First up we have this delightful looking record player from Wockoder. As you’d expect from a budget option, the brand isn’t well known at all, but that shouldn’t put you off – this is a great choice, with nice looks and some good functionality.
The first thing you’re going to notice is, of course, the way that this turntable looks. It has a great vintage or antique feel to it, with a nice wooden body, complete with brass effect corner reinforcements and handles. Closed up, it just looks like a classic record player box. It’s not super high-quality wood, but it’s not bad at all. By the way, if you are in the market for a classic-looking record player, check out our article on the best vintage turntables.
We should also note that you can actually pick from four colors, and all of them look very nice indeed. The cork effect is a particular highlight.
Now, the exterior might look very old-fashioned, but the specification on the interior certainly isn’t. With Bluetooth, SD card and USB connectivity, this is a thoroughly modern bit of kit that can play pretty much any media you want – not just records.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a good turntable if it didn’t do a good job of playing records, and we’re pleased to be able to say that it does. The stereo speakers are pretty good for a record player of this price, and you get the standard three speeds. The only downside here is that there’s no option to fine-tune the speed if you think it’s not quite right, and there have been some reports of blown speakers. The needle mechanism and switches do feel nice and robust though.
What do we love it for?
- Great vintage looks
- Plenty of functionality
- Decent sound quality
What were we disappointed with?
- Average build quality
- No speed fine-tuning