Ken C. Pohlmann

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments
If you own an Astell&Kern portable high-resolution music player, you own membership in an exclusive club. A&K, after all, is the Ferrari of music players. Now, thanks to a firmware update, the V12 in your 812 Superfast just got another 100 horsepower.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments
Surely, an Atmos/X receiver is on your wish list. But how to pay for such a pricey item? Onkyo might have an answer or two.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments
Audio-Technica can always be counted on to arrive at CES with a plethora of new and interesting products, and again this year they didn't disappoint. Their list of newly arrived goodies includes a number of wireless headphones including a wireless version of its ATH-M50x, some keen turntables, and a series of phono cartridges.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  0 comments
You have the creative drive, you have the outgoing personality, you have the spikey haircut, you have a phone. If only you had the equipment, you could be a famous vlogger. Fear not. Shure can provide that.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  2 comments
From an audio standpoint, Sony showed both some refreshed old things, and some very new things at CES.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Jan 08, 2019  |  1 comments
Samsung is showing two new soundbars at CES: HW-N950 and HW-N850. They both feature Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Interestingly, the soundbars sport both Samsung and Harman Kardon logos.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  1 comments
I've spent the better part of an hour trying to find a witty way to address this topic, but I can't. So, let's just discuss this head-on. I apologize in advance for my pedantic tone.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments
Well, actually, that title should be Bass Cows from Mars! But in any case, in the long tradition of weird ways to show off your system's bass response, NASA has kindly obliged us with an especially weird way.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 27, 2018  |  2 comments
Black Friday has a lot in common with circumcision. In both cases, they generally occur whether you like it or not. And I am not a fan of things in which I have no say-so. Both of them also inflict sensations ranging from mild discomfort to outright pain. Although, women don't seem to mind it as much as men. One key difference between Black Friday and circumcision is that after Black Friday, at least you have a new TV.

Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 13, 2018  |  0 comments
I don't usually shop for pasta bowls, but when I do, I shop at Bed Bath & Beyond. On the other hand, I never, ever shop for audio gear at Bed Bath & Beyond. Thus I was shocked, and almost dropped my damn pasta bowl, when I spotted one of the most venerable names in audio in their check-out area.