Michael Berk

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Michael Berk Posted: Aug 27, 2012 0 comments

Yamaha's hi-fi headphones of years past have many devotees (my own first pair of good cans was the much-loved HP-1), and while the company's mainly been concentrating on lower-end models for some years now, they've gone upscale again with today's announcement of three new Pro models, the 300, 400, and 500, which hearken ba

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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 24, 2011 0 comments

Since it appeared in the seventeenth century, the guitar has been a work of visual art in its own right, as well as a powerful influence on artists in other media.

Michael Berk Posted: Aug 10, 2011 0 comments

VUDU debuts on the iPad today, though not quite in the way you'd expect. You won't find a VUDU app in the App Store - and for good reason.

Michael Berk Posted: Sep 20, 2012 0 comments

Another day, another dock - but wait. There's no dock on the new Phorus PS1 ($199). It's just a shelf. And the little Phorus PR1 ($149). That's no dock either. . .

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 11, 2011 0 comments

Don't forget: April 11-today-is International Louie Louie Day.

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Michael Berk Posted: Sep 02, 2011 0 comments

Been lusting after a pair of KEF's cutting-edge (sorry!) Blade speakers, but don't happen to have $30,000 lying around idle? Well, those of you without Apple Computer–style cash reserves can now enjoy some of the Blade's design innovations at a much lower price point.

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Michael Berk Posted: Apr 25, 2011 0 comments

Nintendo has confirmed-with a concise press release in the always-refreshing company style-that the rumored Wii 2 (well...a successor to the Wii, of Continue Reading >

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Michael Berk Posted: Oct 04, 2011 0 comments

NBA2K12, the latest entry in 2K Sports' long-running basketball franchise, hits store shelves today, and it's as slick and smooth-playing as befits a 21st-century sports juggernaut - and with the upcoming NBA season in some doubt, it's a good thing it mimics the real thing so closely. Maybe you won't be getting any NBA Today updates (and real-world rookies won't be appearing until the sport resolves its labor trouble), but the latest NBA2K looks back to the sport's golden years to give you a whole lot more.

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Michael Berk Posted: Mar 27, 2012 0 comments

THERE WERE countless headphone exhibitors at CES 2012: familiar names showing incremental upgrades to longstanding models, Chinese OEMs showcasing suspiciously familiar designs under house brands, upstart firms testing the waters with hybrid driver designs and innovative fit systems, automotive and furniture firms muscling their way into the latest hot retail category.

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Michael Berk Posted: Feb 12, 2013 0 comments
When Logitech acquired the Ultimate Ears headphone brand in 2008, longtime fans had their doubts about what the consumer electronics megacompany would do with the high-end in-ear specialists.

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