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Best Crosley Record Player (2024)

Introduction

When you’re new to the world of vinyl, choosing the right record player can be a daunting task. With so many brands, so many prices, and so many opinions (I’m looking at you, Reddit), narrowing the choice down to one select record player can be almost impossible. Narrowing it down to one brand, however, can be much easier.

When it comes to record player brands, Crosley is a name that shows up almost every time, and with very mixed reviews.

But aside from the mixed reactions the brand has been getting lately, Crosley does offer some excellent choices.

So for today’s article, we’re covering the three best Crosley record players with reviews for each one.

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Crosley C100BT-BK – Top Pick

the Crosley C100Bt-Bk, the best Crosley record player in our opinion

If you’re looking for an aesthetic option that delivers a quality listening experience without breaking the bank, then the Crosley C100BT-BK is for you.

As the top pick, this Crosley has solid build quality and impressive sound performance. But it also has a low-vibration synchronous motor and aluminum tonearm with adjustable counterweight for delivering a clear and balanced audio reproduction, which is difficult to come by at this price range.

Bluetooth compatibility also makes this much more convenient, allowing you to increase the sound quality even more through your own wireless speakers.

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe – Budget Option

Now if you liked the last option but not enough to justify its price point, fine.

A turquoise Crosley cruiser deluxe, an affordable option for vinyl enthusiasts

One cool feature of the Crosley Cruiser is how portable it is; you can fold it up like a mini-suitcase and take it wherever you want – without having to worry about damage to your record player!

The Cruiser Deluxe also comes with built-in stereo speakers, adjustable pitch control, and Bluetooth compatibility, making it super convenient at a ridiculously affordable price.

Crosley T150C – Aesthetic Option

an aesthetic picture of the Crosley T150

The most aesthetic Crosley at its price range, this record player has a clean and sleek look that comes in both black and white.

With an adjustable counterweight and pitch control knob, the Crosley T150 lets users fine-tune their listening experience, making it an excellent choice for true audiophiles.

And if that wasn’t enough, this Crosley comes with a built-in preamp and 30-watt Bluetooth speakers, providing an immersive sound experience without the need for any external speakers.

But if external speakers are your thing, not to worry. It also comes with Bluetooth compatibility.

Finding the Best Crosley Record Player For You

Although we just offered you three of our favorite Crosley record players, we thought it would be important for you to go through this list and make sure you pick what’s right for you.

Construction and Quality

Something that gets overlooked when buying record players is its construction.

So bottom line, read some reviews before purchasing, and make sure to look out for any longevity issues.

Design and Style

Crosley record players come in a variety of designs, ranging from suitcase-like models to faux wood finishes. Whether you prefer something more retro-inspired or more sleek and modern, Crosley will have something. So look out for what really speaks to your aesthetic, and use that to narrow down your search.

Connectivity Options

Most of the time, it’s better to have external speakers to connect your record player to. Lucky for you, almost all Crosley record players nowadays feature Bluetooth compatibility.

a white aesthetic crosley turntable

Portability vs. Stationary

While all record players require a stable surface for optimal performance, some Crosley models offer portability features.

Foldable (suitcase) designs like the Cruiser Deluxe make these turntables easy to transport. If you know you’re going to be moving around with your record player, then pick out a portable design. However, just keep in mind that stationary models will have better audio quality and a more stable sound for home listening environments.

Price Range

Of course, the most important factor in picking up a Crosley is price range.

Price variations among record player reflect differences in construction, features, and audio quality. So go through the list of considerations, and use that to find the best Crosley record player in the best price range for you.

Conclusion

 So there you have it.

If you have any more questions, reach out at info@popvinylrecords.com

FAQs

What is the best Crosley record player to buy?

The best Crosley record player to buy, overall, is the Crosley C100 BT-BK.

Is Crosley good record players?

Crosley record players are generally considered entry-level and have mixed reviews when it comes to sound quality and durability.

Is Crosley or Victrola better?

Determining whether Crosley or Victrola is better depends on individual preferences such as design, features, and audio quality, meaning it differs from person to person. But if you ask me, Crosley has the edge when it comes to beginners.

Are Crosley Turntables Suitable for Beginners?

Yes, Crosley turntables are ideal for beginners due to their user-friendly design and affordable price points. With features like built-in speakers, preamps, and Bluetooth connectivity, Crosley turntables offer an easy introduction to the world of vinyl.

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