Headphones & Wireless Audio: Articles & Videos

Safe listening with headphones

Safe listening with headphones

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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
iPod® Glossary

iPod® Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Glossary of terms associated with Apple iPods, iPhones and iPads.

 
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.

 
Spotify® vs. Beats Music™

Spotify® vs. Beats Music™

by Jeff Miller

A comparison of two of the most popular streaming music services.

 
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

 
High-resolution audio Q&A

High-resolution audio Q&A

by Steve Kindig

Adding high-resolution audio playback to your system usually means adding a component or upgrading your computer's music software. Depending on your current setup and your goals, there are many different paths to getting high-res sound.

 
Video: mophie juice pack powerstation

Video: mophie juice pack powerstation

by Video Team

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.

 
Video: mophie juice pack for iPhone 5/5S

Video: mophie juice pack for iPhone 5/5S

by Video Team

You want your iPhone to keep going as long as you do, wherever your day takes you. Mophie juice packs give you a protective case and a built-in battery with enough power to keep your iPhone 5 or 5S going for hours after its battery has run out.

 
Everything you need to know about satellite radio

Everything you need to know about satellite radio

by Zak Billmeier

An overview of satellite radio and the two service providers (XM and SIRIUS).

 
Video: Whole Firehouse Audio with Sonos®

Video: Whole Firehouse Audio with Sonos®

by Tara W.

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.