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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.

The Focal Spark is a sweet-sounding in-ear-headphone.

Focal Spark in-ear-headphones review: Refined audio and French style on a budget

These modestly priced headphones sound leaps and bounds beyond their price tag.

Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless in-ear headphone review: Audiophile sound at a budget price

The French manufacturer's in-ear-headphones will bathe you in intoxicating audiophile sound and a smart set of accessories without breaking your budget. And they won't fall off while you run.

MartinLogan's Unison is a slick DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay solution.

MartinLogan Unison review: This DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay preamp will stream anything—including your vinyl

The Unison will stream just about any audio source in your home—including hi-res audio—while correcting your room's acoustic anomalies with Anthem Room Correction.

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JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

JBL's E55BT wireless headphones are light, fold to a travel-friendly footprint, and pair with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously. They also sound really good for the price.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in rose gold with aptX Bluetooth codec.

V-moda Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones: Exceptionally good cans

The Crossfade 2 Wireless keeps the same style and customization options of the original while delivering an upgraded sound that will please audiophiles.

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Blue Microphones Ella planar magnetic headphones review: Fantastic sound, with or wihout the onboard amp

Blue brings its strut-like headband and a Class AB amplifier to a set of planar magnetic cans.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless comes in three colors.

V-Moda gives you a choice: Use its new Crossfade 2 headphones with or without wires

You get Hi-Res Audio certification with a cable, or aptX Bluetooth decoding without one.

Libratone Q Adapt

Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear headphone review: Good sound, but minor problems abound

The convenience of Lightning doesn't make up for the poorly designed ear tips and only average noise cancellation.

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MartinLogan Motion AFX review: Remarkable add-on speakers for object-oriented movie soundtracks

Add Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to your home theater's repertoire without cutting holes in your ceiling.

Libratone's Q Adapt wireless active noise cancelling headphones

Libratone Q Adapt wireless headphones review: You control how much of the world to allow in

These noise-cancelling cans are stylish and they sound great, but that's not enough to put them at the top of our list.

Amiron Home headphones

Beyerdynamic Amiron home headphones review: no high-tech gewgaws, just sweet sound

The bass response, dynamics, and musical reproduction these headphones produce will make you want to leave your Bluetooth headphones behind.

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

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

Astell&Kern AK70 hi-res audio player

Astell&Kern AK70 high-res digital audio player review: Sweet sound and strong features make it a winner

The AK70 is one of the first hi-res audio players on the market to support aptX HD hi-res music streaming over Bluetooth, but its lack of MQA support has us scratching our heads.

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Paradigm PW Amp review: This DTS Play-Fi amplifier will bring out the best from your speakers

This powerful amplifier with ARC room correction will fix your room's acoustic problems while streaming hi-res music.

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.