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.
Already known for their audiophile level of sound quality and engaging design, D'Agostino raises the bar even higher with the MLife Streaming Amplifier. Based on the Momentum 200, the new kid on the block adds built-in streaming audio that is fully controllable from your smartphone or tablet, adding a level of convenience typically not found on the high-end market. A 5-inch LCD screen provides streaming information, while a lighted-dial face and volume bezel — that brings a fine Swiss watch to mind — moves up and down as things are manually adjusted.