Music Gear: Reviews Rated & Ranked

complex calculations are used by GearankGearank.com is dedicated to all the kinds of music gear used to get your music to ears of those listening, whether it be performed live or recorded. Gearank is a score out of 100 given to every piece of music equipment in our gear guides. We research a vast number of online discussions and reviews by users, customers, and experts, and bring all that together in one convenient place. Our legwork makes if much easier for you to decide which music equipment is best to buy. For a more detailed understanding see: How Gearank Works.

Music Gear Guides

Music Gear Guides

Here are some examples of our buying guides offering detailed advice on key topics you need to know about in order to get the best gear for your situation while avoiding potential pitfalls.

The Best Condenser Mics Under $100

Condenser Mics Under $100
This is the place to start if you're looking for condenser studio microphones that won't break your budget.

The Best Synthesizer Keyboards

The Best Synthesizer Keyboards
Genuine hardware synthesizers from legendary synth brands - both analog and digital - starting from just $299.

Best Vocal Effects Pedal / Processor Guide

Best Vocal Effects Pedal / Processor Guide
Plug your mic directly into one of these pedals to create all the vocal effects you need - some will even let you plug your guitar in as well to create vocal harmonies in tune with the song you're playing.

The Best iPad Audio Interfaces

The Best iPad Audio Interfaces
Record and play back high quality audio with these iPad compatible audio interfaces - some use the native lightning connection and some have standard USB connectors.

The Best Electronic Drums Under $500

The Best Electronic Drums Under $500
Budget electronic drum sets suitable for practicing, performing and for using as MIDI controllers.

The Best Junior Drum Sets For Kids

The Best Junior Drum Sets For Kids
Great guide for musicians and non-musicians who want to get a drum set for children around 10 years of age or younger.

The Best Beginner Ukuleles - Starting at $40

The Best Beginner Ukuleles
A Ukulele is a great gift, particularly as a first musical instrument, because they're easy to learn to play and are quite affordable.

The Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars

The Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars
Our team of experts show you which acoustic guitars are best for anyone just starting out to learn the instrument.

The Best Closed-Back Headphones

Closed-back headphones for recording
These headphones are great for tracking and can also be used for mixing. Street prices for these highly rated headphones range from $99 to $500.

The Best In Ear Monitors - Wireless FCC Compliant

In-Ear wireless monitor systems
Wireless In-Ear Monitors allow you to have a consistent personalized mix, blocking out background noise, no matter where you are on stage or in the venue at large.

Gearank Stats

At last count, on the 8th of December 2017, 532,525 individual reviews and ratings had been processed for Gearank.

Gear to Glean

The Moog Sub Phatty has a Gearank Rating of 93 based upon over 175 reviews and ratings.