Headphones & Wireless Audio: Articles & Videos

Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

Video: Introducing the Crutchfield Labs

by Steve Kindig

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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 —...

 
Sennheiser PXC 450 noise cancelling headphones

Sennheiser PXC 450 noise cancelling headphones

by Video Team

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 Team

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.

 
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."

 
Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones Review

Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones Review

by Dave Bar

Can a company known for their high-end speakers shrink down all their technology and cram it into a set of earbuds? Our resident audiophile tries out the Bowers & Wilkins C5's to find out.

 
Video: Sennheiser Mobile Music Series headphones

Video: Sennheiser Mobile Music Series headphones

by Video Team

Eric Palonen from Sennheiser was at Crutchfield for a training, and showed us the Mobile Music series headphones.

 
Video: Sennheiser MM 450 noise-canceling wireless headset

Video: Sennheiser MM 450 noise-canceling wireless headset

by Video Team

Kramer, a Crutchfield advisor, tried out the Sennheiser MM 450 noise-canceling Bluetooth® wireless headset with his iPhone®.

 
AKG K 490 NC Review

AKG K 490 NC Review

by Marshall Chase

I took the noise-canceling AKG K 490 NC headphones to the gym and elsewhere to put them to the test. They passed admirably.

 
Video: Powerbeats by Dr. Dre™ sports headphones

Video: Powerbeats by Dr. Dre™ sports headphones

by Video Team

Crutchfield advisor CJ tried out the PowerBeats sport headphones at the gym and tells how they did during his workout.