* Portable record players that won’t break the bank
* Choose from USB players, Bluetooth options and more
* Easily convert your vinyl records into MP3 or WAV files
Gone are the days of rummaging through old thrift stores in order to find a decent record player. For the first time in some 40 odd years, record sales are up–leading to an ever-growing market of portable turntables. And with growing market demand comes an increasingly more competitive price. In fact, these days you can find a decent record player for a fraction of what they used to cost. For proof, just check out these five great (budget) options below.
1. DIGITNOW Turntable Record Player 3 Speeds
This sleek turntable comes with three built-in speeds and boasts its own stereo speakers. As a USB turntable, simply connect your phone or laptop via the USB outlet to instantly record and transfer your records into both MP3 or WAV files.
2. Musitrend Mini Stereo Turntable 3 Speed
This compact turntable features three adjustable speeds and comes with its own built-in speakers, so you won’t have to worry about hooking it up to an external outlet. It also features a handy RCA output, headphone jack and AUX input so you can plug your smartphone in. At just under $40, this record player is a serious steal.
3. Lauson CL502 Turntable, USB Vinyl-To-MP3 Record Player
Convert any vinyl record into a digital MP3 file with this easy-to-use turntable. With three built-in speeds, an RCA Line Out output and an auto stop switch (which is hard to find on modern record players), this model looks great displayed on a shelf and it even comes with its own internal stereo system.
4. 1byone Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable
Available in two eye-catching colors, this charming turntable comes with front-facing speakers, headphone jack and RCA output for all your listening needs. Best of all, it’s extremely lightweight and compact, making it a great choice for on-the-go audiophiles.
5. Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth
As one of the most respected and well-known names in the industry, Victrola record players are simply the cream of the crop. This three-speed model comes with built-in Bluetooth and a 3.5mm aux-in for traditional listening. It also comes with its own carrying case for extra portability.