Best Stereo Amps Under 500 in 2023 (Top 15 & Buying Guide)

Sometimes it might be quite difficult to find the best stereo amps under 500. With every niche market offering so many different products, it makes sense that this is the case.

Unfortunately, this very fact can make it incredibly difficult to find the item that best suits your needs, which is why we’ve put together this stereo amps under 500 buying guide.

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1 Pyle Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Power Amplifier - 200W Dual Channel Sound Audio Stereo Receiver w/RCA, USB, SD, MIC in, FM Radio, for Home Computer via RCA - PDA29BU.5 Pyle Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Power Amplifier - 200W Dual Channel Sound Audio Stereo Receiver...
2 NANYI 1/4'' Male to 1/8'' Female Stereo Headphone Adapter Connect Cable, Upgrade 6.35mm Jack Stereo Socket Male to 3.5mm Jack Stereo Plug Female for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 1-Pack NANYI 1/4'' Male to 1/8'' Female Stereo Headphone Adapter Connect Cable, Upgrade 6.35mm Jack Stereo...
3 AIYIMA A07 TPA3255 Power Amplifier 300Wx2 HiFi Class D Stereo Digital Audio Amp 2.0 Channel Amplifier for Passive Speaker Home Audio (A07+DC 32V Power Adapter) AIYIMA A07 TPA3255 Power Amplifier 300Wx2 HiFi Class D Stereo Digital Audio Amp 2.0 Channel...
4 Nobsound Mini Bluetooth 5.0 Power Amplifier, Stereo Hi-Fi Digital Amp 2.0 Channel 50W×2 with AUX/USB/Bluetooth Input, Wireless Audio Receiver, PC Sound Card with Power Supply (Black) Nobsound Mini Bluetooth 5.0 Power Amplifier, Stereo Hi-Fi Digital Amp 2.0 Channel 50W×2 with...
5 Facmogu 298A Max 300Wx2 Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio Amplifier, RMS 40Wx2 Power Amp 2 Channel Stereo Receiver for Home Theater Speakers, Bass & Treble Control, USB/SD/RCA/MIC/FM in, Remote Facmogu 298A Max 300Wx2 Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio Amplifier, RMS 40Wx2 Power Amp 2 Channel...
6 Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio 2 Channel Amplifier Receiver Mini Hi-Fi Class D Integrated Amp 2.0 CH for Home Speakers 100W x 2 with Bass and Treble Control TPA3116 (with Power Supply) Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio 2 Channel Amplifier Receiver Mini Hi-Fi Class D...
7 Pyle PTA66BT - Wireless Home Audio Amplifier System - Bluetooth Compatible Sound Stereo Receiver Amp - 6 Channel 600Watt Power, Digital LCD, Headphone Jack, 1/4'' Microphone IN USB SD AUX RCA FM Radio Pyle PTA66BT - Wireless Home Audio Amplifier System - Bluetooth Compatible Sound Stereo Receiver Amp...
8 BOSS Audio Systems R1004 4 Channel Car Amplifier – Riot Series, 400 Watts, Full Range, Class A/B, 2 Ohm Stable, IC (Integrated Circuit) Great for Car Speakers and Car Stereos BOSS Audio Systems R1004 4 Channel Car Amplifier – Riot Series, 400 Watts, Full Range, Class A/B,...
9 Speed Runner Speed Runner
10 Douk Audio U3 Mini Class A Headphone Amplifier HiFi Desktop Home Stereo Amp DC5V Douk Audio U3 Mini Class A Headphone Amplifier HiFi Desktop Home Stereo Amp DC5V
11 OneOdio Wired Over Ear Headphones Studio Monitor & Mixing DJ Stereo Headsets with 50mm Neodymium Drivers and 1/4 to 3.5mm Audio Jack for AMP Computer Recording Phone Piano Guitar Laptop - Black OneOdio Wired Over Ear Headphones Studio Monitor & Mixing DJ Stereo Headsets with 50mm Neodymium...
12 Kinter K3118 Texas Instruments TI Digital Hi-Fi Audio Mini Class D Home Auto DIY Arcade Stereo Amplifier with 12V 3A Power Supply Black Kinter K3118 Texas Instruments TI Digital Hi-Fi Audio Mini Class D Home Auto DIY Arcade Stereo...
13 Eaglerich LP-168S Digital Stereo Power Amplifier Audio 2.1 Channel 2X 40W 68W RMS Output Super Bass Hi-Fi USB AUX Eaglerich LP-168S Digital Stereo Power Amplifier Audio 2.1 Channel 2X 40W 68W RMS Output Super Bass...
14 ANDTOBO 1/4'' to 3.5mm Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to 6.35mm (1/4'') Jack Female Stereo Adapter for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 2-Pack ANDTOBO 1/4'' to 3.5mm Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to 6.35mm (1/4'')...
15 ANDTOBO 3.5mm Male to 1/4'' Female Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to 6.35mm (1/4'') Jack Female Stereo Adapter for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 1-Pack ANDTOBO 3.5mm Male to 1/4'' Female Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to...

