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11 Ways to Up Your Hi-Fi Game for $25 or Less

We've rounded up the best hi-fi accessories and add-ons that cost under $25. From speaker stands to cables, streaming adapters to record cleaning kits.

speaker monitor foam
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Most people don't associate"hi-fi" with "cheap," and it's for a good reason: high fidelity typically demands high-quality components. That said, if you're somebody who already has a hi-fi system, whether it's entry-level or pretty robust, there are some affordable accessories and add-ons that can get more out of your setup. Here are some of our favorites, all under $25.

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1 Elevation Lab The Anchor - The Original Under-Desk Headphone Stand Mount | Gaming Headset, Over Ear Headphones Hook, Universal Dual Fit | Patented
Elevation Lab
Elevation Lab amazon.com
$19.00
$11.95 (37% off)

The isn't a traditional headphone stand. It sticks to the bottom of your desk so that you can hopefully stay better organized. 

2 AUKEY Bluetooth 5 Receiver Wireless Audio Music Adapter A2DP with 18 Hours Playtime, Hands-Free Calling and 3.5mm Stereo Jack for Home and Car Audio System (Upgrade)
Aukey
AUKEY amazon.com
$19.99
$14.99 (25% off)

If you have an old receiver, this Bluetooth adapter will help you bring your old hi-fi system into the streaming age.

3 Carbon Fiber Anti-Static Record Brush - Black
Turntable Lab
Turntable Lab turntablelab.com
$14.95

This nifty brush helps remove dirt, dust and static electricity from your records  so that they can sound their best.

4 LP Dividers (10 Units)
Record Supply Co
Record Supply Co turntablelab.com
$14.95

For anybody with a large record collection, these simple dividers will be a great add-on to help them be better organized.

5 Stylus Pressure Gauge
Ortofon
Ortofon audioadvice.com
$15.00

This is a simple tool to gauge the stylus's tracking force on your turntable.

6 Sound Addicted - Studio Monitor Isolation Pads for 5 Inch Monitors, Pair of Two High Density Acoustic Foam which Fits most Speaker Stands | SMPad 5
Sound Addicted
Sound Addicted amazon.com
$16.95

These isolating pads will work with most desktop speakers and, in addition to giving them extra high, they also eliminate the "rattle" and distortion that comes with loud music.

7 Vinyl Record Shelf Wall Mount (natural)
Lumiwood
Lumiwood amazon.com
$19.90

Think of this as a picture frame for the record that's playing. Position it right above your turntable and you'll have a suitably analog "now playing" indicator.

8 Monolith Digital Coaxial M/M Audio Cable - 1 Meter - 18AWG with Nylon Braided Jacket, Oxygen-Free Solid Core Conductors, 24K Gold-Plated Connectors
Monolith
Monolith amazon.com
$15.34

Everybody could use a good ole coaxial cable for their hi-fi system. This one, with silver-plated conductors and an RG-6 construction, is just better than most.

9 Acrylic Turntable Mat – BlueLit – LP Slipmat
Hudson Hi-Fi
Hudson Hi-Fi amazon.com

A turntable mat is a quick-and-easy way to improve the sound quality of a record. This one is blue and see-through, and pretty darn cool.

10 Hudson Hi-Fi Vinyl Record Cleaning Kit - Complete 9 in 1 Vinyl Record Cleaner Kit - All Essential Vinyl Record Player Accessories for a Record Cleaning System
Hudson Hi-Fi
Hudson Hi-Fi amazon.com
$25.47

This is a simple and useful record cleaning kit. It has all you need, including microfiber cloths, brushes, cleaning solutions and even a stylus cleaner.

11 Record Weight Stabilizer by FEMELI,Turntable Weight Clamps-Low Profile to Fits Under Dust Cover of Turntable Vinyl Disc LP Record Player (Black)
Femeli
FEMELI amazon.com
$22.99

A  weight stabilizer helps if you have older records that are a little warped. It essentially helps flatten the record so it plays more smoothly. 

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