Crutchfield Writing Team
Crutchfield's Honda Civic delivers quality tunes in a low-profile fashion.
The Crutchfield MasterSheet™ is a vehicle-specific set of instructions that shows you how to install a receiver and speakers in your vehicle. In this video, we give you a look at all of the work that goes into creating these instructions. What's more, this same research is used to fuel our massive vehicle database. When we tell you we know what fits, we really do.
Crutchfield's A/V Design Group can help you plan your home theater or multi-room audio system. They'll make sure you have everything you need to complete the installation.
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.
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.
We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? With the help of the Crutchfield Labs, we set out to prove just how much better music sounds when it's played through a high-quality aftermarket system.
The Crutchfield Camera Club returns with the results of their latest challenge. How can you draw the eye across an image? Simple: just "Follow the Lines"
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.
In Part 3 of our series: Jeff upgraded his speakers again, ran higher-quality wire, and added a processor to sculpt the sound. He had to modify the F-150's door a little to get the speakers to fit — but when you want the best, there's no need to let a little modification get in the way.
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.
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:
Our new in-house Labs will help us dig even deeper into the equipment we sell. From acoustically optimized listening rooms to advanced test benches, we'll bring you meaningful measurements along with real-world impressions from our savvy experts.
This brief video shows you how to install and use a portable video player in your car.
Crutchfield takes a look at the 2014 Pioneer CD receivers line up, including the DEH-X2600UI, the DEH-X3600UI and DEH-X3600S, the DEH-X5600HD, and the DEH-X6600BT and DEH-X6600BS. Learn the differences between the models in this video.
Kenwood's Excelon KDC-X597 CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming. And this sharp-looking car stereo sports variable color illumination for the buttons and controls, so you can match it up to your car. It'll control your iPod® or iPhone® and you can play music from your Android™ via the USB when you use Kenwood's Music Control app. Take a closer look in this Crutchfield demo video.
Crutchfield Advisor Mac takes a look at Kicker's IX amplifiers powerful but small amplifiers perfect for tight spots.
Make your music sound lively and vital with a Sound Ordnance amplifier. Watch this Crutchfield video for a quick overview of what these amplifiers have to offer.
We reviewed the Sony XS-GS1720 coaxial and XS-GS1720S component speakers in the Crutchfield Labs to learn how they performed. The results: pretty good!
Crutchfield's Marketing team decided to give their outgoing manager a parting gift: a new sound system for his 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Only one thing stood in their way - this would be the first time they had installed audio gear in a car. Watch them install a receiver and two sets of speakers, proving once and for all that with Crutchfield's help, you CAN install it yourself - and save a lot of money in the process.