Headphones & Wireless Audio: Articles & Videos

Video: Samsung Shape wireless speakers

Video: Samsung Shape wireless speakers

by Video Guest

The compact Samsung Shape wireless speakers let you enjoy your music many different ways. By themselves, the Shape speakers make a great system for your den or office. You can stream music to them from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. With multiple Shape speakers and the Samsung Shape WAM250 Wireless Audio Hub, you can easily create a wireless multi-room audio system.

 
BOOM Urchin Bluetooth® Portable Speaker

BOOM Urchin Bluetooth® Portable Speaker

by Ralph Graves

The BOOM Urchin Bluetooth portable speaker is water- and shock-resistant — "ready for anything." And it delivers some full-bodied sound, too.

 

Streaming Music Services: How Do They Compare?

by Amanda P.

This article compares key features of a number of today's most popular cloud music services.

 
10 ways to play your smartphone music out loud

10 ways to play your smartphone music out loud

by Ralph Graves

There's music inside your smartphone, waiting to get out. Here are ten ways you can share it with friends and family, and have it sound great in the process.

 
Klipsch® Music Center  KMC-3 Review

Klipsch® Music Center KMC-3 Review

by Woody Sherman

We audition the Klipsch® Music Center KMC-3 and find out it can really fill a room — or an outdoor gathering.

 
What Are Satellite Radio Boomboxes and Compact Sound Systems?

What Are Satellite Radio Boomboxes and Compact Sound Systems?

by Matt Freeman

A quick look at satellite radio boomboxes and compact sound systems.

 
Video: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Video: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

by Video Guest

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

 
Using iPhone apps in the car

Using iPhone apps in the car

by Matt Freeman

In just a few short years, iPod control and app compatibility have become prominent features of car stereos. Car A/V companies have acted just as quickly to develop stereos that let you take advantage of the iPhone's fantastic app capabilities while you're driving. In this article, we're going to take a quick look at four different types of app interactivity.

 
Headphones Glossary

Headphones Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

 
Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker review

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker review

by Woody Sherman

We sample the Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® wireless portable speaker in the labs and at home and like what we hear.

 
Video: Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Video: Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

by Woody Sherman

There are two essential things you need to know about the Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker. First, it's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. And second, it sounds way, way fuller than it looks.

 
Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers

Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers

by Tara W.

Can you use the Bose® Computer MusicMonitor® speakers with an iPad®? Tara did, and reports back on the experience (and the sound).

 
Sennheiser HD 650 headphones

Sennheiser HD 650 headphones

by Ralph Graves

I spent some time with the Sennheiser HD 650 high-performance stereo headphones recently. I think I was most impressed with the impression they didn't leave. Sometimes headphones...

 
Video: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth® Speaker and Backup Battery

Video: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth® Speaker and Backup Battery

by Video Guest

The JBL Charge is a high-quality Bluetooth speaker system and backup battery rolled into one. Its delivers up to 12 hours of continuous music playback, or you can use some of that power to recharge your smartphone or other compatible portable device.

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

by Video Guest

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

 
Etón Rugged Rukus review

Etón Rugged Rukus review

by Ralph Graves

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

by Video Guest

Crutchfield Advisor JR shows us the listening station, a place where our advisors can learn more about the headphones we carry. JR talks about a pair of his favorites, the Sennheiser HD 598 around-the-ear headphones.

 
iPod® Installation Guide

iPod® Installation Guide

by Todd Cabell

Step-by-step instructions on how to connect an iPod to your car stereo.

 
Video: How Bluetooth® Speakers Work

Video: How Bluetooth® Speakers Work

by Ralph Graves

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...

 
Crutchfield Labs: open for business

Crutchfield Labs: open for business

by Steve Kindig

Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.