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Articles & Videos: Headphones & Wireless Audio

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.

Runners need sports headphones that are durable, moisture-resistant, and comfortable. We'll help you figure out how to choose the best sports headphones for you.

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.

RIVA Turbo X review
by David Brown

How does this Bluetooth speaker measure up? One of our writers took it home to find out.

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.

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.

Want to get amazing sound from digital tunes with your home stereo? That's what Sony offers with this high-resolution server and player. Can it please your ears while offering more convenience than computer-based setups? I took it home to find out.

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...

What's on Apple TV?
by Ralph Graves

Apple TV® is a pretty versatile device — so much so, it can be hard to get a handle on exactly what Apple TV is . At the most basic level,...

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.