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Video: Checking out the SiriusXM Lynx

Video: Checking out the SiriusXM Lynx

by Zak Billmeier

The SiriusXM Lynx gives you satellite radio wherever you go. We gave J.R., a Supervisor in Crutchfield's Advisor group and long-time satellite radio fan, a Lynx to check out recently. He took it with him everywhere, and let us know what he thought.

 
Video: Planning Your Outdoor Speaker System

Video: Planning Your Outdoor Speaker System

by Tara W.

Get tips on planning your outdoor speaker system, including where to place your speakers and the other items you'll need to complete your setup.

 
Video: SiriusXM SXV200V1 In-Dash Tuner

Video: SiriusXM SXV200V1 In-Dash Tuner

by Zak Billmeier

SiriusXM's compact SXV200V1 tuner lets you receive satellite radio programming in your car. You can pause, rewind, and replay up to an hour of live broadcasts, plus see alerts when your favorite song, artist, or team is playing on another channel.

 
Receivers Glossary

Receivers Glossary

by Dave Bar

Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.

 
AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 DAC review

AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 DAC review

by Dave Bar

A review of the AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 USB digital-to-analog converter.

 
Why We Love Satellite Radio

Why We Love Satellite Radio

by Charlie Pastorfield

Satellite radio gives you four things that earth-bound radio can't: mind-boggling program variety, nationwide reception, amazing personalities, and commercial-free music. We asked some of our biggest in-house satellite radio fans to list their favorite channels and the reasons they love SiriusXM.

 
Audioengine D3 USB DAC review

Audioengine D3 USB DAC review

by Dave Bar

A review of Audioengine's pocket-sized D3 digital-to-analog converter.

 
Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

Video: Alpine CDE-SXM145BT Receiver and SiriusXM Tuner Package

by Zak Billmeier

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment (subscription required).

 

Home Speakers FAQ

by Loren Barstow

Anwers to commonly asked questions about home speakers.

 
Video: Upgrading Computer Sound with Headphones

Video: Upgrading Computer Sound with Headphones

by Tara W.

Find out how to get better sound from the music on your computer using headphones in this short video.

 
Home Speakers Glossary

Home Speakers Glossary

by Loren Barstow

Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll find in today's speakers.

 
Video: Definitive Technology Mythos Speakers

Video: Definitive Technology Mythos Speakers

by Tara W., Video Guest

Definitive's Mythos speakers offer audiophile performance in a sleek, stylish package. Learn about what makes these speakers different in this short overview.

 
Comfortable acoustics: relaxing with the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Comfortable acoustics: relaxing with the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

by Ralph Graves

Some people might think that it's fun to review headphones. OK, it is. Generally. But sometimes I need a break. I've been wearing headphones pretty much eight hours a...

 
Room acoustics for home audio

Room acoustics for home audio

by Steve Kindig

Find out how your room affects your speakers' sound. Then get some tips on locating and treating your room's trouble spots.

 
Video: Cambridge Audio 851A Integrated Amplifier

Video: Cambridge Audio 851A Integrated Amplifier

by Video Guest

Cambridge Audio says the 851A integrated amplifier is "The best we've made - ever." Have a look at the features - and what's under the hood - and you'll see why.

 
Video: Cambridge Audio Azur 551R Home Theater Receiver

Video: Cambridge Audio Azur 551R Home Theater Receiver

by Video Guest

The good folks at Cambridge Audio believe that great sound should be a part of any component, and their Azur 551R home theater receiver is no exception. It gives you the best of both worlds, movies that look and sound great.

 
Video: NAD C 356DAC stereo integrated amp

Video: NAD C 356DAC stereo integrated amp

by Tara W.

Jeff from NAD visited Crutchfield and told us all about the NAD C 356DAC, a stereo integrated amp.

 
Review: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

Review: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

by Ralph Graves

When I received a pair of Sennheiser HD 800 headphones to try out, I knew right from the outset this would be a different kind of listening experience. How many other headphones come packaged...

 
Video: David's In-Wall Speakers

Video: David's In-Wall Speakers

by David Brown

When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.

 
Video: PSB CS500 Outdoor speakers

Video: PSB CS500 Outdoor speakers

by Tara W.

Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.