15 Best Stereo Amps Under 500 Reviews:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Pyle Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Power Amplifier - 200W Dual Channel Sound Audio Stereo Receiver w/RCA, USB, SD, MIC in, FM Radio, for Home Computer via RCA - PDA29BU.5
  • 200 WATT POWER: The Pyle Dual Channel Stereo Amplifier is perfect for your karaoke and home theater acoustic sound system. It gives you 200W power w/ 100W RMS, accommodates 2 sets of speakers, allow you to enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • 5 INPUTS: This personal digital amp box supports various external sources. Features 1 RCA audio input for tuner, CD player, tape deck, 2 1/4" microphone IN, USB, SD card slot & Bluetooth/FM radio antenna to improve FM sensitivity & bluetooth distance
  • BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY: The sound amplifying mixer device is equipped w/ Bluetooth wireless music streaming. Works w/ today’s latest devices including smart phones, tablets, iPhone and computer w/ hassle-free receiver pairing
  • EQ CONTROLS: The improved professional compact & powerful mini amp system features crisp, responsive buttons for mode controls & power ON/OFF switch. Equipped with rotary knob controls for microphone volume, bass, treble, and master volume
  • DISPLAY METER: The compact and integrated indoor AV receiver has a built-in digital LED display showing input mode, track and folder name. FM antenna and remote control are also included in the package for distant audio adjustments
SaleBestseller No. 2
NANYI 1/4'' Male to 1/8'' Female Stereo Headphone Adapter Connect Cable, Upgrade 6.35mm Jack Stereo Socket Male to 3.5mm Jack Stereo Plug Female for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 1-Pack
  • GOOD HELPER: Helps you connect all 1/4 Inch (6.35mm) female socket devices to a 1/8" (3.5mm) male plug extension cable or adapter (For example, connect the piano to the headphones with a 1/8 Inch(3.5mm) extension cable).
  • NEW UPGRADED VERSION: They are sturdy and perfectly fit, Solved the problem that you need to change frequently when using the old adapter.
  • NEW DESIGN: Cables snap in/on nice and snug. No cracking, humming or cutting out. For very little money there is a dramatic improvement in fidelity.
  • IT IS COOL: it has a strong body that is made entirely, has a solid structure, and a black coat, perfect for carrying around.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: A hassle-free 18-month warranty and friend customer service.
SaleBestseller No. 3
AIYIMA A07 TPA3255 Power Amplifier 300Wx2 HiFi Class D Stereo Digital Audio Amp 2.0 Channel Amplifier for Passive Speaker Home Audio (A07+DC 32V Power Adapter)
  • ❶ This AIYIMA A07 power amplifier adopt the TPA3255D2 amp chip and NE5532 op-amp chip.Very Quiet, Runs Extremely Cool,Easy to set up.It's a nice mini audio component amplifiers for Home Audio stereo system
  • ❷ 300W+300W 2.0 Channel HiFi integrated class D amplifier, Exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound,High efficient max power output up to 300 Watt
  • ❸ Two input ways:3.5mm AUX Audio input/ RCA Audio input(3.5mm interface is also Aux Audio output interface(3.5mm AUX sed as audio output can go to connect any Powered device: Speakers, Amplifier,Active Subwoofer ect.).More detail connection and use ways,pls see the main picture shown)
  • ❹ Simple compact design,And the exterior design is delicate and beautiful little amp,It can match with your computer/ desktop /Home theatre system and so on;A computer, an tube preamp(TUBE A3 PRO / T7 / T8), matched with our A07 home speaker amplifier, connected to your home audio passive speakers to form a perfect HIFI system, allowing you to liberate your ears in this noisy city
  • ❺ Package with a DC 32V 5A Power Adapter for free,But if you want to get the maximum power of 300W, you need to buy a power adapter that uses DC 48V and current is above 7A(Cannot use industrial power supply,and please choose the correct passive speaker power to use ).
Bestseller No. 4
