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Headphones & Wireless Audio: Articles & Videos

Headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn how to find the headphones for every purpose.

 
Wireless multi-room audio systems

Wireless multi-room audio systems

by Ralph Graves

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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...

 
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 Guest

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 iPod, iPhone, and iPad

Choosing Speakers for your iPod, 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.

 
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.

 
Video: Polk Audio Woodbourne wireless speaker

Video: Polk Audio Woodbourne wireless speaker

by Video Guest

Polk's Woodbourne wireless speaker features elegant looks, wireless convenience, and powerful sound. The Woodbourne's sealed speaker enclosure is crafted from acoustically inert materials, and is gently curved for superior rigidity and better sound projection.

 
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.

 
Intro to high-resolution audio

Intro to high-resolution audio

by Steve Kindig

Thanks to faster Internet speeds and cheap data storage, music files no longer have to be compressed into lifelessness. High-resolution music downloads that sound as good as or better than CDs are available for thousands of titles. Find out what makes high-res audio sound better, and how you can experience it.

 
Intro to home and field recording

Intro to home and field recording

by Jim Richardson

Thinking about turning a spare room into a recording studio? Looking for a portable kit to record live music? This article will help you choose the right gear.

 
Garmin Edge® 510 GPS Cycling Computer Review

Garmin Edge® 510 GPS Cycling Computer Review

by Deb Gilbert

Can a GPS cycling computer make a difference in performance? Deb tries out the Garmin Edge 510 and likes the results.

 
Zoom H6 handheld 6-track digital recorder review

Zoom H6 handheld 6-track digital recorder review

by David Brown

How easy is it to create and mix a multi-track recording with this versatile recorder? David Brown found out.

 
Staying Connected on the Appalachian Trail

Staying Connected on the Appalachian Trail

by Ken Nail

What gear would you take on a long-distance backpacking trip? Ken explains why he chose to take along the Nikon Coolpix AW110, the Garmin GTU-10 and fenix watch, and the mophie juice pack PRO and juice pack powerstation.

 
mophie OutRide multisport and juice pack plus Review

mophie OutRide multisport and juice pack plus Review

by J.R. Stoffel

Learn how a mophie juice pack plus and a mophie OutRide™ multisport kit extended the life and functionality of an iPhone® 4

 
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.

 
Headphones Glossary

Headphones Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

 
Video: mophie juice pack powerstation

Video: mophie juice pack powerstation

by Video Guest

The mophie juice pack powerstation gives you a handy portable battery so you can recharge portable devices on the go. The powerstation can be used with most tablets, smartphones, game consoles or other portable devices that take a USB charging cable.