Luke Atkins

Film, Music, and Television Critic

Luke’s Equipment

Film/TV

-TCL 43-inch 4K UHD Smart LED Roku TV

-Samsung 65 inch Q80A Series 4K UHD TV

-Sony UBP X700 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray player

-Apple Macbook Pro 2020 – 13 inch, 256 GB

*I highly recommend the 43-inch 4K Roku TV as a relatively cheap 4K TV. I keep one in my room at each parent’s house. But when I go to my dad’s house, I usually go with one of his Samsung 4K TVs due to the superior visual quality for films and shows I love. But those cost a fortune, to be fair. As for the Blu-Ray player, it is necessary for film snobs—due not only to the enhanced visual quality but also the major sound upgrades. (Most new gaming consoles have Blu-Ray 4K players too!) I also utilize my Macbook Pro in bed, making use of the marvelous 13.3-inch LED display and its support for millions of colors.*

Music

-Apple AirPods Pro Earphones

-Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Headphones

-Amazon Echo Studio Smart Speaker

*The AirPods Pro are a major upgrade from the AirPods. The acoustics are incredible and lucid. The bass is superb. The noise cancelation is immersive. And, most importantly, their support for Spatial Audio & Dolby Atmos engenders the greatest in-ear surround sound I’ve ever had. Meanwhile, my Amazon Echo Studio is one of the best speakers in the world for only $199. Its five high-fidelity speakers produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs. Plus the Dolby Atmos adds space, clarity, and depth. These speakers can connect to other Amazon devices and also most other smart devices (from TVs, cell phones, laptops, and tablets to gaming consoles to smart homes to even smart lights).*