Articles & Videos: Home Audio

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.

These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.

Video: JBL Soundbars
by Zak Billmeier

Not feeling the impact from your television's tiny built-in speakers? What if we told you that with AC power and one cable from your television we could up your audio game noticeably - with a little help from JBL, of course.

Monitor Audio has been building highly refined, superb-sounding home loudspeakers since the mid-1970s. Crutchfield is thrilled to introduce them to our customers.

In ths video, world-renowned speaker engineer Andrew Jones discusses his latest creations and how they deliver a thrilling home theater experience.

Sound bars are a great way to get better sound from your TV. In this short video, we'll help you sort out your sound bar options so you can find the one that's best for you.

Supercharge your TV sound with a sound bar. They're easy to install, fit into any entertainment system, and they'll blow away your TV's built-in speakers. With a sound bar in place, you'll experience the full impact of your favorite shows, movies, and games.

Can a company known for their high-end speakers shrink down all their technology and cram it into a set of earbuds? Our resident audiophile tries out the Bowers & Wilkins C5's to find out.

AKG K 490 NC Review
by Marshall Chase

I took the noise-canceling AKG K 490 NC headphones to the gym and elsewhere to put them to the test. They passed admirably.

Harman Kardon's 2013 headphone line is perfect for anyone who wants great sound on the go. They've got in-ear, on-ear, and around-the-ear models to suit your needs, and all models come with a useful in-line remote for when you're using it with your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Plus they feature classic styling and the sound you'd expect from Harman Kardon.

Bose offers wireless listening and controls with their first stereo Bluetooth headphones. How do they measure up? David Brown gave them a listen to find out.

The high-performance Sennheiser HD 700 headphones deliver incredible detail for a true audiophile listening experience — especially with the right amplifier.