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.

denon heos homecinema hs

Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play 'Jurassic Park'

You’ll find Denon’s Heos HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer a solid, feature-rich package.

Benchmark DAC3 HGC

Benchmark DAC3 HGC review: An outstanding all-in-one headphone amp, DAC, and preamp

"Benchmark" describes both the company's name and the DAC3 HGC's performance.

Yamaha YAS-108 sound bar

Yamaha YAS-108 review: One of the best entry-level soundbars you can buy

Strong sound, clear dialogue, DTS Virtual:X, and the ability to connect two Bluetooth devices at once make this small speaker a winner.

Shinola Pro In-Ear-Monitor headphone

Shinola Canfield Pro review: These in-ear headphones deliver stylish looks, but mediocre sound

Slick style and outstanding build quality can't make up for sonic shortcomings.

Libratone Track+ noise cancelling wireless headphones.

Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right

You choose how much of the world to let in or keep out, or have the headphones do it for you automatically based on your surroundings and motion.

The wireless subwoofer is a rear-ported design and easy-to-place in any decor.

Samsung HW-N450 soundbar review: A solid entry-level offering that's ideal for Samsung TV owners

This value-laden sound bar delivers where it counts.

Aurvana Trio triple driver headphones.

Aurvana Trio in-ear-headphone review: These balanced-armature headphones are a solid sonic value

Value is the name of the game when it comes to the Aurvana Trio. You'll find lots of high-end features in these modestly priced headphones.

periodic audio berylium

Periodic Audio Be in-ear-headphone review: These beryllium-based headphones sound oh so sweet

These headphones worth every penny of their asking price.

3050i speakers

Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup promises to extend the company's bang-for-the-buck hi-fi tradition

Refinement, not revolution, takes center stage in this redesign.

Astell&Kern's Kann comes in Eos Blue and Astro Silver finishes.

Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

An intoxicating sonic experience from a hi-res audio player that's as heavy as it is expensive.

Fiio X7 Mark II

Fiio X7 Mark II review: You can swap out the amplifier in this Android-based high-res audio player

The Fiio X7 Mark II’s modular architecture, apps, and sweet sound make this a great choice for serious music lovers who want an Andriod-based hi-res audio player.

The Astell&Kern AK70 MKII in cadet blue.

Astell&Kern AK70 MKII review: The best pocket-sized digital audio player in its price range

Sweet sound, a rich feature set, and a small footprint make this one of the best small DAPs on the market.

Tozzi One speaker in pearl finish.

MarkAudio-SOTA Tozzi One loudspeaker review: Audiophile sound in a small footprint

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more stylish, fun, and sweet-sounding set of small speakers under $450.

JBL UA Sport Wireless Flex headphones.

UA Sport Flex wireless headphone review: Made for active music lovers

With an LED safety light, adjustable neckband, and enough sonic energy to pump up any workout, these JBL-designed, Under Armour-branded Bluetooth headphones are a smart exercise companion.

Polk Signa S1 sound bar

Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

Polk’s Signa S1 soundbar and wireless subwoofer offer a super-slim package at a budget price for those wanting to hear what they've been missing from their TV’s built-in audio.