Music Sounds Better With You

For whatever reason, summer tends to be a musical season, one might say the most musical of them all. Perhaps it’s because we need backup jams when hosting BBQs, or we’re lounging on patios and poolside more often and hear that song of the summer, or we’re attending festivals or concerts in the great outdoors…whatever the case may be, today I’ve plucked five gifts perfect for the music lovers on your list.

Needle in a Play-StackNeedle In A Play-Stack Turntable – $169 @ ModCloth
If your giftee believes vinyl is devine, they’ll flip for this retro-inspired turntable that accommodates three speeds for albums new & old. The built-in speaker and carrying case make it ultra portable, but perhaps the neatest feature is the way this decidedly ol’ skool music player connects with the 21st century. First of all, if you’ve got a particular album on vinyl and ONLY on vinyl, you can actually hook your turntable up to your computer to ‘rip’ tracks from it. Secondly, you can also plug your MP3 player into the included auxiliary port for when you just want to let the tunes roll all night long. Smart!

Lyric Culture

Lyric Culture Tees – $39+
LA-based Lyric Culture pays homage to (mostly) classic tunes with their line-up of way-cooler-than-concert-tee incarnations of iconic lyrics. With options for men, ladies, juniors, and even pets, they’ve got dozens of tops tailored to their source of inspiration – from Brit Pop takes on The Beatles to sexed-up versions of 70s rocker lyrics, this is a fun way to pay homage to a favourite band without donning an overpriced, tacky-looking top. Many of the women’s tops also feature fun, one-of-a-kind details like cutout or tied up backs to bring yesterday’s lyrics firmly into today’s world. Looking for some more recent hits? Kelly Clarkson and 1D are some of the newbies on tap – keep your eyes peeled for new releases.

Munchkin mozart Magic Cube

Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube – $28.88 @ Wal-Mart
Yup, because even the little ones should learn to love music from a young age. This inventive baby toy plays off the ‘Mozart Theory’, that tots who listen to the composer will grow up with greater brain power. The device lets them press five large buttons to hear the dulcet tones of various orchestra instruments. They can also flip on orchestra mode using one of Mozart’s 8 most famous compositions, and add or subtract various instruments from the arrangement as the song plays. Yes it’s a noisemaker, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the beeps & pows coming from your average electronic baby toy. Way too cute!

ODD 3D printed Guitar

‘Atom’ 3D Printed Guitar – $3,500+ USD @ ODD
Now this is for a career musician, or someone that ought to be one at least, in terms of the ‘hobby’ scale. I introduced 3D printing to some friends awhile back – it’s a pretty special process that allows you to render just about any shape you want. In this case, the manufacturers at ODD have come up with a Les Paul inspired guitar that allows for tons of customization, incredible sound quality, great durability, and a kick ass look and feel – all for, quite frankly, a fraction of the cost of a regular custom-made guitar. The ‘Atom’ is just one of a half-dozen models available, and in and of itself it can be tweaked in terms of colour and materials. A dream gift if I ever saw one.

Coloud Headphones Knock

Knock Headphones – $37 @ Coloud
Music’s nothing without something grand to listen to it through – and these minimalist headphones from Scandinavian brand Coloud fits the bill. The entire philosophy of the company is to create headphones that trims down the bells and whistles, aside from all you really need for a great listening experience: lightweight portability (with a no-tangle cord), long-lasting comfort, and if you’re up to it, a fun fashion statement with your choice of colours. Each pair also has a built-in microphone & remote to allow you to chatter on the phone or skip through songs without fishing out your device. You can buy Coloud directly through their website (for $15 shipping) or through dozens of retailers across Canada including HMV, Indigo and Best Buy along with tons of local independent shops.

One of you readers is going to be listening to some sweet tunes very soon – I’m giving away a pair of Coloud headphones AND the shirt of your choice from Lyric Culture to a lucky reader! Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by May 24th with your favourite Lyric Culture tee + the colour of Knock headphones you’d pick if you were chosen as the winner!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around May 25th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow and Tweet @ColoudHP with your favourite Coloud style and say what activity you most wear headphones for! Is it commuting? Working out? Traveling on an airplane? Studying? Leave a link back to your Tweet below to earn yourself a bonus entry!

5) Bonus Entry #2: Earn two MORE bonus entries by Following @LyricCulture on Twitter and Liking Lyric Culture on Facebook + leaving a comment with what you love about their shirts.

110 Responses to “Music Sounds Better With You”
  1. janicour says:

    Strawberry Fields forever..Love this one. Purple and pink headphones. LikedLyric Culture on facebook and commeneted. Followed on twitter.

  2. leah leitch says:
    Would choose the walking on sunshine tee above and the black and orange headphones! πŸ™‚

  3. Leah says:

    My fave are the the black/cyan headphones and the Wicked Game cape tee

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d choose the Crimson and Clover racer back tank and the Black and Red headphones!

