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.
The isn't a traditional headphone stand. It sticks to the bottom of your desk so that you can hopefully stay better organized.
If you have an old receiver, this Bluetooth adapter will help you bring your old hi-fi system into the streaming age.
This nifty brush helps remove dirt, dust and static electricity from your records so that they can sound their best.
For anybody with a large record collection, these simple dividers will be a great add-on to help them be better organized.
This is a simple tool to gauge the stylus's tracking force on your turntable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.