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.

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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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.

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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.

Mixcder E9 active noise cancelling headphones

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.

Phiaton Curve BT120 NC headphones

Phiaton Curve BT120 NC review: A great value in noise-cancelling in-ear headphones

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

Monoprice Monolith desktop headphone amplifier with THX AAA

Monoprice Monolith desktop balanced headphone amplifer review: A high-value, high-performance audio component

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

Astell&Norma SR15 hi-res player

Astell&Kern SR15 review: This digital audio player is packed with features and high-fidelity performance

Astell&Kern's SR15 might be the best high-res portable player priced less than $800.

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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.

Denon DP-450USB turntable

Denon DP-450USB turntable review: An ideal tool for digitizing your vinyl collection

Denon’s DP-450USB delivers great sound and an easy way to digitize your vinyl—and you’ll want to find a better software solution than that comes bundled.

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Roon Labs' Nucleus music server review: Exquisite hardware for exceptional software

The Nucleus is a superb—but very expensive—platform for running Roon Labs' marvelous Roon music server software.

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Master headphones

V-Moda M-100 Crossfade Master headphone review: The best headphone V-Moda has ever made

The first real collaboration between V-Moda and majority stakeholder Roland delivers sonic refinements and performance improvements in just about every area.

Yamaha YAS-207 sound bar with DTS Virtual:X.

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.