We looked at a range of budget and entry-level USB turntables to find out if digitising your records is worth the effort, whether their sound quality stacks up, and if models in the lower price range are reliable.
If you're looking for something a little more high-end, check out our hi-fi turntable test.
While some turntables in our test sell for less than $100, others push $200 or more, and may not seem like such a bargain. If you look at the cost of hi-fi turntables, you'll see that most start around the $350 mark and peak at nearly $1100. This is why all of the turntables in this test are considered budget models.
None of the tested models performed well enough that we could really recommend them. If you've got your heart set on one of these models, though, you can log in to see what our testers had to say about each one, including the three best performers of a not-great bunch.
You can also sort the results by vinyl playback score, if you're just interested in a cheap record player rather than the ease and quality of USB encoding.