Nobsound Mini Bluetooth 5.0 Power Amplifier, Stereo Hi-Fi Digital Amp 2.0 Channel 50W×2 with AUX/USB/Bluetooth Input, Wireless Audio Receiver, PC Sound Card with Power Supply (Black)
  • This is Nobsound's new power amplifier in 2022. Based on our previous product, we enhance its output power and improve its functionality, while still keep its mini size and elegant design.
  • Despite its mini size(can be hold with one hand), the output power is improved to 100W(50W*2) with the upgraded chip. You will be amazed by its output power compared to its size when you see it.
  • Supporting AUX/USB/Bluetooth input. You can enjoy your music in different ways. The Bluetooth function is also upgraded to 5.0. Now it is more stable and faster.
  • We need to mention that with the USB input, music can be played losslessly(Like connecting with a computer. By the way, you don't need to install a driver). You will be surprised by the sound quality.
  • Prompt and courteous customer service. If you met any troubles or had any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Bestseller No. 5
Facmogu 298A Max 300Wx2 Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio Amplifier, RMS 40Wx2 Power Amp 2 Channel Stereo Receiver for Home Theater Speakers, Bass & Treble Control, USB/SD/RCA/MIC/FM in, Remote
  • 【RMS 40Wx2 Stereo Effect】-- This little BT amplifier packs a lot of punch for it's size! It sounds clear and clean, gets pretty loud without loss in sound quality. Small size makes it easy to handle. Low profile design fits easily into your bookshelf or A/V cabinets. A great volume for a small apartment, such as bedroom, small office, basement and garage.
  • 【Affordable Budget yet Great Sound & Lifetime Warranty】-- Great value with the price for beginners that don't want to break the bank and don't need anything too fancy. (NOTE: This little BT Amp receiver does make a hit for your needs if its a room type situation or where a large expensive system would not be desirable. But if you're a pro audiophile, please be sure to choose the much more massive expensive one.) 30-Day Money-back Guarantee & A lifetime Warranty and product support are included.
  • 【Bluetooth/RCA/USB/SD Card/2 MIC/FM Input】-- You can connect it with your music streaming devices like pc/mobile/laptop either with Bluetooth connection, RCA & MIC Input. It also supports USB Port, SD/TF Card port & FM Radio. (NOTE 1: Please keep the distance within 16.4ft/5m between the device and amplifier without any wall blocking. But if you are connecting whith TV or PC devices, please keep the distance within 6.5ft/2m.) (NOTE 2: The frequency range of the radio reception is 87.5-108MHz.)
  • 【Easy Operation】-- Its remote control feature allows you to change audio settings from distance making you less tired and more comfortable. With bass and treble control knobs you can set the desired output of music according to your wish. Bright digital LED display lets you see the settings you change easily.
  • 【Warm Tips】-- The 2 microphone inputs are nice & handy for karaoke or announcements. But if it got some hissing sound from the mic ports somehow even when you're not playing any music, please don't worry. It's just the magnetic interference with your own microphones, which is mainly caused by the Condenser Microphones, hence we suggest using Dynamic Microphones instead. Or put a magnetic block in there then the hissing sound will be gone.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Fosi Audio BT20A Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Audio 2 Channel Amplifier Receiver Mini Hi-Fi Class D Integrated Amp 2.0 CH for Home Speakers 100W x 2 with Bass and Treble Control TPA3116 (with Power Supply)
  • Simple compact design but practical and powerful, little Hi-Fi Bluetooth wireless amplifier exclusively designed for the customers who pursue HiFi sound.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 core, up to 50ft connection range guarantees low signal delay. No pop, no audible noise when Bluetooth connection is established.
