Headphones: Articles & Videos

Headphones buying guide

Headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Read our headphones buying guide to learn about the various styles so you can make the right choice.

 
Better sound from your headphones

Better sound from your headphones

by David Brown

Discover what you need to help your headphones sound their best with your computer.

 
Noise-canceling headphones guide

Noise-canceling headphones guide

by David Brown

Keep external noise at bay, so you can focus on your music.

 
Wireless headphones buying guide

Wireless headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn about the different type of wireless headphones and their benefits.

 
Sports headphones buying guide

Sports headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn how sports headphones help power your workout with music.

 
Headphones for video gaming

Headphones for video gaming

by David Brown

These headphones put you deep inside the action with your favorite video games.

 
Headphones Glossary

Headphones Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

 
Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

by Ralph Graves

Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

by Video Team

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

 
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.

 
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...

 
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...

 
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.

 
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.