Around-the-ear 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.

 
Grado GS1000i Stereo Headphones

Grado GS1000i Stereo Headphones

by Ralph Graves

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

 
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."

 
Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

Video: Sennheiser HD 800 headphones

by Video Guest

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

 
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.

 
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: 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.

 
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: 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.

 
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.

 
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...

 
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® 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.

 
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones

by Ralph Graves

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

 
Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones review

Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones review

by David Brown

These handsome Bowers & Wilkins headphones will catch eyes. Will their sound attract ears as well? Crutchfield Home A/V writer David took a listen to find out.