Believe it or not, record sales are at an all-time high — whether it’s due to their cool aesthetic, superior sound quality or simple nostalgia value, records are a fantastic way to revive old favorites and discover new ones. Turntables aren’t as expensive as they used to be, but it can be difficult to determine which players are not only worth investing in, but also how they’ll work once you have them. With the rise of Bluetooth among all of our devices, it was only a matter of time before that trend hit record players as well.
Gone are the days of worrying and fussing over audio cables, as these players can connect to your travel speakers, AirPods, or any other Bluetooth device you can imagine. Set up is easy and breezy, leaving you with plenty of time to focus on what matters most: listening to your favorite album. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best Bluetooth record players on the market — check them out below.
1. Sony PS-LX310BT Bluetooth Record Player
At SPY, we loved this record player so much that we wrote an entire review dedicated to it. While you should absolutely go and read that, the tl;dr version of it is this: Sony’s player is an extremely versatile and well-constructed player that will mold to your existing setup, whatever it may be. Already have high-quality speakers? Slot this in with no issue. Looking to invest in a quality amp at some point? There’s a setting for that. Want to just connect it to your AirPods? You’re good. We really can’t recommend it enough. It more than earns its reputation as the best Bluetooth record player available today.
2. Victrola Vintage Suitcase Bluetooth Record Player
BEST ENTRY LEVEL
For those looking to get into record players in general, the Victrola Vintage Suitcase Bluetooth Record Player is smartly priced to be a great entry-level unit. As evidenced by its namesake, it collapses to a suitcase for easy portability, meaning you can easily take it—and your Bluetooth speaker—to a house party to instantly add some sophistication to any event, or just host a cool listening party. Even if you don’t have a Bluetooth speaker, the player itself has built-in stereo speakers and audio-out jacks if you want to spring for an upgrade. Most importantly, it comes in a cornucopia of color assortments, so there’s a shade for everyone.
3. Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT Bluetooth Record Player
Starting with this Audio Technica is where these players begin to enter into a more serious level of commitment and quality. By investing more into the hardware, you’re rewarded with an overall better experience (i.e., better quality parts and construction, which leads to a better quality sound). Few companies can match the level of expertise that Audio Technica puts into their products. The AT-LP60XBT is basically an upgraded version of the brand’s standard player. The fully automatic functionality means you don’t have to worry about placing the needle in the perfect spot, as the unit moves the needle automatically over for you. If you’ve had a suitcase player for a while now and are ready for something better, start here.
Plus, look how cool this thing looks:
4. Crosley UO Exclusive Velvet Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player
BEST PORTABLE TURNTABLE
Crosley has an entire line of retro-inspired Bluetooth record players; however, we would actually recommend their Velvet Cruiser portable record player, available exclusively at Urban Outfitters. Like the brand’s other suitcase record players, this machine it stylish and portable. However, the Crosley Velvet Cruiser gets an upgrade with a vintage velvet carrying case.
While this is more of an entry-level record player than a premium product, it’s still got everything you need for a solid vinyl record listening experience. This record player comes with three speeds (33 1/3, 45 and 78). In addition to its Bluetooth capabilities, it also comes with built-in stereo speakers, a headphone jack and RCA audio output. With its snazzy mustard yellow case, carrying handle and weighing in at just 5.5 pounds, this vintage turntable isn’t just highly portable, it’s also one of the best Bluetooth record players under $100.
5. MUIFA Bluetooth Record Player
BEST MID-LEVEL PLAYER
For those who want something better than the Audio Technia but aren’t willing to take the jump on the Sony player, this unit from MUIFA straddles the line nicely. In fact, this unit is basically a hybrid between the two, as it’s built similar in style to the Sony player while using Audio Technica components (specifically a moving-magnetic phono cartridge to ensure better quality sound). Additionally, the player is capable of encoding your vinyl to a computer via USB, which means you can make digital copies instantly. And, of course, it’s completely Bluetooth-ready.
6. TRNTBL Bluetooth Record Player
BEST PREMIUM PICK
TRNTBL is the first physical product from record subscription service VNYL, so they know a thing or two about quality sound. What makes TRNTBL special is that the player, outside of a power cord, is completely wireless. Yes, that’s right, there’s no need to hassle with speaker cords or audio inputs. Instead, this record player will connect to any Bluetooth, Sonos or WiFi-based speakers to provide big, clear sound. The company sells the player with an included Sonos speaker if that’s the route you’d prefer to go, or you can connect to existing Bluetooth devices.
The other thing that’s neat for audiophiles is that the player actively realizes what song is being played and automatically adds to your Spotify account, providing instant digitization of your physical media for when you’re away from your player. Oh, and it comes in a variety of cool, unique colors. In terms of design, this is one of the best combinations of modern minimalism and retro flair.
The only reason we didn’t rate it higher? The price may give anyone but committed audiophiles pause.
7. HYM Seed Bluetooth Record Player
BEST BUILT-IN SPEAKER
Any real steward of vinyl collecting will tell you that the second you add a high-end amplifier into the equation—that’s the moment that your listening experience gets taken up a notch. This player from HYM comes with one built-in, allowing listeners to test to see what the listening experience would be like before (potentially) investing in something nicer. Regardless, the sound quality here is going to be top-of-the-line, while also providing a Bluetooth output for those who want it.
8. Pro-Ject VT-E Bluetooth Record Player
BEST SPACE SAVER
With its unique vertical design, Pro-Ject’s VT-E Bluetooth record player immediately sets itself apart due to just being different from nearly every other player on the market. Due to its innovative design, it can be placed on a flat surface or even wall-mounted while your record spins. Due to its Bluetooth transmitter, the possibilities of how you can make this player work for you are nearly endless; we like the idea of wall-mounting it one side of the living room and then carrying your Bluetooth speaker into the kitchen to listen while you prep dinner — but the choices are endless. While it doesn’t outrank our other picks in terms of sound quality, thanks to its innovative design, this turntable earns its place next to Sony, Crosley and Victrola on our list of the best Bluetooth record players.
9. ION Audio Air Bluetooth Record Player
With its distinctive dust cover, ION Audio’s Air Bluetooth record player certainly lives up to the ‘air’ portion of its name, as it allows you to transmit playback to any Bluetooth set of headphones or speakers. However, if you’d rather just directly inject a headphone cord, there’s a dedicated plug for you to do so. Plus, as a value-add, you can convert old vinyl to MP3 courtesy of its UBS connection.
10. D&L Vintage Standing Bluetooth Record Player
BEST STANDING PLAYER
If you want to really make a statement with your Bluetooth record player, this standing player from D&L is your best bet. With its included speaker, you can play records out of this dedicated port or stream them to a set of Bluetooth headphones through its transmitter. Additionally, the standing player will make a striking and attention-grabbing piece in your home, adding a bit of vintage-inspired sophistication.
11. Crosley C62 Bluetooth Record Player
BEST INCLUDED SPEAKERS
If you’re in the market for an all-in-one solution, the Crosley C62 Bluetooth record player should be at the top of your list. A great value for those who don’t want to speed the time researching speakers, everything you needed is included all at once — right out of the box. Furthermore, its Bluetooth capability means you can still listen over a set of headphones if you’d like.