  5. cookie3 says:

    Love the Purple Haze tee & the blue headphones

  6. Victoria Ess says:

  7. kittypride says:

    I like the Shine on You Crazy diamond t-shirt

    I really like the red headphones.

  8. Victoria Ess says:

  9. Taps says:

    i like the kiss me dealy tee and the purple headphone..

  10. i like the headphones they would be very useful for nighttime when i’m trying to sleep

  11. Erin says:

    I’d chose the Gimme All Your Lovin’ racer back tank and the black and cyan headphones.

  12. Marlene J says:

    Ohh would have to be the Def Leppard Logo boyfriend tee –
    Brings me back to those days…

    Love the Purples or Blacks headphones …

  13. mousecat says:

    My favourite Lyric T is “No More Words” –
    I’d choose the green headphones!

  14. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d choose the Shine On You Crazy Diamond drape back tee and the red & black headphones

  15. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I follow & have tweeted @ColoudHP

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    have liked and commented on Lyric Culture on FB

    and follow on twitter

  17. pacificnxnw says:


  18. Jayne Cameron says:

    My favorites are the the black/cyan headphones and the purple headphone

  19. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love Original Sin round neck tee and the purples headset.

  20. Grace F says:

    I love the Give Peace A Chance Tank. Wish they had their Pet category up and running, then I would have chosen a tee for my 3 lb Maltese. As for the headphones, it was hard to choose with all the vibrant colours…however, I narrowed it down to the Purples or the White & Red.

  21. Joan G says:

    I’d choose the Men’s The Dark Side of the Moon for my hubby – he’s a Pink Floyd fanatic and I’d pick the purple headphones for myself.

  22. Leah says:

    I love the give peace a chance double twist back tank and the black/red knock headphones

  23. thomas rusinak says:

    this stuff is really great!!!

  24. Stephen Tiffney says:

    I like the The Dark Side of the Moon tee and the blue headphones

  25. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I would love the One Love Elbow Sleeve T in Gray and the Blue/Cyan headphones.

  26. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I follow Colouds as jasmyth10 and tweeted

  27. Jeannie Smyth says:

    I follow Lyric Culture on twitter and liked them of FB and left a comment as well.

  28. Evan says:

    I like the Long Live Rock tee, and would select the blue Knock headphones. Thank you.

  29. Susan says:

    My favourite Lyric tee is the Imagine dolman sleeve tee (
    My favourite colour of The Knock headphones is the two tones of blue

  30. MANUEL VIZCAYA says:

    I Shot The Sheriff tee, headphones in orange

  31. beewbedard says:

    My Generation flag tee tshirt and headphones in white

  32. stacey dempsey says:

    I love the tydye style tank topand the red headphone

  33. diane p says:

    I would love the pink and purple headphones and my favourite is the strawberry fields forever v-neck tee.

  34. I like the long white T-shirt with slashed back.. And purple headphones

  35. Danielle says:

    I like the One Love elbow sleeve shirt and the purple headphones

  36. Danielle says:

  37. Danielle says:

    Commented on Lyric Culture’s FB page:

  38. Alison K says:

    My favourite Lyric Culture tee is their, “Imagine dolman sleeve tee” + the colour of Knock headphones is “grey/pink”

    Bonus Entry #1: Followed and Tweeted @ColoudHP

    Bonus Entry #2: Followed and Tweeted @LyricCulture


  39. Louise says:

    I love the One Love round neck tee (red)
    and the black/red headphones

  40. Louise says:

    I followed and tweeted-twitter name wildcardacehigh

  41. Shawna says:

    I like the strawberry fields forever tshirt and the purple head phones

  42. Holly says:

    I would choose the Kiss Me Deadly henley tank! Love it!! And the purple headphones!

  43. Lisa says:

    Walking on Sunshine Tee and pink headphones.

  44. ToCo says:

    Purple Haze Tee and PURPLE headphones! Everything purple!

  45. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    Give Peace A Chance burnout tee and the blues headphones

  46. lisa R says:

    kiss me deadly henley tank and purple headphones

  47. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I followed and tweeted Follow and Tweet @ColoudHP

  48. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    Following @LyricCulture on Twitter and Liking Lyric Culture and left a comment @abbeyruby and fb Chandra Christine O’Connor

  49. Patricia says:

    Purple Haze tee and purple headphones!!

  50. lisa bolduc says:

    the walking on sunshine tee and the blue headphones

  51. April Campbell says:

    I would pick the walking on sunshine T and the red headphones.

  52. Joan Brown says:

    I really like the Strawberry fields forever tee and I would pick the knock black and red headphones.

  53. vanessa foster says:

    wooohooo walking on sunshine and blue head phones

  54. Fiona Gobolos says:

    Definitely the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ Lyric T with matching blue Knock Headphones! πŸ™‚

  55. Linda Peters says:

    Love the Walking On Sunshine Tee and the red headphones, thanks

  56. Lori says:

    Headphones? green is my first choice, then the orange/yellow ones.
    Tshirt? the first one pictures is the best.

