Wireless Speakers: Articles & Videos

Wireless multi-room audio systems

Wireless multi-room audio systems

by Ralph Graves

We provide overviews of wireless multi-room systems from Bluesound, Bose®, Korus, Samsung, and Sonos, making it easier for you to compare features.

 
Choosing Speakers for your iPod, iPhone, and iPad

Choosing Speakers for your iPod, iPhone, and iPad

by Ralph Graves

Want to share music from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod? Here are tips on how to choose the best powered speaker system for your needs.

 
Intro to Apple AirPlay

Intro to Apple AirPlay

by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

 
Bluetooth wireless speaker buying guide

Bluetooth wireless speaker buying guide

by Ralph Graves

Enjoy the music, videos, games and apps on your smartphone or tablet with better sound. Just stream wirelessly to a Bluetooth speaker system.

 
Video: Polk Audio Woodbourne wireless speaker

Video: Polk Audio Woodbourne wireless speaker

by Video Guest

Polk's Woodbourne wireless speaker features elegant looks, wireless convenience, and powerful sound. The Woodbourne's sealed speaker enclosure is crafted from acoustically inert materials, and is gently curved for superior rigidity and better sound projection.

 
Klipsch® Music Center  KMC-3 Review

Klipsch® Music Center KMC-3 Review

by Woody Sherman

We audition the Klipsch® Music Center KMC-3 and find out it can really fill a room — or an outdoor gathering.

 
Sonos Play:5 vs Bowers & Wilkins A7

Sonos Play:5 vs Bowers & Wilkins A7

by David Brown

We brought two of our customer favorites, the Sonos Play:5 and the Bowers & Wilkins A7 to the Crutchfield Labs for a face-off.

 
Video: Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

Video: Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker

by Woody Sherman

There are two essential things you need to know about the Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker. First, it's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. And second, it sounds way, way fuller than it looks.

 
Video: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth® Speaker and Backup Battery

Video: JBL Charge Portable Bluetooth® Speaker and Backup Battery

by Video Guest

The JBL Charge is a high-quality Bluetooth speaker system and backup battery rolled into one. Its delivers up to 12 hours of continuous music playback, or you can use some of that power to recharge your smartphone or other compatible portable device.

 
Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker review

Bose® SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker review

by Woody Sherman

We sample the Bose® SoundLink® Bluetooth® wireless portable speaker in the labs and at home and like what we hear.

 
Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

by David Brown

Definitive Technology has come up with a clever combination of Bluetooth speaker and stand for tablets that does for your iPad what a sound bar does for your HDTV.

 
Video: Intro to Apple AirPlay

Video: Intro to Apple AirPlay

by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

 
Bluetooth® for home and car audio

Bluetooth® for home and car audio

by Ralph Graves

An introduction to Bluetooth features for home and car audio/video gear, including NFC, aptX, speakerphones, headsets, and sports options.

 
Video: Bluetooth Speakers Review

Video: Bluetooth Speakers Review

by Ken Nail

Crutchfield A/V writer Ken takes a look at five different portable Bluetooth speakers in this video review.

 
Video: Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

Video: Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder

by Tara W.

The Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder clamps to your tablet, providing a stable base for your device. Two full-range speakers and one woofer provide crisp, clear sound.

 
BOOM Urchin Bluetooth® Portable Speaker

BOOM Urchin Bluetooth® Portable Speaker

by Ralph Graves

The BOOM Urchin Bluetooth portable speaker is water- and shock-resistant — "ready for anything." And it delivers some full-bodied sound, too.

 
Etón Rugged Rukus Review

Etón Rugged Rukus Review

by Ralph Graves

 
Video: Polk Camden Square Bluetooth speaker

Video: Polk Camden Square Bluetooth speaker

by Video Guest

Polk's Camden Square Bluetooth speaker is a party in a box - combined with a free smartphone app, it lets up to four people create a group playlist. And everyone else at the party can vote on songs to change the order.

 
Polk Audio Hampden Bluetooth powered speaker system review

Polk Audio Hampden Bluetooth powered speaker system review

by Ralph Graves

The Polk Audio Hampden Bluetooth speakers have a sophisticated styling and rich, warm sound to match.

 
Braven BRV-X water-resistant portable Bluetooth® speaker review

Braven BRV-X water-resistant portable Bluetooth® speaker review

by Jeff Miller

Braven says the BRV-X is the "world's best outdoor speaker." We took it on a camping trip to see if that's true.