Articles & Videos: Home Audio

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.

Headphones glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

Ben from Cambridge Audio talks about their brilliant digital-to-analog converter, the DacMagic Plus. It's designed to improve the sound from all your digital sources.

What's on Apple TV?
by Ralph Graves

Apple TV ® is a pretty versatile device — so much so, it can be hard to get a handle on exactly what Apple TV is . At the most basic level,...

How much power do I need? Do I have to connect my video sources to my receiver? Do I need a 3D-ready receiver for my 3D TV?

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...

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.

CD player glossary
by Loren Barstow

Learn about Compact Disc features and performance specifications.

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

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.

Satellite Radio Glossary
by Matt Freeman

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