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 wireless speaker buying guide

Bluetooth wireless 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 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.

 
Braven BRV-X water-resistant portable Bluetooth® speaker review

Braven BRV-X water-resistant 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Better sound from your headphones

Better sound from your headphones

by David Brown

Discover what you need to help your headphones sound their best with your computer.

 
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.