Vinyl Record, Photo by RF Studio

Learn How To Properly Enjoy Vinyl Records

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Do you or someone you know absolutely love listening to music, and you are looking for a great way to maximize your enjoyment while listening to your favorite tunes? Maybe you are a self-proclaimed audiophile, and you take pride in always having the best setup to listen to your favorite records? Perhaps you recently purchased or received some vinyl records, and you want to make sure that you are able to enjoy them to their fullest potential? If any of this sounds like you, then keep on reading to learn some more helpful tips.

This article will talk about some of the things you need to know in order to learn how to properly enjoy your vinyl records. Vinyl has been making a steady comeback for a while now, as loyal music fans constantly look for new ways to get new joy out of their favorite music.


If you have a record collection that has been sitting around for years, then there is probably a good chance that some of your records might be a little dirty, and in need of a good cleaning. There are specific tools designed to safely clean your vinyl records, to help avoid scratching or damaging your prized records in the process. Having clean records will help to make sure that the needle and turntable on your record player stay in good shape. Using dirty records can sometimes scratch the needle on your record player, resulting in a loss of sound quality.


A hugely important part of listening to any vinyl record is the actual record play that you will be using. There are many different models of record players offered on the market now, but some are not the best quality, and can even damage records. Audiophiles from Top Record Players talk about the different kinds of record players that are now available, and which ones offer a superior listening experience to users. If you have a record player that is not quality, then it doesn’t matter if you have the best speakers on the market, since your sound quality will always be bad. Make sure that your record player is able to give you the listening experience that you deserve.

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Vinyl Record, Photo by Cottonbro


Getting the best quality sound has to do with many components of the entire process of setting up your record player, but a hugely important variable in the equation is the kind of speakers that you are using. Many people like to hook their record players up to surround sound systems, in order to give them a panoramic listening experience. Others like to use things like studio monitors in order to give them a more detailed listening experience and allow them to hear more subtle parts of the recording. High-quality studio monitors can sometimes cost thousands of dollars, but there are also more affordable models for those without deep pockets.


An essential part of what makes any record player work is the small needle that reads the grooves on your vinyl record, and translates the microscopic indentations into sound. If you have a needle on your record player that is of poor quality or doesn’t work, then you can expect to get a much lower quality of sound coming from your entire system. Regularly changing your needle can help to give you a consistently good listening experience with all of your records.

Vinyl Record, Photo by Anton H
Vinyl Record, Photo by Anton H


Another important part about having a good listening experience is the way that you store your records. Properly storing your prized record collection will allow you to keep all your different albums safe, while also giving you a reliable way to organize your collection. Having an orderly system will aid in the process of having any record readily available when you need it, rather than wasting your valuable time searching through stacks of records. Many people like to use things like milk crates to store their records since they are also easily portable and offer good protection.

After reading through some of the different tips and tricks listed above, the hope is that you have found some good information that will help you learn how to properly enjoy vinyl records. Many people take pride in their collection of vinyl records that they have accumulated over the course of their lives. Having a great record collection is nice, but unless you have a way to listen to them properly, then you will be wasting everything you have collected. Using the right technology, setup, and techniques will allow you to get more enjoyment out of your music, and allow you to maintain your collection so that it never gets damaged or becomes unusable.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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