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Introduction to Wi-Fi ®

Introduction to Wi-Fi ®

by Ryan Steele

An introduction and overview of Wi-Fi wireless technology, its advantages and disadvantages, and the future of the technology.

 
Satellite Radio FAQ

Satellite Radio FAQ

by Matt Freeman

What does satellite radio sound like? What will I hear on satellite radio? Does satellite radio carry local stations? Can I get satellite radio in a leased vehicle? Plus more...

 
Tips on Working with Your Builder or Contractor

Tips on Working with Your Builder or Contractor

by Amanda P.

Working with a contractor is a new experience for a lot of folks. In this article, you'll find some quick tips to help you get the results you want.

 
Video: Erica's Home Office Makeover

Video: Erica's Home Office Makeover

by Erica S.

When Crutchfield designer Erica learned that one of her roommates would be moving, she decided to take the opportunity to set up a home office. She wanted a clean uncluttered look, and the ability to really enjoy her music while working.

 
Sennheiser HD 650 headphones

Sennheiser HD 650 headphones

by Ralph Graves

I spent some time with the Sennheiser HD 650 high-performance stereo headphones recently. I think I was most impressed with the impression they didn't leave. Sometimes headphones...

 
Installing In-wall, In-ceiling, and On-wall Speakers

Installing In-wall, In-ceiling, and On-wall Speakers

by Tara W.

This is a thorough, informative guide to help you install in-wall, in-ceiling, or on-wall speakers.

 
Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening

Speaker Placement for Stereo Music Listening

by Loren Barstow

Paying attention to where your speakers are placed and how they're positioned can dramatically improve the sound of all your music.

 

CD, CD-R, SACD, and DVD-Audio Glossary

by Loren Barstow

Learn about Compact Disc features and performance specifications.

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

by Video Guest

Eric Palonen from Sennheiser was at Crutchfield for a training session, and showed us the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones, stereo headphones designed for audiophiles.

 
Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers

Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers

by Tara W.

Can you use the Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers with an iPad®? Tara did, and reports back on the experience (and the sound).

 
Satellite Radio Vehicle Installation Guide

Satellite Radio Vehicle Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

There are several ways to get satellite radio in your vehicle. The two most popular in-car satellite radio products are Dock and Play tuners and dedicated in-car tuners. This guide will walk you through the basics of installing each.

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

by Video Guest

Crutchfield Advisor JR shows us the listening station, a place where our advisors can learn more about the headphones we carry. JR talks about a pair of his favorites, the Sennheiser HD 598 around-the-ear headphones.

 
Satellite Radio Glossary

Satellite Radio Glossary

by Matt Freeman

Learn about the features and specifications included in satellite radio technology.

 
Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

Video: Installing In-wall and In-ceiling Speakers — The Basics

by Video Guest

This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

 
Video: Crutchfield Listening Station: AKG K 272 HD headphones

Video: Crutchfield Listening Station: AKG K 272 HD headphones

by Video Guest

Crutchfield Advisor Ringo talks about the AKG K 272 HD around-the-ear headphones and why the AKG name is so well-known to professional musicians.

 
Video: How to Install a Satellite Radio or GPS Antenna

Video: How to Install a Satellite Radio or GPS Antenna

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Crutchfield shows you how to install an antenna in your vehicle for a satellite radio or GPS navigation system.

 
Video: Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator

Video: Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator

by Video Guest

Martha from Panamax shows the great features on the Panamax M5400-PM power line conditioner and voltage regulator.

 
Home speakers 101

Home speakers 101

by Loren Barstow

Learn how to choose, connect, and set up speakers for great music and home theater performance.

 
Essential electronics for tailgating

Essential electronics for tailgating

by Matt Freeman

I’m insane about college football ... and based on the thousands of screaming fans packing stadiums around the country each weekend, I’m not alone. For us, going to the game is a...

 
Video: Installing Outdoor Speakers

Video: Installing Outdoor Speakers

by Tara W.

See the basic steps involved in installing outdoor speakers in a typical installation, from running the wire to mounting your speakers.