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 noise-cancelling headphones

Noise-cancelling headphones aren't just for travel, they will isolate you from all sorts of audio distractions so you can concentrate on your music. We'll guide you to the best models.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal ANC headphone review: Audiophile gamers rejoice

This premium headphone will please audiophiles, road warriors, and Xbox gamers, but they'll all have to pay to play.

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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.

Helm Audio Bolt DAC/AMP

Helm Audio Bolt DAC/AMP review: An astounding ultra-compact converter and amplifier for your headphones

Outstanding audio performance; broad format compatibility, including MQA; excellent build quality; and a $99 price tag make this headphone accessory a no-brainer.

Astell&Kern Kann Alpha

Astell&Kern KANN Alpha review: This digital audio player delivers the high-res goods

With pristine sound, support for every major high-res wireless codec, power to drive any headphone, and elegant industrial design A&K's Kann Alpha delivers sonic bliss.

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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.

RSL CG5 Hero

RSL CG5 loudspeaker review: High-end sound with a budget price tag

A smooth, non-fatiguing sound; premium build quality; and patented Compression Guide design are the RSL CG5's recipe for endless nights of musical bliss.

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Focal Chora 806 bookshelf speaker review: A taste of high-end audio

The Chora's beautiful build and styling is outmatched only by its sonic punch.

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JBL L82 Classic review: This retro ride will knock your socks off with its amazing sound

Exceptional dynamics, authoritative bass, a huge sound stage, and uncanny musicality headline the sonic strengths of this outstanding monitor.

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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.