6 essential gadgets for music on the go

Life is better with music, so stay tuned on the road with the latest audio tech for 2019.

The latest music tech will have you dancing to your own tune next holiday.
  • Mark Gambino
  • August 2019

The sounds of silence when travelling ain’t bad – but adding your own soundtrack to your trip is better! A great pair of travel headphones is essential, whether the noise reduction kind to drown out the hum of the plane or over-ear buds for active adventures. Then pack the perfect travel power bank to keep the music playing, a digital audio player so you are not stumped for song choice and, perhaps, even a portable keyboard, if you like the sound of dancing to your own beat.

Premium performance

The new Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones (AUD $349.95) pack formidable battery life. With nine hours in each earphone, plus a powerful charging case that brings your total listening time up to 24 hours, they’re functional as well as stylish.

The sweat-resistant Powerbeats Pro are the ultimate workout accessory.
The sweat-resistant Powerbeats Pro are the ultimate workout accessory.

Ear candy

When your favourite rockers step on stage, chances are they plug their gear into a Marshall amplifier. The British audio brand also has a stellar line of headphones, including the Major III wired headphones (AUD $149.99), which are designed to achieve authenticity and clarity across a range of music styles – from classical and folk, to heavy metal and hip hop.

The timeless Marshall III headphones are perfect for old-school audiophiles
The timeless Marshall III headphones are perfect for old-school audiophiles.

Moving on up

Each revision of Sennheiser’s popular HD 200 Pro line of headphones (AUD $149) takes the baton from the last for studio-level audio in a personal device. The closed-ear design minimises ambient noise, allowing you to remain aware of your surroundings without sacrificing audio quality – one of the many reasons it’s a winner.

The Sennheiser HD 200 Pro is famed for its superior audio quality
The Sennheiser HD 200 Pro is famed for its superior audio quality.

Perfect composition

Why listen to someone else’s tunes when you can make your own? The ROLI Seaboard Block MIDI keyboard (AUD $349.95) is light enough to slip into your carry-on luggage and comes packed with smart built-in features, including custom music creation software and wireless connectivity to channel your creativity. Look out, Lady Gaga!

Invent new sounds with the space-age Seaboard Block keyboard
Invent new sounds with the space-age Seaboard Block keyboard.

Power to the people

With enough power to keep your smartphone, MP3 player and wireless headphones juiced up and playing your favourite tunes throughout any long-haul flight, the Belkin Pocket Power 15K Power Bank (AUD $79.95) ensures you will never again feel the fear of seeing a low battery indicator halfway through your favourite song.

Belkin's Power Pocket will keep the tunes rolling all day long
Belkin's Power Pocket will keep the tunes rolling all day long.

Endless love

There’s no need to worry about your talk time cutting into your music time with this digital audio player because it has only one purpose: playing music. The Fiio M3K (AUD $109.95) features high-resolution audio playback without a top-shelf price tag. Enjoy 26 hours of tunes and up to 38 days on standby.

The state-of-the-art Fiio M3K player is the ultimate travel device for music lovers.
The state-of-the-art Fiio M3K player is the ultimate travel device for music lovers.

There you have it - essential gear that no audiophile should have to do without.