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This is for the real and really cool (if old) men on your Christmas list or maybe even to stuff your own stocking by spend that Christmas money you're getting from your trust fund.

First, for guys with a really small trust fund, Amazon is featuring the Sega games--including the Total War Series--today on their daily game sale. Medieval II, for example, is only $1.99 and Shogun II is $7.49. Check it out here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...reative=390957

One of the best but affordable audiophile pair of headphones (aka "cans"), the Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones is on sale for a near record low of $173.33. I own these phones and they are great in every category from comfort to frequency response to clarity and soundstage. See them here:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-...=3TMR6IEFCG0JX

For those wanting to save a few bucks and pick up a set of cans almost as good, the
Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones are on sale at Amazon for a record low $136.28. They can be found here:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-.../ref=pd_cp_e_1

To complete your audio system where space is an issue, Newegg as the
Polk Audio RM8 Center Channel Speaker for $49.99. See:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290222

You can combine that center channel with
Polk Audio Monitor60 Series II Floorstanding Loudspeaker for $99.99 a piece from Newegg and/or the Sony SSF-7000 Floor-Standing 4-way Speaker with 8" Woofer (Pair) from Amazon for $174.99 and/or the Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black) also from Amazon for $71.42.

Links:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882290206

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSF-7000-...=3TMR6IEFCG0JX

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SS-B3000-...=3TMR6IEFCG0JX
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Musician's Friend has the AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones on sale for just $39.95. These are great cans for those who travel or who just want a quality set to toss in the backpack. For those who do not know, AKG is a favorite brand of sound engineers.

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http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-a...68225000001000
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Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver on sale (again) at Newegg for $299.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-82117395-L0B


That can be connected to the MartinLogan MLT-1 5.1CH Home Theater Speaker System for $249.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-82981012-L06D
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I don't need any new AV toys, but NewEegg has some great pricing and I will need to remember to look there in the future. Typically I buy from B&H because they are awesome about returns.

For Christmas, I got a pair of Denon DJ over-hear headphones. Model DN-HP700. I think they were about $100 but I am extremely happy with them. My son has had the same Denon's for over a year, they get heavy use (go to school every day and are shoved in bookbag) and they look/sound like new.

For receivers, 2-3 years ago I upgraded and bought Denon. I hated it, extremely difficult to setup. I returned the Denon for a higher-end Onkyo (B&H didn't even make me pay for shipping!) and I love it. Setup was very intuitive, almost dummy-proof. It runs hot as hell (you could fry eggs on it), much hotter than a Pioneer (or other cheap receivers like a Sony) unless you buy a Pioneer Elite. But, it can crank out a full Rush at Rio concert at almost 100% volume without a rest.
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Denon makes very good headphones. Anyone in the market for a new (or used) set of cans, regardless of price range, will probably find this both helpful and interesting reading:

http://www.head-fi.org/a/buying-guid...by-price-range

When it comes to receivers, I also like Yamaha, Onkyo and even Pioneer, with which I have good luck since 1971. I still have and use my vintage SX-990.

Newegg and Amazon are my go to vendors. Additional on line vendors worth checking out include J & R, Adorama and TigerDirect.
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Sennheiser - Earbud Headphones (OCX 880) for $34.99 (with coupon code shown) through Sunday:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-26106424-L05A
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Shure SRH840 Professional Monitoring Headphones from Buy.com for only $129.99 shipped:

http://www.buy.com/prod/shure-thread...211279390.html
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Pioneer VSX-1021-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiverbundled with 1x Klipsch HD 500 5.1 High Definition Theater system for $599.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...mbo834822-LM2A


Definitive Technology ProCinema 60 5.1CH Home Audio Speaker System for 279.99 through the 20th:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82325104-L024C


Energy Take 5 Pack 5CH Home Theater Speaker System for $149.99 through the 20th:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-82269004-L0J

The last two ship for free.
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Denon AH-D2000 - Open Box (Like New) – Denon AHD2000 High Performance Over-Ear Headphones for $199.77.

These are great closed cans that normally sell for at least $100 more. Link:

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Polk Audio PSW Series PSW10 Cherry 10-inch Powered Subwoofer for $89.99:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82290035-L019A
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