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Videos: Headphones & Wireless Audio

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.

Sennheiser's RS line of wireless headphones gives you freedom to roam while you listen. The included transmitter lets you listen all over your house with no wires to hold you back. The earcups feature plush padding for comfort, and buttons on the side let you control volume without leaving your seat.

Portable Bluetooth speakers are today's boomboxes. But unlike the large, boxy boomboxes from the past, these flashy new models feature modern updates like Bluetooth streaming, sleek design, and built-in rechargeable batteries. Some models can even get wet, so they're great for the beach or pool.

When your body's in motion, it's nice to lose the cord between your phone and headphones. JBL's Synchros Reflect BT headphones connect using Bluetooth, so you can keep your phone in your pocket or a nearby bag. And when you're taking a break from the action, the two earpieces connect with a little magnet so they'll stay around your neck when not in use.

Whether you're doing an intense workout or just going for a walk, the last thing you want holding you back is the cord connecting your phone and your headphones. Bluetooth in-ear headphones let you stream your music during your workout, so you can keep your phone stashed nearby or in a pocket.

There's nowhere you can't take the Soundcast Melody portable Bluetooth speaker. It sports a weather-resistant design, a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 20 hours, and even a built-in handle. Four drivers project sound in all directions at once, so it'll find itself at the center of any gathering.

Cut the cord on your workout with the Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats2 bluetooth headphones. They're compact, stylish, and deliver hard-hitting sound. An in-line remote lets you skip tracks, adjust the volume, and take phone calls.

Denon designed the AH-W150 Exercise Freak headphones a little differently from similar models. A built-in amplifier delivers big sound and a little extra bass tha'll help keep you moving.

Bluesound's streaming audio products are designed with the hi-res digital music listener in mind. The Bluesound Pulse family of powered streaming music speakers lets you stream your hi-res and compressed files wirelessly to a compact, great-sounding speaker.

The Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman represents the evolution of one of our most iconic electronic devices. It'll play your hi-res digital files, and gives you up to 192GB of storage so you can take your collection wherever you go.

Sonos® donated a wireless audio system to our local fire station. The firefighters looked forward to being able to play music from their smart phones as they did their chores, cooked and worked out in the firehouse.

Greg Williams from Bowers & Wilkins came to Crutchfield to talk about their Zeppelin Air, a powered speaker system with Apple AirPlay®.

Bluesound marks a collaboration between NAD and PSB to bring Hi-Fi into the wireless age. Once connected to your home network, Bluesound lets you stream your hi-res digital music files using your smartphone, tablet or computer as the controller.

Crutchfield A/V writer Ralph Graves takes a trip to the Crutchfield Labs to explain the basics of Bluetooth wireless speakers. These home or portable speakers offer a great way to enjoy the media...

Wonder what the differences are between Bluetooth and Apple Airplay? The Crutchfield Labs takes a look at the basics in this animated explainer video.

Eric Palonen from Sennheiser was at Crutchfield for a training session, and showed us the Sennheiser HD 800 headphones, stereo headphones designed for audiophiles.

The UE MEGABOOM portable Bluetooth speaker lets you bring your tunes anywhere. It's even waterproof so you can take it camping, or to the pool or the beach. You can stream tunes wirelessly from your phone or tablet, and with the free UE MEGABOOM app you can stream to two speakers at once for nearly double the volume.

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.