Michael Berk

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Michael Berk  |  Apr 15, 2011  |  0 comments

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

Michael Berk  |  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.

Michael Berk  |  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.

Michael Berk  |  May 09, 2011  |  0 comments

Samsung today unveiled the biggest 3D set to come to market (that's just the Korean market for now) thus far.

Michael Berk  |  Nov 15, 2011  |  0 comments

Having already moved successfully into the iDevice docking and low-cost earphone spaces, Altec Lansing is testing the premium headphone market. But rather than looking to pick up a celebrity endorser, they've instead gone high-end, announcing today a full line of custom-fit in-ear 'phones: the A1, A2, and A3, offering one, two, and three balanced armature drivers respectively, in medical-grade silicone housings.

Michael Berk  |  Sep 12, 2012  |  0 comments

The real story of CEDIA Expo 2012, in my opinion, was the way in which the traditional forces of custom integration and installation continue to respond to the flood of ever-more-capable products coming out of the consumer electronics sector, from wireless video and audio to cheap-and-cheerful iOS and Android propelled appliances.

Michael Berk  |  Jun 06, 2011  |  0 comments

As expected, Steve Jobs took to the stage at the close of this years WWDC keynote to introduce the highly anticipated iCloud service.

Michael Berk  |  Jan 18, 2012  |  0 comments

Arcam were showing an interesting little collection of solidly-built digital audio solutions in their suite at the Venetian.

Michael Berk  |  Oct 23, 2012  |  0 comments

In our roundup of $59 headphones, Urban Ears' Plattan won our testers over with its combination of solid performance, comfort, and minimalist style. The company's now introduced the Plattan's grown-up successor, the Urban Ears Zinken ($140), a more feature-packed model that shares styling cues with the older 'phone but is aimed squarely at DJs and the far larger market of folks who want to look like they spend their nights behind the wheels of steel.

Michael Berk  |  Apr 18, 2011  |  0 comments

Looks like paleontologists have at last pinned down the emergence of the middle ear from the lower jaw during the Mesozoic; it remains to be revealed what Liaoconodon hui—the earliest mammal yet found to possess the distinct malleus, incus, and ectotympanic bones involved in mammalian hea

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