Plenty of studies out there argue that listening to music can make you smarter, happier, healthier and more productive in your day-to-day life. There’s even a brand of research called musicology, where clever bods in lab coats explore how music effects our nervous system (it activates every part of your brain, fact).
Beyond the science, we reckon you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone that, on feeling down or anxious, hasn’t hit play on their number-one feel-good tune and instantly felt better. One song can bring back a multitude of happy memories to lift the soul, from lyrics that give you goosebumps to a rhythmic beat that gets your head nodding. Music is our escape – nothing beats turning up the volume, closing your eyes and zoning out.
And, nowadays, there’s no better way to learn about someone than scanning their favourite music playlist. (Our music taste is more ‘please, don’t judge me’ than ‘listen to this’.) That well-played Spotify playlist says more about a person than their Instagram profile ever will…
So, if life is better with music, we’d thought we’d round up great audio kit and the latest in music technology available at Silverburn right now so you can enjoy your music collection, whether you’re a hip hop, pop or rock music fan, wherever you are – at home or on the go.
Philips Izzy Multiroom wireless speaker
Fill any room in the house with top-quality sound at the tap of a button thanks to this compact multi-room speaker. It wirelessly connects to other Izzy speakers in additional rooms, so you can expand your home sound system as and when you fancy – perfect for enjoying Beyoncé in the bathroom and Kanye West in the kitchen.
Air LP Bluetooth Record Player
2017 was THE year for vinyl, with sales hitting an all-time high not seen since 1991 when Nirvana’s Nevermind was moshing its way up the vinyl chart. No better time to invest in a turntable then! With the Air LP you can send the sound from your records wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker around your home, so no need for messy wires.
Beats Pill+ Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
Whether you’re off on a group holiday or heading to the park for a picnic, a portable Bluetooth speaker is your on-the-go audio must-have. Controlled by an easy-to-use app, the tiny but powerful Beats Pill+ speaker delivers crisp and immersive sound that’ll do all your toe-tapping tunes justice.
On the hunt for some new tunes? Here’s our pick of the best emerging artists for 2018:
• Basette – a voice as soulful as Amy Winehouse
• Aine Cahill – Ireland’s pop queen in the making
• Lewis Capaldi – He supported Rag N Bone Man on his recent tour
Our picks: 1. Air LP Bluetooth record player, £79.99, Menkind 2. Beats by Dre EP on-ear headphones, £89.95, Argos 3. Beats Pill+ portable Bluetooth stereo speaker in Citrus Red, £179.95, Argos 4. Philips Izzy Multiroom Wireless Speaker, £99.99, Argos
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