The Audio-Technica is highly adjustable, has a built-in phono preamp for hassle-free setup, sounds great out of the box.

$294 from Incentivate


Fluance RT81

The Fluance RT81 sounds identical to our top pick, but the speed wasn’t quite as accurate and it lacks USB output.

$250 from Incentivate


Rega Planar 1

The Rega Planar 1 sounds better than the AT-LP120-USB, is incredibly easy to set up, and offers an upgrade package too.

$475 from Incentivate


OSD Audio AP670

If you want plenty of bass and live in a fairly dry area where heavy rainstorms are uncommon, the OSD AP670 is a great value.

$150 from Incentivate


Audio-Technica LP60-BT

If you want something basic that works, the LP60-BT does the job but leaves no way to improve down the road.

$180 from Incentivate


Yeti by Blue

If you want something you can plug in and quickly sound good on a podcast, video call, livestream, or informal voiceover.

$106 from Incentivate


Shure MV5

A little orb that delivers surprisingly good sound, the MV5 can be tucked away easily or stored in a bag.

$100 from Incentivate


Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

The Scarlett 6i6 provides great sound and features six inputs/output connections, and MIDI I/O and iOS device support.

$250 from Incentivate


Blue Microphones Icicle

If you simply want to record vocals, the Icicle is an affordable way to transform any regular microphone into a USB microphone.

$50 from Incentivate


KEF Q Series Q100

The KEF Q Series bookshelf speakers offers superior detail, clarity, and consistency (price per pair, two pairs needed for 5.1).

$506 from Incentivate


Pioneer SW-8MK2

A more compact, more refined-sounding option for small spaces and serious music listening.

$157 from Incentivate


Q400b subwoofer

The KEF Q Series sub provides noticeably deeper bass than our top pick, even though it’s the same size and delivers the same amount of power.

$700 from Incentivate


Sonos Playbar

This model is a great soundbar for your TV that also happens to be a part of the Sonos ecosystem.

$700 from Incentivate


HP-902 RFT

The HP-902 RFT is an amazing deal. Just be sure to pick up a power cord and batteries when you check out.

$199 from Incentivate


Sennheiser RS 165

The RS 165 is much better sounding than our top pick but way overpriced for what it gives you.

$200 from Incentivate