Michael Berk

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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 30, 2011 0 comments

Steve Jobs may have moved on, but Apple's quickly returned to shaking up the music and movie industries in the good old-fashioned way: with beta releases and rumors.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 18, 2011 0 comments

Klipsch turns 65 this year. The venerable US manufacturer (based in Indianapolis since 1989 but still turning out speakers in its Hope, Arkansas plant today) has posted a retrospective video (with some nifty vintage ad images) today tracing the company's evolution from its humble beginnings in ham enthusiast Paul W.

Michael Berk Posted: Sep 15, 2011 0 comments

Today Bose introduced the latest unit in its SoundLink line of wireless speakers, the SoundLink Wireless Mobile.

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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 21, 2012 0 comments

Last week we told you about the refreshed Klipsch Image S4 in-ear-monitor lineup; this week the firm adds a new mid-priced model to the Image roster, the all-new Klipsch Image X7i ($199.99).

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Michael Berk Posted: May 10, 2011 0 comments

Following yesterday's YouTube announcement, Google should have even more big news today - the Google I/O developer conference kicks off today at noon, with the license-free Continue Reading >

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Michael Berk Posted: Nov 17, 2011 0 comments

Since returning to independence under the leadership of founder Chris Byrne in 2007, NHT has moved on from its DSP-focused experimental phase (which resulted in interesting products like the Xd), emphasizing straightforward, high-quality, reasonably priced speakers.

Michael Berk Posted: Sep 17, 2012 0 comments

Hitachi's drive division has established a beachhead among thrift-conscious media professionals with it's G-Tech line. The long-awaited G-Connect, however, is a vastly different type of product - a portable wireless media server, meant for the iOS accessory market. It's a cool little box, packed with features.

But what, exactly, is this thing? And who is it for?

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Michael Berk Posted: Jun 16, 2011 0 comments

It's Bloomsday today, everyone, and time to celebrate the life and works of James Joyce (June 16th is the day on which Leopold Bloom's wanderings through Dublin are described in obsessive detail by Joyce in his Ulysses).

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Michael Berk Posted: Jan 18, 2012 0 comments

We've talked a bit over the past year about CSR's apt-X Bluetooth audio profile; while we've been impressed with the performance of the receivers we've been able to listen to, and at CES we found apt-X in a wide variety of products, including Monster's new boombox, affordable DACs from Arcam and Cambridge Audio, NAD's iOS dock, and even Burmester's audiophile-only ultra-high-end 113 "super DAC."

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Michael Berk Posted: Nov 06, 2012 0 comments

Since Michael Phelps was seen sporting a pair in London this summer, Sol Republic headphones have been everywhere. And there's plenty of curiosity about the company itself, run by industry veterans Scott Hix and Kevin Lee, the son of Noel Lee - the Head Monster of Monster Cable, and the man who pretty much built today's headphone industry as the manufacturing force behind Beats. 

All well and good. But should you buy headphones endorsed by a guy with water in his ears?

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