  • BT20A Bluetooth stereo receiver amplifier adopts 2PCS Texas Instruments TPA3116D2 chip. The TPA3116D2 are stereo efficient and digital amplifier power stage for driving speakers, with advanced oscillator/PLL circuit employs a multiple switching frequency option to avoid AM interferences.
  • 100W RMS X 2(4 ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 0.04% THD), comes with a 24V power supply, can drive 280watts(8 ohms), 320watts(4 ohms) speakers.(for passive speakers only, not the powered speakers).
  • Advanced circuitry design, built-in speakers protection circuit, best for bookshelf/computer/desktop/speakers in your home.
SaleBestseller No. 7
Pyle PTA66BT - Wireless Home Audio Amplifier System - Bluetooth Compatible Sound Stereo Receiver Amp - 6 Channel 600Watt Power, Digital LCD, Headphone Jack, 1/4'' Microphone IN USB SD AUX RCA FM Radio
  • 600 WATT POWER: The Pyle 6 Channel home audio amplifier is perfect for your PA and home theater entertainment. It gives you 600 Watts peak power which can be used for multi speakers with 4-8 ohms impedance allowing you to enjoy high quality audio
  • BLUETOOTH COMPATIBLE: The professional integrated indoor stereo receiver is compatible with wireless bluetooth and works with latest devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers. It also has a headphone jack for audio monitoring
  • 6 INPUTS: The personal portable digital amp box has a USB flash drive / SD card reader for MP3 / WMA playback, AUX input, dual 1/4 inches microphone in, and RCA connector. It also has FM radio with digital LCD channel display, push type speaker connector. Bluetooth Connectivity - Wireless Range Up to 40 plus feet
  • TALK OVER BUTTON: The compact PA amplifier features a MIC talk over function which, when activated, the current music or audio being played will be temporarily halted. This function is used in paging, PA, voice over, and announcements
  • EQ CONTROLS: The sound amplifying device has rotary knob and crisp buttons for treble, bass, master volume, echo, mic volume, mic tone configuration and source input mode selector. A remote control is also included in the package for distant control. Convenient Audio Source Control for Home or Office Use.
SaleBestseller No. 8
BOSS Audio Systems R1004 4 Channel Car Amplifier – Riot Series, 400 Watts, Full Range, Class A/B, 2 Ohm Stable, IC (Integrated Circuit) Great for Car Speakers and Car Stereos
  • Power - 100 Watts Max X 4 @2-Ohms, 50 Watts Max X 4 @4-Ohms
  • Class A/B Topology - Class ‘A’ Amplifiers Have Enormous Amount Of Current Flowing Through Its Output Transistors With No Audio Signal. Class ‘B’ Amplifiers Have No Current Flowing Through Its Outputs With No Audio Signal
  • Full Range - With A Full Range Amplifier You Not Only Have The Option To Run Your Speakers, But Also Your Subwoofers
  • Variable Gain Control - The Gain Control Is Not For Adjusting Volume. It Simply Adjusts The Amount Of Signal That Is Coming From Your Receiver And Going To Your Amplifier
Bestseller No. 10
Douk Audio U3 Mini Class A Headphone Amplifier HiFi Desktop Home Stereo Amp DC5V
  • Adopting innovative circuit design, DC 5-20V wide input working voltage, the amplifier circuit can always work at a high voltage of 26V, and the background noise index is excellent. With wide frequency response extension, excellent transient response, excellent purity and transparency, and good dynamic range.
  • Adopting original TI-NE5532 classical op amp and transistor expanding current circuit, using 1300mA large current output transistor working in class A status, with ultra-low distortion, and the sound is warm and delicate, full and mellow.
  • Pluggable op amp socket design, convenient to upgrade different op amps and bring much DIY fun and playability for audiophiles. Smooth and mellow sound, suitable for listening to vocals or string music, classic or pop music, and even with unique charm when playing rock.
  • Mini size with exquisite appearance and most cost-effective, brings big surprise for all audiophiles, easily to drive most headphones in the market, providing larger power, better sound field and details, very suitable for home/office desltop audio system use.
