Ken C. Pohlmann

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Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  Published: Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments
As you might know, Blue Microphones makes microphones. Really good microphones, actually. The company also makes some darn nice headphones. The newest members of the family are Ella and Sadie, along with Satellite.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 04, 2017  |  0 comments
You might not have heard of VOXX. But I bet you're familiar with Acoustic Research, Klipsch, AudioVox, Advent, Jensen, Terk and RCA - all members of the VOXX family. The VOXX press conference today highlighted everything from Bluetooth speakers to blood-oxygen sensing earbuds and more.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments
It's here. That most special time of the year. You know—when people judge you by the presents you give them. In the 5 seconds it takes them to tear away the gift wrapping, all their apprehensions about your character are raised to the surface, and then suddenly revealed to be correct, or not. In other words, finding the perfect gift is extremely stressful, as well as terrifying.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  0 comments
It has become trendy to bash corporations. And in some cases, if a corporation is big enough and faceless, it's easy to suppose that it's merely a shareholder profit machine that is uninterested in the needs of individuals. But of course many companies certainly do not fit that profile. Instead, you'll find that many small and medium size companies take a very different view of their role in society and, in many case, are family-run businesses. Case in point: Sennheiser and the Sennheiser brothers.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 29, 2016  |  5 comments
It’s official. Analog video is dead. On the other hand, analog audio is still alive and well, thank you very much. Why is that? Why was analog video so unloved, while analog audio is beloved?
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 22, 2016  |  0 comments
In a world overcrowded with wireless speakers, Wren is carving out a niche and a name for itself as a higher-end alternative to plastic me-too models. The older Wren V5PF12 model has long been a favorite speaker in my office, so when pre-production samples of two new models became available, I jumped at the chance to audition them.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 08, 2016  |  0 comments
On one hand, an audio amplifier can comprise electrical components like resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, integrated circuits, power supplies or batteries, and vacuum tubes or power transistors. On the other hand, an audio amplifier can comprise a block of wood.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 25, 2016  |  1 comments
You’ve seen the ad on TV. The little boy is playfully offered the keys to his dad’s Subaru. But then he imagines all the hassles of driving; stuck in traffic gridlock, he cries out in frustration, “You’re killing me!” That exactly describes my attitude toward the rise of Bluetooth headphones.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 18, 2016  |  4 comments
Let's see a show of hands. How many of you often listen through headphones? Thanks to that camera looking back at you from your device, and some pretty cool software I got from a guy in Russia, I can see that many of you do indeed listen through headphones. You can put your hands down. My question then, is why aren't you listening to binaural recordings?

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Oct 04, 2016  |  0 comments
Thursday, September 29, was supposed to be the big day. The Federal Communications Commission was scheduled to vote on a plan to liberate our cable TV boxes from mandatory rental fees. Billions of (our) dollars hung anxiously in the balance. Then, abruptly, the vote was pulled from the meeting agenda.

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