Articles & Videos: Headphones & Wireless Audio

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.

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.

The UE MEGABOOM portable Bluetooth speaker lets you bring your tunes anywhere. It's even waterproof so you can take it camping, or to the pool or the beach. You can stream tunes wirelessly from your phone or tablet, and with the free UE MEGABOOM app you can stream to two speakers at once for nearly double the volume.

Nyne Aqua review
by Jeff Miller

I wanted to check out how tough this portable speaker is. So I took it places I wouldn't dare take most electronics.

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.

Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.

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?