Music Gear Rated & Ranked

complex calculations are used by GearankGearank.com is dedicated to all the kinds of music gear used to get your music to the 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.

Studio Condenser Mics - Small to Large Diaphragm

The Highest Rated Condenser Mics
Lauten Audio's LA-320 tied with Shure's KSM44A for the highest rated large diaphragm condenser microphone.

Studio Mics For Recording Vocals up to $1000

The Highest Rated Vocal Studio Mics
The equally highest rated options turned out to be the Shure KSM44A condenser mic and the Electro-Voice RE20 dynamic mic.

The Absolute Highest Rated Studio Headphones

The Best Studio Headphones
The Sennheiser HD 600 got the top score with a rating of 95 out of 100 based on more than 1400 ratings and reviews just ahead of Beyerdynamic and Shure.

Audio Interfaces - 4 to 16 Simultaneous Inputs

The Best USB Audio Interfaces
This guide is designed to help you expand beyond 2 simultaneous input tracks featuring the best interfaces with 4 to 16 inputs.

Acoustic Guitar Strings - Extra Light to Heavy Gauge

The Best Acoustic Guitar Strings
Elixir Strings Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Light achieved the highest score in the light gauge category with a Gearank rating of 94 based on over 1,800 guitarist ratings.

Low Watt Tube Amps - Combo & Heads

The Best Low Watt Tube Amps
Whether it's American or British voicing you're looking for, and you want the real thing rather than a digital model, then we've got the goods for you with this tube amp guide.

Keyboard Stands - X, T, Column & A-Frame

Keyboard Stands - 1 to 3 Tiers; X, T, Column & A-Frame
We analyzed 60 models with up to 3 tiers, and more than 12,500 rating sources, to uncover the highest rated Single X, Double X, Table, Z, Column and A-Frame stands.

Guitar Headphone Amps - Bug, Belt, Desktop & Floor

The Highest Rated Guitar Headphone Amps
Vox got the highest rating again for the second year in a row, but with a different one to last time when their Vox amPlug 2 Metal just edged out the Valeton Rushead Max.

Junior Drum Sets For Kids - A Guide For Grown-Ups

The Best Junior Drum Sets For Kids
We made this guide for adults, including both musicians and non-musicians, who want to buy a drum set for children around 10 years old or younger.

Powered PA Speakers - Under $300 up to $1500

The Best Powered PA Speakers
Powered PA speakers are often the best way to go for small to medium sized venues because you don't need extra amplifiers or other gear.

Gearank Stats

932,049 individual reviews and ratings had been processed for Gearank as of April 2nd, 2020.

Gear to Glean

Sennheiser e935: Highest Rated Handheld Mic between $100 and $200 with a Gearank Rating of 98 based on 950+ sources.