with price tags that push the boundaries of rational expense. We’re not talking about cheesy solid-gold mice and diamond-encrusted cell phone cases that nobody actually buys, either. The products on our list are legitimately awesome (though not exactly great bargains).
Nothing wins unanimous praise in the audiophile world, but the Stax SR-009 headphones are currently the leading contender for the title of world’s best set of cans. These Japanese-built headphones feature an open-backed design, craftsman-made leather earpads, and unparalleled sound reproduction, for just over five grand.
Of course, you'll have to buy an audiophile-grade headphone amplifier to power these bad boys, so plan to spend another $2000 (at a minimum) there. But if you're a demanding listener yourself, you know that putting your money where your ears are ain't cheap.