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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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.

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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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Shure Aonic 50 wireless active noise-cancelling headphone review: Beautiful sound, mediocre noise cancellation

If you value audio performance more than active noise cancelling, the Shure Aonic 50 headphones deserve a listen. Just be aware of a few

The Spinbase is a perfect all-in-one, vibration-free speaker solution for your turntable.

Andover Audio Spinbase review: An all-in-one speaker system for your turntable

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

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Cambridge Audio CXN (v2) network audio streamer review: This is a sweet-sounding, high-tech musical powerhouse

Support for every audio-streaming protocol and service you can think of, prodigious connectivity options, upgradeable firmware, and sweet sound make for a best-in-class audio component.

Definitive Technology Studio Slim 3.1 Soundbar System

Definitive Technology Studio Slim soundbar review: Its skinny form factor doesn't compromise its sonic punch

This soundbar delivers an unexpectedly strong punch given its thin proportions, and it supports Chromecast, too.

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SOL Republic Soundtrack Pro ANC headphone review: Good-enough features and performance for the price

These wireless noise-cancelling headphones deliver the basics, but their looks and features don't set them apart from the crowd.

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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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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.

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AIAIAI TMA-2 modular headphone review: You'll pay a steep price to build your own headphone

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

Fluance RT85 Turntable

Fluance RT85 turntable review: A great-sounding turntable for the vinyl enthusiast on a budget

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 T9iE in-ear monitor review: Spectacular sound, with a price to match

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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The next big things in home-theater: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X explained

What’s more immersive than surround sound? An audio system that can use the third dimension of height.

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Mixcder E9 noise-cancelling headphones review: Good noise cancelling and sound at a budget price

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.