Founded in 1990, Earwax Records is an independent record store specializing in vinyl from its inception. For 22 years we were located right on Bedford Ave. in 3 different locations -- the last one was at 218 Bedford at the corner of North 5th Street. We moved to our new space on North 9th street in July, 2013. Earwax was an integral part of Williamsburg's cultural renaissance that began in the early 1990's and we are happy to have played a role in that phase of its evolution.

We sell high quality new & used lps and 7", and we still carry a selection of CDs.  Our collection of vinyl is selective and curated by a staff of very knowledgeable music enthusiasts whose goal is to find and share the best music in the world. Additionally, we carry a selection of affordable, high quality hifi gear (turntables, receivers, integrated amps & speakers) for discerning music lovers. ...and, we continue in our endeavors to deliver great music.


11 AM - 9PM Daily



167 North 9th Street,
Between Bedford & Driggs

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Phone: 718.486.3771

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Returns Policy

New records are generally considered to be in perfect condition. However, pressing defects do occur, in those instances, we offer an exchange on the defective item, or if that is not available, we can offer a store credit or even exchange on another item of similar value.

Used items are sold as is and there is no implied or actual guarantee on these items. Used records are generally in very good condition, however if you find a defect of some kind and it is not to your liking, we will offer an exchange. All used hifi equipment/audio components are tested and checked for sound quality and functionality to the best of our ability. Used hifi gear/audio components are NOT guaranteed due to age, but we do offer a 3 day return policy if it does not work as described. You should not leave the shop unhappy!