Headphones & Wireless Audio: Articles & Videos

File Formats Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Learn about the different types of digital files.

 
Video: Upgrading Computer Sound with Headphones

Video: Upgrading Computer Sound with Headphones

by Tara W.

Find out how to get better sound from the music on your computer using headphones in this short video.

 
Comfortable acoustics: relaxing with the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Comfortable acoustics: relaxing with the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

by Ralph Graves

Some people might think that it's fun to review headphones. OK, it is. Generally. But sometimes I need a break. I've been wearing headphones pretty much eight hours a...

 
The Focal XS 2.1 Multimedia Sound System delivers audio goodness

The Focal XS 2.1 Multimedia Sound System delivers audio goodness

by Ralph Graves

I recently had an opportunity to take home a Focal XS® 2.1 Multimedia Sound System and try it out for a while. It was an assignment I readily accepted. Focal (pronounced Foh-CAHL) is a...

 
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

by Ralph Graves

Ralph tries out the Zeppelin Air, and compares it to the original Bowers & Wlikins Zeppelin which he also reviewed. Can the addition of Apple's AirPlay wireless technology really make that much difference?

 
Review: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

Review: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

by Ralph Graves

When I received a pair of Sennheiser HD 800 headphones to try out, I knew right from the outset this would be a different kind of listening experience. How many other headphones come packaged...

 
DAC buying guide

DAC buying guide

by Dave Bar

Learn how to find the best outboard digital-to-analog converter for your home or portable audio applications.

 
Home Speakers Glossary

Home Speakers Glossary

by Loren Barstow

Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll find in today's speakers.

 
Review: Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones

Review: Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones

by Ken Nail

Sometimes it seems like I'm in constant motion, even during my downtime. That can make using regular corded headphones challenging — every time I settle down to listen to a little...

 
Reviewing the Bose® SoundDock™

Reviewing the Bose® SoundDock™

by Ralph Graves

Ralph Graves tries out the Bose SoundDock powered speaker system designed for the iPod, and finds it as simple to operate as the player itself.

 
Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphones -- wi-fidelity

Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphones -- wi-fidelity

by Ralph Graves

It's been several years since I've owned a pair of wireless headphones, so I jumped at the opportunity to take a pair of Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphones home for a...

 
Video: Bose® SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker

Video: Bose® SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker

by Tara W.

Tara, Crutchfield writer, tried out the Bose® SoundLink® Wireless Mobile speaker, and tells us about its Bluetooth® wireless capabilities, portable design and sound quality.

 
Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones -- substance and style

Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones -- substance and style

by Ralph Graves

First impressions — thinking outside the rectangle I had my doubts when I took the  Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones  home for review. I like B&W products —...

 
Video: Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

Video: Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

by Tara W.

The Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder clamps to your tablet, providing a stable base for your device. Two full-range speakers and one woofer provide crisp, clear sound.

 
Video: Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones

Video: Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones

by Ken Nail

The Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones deliver lossless CD-quality sound, and give you the freedom to move around while you're listening.

 
Sennheiser PXC 450 noise cancelling headphones

Sennheiser PXC 450 noise cancelling headphones

by Video Guest

Ringo talks about the noise-canceling headphones in the Crutchfield Listening Station, and why he likes the Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones.

 
Video: Intro to Apple AirPlay

Video: Intro to Apple AirPlay

by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

 
Video: JBL OnBeat Venue LT Bluetooth® Speaker System

Video: JBL OnBeat Venue LT Bluetooth® Speaker System

by Video Guest

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT features a Lightning connector in its dock, so your brand-new Apple portable can charge up while you play your music through this powerful sounding speaker system.

 
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.

 
Grado Reference Series  RS2i Headphones

Grado Reference Series RS2i Headphones

by Ralph Graves

Can material matter that much? Ralph tries out the RS2 headphones with mahogany earcups and says "yes."