  • With strong drive power, easily to drive most high-impedance headphones such as: HD580/HD600/HD650/K701/K702/Q701/DT880/T70/T90/SR225/SR325/RS1e
SaleBestseller No. 11
OneOdio Wired Over Ear Headphones Studio Monitor & Mixing DJ Stereo Headsets with 50mm Neodymium Drivers and 1/4 to 3.5mm Audio Jack for AMP Computer Recording Phone Piano Guitar Laptop - Black
  • BASS SOUND: Enjoy powerful bass and comfort with the OneOdio Studio headphones. Large 50-millimeter speaker unit drivers combined with neodymium magnets deliver dynamic bass, great for DJing, mixing, monitoring, or listening to music.
  • BUILT TO STAY COMFORTABLE: The soft padded ear cushions are designed for monitor headphones' comfort and noise isolation. The headband is adjustable and stretchable for you to find the desired angle you like to fit in.
  • NO MORE ADAPTER: DJ-style coiled cord (9.8Ft Stretched) easily reaches from the TV or stereo to your chair. They both are completely detachable, so you can plug in any devices that have a 3.5mm or 6.35mm jack.
  • SINGLE-SIDE MONITORING: 90° swiveling ear cups for single-ear monitoring anytime; self-adjustable and flexible headband delivers a fatigue-free listening experience that can last for hours, ideal for mastering and mixing.
  • WORKS WITH: All devices have a 3.5mm or 6.35mm audio jack. Bass sound, durability, and comfort. These are the headphones you've been looking for.
SaleBestseller No. 12
Kinter K3118 Texas Instruments TI Digital Hi-Fi Audio Mini Class D Home Auto DIY Arcade Stereo Amplifier with 12V 3A Power Supply Black
  • Powered by a USA Designed Texas Instruments TPA3118 producing clean, efficient audio with detail
  • Solid performer that’s economically priced and compact sized
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack and Gold-plated RCA inputs
  • Lightweight aluminum enclosure with mounting tabs
  • 12 VDC, 3A power supply included
Bestseller No. 13
Eaglerich LP-168S Digital Stereo Power Amplifier Audio 2.1 Channel 2X 40W 68W RMS Output Super Bass Hi-Fi USB AUX
  • Note: The product Not include Power cord, power adapter,power supply!!!Compact appearance and efficient output give you a perfect listening, Clear and natural vocals, ideal for music enthusiast.
  • Delicate RCA input socket offer a good transmission for weak signal. Bass, treble, volume button on the front for your free adjustment.
  • AUX stereo audio input, easily connect to CD, DVD, PC, mp3/mp4, digital music players, etc.
  • Compatible with car, motorcycle, MP3, MP4, computer speaker and other audio applications.
  • Rational circuit design by applying star ground with line noise being very low, It has the character of low noise, light weight, large power output and good sound quality.(Not include Power cord, power adapter, power supply)
SaleBestseller No. 14
ANDTOBO 1/4'' to 3.5mm Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to 6.35mm (1/4'') Jack Female Stereo Adapter for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 2-Pack
  • Work for for 3.5mm jack equipment,Connect 3.5mm Male to 6.35mm Female(1/8" to 1/4" adapter), allows you connect headphones to audio devices
  • made of pure copper and its service life is much longer than plastic and gold plating.
  • Pure copper connectors resist corrosion and ensure minimal signal loss.
  • Handy and portable, widely work with earphone, headphone, karaoke system and etc
  • 100% Lifetime warranty,and friend customer service.
Bestseller No. 15
ANDTOBO 3.5mm Male to 1/4'' Female Stereo Pure Copper Headphone Adapter,3.5mm(1/8'') Plug Male to 6.35mm (1/4'') Jack Female Stereo Adapter for Headphone, Amp Adapte, Black 1-Pack
  • Work for for 3.5mm jack equipment,Connect 3.5mm Male to 6.35mm Female(1/8" to 1/4" adapter), allows you connect headphones to audio devices
  • made of pure copper and its service life is much longer than plastic and gold plating.
  • Pure copper connectors resist corrosion and ensure minimal signal loss.
  • Handy and portable, widely work with earphone, headphone, karaoke system and etc
  • 100% Lifetime warranty,and friend customer service.

