Some devices can't drive larger headphones. Some have crappy DACs. The Aqua Headphone Amplifier is designed to solve both these problems. It connects via Lightning or MicroUSB and uses a 24-bit/192kHz DAC from AKM to provide excellent audio quality, as well as a 60mW amplifier to make sure your cans are getting plenty of power. There's also an onboard USB audio controller, a status LED, and a play & pause button, all housed in an angular machined aluminum case weighing just 16 grams.
Odds are your turntable came with a standard felt slipmat. If so, you can give it an instant boost by upgrading to this Tanner Goods Turntable Slipmat. Cut by hand from a single piece of English Bridle leather, it provides superior sound dampening properties, and holds less dust and static than the pack-in it replaces, meaning it will not only help your vinyl stay in better condition, but sound better, as well. Stamped with a geoglyph pattern, it fits all 12" turntables.
The Eames Lounge Chair is a near-perfect place to relax and listen to your favorite records. Unfortunately, most speakers don't match up well with the seat's carefully considered curves. The Davone Ray-S Speakers do. Inspired by the aforementioned chair, these speakers are crafted using curved, laminated pieces of beech wood veneer with a walnut finish, black steel stands, and black leather baffles. And since speakers are about far more than looks, they employ a three-way system, with an 8-inch woofer, dedicated midrange, and 1-inch tweeter for outstanding audio quality.
You use them on your commute, when you work out, and to listen to music casually, so your everyday earbuds are pretty important. The Amazon Premium Headphones are somewhat simple, but have a few features that set them apart. Designed with magnetic earbuds and a flat cord that keeps everything tangle free, these ergonomically-designed earbuds provide clear, consistent sound and arrive a price that's difficult to beat.
As a record ages, you expect some cracks and pops, but an inconsistent sound just won't do. The RAW-1 Record Adapter Weight from Scout can help even things out, improving the sound by creating a flatter contact between the record and the turntable platter. It doubles as a 45rpm adapter and provides a more consistent listening experience whether you're a hardcore audiophile or just getting started as a vinyl collector.