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iPods: Articles & Videos

Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

Introduction to Stereo Music Systems

by Jim Richardson

Are you an avid music lover? Then you should have a special space and the gear you need to properly indulge your passion. This article will help you put together a high-fidelity stereo music system that suits your lifestyle and the space you have in mind.

 
Video: Playing an iPod in Your Car

Video: Playing an iPod in Your Car

by Zak Billmeier

This short video describes your options for playing an iPod through your car's sound system.

 
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.

 
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.

 
iPod® Installation Guide

iPod® Installation Guide

by Todd Cabell

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

 

iPod® Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Glossary of terms associated with Apple iPods, iPhones and iPads.

 
What are firmware updates?

What are firmware updates?

by Robert Ferency-Viars

What exactly is firmware, and why is it so important? This article answers those questions, and offers some advice on how to keep your gear's firmware up to date.

 

File Formats Glossary

by Ralph Graves

Learn about the different types of digital files.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Spotify® vs. Beats Music™

Spotify® vs. Beats Music™

by Jeff Miller

A comparison of two of the most popular streaming music services.