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Ralph Graves
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What’s it like to buy car audio from Crutchfield? Writer Gary Matlack shares his experience. http://buff.ly/1pYqcXR
We drive old cars. The newest vehicle in our family fleet is a 2001 Honda Odyssey with manual sliding doors. Our budget is tight, so we tend to keep our cars until they have to be sustained by extr...
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When I review headphones, I usually wear them almost continually throughout the work day for a couple of weeks. These were absolutely the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. Ever. And the sound quality was superb. (Bonus!) #Sennheiser #headphones #review 
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True story -- I was reviewing these headphones during an extended stay in the hospital. Two doctors came in to check my condition and ended up checking out the P5's. The listening session only broke up when a nurse came in to remind them they had other patients! #Bowerswilkins #P5 #headphones #review
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When I first started at Crutchfield, I thought "computer speakers" were those terrible-sounding cheap plastic things that used to come free with computers. So auditioning the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1's was a real revelation. #review #Crutchfidld #Bowerswilkins #speakers
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What do I like best about my job? Getting to take gear like the Focal XS home and trying it out for a while! #Focal #review  
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One thing that really struck me as I auditioned the Sennheiser HD 650's was how transparent they were. For some of my test recordings, it was like looking through a newly cleaned pane of glass (if I can mix a metaphor). #Sennheiser #headphones #review
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I enjoyed reviewing the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air -- the sound was outstanding. There was one drawback, though. Its smart styling made the rest of our family room look rather dowdy in comparison. #bowerswilkins #Zeppelin #AirPlay #review
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One thing I continually enjoy working for Crutchfield is the opportunity to try out all kinds of products -- even those a little beyond my price range. The Sennheiser HD 800's were a real joy, and I was glad to have them (even if only for a little while). #Sennheiser #review #headphones  
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Even though technology's changed, the limits of how much sound our ears can endure without damage hasn't. #audiology #safety #headphones  
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With all the choices available (and more coming all the time), I'm still surprised/dismayed at how many friends I see still putting up with the sound from their Apple portable. #iPod #iPad #iPhone #Bluetooth #AirPlay #speakers
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A/V copywriter and editor
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Copywriting, editing, long- and short-form review writing
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  • Crutchfield
    A/V writer and editor, 2004 - present
    Create content for Crutchfield.com, included product descriptions, product reviews, how-to articles and tech articles. Manage and curate various social media feeds for Crutchfield.
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Ralph Graves works in Crutchfield's Creative Department as an A/V writer and editor. blog. He writes about home audio/video gear, specializing in digital and wireless technologies. Ralph is also part of the company's social media team.
Education
  • James Madison University
    Music, 1973 - 1977
    Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance
  • University of Virginia
    Music, 1980 - 1984
    Master of Arts, Music Composition
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