Articles & Videos: Headphones

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.

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.

Headphones glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

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...

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
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.

Some headphones just sound as beautiful as they look. And with their mahogany earcups, the Grado GS1000i headphones looked very beautiful, indeed.

CJ, a Crutchfield advisor, tried out the Polk Audio UltraFit headphones and gave them a real workout at the gym. He tells us about the 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000; how they fit and how they sound.

AKG K 550 Headphones
by Ralph Graves

Wear headphones a lot? I do. So when I find a pair that isn't wearing on my noggin, I take note. Like the time I auditioned the AKG K 550 stereo headphones.

Looking for a better-than-average set of basic headphones? Me too. That's why I gave the Sennheiser HD 280 Pros a try.