  57. Jenn says:

    I shot the sheriff tee and Red/Black headphones are my favourite

  58. CarrieinSK says:

    I’d love to win the β€˜Atom’ 3D Printed Guitar – $3,500+ USD @ ODD. It is probably the NICEST guitar I’ve ever seen! Hubby has been a wonderful guitar player for over 50 years and this would make a great birthday gift for him next week!

  59. Beth Rosell says:

    I would pick the wicked game tee and the pink and purple headphones

  60. I really dig the Red and Black Knock Coloud headphones as well as the star-design man’s tee

  61. Ali Grotkowski says:

    Headphones? Red! T-shirt: Walking on Sunshine

  62. Tracey says:

    I like the American Woman round neck tee and the purple & pink headphones.

  63. I would take the Wish You Were Here racerback tee and the pink headphones.

  64. Carolyn says:

    give peace a chance burnout tee & PURPLE!!

  65. Carolyn says:

    LIKEd, FOLLOWed & that they have great styles for woman, so many tshirt companies don’t and I hate wearing men’s tshirts

  66. Sean Pynaert says:

    I like strawberry fields forever tee and the green headphones

  67. Carolyn M says:

    I love the Strawberry Fields T and the record player reminds me of one I had as a kid. My First album was Supertramp’s Breakfast In America πŸ˜€

  68. Florence C says:

    I like the Strawberry Fields forever and the blue headphones

  69. Bonnie says:

    blue headphones and boy love that guitar

  70. Cathy M says:

    Love the Strawberry Fields Forever T and the green headphones

  71. Red headphones and Strawberry fields of course.

  72. lucy says:

    Love the Strawberry Fields Forever The pink or purple headphones.

  73. I adore the One Love elbow sleeve tee (gray)

  74. margaret Martello says:

    I like the Strawberry Fields forever t-shirt and the blue headphones

  75. Jessica L. says:

    I’d choose the “Strawberry Fields” lyrical t and the green headphones

  76. ginette4 says:

    I didn’t find my favourite band t (Supertramp) so I picked a tee from my second favourite band
    Pink Floyd – Shine on You crazy diamond
    and the headphone colour of choice is blue

  77. Ashley O says:

    Like the Black & Grey headphones πŸ™‚

  78. Mandy Rogasky says:

    My favourite Lyric Culture tee is: Strawberry Fields round neck tee
    + the colour of Knock headphones I’d pick: Pink with the purple

  79. Vanessa says:

    I love The Learning To Fly tshirt and the Blue headphones πŸ™‚

  80. sarah p says:

    I love, love LOVE the Helter Skelter lyrics shirt πŸ˜€ and If i were to win I’d choose the black and blue headphones

  81. Christy says:

    strawberry fields shirt and pink/purple headphones πŸ™‚

  82. julia g says:

    I covet the purple headphones and like the “I am the Walrus” tee.

  83. Stacey says:

    love this tank! Gimme All Your Lovin’ racer back tank and would definitely choose the blue headphones! love them!

  84. Burcu says:

    I love Walking On Sunshine round neck tee and purple headphones

  85. Ria A. says:

    Fav tee from Lyric Culture is the Walking on Sunshine round neck tee, and I would love to rock the Purple Knock headphones! Funny the person above me choose the same thing, even though I didn’t see that comment till after I was done browsing the site XD haha!

  86. Ria A. says:

    tweeted πŸ™‚

  87. The Pinball Wizard tee rocks, and Red and Black are my colours, so I’d choose those headphones.

  88. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d pick the Navy T and the red headphones

  89. I absolutely love the Helter Skelter slash back tank, super cute ! THe colour of head phones I would buy is the purples of course ! Very cool website too .. impressive !

  90. Followed Lyric Culture on twitter (@boot_lip) liked their facebook page too,

  91. stacey h says:

    i really like the grey/orange headphones and the One Love elbow sleeve tee (gray)

  92. stacey h says:

    bonus 1

  93. stacey h says:

    follow @LyricCulture

  94. eleanor says:

    I like the Long Live Rock tee and the blue headphones.

  95. I like the Baba O`Reily tee and I would chose the red and black headphones πŸ™‚

  96. madmoosemama says:

    Green headphones and this tee… Give Peace A Chance double twist back tank ~ !!

  97. madmoosemama says:

  98. Suzanne G says:

    I like Original Sin round neck tee and I like the Gray Pink headphones if I was chosen as the winner

  99. aimee says:

    i like the beatles tees and love the blue earphones

  100. Heather A says:

    Strawberry Fields Forever and Purple headphones.

  101. william fraser says:

    like the dark side of the moon tee and orange headphones thanks!!!

  102. marionellen says:

    would pick Strawberry fields forever, and either pink or purple headphones for my granddaughter..favorite colors

  103. My favourite tee is the Strawberry Fields round neck tee and the colour of Knock headphones I’d pick if I was chosen as winner is the grey/pink.

  104. Strawberry fields and the green headphones

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