Theo NicolakisFreelance contributor, TechHive

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

Riva Concert Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker.

Riva Concert speaker review: A smart speaker that sounds good, too

This sweet-sounding speaker is built to satisfy the music lover, and it's outfitted with high-end features you don't typically see at this price.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones

Mixcder E7 wirelesss headphone review: Active noise cancelling for very tight budgets

Just don't expect these ultra low-priced wireless ANC headphones to be Bose or Sony busters.

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

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

Fiio M7 portable music player

Fiio M7 digital audio player review: aptX HD and LDAC support for streaming high-res audio over Bluetooth

This entry-level player delivers wireless high-resolution audio in a pocket-sized package for the audiophile on the go, but it's dearth of features might be too bare bones for some.

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AKG N700NC Wireless headphone review: Finally, noise-cancelling headphones an audiophile can love

These AKG headphones prioritize music reproduction over noise cancellation.

Audio Technica LP120-USB

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable review: Listen to your vinyl collection and digitize it, too

Vinyl records are making a major comeback, but digital recordings are better suited to mobile pursuits. Audio-Technica's USB turntable gives you the best of both worlds.

Focal Elegia closed back headphone.

Focal Elegia headphone review: Rich, luxurious sound and impeccable design

Focal's first closed-back headphone for audiophiles is a winner.

1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone

1More Triple Driver Over-Ear headphone review: A great value in personal audio

These cans continue the young company's tradition of delivering lots of sonic bang for the buck.

TaoTronics 40-inch soundbar

TaoTronics 40-inch soundbar review: How low can you go?

A 40-inch soundbar for just $90? If your budget is tight and you can live with its quirks, TaoTronics offers a very inexpensive solution for improving your TV's sound.

Bluesound Pulse soundbar

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Pulse Subwoofer review: Reference sound and outstanding streaming features

This soundbar/subwoofer combo is for audiophiles and cineastes who can afford to indulge their craving for refined, dynamic sound.

Vizio SB36512-F6 with Dolby Atmos.

Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

Astell&Kern Billie Jean IEM headphone

Billie Jean in-ear headphone review: Audiophile performance on a mainstream budget

The partnership between Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio delivers an affordable winner.

Activo CT10 hi-res music player.activo ct10 lead image

Activo CT10 high-res digital audio player review: High-end personal audio without the high-end price tag

Sweet sound, compact size, superb interface, rich feature set, and a $299 price tag render this player a steal.