Headphones & Wireless Audio: Articles & Videos

Headphones buying guide

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.

 
Bluetooth® speaker buying guide

Bluetooth® speaker buying guide

by Ralph Graves

Enjoy the music, videos, games and apps on your smartphone or tablet with better sound. Just stream wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker system at home, or on-the-go.

 
Wireless multi-room audio systems

Wireless multi-room audio systems

by Ralph Graves

We provide overviews of wireless multi-room systems from Bluesound, Bose®, Definitive Technology, Denon, Korus, Polk Audio, Samsung, and Sonos, making it easier for you to compare features.

 
Multi-room audio buying guide

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

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.

 
Bluetooth® for home and car audio

Bluetooth® for home and car audio

by Ralph Graves

An introduction to Bluetooth features for home and car audio/video gear, including NFC, aptX, speakerphones, headsets, and sports options.

 
Intro to Apple AirPlay

Intro to Apple AirPlay

by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

 
Spotify® Connect

Spotify® Connect

by Jeff Miller

Learn about the benefits of Spotify Connect, a wireless way to play Spotify through select A/V receivers and powered speakers.

 
Guide to High-fidelity Computer Audio

Guide to High-fidelity Computer Audio

by Jim Richardson

Learn how to get hi-fi sound from the music on your computer.

 
Video: Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

Video: Rachel's Sonos Whole-House Music System

by Video Team

Sonos systems let you tap into music from your personal collection and from the Internet, anywhere in your house. Watch this video to see how one of our employees uses Sonos at her house.

 
Choosing speakers for your iPhone and iPad

Choosing speakers for your iPhone and iPad

by Ralph Graves

Want to share music from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod? Here are tips on how to choose the best powered speaker system for your needs.

 
What is DTS Play-Fi wireless audio?

What is DTS Play-Fi wireless audio?

by Jeff Miller

Play-Fi is a multi-room audio technology that lets you mix and match speakers from different manufacturers.

 
Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

by Ralph Graves

Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.

 
Braven BRV-X waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker review

Braven BRV-X waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker review

by Jeff Miller

Braven says the BRV-X is the "world's best outdoor speaker." We took it on a camping trip to see if that's true.

 
Infinity One Bluetooth® speaker review

Infinity One Bluetooth® speaker review

by Jeff Miller

We put Infinity's first portable speaker to the test. We see if it can fuel a tailgate party, and later we do some critical listening.

 
Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman review

Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman review

by David Brown

If you're looking for better sound quality on the go, Sony's Hi-Res Walkman has a lot to offer in a very small package.

 
Sony PHA-2 portable headphone amp/DAC review

Sony PHA-2 portable headphone amp/DAC review

by David Brown

We put this compact device through the paces with high-res files, an Apple® device, headphones, and speakers to see — and hear — what it's capable of.

 
Phorus PS5 wireless speaker and PR5 wireless receiver review

Phorus PS5 wireless speaker and PR5 wireless receiver review

by Jeff Miller

We gave two Phorus wireless music devices a test run - separately and as part of a multi-room system. Find out how well they performed.

 
Peachtree Audio deepblue2 Review

Peachtree Audio deepblue2 Review

by Ralph Graves

The Peachtree Audio deepblue2 is one high-performance powered Bluetooth® speaker that delivers on its promises with outstanding sound quality.

 
HTC One® (M8) Harman/Kardon® Edition review

HTC One® (M8) Harman/Kardon® Edition review

by Eric Angevine

The HTC One smartphone with Harman/Kardon technology and high-end in-ear headphones makes downloaded music sound great.