Today's video games are designed for realistic sound effects meant to immerse you in the experience. The Polk Audio N1 SurroundBar is the first sound bar designed specifically to give Xbox gamers powerful sound that no TV's speakers could possibly re-create.
Thin TVs are great, but they don't leave much room for speakers. Thankfully, it doesn't take a lot of depth to make a small speaker sound good. The JBL Cinema SB 200 is barely 4 inches deep, yet its performance bears a strong family resemblance to the classic soul-satisfying sound that has made JBL a household name for decades.
When you add the JBL Cinema SB 400 sound bar/wireless subwoofer system to your TV, you step up your sound to the kind of floor-shaking realism and crystal clear dialogue you'd expect from a home theater system.
Not feeling the impact from your television's tiny built-in speakers? What if we told you that with AC power and one cable from your television we could up your audio game noticeably - with a little help from JBL, of course.
We overhauled the audio system in a local music teacher's classroom. With quality speakers, amps, and components in place, the music he plays for his class sounds crystal clear.
These Polk speakers use some advanced technologies to create incredibly lifelike sound that draws you into your on-screen entertainment. You can even upgrade to a seven-channel home theater when you add an extra pair of satellite speakers to the mix.
Jeff from PSB visited Crutchfield and told us all about the PSB CS500 outdoor speakers.
When Crutchfield designer Erica learned that one of her roommates would be moving, she decided to take the opportunity to set up a home office. She wanted a clean uncluttered look, and the ability to really enjoy her music while working.
When you move to a new home, sometimes your old stuff just doesn't work well in your new space. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.
Crutchfield visits Polk headquarters to see the their outdoor speaker torture tests.
Tara hooked up an Apple TV and Yamaha YAS-10 sound bar in the Crutchfield Labs. She tells us how it works and how she controlled it with her iPhone.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
Dolly, a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out her favorite one: the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50.
Mike Lang, a trainer from Definitive Technology, visited Crutchfield to show off their new bipolar floor-standing and center channel speakers.
Get the scoop on choosing a sound bar for your TV. Sound bars are a great choice for small or difficult spaces, or if you don't want wires running around your room.
Learn about Polk's Atrium line of outdoor speakers, and get some recommendations for choosing the right model for your yard.
Learn about what to look for when choosing outdoor speakers, including weather-readiness and the speaker designs best-suited for different setups.
Get tips on planning your outdoor speaker system, including where to place your speakers and the other items you'll need to complete your setup.
See the basic steps involved in installing outdoor speakers in a typical installation, from running the wire to mounting your speakers.
Definitive's AW 5500 and AW 6500 outdoor speakers provide dynamic, full-bodied sound. Their ultra-rugged build means they can be fully exposed to the elements.
Definitive's Mythos speakers offer audiophile performance in a sleek, stylish package. Learn about what makes these speakers different in this short overview.
Artison's in-wall LCR speakers deliver the front left and right channels, and also have dedicated built-in center channel drivers.
Learn about the basics of good speaker placement, so you can set up your speakers to deliver the best sound for your room.
In this short video, Ralph and Chris discuss the top features of Bose's 191 speakers. They install in your wall or ceiling, and include a built-in enclosure.
Crutchfield experts Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Mirage's Nanosat and Nanosat Prestige speakers in this short video.
Amanda and Chris share their impressions of Polk's RC85i, RC65i, RC80i, and RC60i in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in this short video.
In this short video, Ralph and Chris take a close look at Bose's Acoustimass® 5 system, Acoustimass 10® system, and Acoustimass 16® system.
This video covers show you the basics of in-wall and ceiling speaker installation and answers some of the most commonly asked questions.