You just found your favorite album ever at a garage sale down the street, but there’s only one problem. It’s a record. And you don’t have a record player. If you want to grab something that doesn’t break the bank but still allows you to listen to your sweet vinyl, you need to be on the hunt for the best portable record player. Here are some things you can look for in a player.
USB Enabled: If you want to be able to play not only records on your new music system, you need to be on the lookout for something that is USB enabled, so it can play music from your phone or rip you vinyl tracks to audio tracks.
Headphone Jack: Not everybody likes Metallica ok? Sometimes you just need to throw on some headphones and have your own private jam session, just for you. BE on the lookout for this icon for systems with headphone jacks.
Bluetooth Enabled: Some players are Bluetooth enabled to allow you to use your record player’s speakers as a place to play music from your phone, computer, or any other device. This feature takes your record player to the next level.
Colors: A record player is going to become a staple in your decor, so treat it like one. Choosing a record player that is stylish is almost as important as choosing a player that comes with lots of other features.
Power: Some players are truly portable and come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows you to take your vintage party anywhere you see fit. Some people do only need their record player in one place though, so check this icon.
Cartridge Style: There are a few different kinds of cartridge styles, but most portable models will be moving magnetic. This is an important feature if you’re really invested in how the player works, but for many users, this is not important.
Alright, we think you’re ready. Let’s start to try to find you the best all in one record player. Our top and budget picks are great choices for anyone looking to pick a player quickly and easily, they are both great options. Read on through our other eight picks for the best portable turntable if you really want to be thorough. We hope you find something that rocks your socks off!