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In danger of being trapped under the growing pile of headphones on my desk.
How did I earn the nickname "headphone guy" here at Crutchfield? Through extensive training, research, and good old-fashioned hands-on experience. I've spent thousands of hours listening to different models, and thousands more writing about them. My other areas of expertise include voice control, streaming audio and video, and power protection.
My love of headphones started back when I was in elementary school, and my parents gave me a Walkman. I still love the intimate, wonderfully detailed sound you can get from the right headphone setup.
I spent the first eight years of my Crutchfield career in our customer support department. Listening to thousands of customer stories gave me real-world insights into what makes people happy.
Jeff's passion for headphones and his commitment to hands-on experience exemplify Crutchfield's mission to exceed our customers' expectations by providing an abundance of helpful information.
Most wireless headphones use Bluetooth to connect to your phone or tablet. They range from tiny earbuds to larger over-ear models.
Some wireless headphones use an included wireless transmitter instead of Bluetooth. The transmitter connects to your TV or home audio system, so you can watch or listen anytime, without disturbing others.
All Bluetooth headphones are wireless, but some wireless headphones use an included wireless transmitter instead of Bluetooth. The transmitter connects to your TV or home audio system, so you can watch or listen anytime, without disturbing others.
Some of our most popular headphones are noise-canceling. They let you listen in noisy environments like on a plane or at the office at quieter volumes, and still hear the detail in your music.
These headphones use microphones to pick up noise in your environment, then they generate an out-of-phase signal that cancels the sound before it reaches your ears.
When you're working out, you'll appreciate headphones that don't have a connecting cord to get in your way, and which stay in place as you move around. We carry a range of "sports" headphones for just that purpose.
Over-ear and on-ear Bluetooth headphones tend to have much longer-lasting batteries than smaller, earbud-style headphones. That's because with tiny in-ear headphones, manufacturers need to keep the design very small, and as light as possible.
In-ear headphones have batteries that can last up to 12 hours, while larger on-ear and over-ear headphones can offer as much as 20 to 30 hours of use between charges, or even more.
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.
There are a lot of great Bluetooth headphones out there, and different models work best for different situations.
Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Our expert tells you what to look for.
We get hands-on with Audeze's ambitious new gaming headphones. Learn how they developed a new groundbreaking head-tracking technology for truly immersive three-dimensional sound.
Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.
Here are some tips for listening with headphones at safe volume levels. Protect your hearing and improve your listening experience in the process.
Sony's WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-canceling headphones improve on their amazing WH-1000XM2 model by adding adaptive noise canceling, redesigned drivers, and other tweaks. The result is a fantastic-sounding set of headphones good for any situation.
What's a CanJam? It's an event for music fans who can't wait to get their ears into the latest "cans," (aka headphones). Jeff Miller reports from CanJam NYC 2019.
SpeakerCompare simulates the sound of home and car speakers through your headphones. It lets you compare sonic characteristics between speakers so that you can make a more informed shopping decision.Learn more
To help you choose the right speakers, we recommend using Crutchfield’s SpeakerCompare Listening Kit. It includes a pair of studio-quality headphones, a combination DAC (digital-to-analog converter) and headphone amp, USB mobile adapters, and a guide to getting the most out of your session. We’ve carefully chosen the components of this kit to ensure a crystal-clear listening experience. It’s available for a nominal rental fee, and includes a $25 Crutchfield merchandise credit.Request a kit
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