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How to find the best stereo amps under 500?

Here, we’ll be going over a number of factors that you can use to ensure that you’re purchasing the best stereo amps under 500 for you.

Regardless of which type of item you’re looking to buy, chances are that there are existing buying guides on the internet, all of which aim to give you good stereo amps under 500 recommendations.

Despite these recommendations, however, it’s always a good idea to do your own research. In addition to this research, asking yourself the following questions is also super helpful:

  • What features does the stereo amps under 500 need to have to be perfect for my needs?
  • What is my budget?
  • Do I need to purchase a certain brand?

Once you’ve answered these questions and have a good idea of what you’re looking for and the buying process becomes much easier. Keep in mind that when looking for the best product, there’s no need to rush. In fact, very rarely are the ideal products found by choosing the first one you see or by basing your decisions on only one factor. Take your time and enjoy the process!

Now, with the answers to the previous questions in mind, we urge you to use our upcoming buying guide for stereo amps under 500 to find what you’re looking for:

Brand

In some cases, the brand of stereo amps under 500 is very important. For example, if you’re looking for an item that works in tandem with another, you might very well need both products to be the same brand. If this is the case, it’s vital to pay attention to this factor, as choosing the wrong product can mean the difference between wasting your money and buying a great product that functions as it should.

Features

The features in any given stereo amps under 500 are important because they can dictate which version of an item you need and how much money you need to spend. Consider all the key features that you want your item to have and don’t settle for anything that doesn’t check at least ¾ of your boxes.

Reviews

Customer reviews about stereo amps under 500 are crucial – especially when you’re buying a product that costs a lot of money or serves a big importance. Luckily, most products can be found online, which means that it’s common for there to be scores of customer reviews from those who have already purchased any given product.

Pay attention to these reviews. Take note of the pros and cons that they mention, and factor these into your big decision. In some cases, you’ll be forced to sacrifice one con in order to gain a particular pro, but being aware of the potential con is going to be beneficial in either case.

Quality

Of course, quality is key. You don’t want to purchase a low-quality product. If you do, you run the risk of your item breaking, not working properly, or otherwise proving to be very disappointing, as well as a waste of money.

You can compare stereo amps under 500 quality by researching what your potential purchases are made from, contrasting the individual items against each other to discern which one is made of the best materials.

Warranty

Warranty isn’t always going to be important, but it definitely can be. This is especially true if the item in question is tech-related or expensive. A good warranty will be valid for an extended time after purchase and cover a variety of problems ranging from item defects to random accidents, water damage, and other miscellaneous events that could ruin your product.

Conclusion

The quest to find the best stereo amps under 500 can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. It can be made much easier by asking yourself a few simple questions and then thinking critically about the items you want to buy. Consider their features, quality, brand, warranty, and customer reviews and you’re more likely to make a great purchase.