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.

The Fi50's build and wood veneer are top notch.

Fluance Fi50 Bluetooth Wood Speaker review: This big box puts out really big sound

The Fi50 sounds more like a bookshelf speaker than a one that sits on a table top. We dig its frequency range, but it's not the best speaker in its price range.

The Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.

Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth speaker review: Vintage style and throwback sound

This no-frills wireless speaker looks, acts, and sounds old school.

The DP-X1 is larger and heavier than your typical digital audio player.

Onkyo DP-X1 high-resolution digital audio player review: It's a handful, but it's also sweet sounding and feature rich

Music lovers with high-end headphones will benefit most from Onkyo’s high-res audio player.

B&W's P9 Signature headphones celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

Bowers & Wilkins P9 Signature Headphones review: Exquisite design, gorgeous sound

B&W knows how to celebrate. The British audio company is marking its 50th anniversary with a set of to-die-for cans.

bose soundlink iii hero

Bose Soundlink III Bluetooth speaker review: That big Bose sound in a very small package

It's light on features and portability costs extra, but Bose fans will find plenty to like in this small speaker.

Oppo's Sonica is one sweet-sounding wireless speaker.

Oppo Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker: Oppo's first wireless speaker hits a high note

This is easily the best-sounding wireless speaker we've heard that's priced less than $300.

Sony MDR-1000X active noise cancelling headphones.

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose Quiet Comfort 35?

Bose is better at masking jet-engine drone, but Sony is no slouch on that score and ultimately it offers the better-sounding cans.

udac5 quarter view

Optoma NuForce uDAC5 USB DSD DAC review: This little box reveals all

This mobile USB audio device can decode just about any hi-res audio file you send it, including quad-rate DSD.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth speaker review: Built to be the life of the party

This thoroughly weatherized speaker will knock you out with its big sound and awesome feature set.