The best audio gear for students

Speakers, headphones and maybe a turntable, if you're fancy.

Sponsored Links

There's a strong case to be made for investing in quality audio gear at any period in your adult life. For college students in particular, though, a good set of speakers can be icebreakers as much as gateways into audiophilia. As such, we've included three options in our back-to-school buyer's guide, along with a turntable and amplifier, should you be more creatively inclined. Content to just listen to music and podcasts on the way to class? We have a few headphones you should check out, too.

Gallery: Back to School 2017: Audio | 12 Photos

  • Echo Dot
  • AT-LP120-USB turntable
  • HD3 speakers
  • Beoplay P2 speaker
  • Crave 360 speaker
  • The Headphones
  • Mustang GT 40
  • 4.50 HD BTNC headphones
  • MDR-1000X headphones
  • Stadion headphones
  • Gen X-1 synth
  • Macchiato Mini Synth
/12
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Popular on Engadget