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Headphones: Articles & Videos

Headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn how to find the headphones for every purpose.

 
Video: Bose® QuietComfort ®15 Noise Cancelling® Headphones

Video: Bose® QuietComfort ®15 Noise Cancelling® Headphones

by Ken Nail

Learn about what makes Bose's QuietComfort 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones different from the crowd, from their advanced technology to their travel-friendly design.

 
Noise-Canceling Headphone Challenge

Noise-Canceling Headphone Challenge

by Dave Bar

Folks in our I.T. department listened to five different models of noise-canceling headphones while we played a variety of sound effects. See what they had to say about each model's sound quality, noise-canceling ability, and fit and comfort.

 
Video: Monster® T1 headphones

Video: Monster® T1 headphones

by Tara W.

Tara W. interviews the rapper Xzibit at CES about the Monster® T1 headphones — over-ear headphones designed to keep out external noise so you can concentrate on your music and games.

 
Video: Polk Audio UltraFit sports headphones

Video: Polk Audio UltraFit sports headphones

by Tara W.

Tara W. checks out Polk's booth at CES, where athletes give the Polk Audio UltraFit 500 and 1000 sports headphones a real workout.

 
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: Crutchfield Listening Station: AKG K 272 HD headphones

Video: Crutchfield Listening Station: AKG K 272 HD headphones

by Video Guest

Crutchfield Advisor Ringo talks about the AKG K 272 HD around-the-ear headphones and why the AKG name is so well-known to professional musicians.

 
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.

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 598 headphones

by Video Guest

Crutchfield Advisor JR shows us the listening station, a place where our advisors can learn more about the headphones we carry. JR talks about a pair of his favorites, the Sennheiser HD 598 around-the-ear headphones.

 
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...

 
Sennheiser HD 650 headphones

Sennheiser HD 650 headphones

by Ralph Graves

I spent some time with the Sennheiser HD 650 high-performance stereo headphones recently. I think I was most impressed with the impression they didn't leave. Sometimes headphones...

 
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.

 
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 —...

 
Headphones Glossary

Headphones Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

 
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...

 
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...

 
Video: Bose® QuietComfort® 3 headphones

Video: Bose® QuietComfort® 3 headphones

by Video Guest

Bose® QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones use patented Acoustic Noise Cancelling® technology to minimize unwanted sounds.

 
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...

 
Grado SR325is Headphones Review

Grado SR325is Headphones Review

by Woody Sherman

Woody tries out the SR325is and finds he not only likes the sound, but also the no-nonsense look of these Grado headphones.

 
Grado SR80i Headphones

Grado SR80i Headphones

by Woody Sherman

What makes a great set of headphones for work? For Woody, it was something that could let him listen to his music, while still being aware of ambient sounds. The open-earcup design of the SR80i's seemed to fill the bill.