Music Gear Guides

We analyze feedback from tens of thousands of music gear owners and process that data with the Gearank Algorithm to produce rating scores out of 100 for thousands of individual musical instruments and equipment.

Our results and recommendations are presented and explained in Gear Guides like these:

Powered PA Speakers – All Prices Up To $2000

Powered PA Speakers
QSC continues their dominance by out ranking all competition in all the 3 main price brackets with their CP8, K8.2 and KW153, although JBL came close with their SRX835P.

Dynamic Microphones – Live & Recording

Dynamic Microphones
The Sennheiser e906 and Shure SM7B shared the highest rated honors while the SM57, e935, e945 and RE20 all tied for the runner up spot.

Audio Interfaces – All Prices – USB Compatible

The Highest Rated USB Audio Interfaces
A very competitive field with the Solid State Logic SSL 2+, RME Babyface Pro FS, Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 and RME Fireface 802 all taking the top spot in their categories.

MIDI Controller Keyboards – All Prices

MIDI Controller Keyboards
The Kawai VPC1, Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII, Novation Launchkey 49 MK3, Akai MPK Mini MK III and Arturia MiniLab MkII all topped the ratings in their respective price brackets.

Parlor Guitars – All Prices up to $2000

The Highest Rated Parlor Guitars
The Martin 00-15M came out on top overall with a stunning Gearank Rating of 98 out of 100 while the PRS SE P20E topped the Under $1000 section.

Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $1000

Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $1000
This guide is divided into four pickup categories: (SSS), (SS), (HH), (Mixed). The top rated spots are dominated by Fender and PRS with Epiphone making a showing.

The Best iPad Audio Interfaces

The Best iPad Audio Interfaces
Here are the best audio interfaces proven to work properly with an iPad – includes Lightning compatible & USB options.

Guitar Headphone Amps – Bug & Floor Types

Guitar Headphone Amps - Bug & Floor Types
Although Vox dominated this segment for many years, the Fender Mustang Micro has topped the ratings ever since December 2021.

Studio Headphones: Under $200 -> $500

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Beyerdynamic’s 250 ohm version of the <a href=DT 770 Pro is on top of the Under $200 section while Sennheiser won the honors in the Under $500 section with their HD 600.

Studio Monitors – All Prices Up To $1000

Studio Monitors - All Prices Up To $1000
The PreSonus Eris E3.5, ADAM Audio T7V, Yamaha HS8 and Neumann KH 120 A all came on on top of the rankings in their respective price brackets.


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