We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:
Sennheiser doesn't use the term "Pro" lightly, so I was expecting quite a lot from the HD380 Pro headphones. I wasn't disappointed.
Throughout the decades, the MINI Cooper has always offered practical utility, oddly dramatic styling ('boxy but cute,' 'powered roller-skate' etc.), and a healthy dose of driving fun, particularly when considering the car's performance variant the "Cooper S." Since the 2002 roll-out, the 'new' MINI has been a solid hit.
First of all, what is a capacitor? Can it help my stereo system sound better? How do you hook it up? Get the answers to these and other questions here in our Capacitors FAQ.
Dave, a Crutchfield audio enthusiast, tests whether or not upgrading your earbuds and adding a NuForce iDo DAC makes your low-res music on your iPod sound better.
One of the longest-running sport utility nameplates on the road, the Ford Explorer is a classic. These days it does way more than haul kids to soccer practice - over the years Ford has added all sorts of options, including several for the Explorer's stereo system.
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Guide to installing a crossover or equalizer in your vehicle.
Woody tries out the SR325is and finds he not only likes the sound, but also the no-nonsense look of these Grado headphones.
Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll find in today's speakers.
There are a number of different ways to power a house full of speakers. Here's an overview of things you need to know.
These diagrams picture some of the most common ways people power multi-room audio systems.
Find out how to get better sound from the music on your computer using headphones in this short video.
Sound quality's important when you're in the market for headphones but so's comfort. And when you find a pair that's both comfortable and high-performance, well. That's a great set of...
How a set of headphones color the sound is important. For some, not having any color at all is even more important. Ralph reviews the Sennheiser HD 650 headphones.
Bill Becker, founder and CEO of BDI, talks about special features of the BDI Mirage 8222 audio/video cabinet, designed to hold and hide your audio components.
Bill Becker, founder and CEO of BDI, talks about the special features of the BDI Valera audio/video furniture line. The open design keeps your components visible, and some models have a swiveling stand so you can easily turn your TV.
Bill Becker, the founder and CEO of BDI, talks about their Avion audio/video furniture line and the improvements they made with Series II. Avion is perfect for anyone who wants a clean, linear design, and also wants to hide their components.
Jeff and I meet at the Crutchfield Research Bay for the final system tuneup. In the last installment , we set the crossover points and adjusted the gain structure in the Sebring's system. Now,...