Articles & Videos: Headphones & Wireless Audio

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.

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.

Bowers & Wilkins is known for making compact speakers with big, clear sound. Does their first portable Bluetooth® speaker live up to their stellar reputation? I took it home to find out.

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.

Tour one family's Sonos multi-room wireless audio system. There are PLAY:1's in the bedrooms, a PLAY:5 in the kitchen, a PLAYBAR and SUB in the family room, and more.

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.