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.

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A great-sounding, compact, vibration-free solution for vinyl lovers.

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Astell&Kern SA700 digital audio player review: A sublime musical experience awaits the well-heeled audiophile

A near perfect marriage of industrial design and intoxicating sound make the SA700 a superb high-resolution digital audio player by any measure.

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This customizable, modular headphone sounds good, but has some quirks that mar its overall appeal.

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You'd typically need to spend hundreds more to get the upgrades and performance in Fluance's budget-priced turntable.

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Astell&Kern joined with high-end headphone builder Beyerdynamic to formulate the elegant, high-performance, but pricey T9iE in-ear monitors.

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Mixcder E9 active noise cancelling headphones

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Mixcder’s new E9 wireless noise cancelling headphone are a great fit for those who want decent noise cancelling and sound and don’t mind sacrificing aesthetics and premium materials to get it.

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Decent active noise cancellation and great sound combine with a solid feature set and design to produce a high-value package.

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This desktop headphone amp with THX AAA technology will bring out the best performance from your headphones.

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