by Crutchfield Writing Team
There's more than one way to skin a cat. At least that's what they tell me. I'm just going to take their word for that, but I know from experience that there's more than one way...
by Jon Paulette
Life's just a lot more fun when you have a cooler full of food and beverages. But did you ever wonder how much more fun it could be if you had a cooler that was also a powerful digital media sound system? We did, so we built one. And, as we suspected, it's really, really awesome.
by Woody Sherman
The holidays present interesting challenges for the photographer. Three of Crutchfield's most experienced photographers discuss their approaches and tips for great seasonal images.
by Ken Nail
If smartphones can do it all, why use a point-and-shoot camera? Fresh off the Appalachian Trail, Ken has some pretty good reasons.
by Julie Govan
Mastering the family portrait
Every year, I try to take really great group shots of my family - and for many years, most of the pictures I took weren't ones I wanted to...
by Charlie Pastorfield
Satellite radio gives you four things that earth-bound radio can't: mind-boggling program variety, nationwide reception, amazing personalities, and commercial-free music. We asked some of our biggest in-house satellite radio fans to list their favorite channels and the reasons they love SiriusXM.
by Ken Nail
With subwoofers, size matters. If you want big bass in your system, and you've got plenty of room in your vehicle, it's a good idea to start with a large sub. But subcompact cars and...
by Steve Kindig
Steve, Crutchfield A/V Editor, gives us a tour of the Crutchfield Labs. He talks about why we built the Labs and how they can help us find you the right gear.
by Matt Freeman
Crutchfield has long been an advocate of standardizing specs for fair product comparisons.
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...
by Loren Barstow, Matt Freeman
At Crutchfield, we're proud that so many of our employees stay with us for so long. Here are some of their stories.
by John Pollard
The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.
by John Pollard
A great TV and surround sound system can make a big difference in your videogame experience. Here's how to feel like you're part of the action.
by Ken Nail
When using an iPod in the car, USB is the way to go
My old iPod® mini died a couple of weeks ago. No need to mourn, it had a good life. But when I...
by Marshall Chase
While many home theater receivers have five powered channels for surround speakers, most are now made with seven. Receivers offer choices about what to do with the "extra" channels.
by Video Guest
One of our employees shares the excitement of having an amplifier in her car for the first time. We installed the Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-4 amplifier in her car, and she's more excited than ever to listen to her favorite tunes on the way home!
by Dominic Devito
Solutions for keeping you and your passengers entertained and connected while on the road, including in-car Wi-Fi Internet from Autonet Mobile, inCarBite iPad mounts, wireless Bluetooth headphones, Slingbox remote entertainment, and in-dash navigation systems.
by Dave Bar
Crutchfield editor Steve puts together a new home theater system. He wanted surround sound, but also needed a system that does justice to music.
by Zak Billmeier
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:
by Tara W.
Our video team traveled to Polk Audio to check out the extreme tests that their car speakers and marine speakers undergo.