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Theo Nicolakis is a C-Level technologist and digital communications professional. He's also a passionate audiophile and home theater aficionado.

SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer

SVS SB16-Ultra subwoofer review: This astonishing sub will rock your house—and your neighbor's, too

High-tech features and a supremely powerful amplifier team up to produce some of the deepest, cleanest bass you'll experience outside of an IMAX theater.

Onkyo's new SBT-A500 network soundbar

The guts of Onkyo's SBT-A500 sound bar come in an external box to give the speaker an ultra-low profile

Onkyo's ultra-low profile soundbar and wireless subwoofer will support Dolby Atmos, DTS Play-Fi, Apple AirPlay, and all the streaming services you know and love.

Tidal and MQA logos

High-res music-streaming service Tidal launches MQA codec support (finally)

Tidal has one thing going for it: High-resolution music streaming. Adding MQA support will render the service even more unique. And there will be plenty of other ways to enjoy MQA-encoded music in 2017.

Blue's new Satellite wireless headphones come in different color styles.

Blue Microphones unveils Satellite: Wireless, amplified, noise-cancelling headphones

Dedicated noise-cancelling drivers ensure your high-fidelity experience won't be compromised in noisy environments.

Onkyo's Alexa-powered speaker has a camera, temperature, and humidity sensors that can tell you abou

Onkyo's VC-FLX1 smart speaker combines Alexa, sensors, and a webcam

This smart speaker doesn’t just sound good. Its on-board camera, temperature, and humidity sensors can let you know what’s happening and alert you in an emergency.

Blue Microphones Ella and Sadie headphones

Blue Microphones expands its amplified headphone lineup with the Ella planar-magnetic and Sadie Hi-Fi

Blue has redesigned the strut-like headphone band introduced with its acclaimed Mo-Fi headphones, and upgraded the amplifier to a Class AB design for even better audio quality.

JBL products at CES

JBL's BassPro Go is a whacky car subwoofer that converts into a portable Bluetooth speaker

JBL's BassPro Go, Playlist with Chromecast, and Cinema SB450 soundbar with wireless sub demonstrate innovation and refinement in the expanding wireless streaming speaker market.

SVS Prime Elevation speakers.

SVS Prime Elevation speaker review: An incredibly versatile audio solution for the home theater

These smartly designed speakers are particularly great as the height channels in a Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, or Auro-3D configuration.

The Fi50's build and wood veneer are top notch.

Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Wood Speaker review: This big box puts out really big sound

The Fi50 sounds more like a bookshelf speaker than a one that sits on a table top. We dig its frequency range, but it's not the best speaker in its price range.

Hi-res digital audio player roundup. Players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, and Questyle face-off.

Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, and Questyle; one shines above all the others.

The Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.

Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth speaker review: Vintage style and throwback sound

This no-frills wireless speaker looks, acts, and sounds old school.

The DP-X1 is larger and heavier than your typical digital audio player.

Onkyo DP-X1 high-resolution digital audio player review: It's a handful, but it's also sweet sounding and feature rich

Music lovers with high-end headphones will benefit most from Onkyo’s high-res audio player.

B&W's P9 Signature headphones celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones review: Exquisite design, gorgeous sound

B&W knows how to celebrate. The British audio company is marking its 50th anniversary with a set of to-die-for cans.

bose soundlink iii hero

Bose Soundlink III Bluetooth speaker review: That big Bose sound in a very small package

It's light on features and portability costs extra, but Bose fans will find plenty to like in this small speaker.

Oppo's Sonica is one sweet-sounding wireless speaker.

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker: Oppo's first wireless speaker hits a high note

This is easily the best-sounding wireless speaker we've heard that's priced less than $300.