Articles & Videos: Home Audio

Home theater receivers buying guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.

Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.

Multi-room audio buying guide
by Jim Richardson

How to plan an easy-to-use, great-sounding multi-room audio system that suits your decor and your lifestyle.

Sonos buying guide
by David Brown

Interested in an easy solution for wireless audio throughout your home? We'll help you decide what Sonos gear you need to make your multi-room-music dreams come true.

Small hi-fi systems
by Dave Bar

This article looks at the wide range of compact, high-performance audio components.

Want to add music to your backyard, porch, patio, or pool? We'll show you different options for enjoying your music in the great outdoors.

If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.

Headphones buying guide
by David Brown

Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Read our headphones buying guide to learn about the various styles so you can make the right choice.

This is a thorough, informative guide to help you run speaker, Ethernet, and audio/video cables through the walls in new construction and finished homes.

Sound bars buying guide
by Deia Zukowski

Looking for a simple way to improve your TVs sound? A sound bar may be the solution.

DAC buying guide
by Dave Bar

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

Speaker wire guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Most speakers don't include wire, and choosing from the available options can sometimes be confusing. Let us help you untangle the wire mess.

Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.

Looking for an easy way to enjoy great sound from your record albums without setting up a big system? We look at two components that make beautiful music together, and give you some cool options for playing your tunes.

Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.

CD player buying guide
by David Brown

Have a large CD collection? Learn about the options available on today's CD and SACD players.