If you have decided that you want to become a vinyl record enthusiast, then the first things you have to have are vinyl records and something to play them on. Investing in a record player can be fairly simple since it usually comes with speakers built-in or perhaps external speakers that connect easily by wire, but if you choose to use a stand-alone turntable it can get a little tricky and complex. Below is a list of record players only for those that just want to start out simple with no technical hurdles to overcome!
M Music Public Kingdom Bluetooth Record Player
Priced at around $170, which makes this record player worth the money is its cool design and features. Unlike other record players, this one comes with LED changing lights. It has a removable dust cover to keep the player clean when not in use. It has a vintage look with a wooden top for the turntable to sit on. It provides a solid stable sound with 2 built-in surround sound speakers with strong bass. It has a high sensitivity audio Technica MM cartridge which allows it to read the record information with great accuracy.
It also comes with Bluetooth capabilities so it can easily be connected to your laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or any audio device that is BT-Enabled. It has an RCA output jack so it can be connected to external speakers to give you an even greater sound. It plays both 33 and 45 RPM vinyl records. It has an auto-stop on/off switch so you don’t have to stop the record manually when it’s finished playing.
Victrola Classic Wood Bluetooth Record Player
For about $100, you can enjoy the classic beauty of an old-style Victrola. What sets this record player apart from some of the other new record players available today is the fact that it also comes with a built-in CD player, cassette player, and an FM radio! You get a lot of music playing options for your money. Another bonus is it that it plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records where some players only offer 33 !/3 and 45 RPM.
It comes with built-in Bluetooth so you can play music wirelessly up to 33 ft away. It does come with a cable for use with your Apple devices. It also includes a 3.5mm Aux-in jack when you want to connect additional speakers and an RCA Aux-in and headphone jack. The speakers are built-in. Bluetooth Version isV2.1+EDR. Bluetooth Profiles are A2DP and AVRCP.
Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Record Player
If you are just in search of a very inexpensive record player, then this one just might suit you at about $45. It is not the highest-rated player but does play all 3 speeds for 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM vinyl records. It comes in a nice little vintage suitcase box with legs for stability. This design makes it very portable to take along with you with its easy to carry handle.
Since the player is Bluetooth enabled, it provides you with several listening options. You can stream your music from your smartphone through the built-in Bluetooth speakers. The RCA Aux jacks make connecting external speakers simple to do. It also includes a headphone jack. Features retro power/column knob and auto stop switch that ceases the record spinning when it’s finished. For an inexpensive choice, it still provides a very nice sound that can be added to with additional speakers if wanted.
Wockodor Portable Record Player
Selling at around $80, this is a fairly affordable record player and has great feedback for the money you spend. It has 3 speeds and plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM vinyl. Music is read accurately and cleanly with the high-sensitivity cartridge. It has Bluetooth capabilities and also has SD and USB ability.
It comes with a built-in full-range stereo speaker. The bass and treble can be adjusted as you like. You can connect headphones or earphones via the Aux jack. Extra external speakers can be added too. It has a portable vintage suitcase design that makes it easy to take along wherever you want to go. Overall a very nice sound for a player that’s less than $100 bucks.
Popsky Vintage Style Record Player
This one is a steal at around $60. The suitcase style is wood and provides a vintage charm. It will look great with your vinyl collection nearby! It plays all 3 vinyl sizes, 7”, 10” and 12”. The adapter for playing 45’s is included. It has built-in full range stereo speakers to give the best sound performance. It comes with 3 elastic plugs underneath the platform to help keep it stabilized and to minimize any vibration.
For the price, you still get Bluetooth technology that allows playing music from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. It has a 3.5mm Aux-in jack for extra speakers with RCA, USB, and headphone jack. The auto-stop on/off switch means you don’t have to worry about stopping the record yourself. With the USB direct encoding, you are able to transfer audio from vinyl records to MP3 or WAV files. You can back up your vinyl copies and not worry about losing them.