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 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 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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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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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ review: B&O's best true wireless headphone

Just know that B&O emphasizes audio fidelity over noise cancellation.

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Bang & Olufsen launches Beoplay EQ true wireless headphones with active adaptive noise cancellation

These true wireless earphones with adaptive active noise cancellation promise to eliminate surrounding noise and allow total immersion in B&O's signature sound.

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Bowers & Wilkins PI7 true wireless in-ear headphone review: This one’s for the audiophiles

If you think active noise cancellation can’t help but alter the sound, you need to listen to these in-ear monitors.

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Andover Audio SpinSub review: Deeply satisfying vinyl listening thanks to deep, vibration-free bass

The affordable SpinSub is the perfect low-frequency companion to the company’s SpinBase turntable speaker, pumping the bass from a remarkably vibration-free enclosure.

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Astell&Kern USB-C Dual DAC Cable review: A plug-n-play audio upgrade for everyone except iOS users

Astell&Kern's USB-C Dual DAC Cable is a simple, modestly priced way to improve your computer or Android device's audio output, but iPhone users need not apply.

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Yamaha YH-E700A Wireless ANC headphone review: Noise cancelling that doesn't cancel any of your music

Yamaha's headphone won't wow you with extraneous features, but its superb sonic signature rings true even with its active noise cancelling enabled.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.