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Phono cartridge guide
by Eric Angevine

A turntable cartridge contains the "needle," that reads the groove. Here's what you need to know to choose the right one.

Best mono amplifiers for 2019
by Buck Pomerantz

Loud bass requires a lot power, so if you want bass, you have to get an amplifier. This article presents some of our top "customer favorite" mono channel amplifiers.

Best TVs for 2019
by Steve Kindig

TVs from Sony, Samsung, and LG top our list of best picks. Learn why we like them, and read our buying tips to better understand what to look for when shopping.

A Crutchfield advisor checks out some of the latest gear to feature advanced driver assistance systems (aka ADAS) like collision avoidance and lane assist.

Learn which powered subwoofers are a great fit for your room, along with shopping tips on finding the right model for your system.

If you're feeling lost in your search for an in-dash navigation stereo, take a look at this list of our best-selling in-dash nav systems. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have garnered high satisfaction ratings from our customers.

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

Sound is half the experience of gaming. Listen to the games the way the developers intended. Pick up one of these gaming headsets for a competitive advantage. Or to simply have more fun.

Want to play records without buying a lot of gear? We've paired turntables with powered stereo speakers to create convenient, compact, affordable record playing systems. This article will help you figure out which bundle will best suit your needs.

A home stereo system built around an integrated amplifier is perfect for a serious music lover. Learn what to look for as you shop.

We set up Infinity's Primus, Reference, and Kappa speakers inside three Toyota 4Runners to compare the sonic differences throughout the lines. A car speaker demo done the Crutchfield way.

If you're in the market for a backup cam but don't know where to start, take a look at this list of our customer-favorites. These options boast reviews of 4 or more stars after being installed by our customers.

A smart speaker is a perfect building block for the modern smart home. See Crutchfield's best picks for 2019.

Having trouble hearing dialogue when you watch TV? Want big movie sound without disturbing others? A pair of wireless TV headphones might be the solution you need.

Looking for a simple way to improve your TV's sound? A sound bar may be the solution.

The Apple AirPods are great...but they aren't the only truly wireless game in town. Our headphone guy picks his favorite 100% wire-free alternatives.

Best car stereos for 2019
by Dave Delamere

If you're feeling overwhelmed by our big selection of car stereos, take a look at this list of great car stereo options. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have received high praise from our customers.

Best car speakers for 2019
by Alexander H.

If you're in the market for new car speakers but don't know where to start, take a look at this list of our best-selling car speakers. These speakers are perennial customer favorites, getting reviews of 4 or more stars after being installed by our customers.

Best Blu-ray players
by Jeff Miller

Two Blu-ray players from Oppo and two from Sony top the list of best picks for 2018. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews. Read our updated buying tips to better understand what to look for when shopping for a Blu-ray player.

Stereo speakers from Definitive Technology, KEF, Klipsch, ELAC, and PSB are among our best picks for early 2019. Learn why we love them, and read testimonials from our happy customers.

Sound bars from Yamaha, Sonos, Bose, Sony, JBL, and Polk Audio top the list of best picks. Learn why we like them, and follow the links to see hundreds of customer reviews.

TV Buying Guide
by Steve Kindig

Whether you're replacing your main TV or shopping for one for a bedroom or den, here are some tips and suggestions to help you find the best TV for you.

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