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.

Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones

Oppo PM-2 planar magnetic headphones review: As exquisite as they are expensive

Oppo's PM-2 planar magnetic headphones have an uncanny knack of pulling out every last detail from your music.

Integra DRX-5

Integra's new line of DRX-series AV receivers promises bliss for custom installers

Integra's new line of DRX-series AV receivers has lots of cutting-edge features for custom installers.

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Meze 99 Classics headphone review: beautifully crafted cans

The Meze 99 Classics are an exhilarating experience for the serious music lover.

Headphones buyers guide: Which type delivers the best balance of great sound, isolation, and comfortable fit?

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In the ear, over the ear, or on the ear: We examine three headphone types and name the the best for music lovers.

Yamaha and Denon AV receivers

Denon and Yamaha refresh their AV receiver lineups

If you want the latest technologies, but haven't wanted to compromise on build and sound quality, these new receivers promise to have your back.

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New Pioneer and Yamaha receivers cater to entry-level music fans

An entry-level integrated amplifier from Yamaha and home-theater receiver from Pioneer give budget-conscious fans lots to cheer about.

The Triby has integrated Spotify Connect support

Triby review: Alexa transforms a silly gadget into a family-oriented digital assistant

It's just like Amazon's Echo, but with an E-Ink display, VoIP service, batteries, and magnets so you can stick it on your fridge.

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Sugr Cube wireless speaker review: Innovative features, beautiful design, great sound

Sugr puts a unique spin on the wireless speaker.

Marantz Slimline NR1607

Marantz and Pioneer usher in spring with new network-ready A/V receivers

New Marantz and Pioneer models tout robust streaming features and immersive audio for budget-conscious consumers.

Questyle hi-res audio player

Questyle QP1R review: This high-res digital audio player sounds superb, but it's held back by a quirky click wheel

If you can get past its functional quirks, Questyle's player will reward you with lush, satisfying sound.

Pioneer's XDP-100R Hi-Res Audio Player

Pioneer XDP-100R review: This polished and flexible high-resolution audio player is loaded with features

Pioneer's great-sounding, feature rich, Android-based player's only major drawbacks are its lack of MacOS support and its bulky size.

Roon music server artists view.

Roon music software gets a major update

Roon 1.2 update turns just about any device on your network—new or old—into a powerful, multizone networked music streamer.

AfterMaster Pro

The AfterMaster Pro promises to improve any type of audio

Ordinary audio goes into this black box; extraordinary audio comes out. What's the secret?

Denon's new AVR-S920W AV Receiver has just about all the 4K/UHD and 3D audio features you could ask

Denon's latest S-Series A/V receivers are built for 4K Ultra HD video and 3D audio

Denon's new AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W receivers to deliver nearly every major audio and video feature you could ask for.