Crosley Cruiser Turntable Review

Written by Ben W

I love vinyl since the first day I discovered an old record player at my grandparents attic. Now, I own over a dozen record players and I am always looking for gems like albums of vintage models.


Crosley cruiser

Pros: The vintage design has made this record player iconic and the most popular model on the market. The looks are astonishing. Many different colors available. Portable item. Full range stereo speakers with decent sound quality. Sharp priced with 80 dollar.

Cons: Not a high end product for a music fanatic, this is more designed for enthusiasts.


The Crosley Cruiser Record Player, first impression


Well, the first impression is good, very good even. The design is very cruiser rednice. We had the privilege to see both the one with the black case and red inside and the pink one. The deep red interior immediately attracts the eye when the player is open. Making this model suited for placement in sight.


With all the available colors, the player is suited for both retro or more modern customers. The handy easy quick start guide ensures that you will be enjoying music within a minute.




Sound quality


The sound is okay, not bad and not great. This player is fit for bringing atmosphere but needs external speakers for a party. With the RCA these can be easily hooked up. Is does produce the characteristic vinyl sound, so the vinyl feeling is there.




This is one of the key elements of this model. With the suitcase design, the vinyl instrument is easy to transport. Giving you the opportunity the bring it with you wherever you go.

Other features and manufacturer


With this being one of the cheaper models, there are few extra functions.The RCA cable and jacks give you the opportunity to hook up external speakers or a headphone if you want to enjoy your music in private. Also you can plug your Ipod or phone and listen from your phone.


With Crosley Radio being a well-known brand in the industry, and being famous for their old school musical instruments, you know that when buying a Cruiser that you will buy it from a company that already produced radio’s during your grandparents youth. This long history is giving them extreme knowledge about the market and products. Surviving for so long and still on top of the chain does mean that they are good in what they are doing.


Reviewers on Amazon


With an astonishing 670 reviews, this is one of the most popular cruiser with ipodturntables on Amazon. Over half of that are 5 star reviews! Clearly Crosley is bringing something good on the market. Customers with lower rating mostly complain about the sound quality. Stating that the experienced vinyl listener will be disappointed. That is what can be said over buyers of this model.Starters or people who just want to have a nice player to listen to some vinyl are pleased. Where the more experienced customers would like better sound. Most people are enthusiast over the design, being both retro and stylish.




We do really like this Crosley Cruiser! With the Cruiser clearly not being a high end model, this player is not aiming for purist’. It is however bringing a lot of joy for those who start with vinyl. Also a lot of children appreciate the available colors. The sound quality and volume are sufficient for bringing atmosphere to your living room or garden when receiving with some friends. For a very reasonable price  you buy yourself a vinyl device that is for sure bringing you a lot of fun. We also wrote an article about other Crosley record players.

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