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Michael Berk Posted: Oct 31, 2012 0 comments

Scottish headphone manufacturer RHA hasn't had much of a stateside presence, but this week marks their arrival in Apple stores, with the MA450i in-ear ($49.95) and SA950i on-ear ($59.95) set to appeal to budget-minded consumers looking to accessorize their iDevices. And appeal they may.

Michael Berk Posted: Mar 26, 2012 0 comments

IT’S CLEAR THAT since the dawn of the iPod era, listeners and manufacturers alike have been struggling to figure out what kind of gear makes the most sense for a musical universe dominated by iTunes, and the rise of Apple rivals and music-streaming services has made matters even more confusing.

Michael Berk Posted: Jul 26, 2011 0 comments

Jane's Addiction is back in action, with a brand-new album on the way and a tour in progress.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 02, 2012 0 comments

Seems like not a week goes by without a major manufacturer rolling out a clutch of new and improved AVRs, and this week is no different. 

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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 27, 2013 0 comments

As Brent Butterworth reminded everyone earlier in the week, subwoofer specialists Velodyne impressed us quite a bit last year with their first headphone effort, the in-ear vPulse.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 06, 2011 0 comments

DISH Network today made the winning $320 million bid for the bankrupt Blockbuster, the onetime leader in brick-and-mortar physical movie rentals left reeling by the rise of Netflix and the more recent explosion of streaming services.

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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 25, 2011 0 comments

Love your Xbox 360? Want more control over your live sports viewing? Microsoft has you covered with a host of upgrades to their ESPN for Xbox LIVE service (which requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, though you'll incur no additional cost beyond the subscription fee).

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 15, 2011 0 comments

Seems that a misinterpreted tweet was responsible for Soundgarden's return to active duty.

Michael Berk Posted: Sep 13, 2011 0 comments

It's curious enough to find venerable speaker companies getting into the headphone business, but the announcement today by Apple accessories specialists InCase of an all-new - and very complete - line of headphones is even more of a surprise.

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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 08, 2012 0 comments

Last night we got a chance to check out the first product offerings from AudioXperts, a new lifestyle audio brand from a bunch of industry veterans, led by Eli Harary, formerly of Boston Acoustics and Infinity. The systems we heard were voiced by John Fischbach, Grammy-winning producer of projects from Stevie Wonder, Carole King, and Cassandra Wilson, to name just a few. Safe to say that the consumers AudioXperts has in mind should be well served on both the business and sonic fronts.