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.

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.

Vizio's sound bar system has three channels on the sound bar and discrete left and right surrounds p

Vizio SmartCast Sound Bar (model SB3651-E6) review: The high-tech feature set comes with a few sonic tradeoffs

This soundbar delivers true 5.1-channel surround sound, but you'll need to hear it to decide if Vizio made the right compromises in its effort to hit this price point.

The M3 sound bar can be mounted on top of a table or inside a cabinet.

Q Acoustics M3 soundbar review: This budget-priced speaker delivers an outstanding audio performance

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better sonic performer at this price-point.

m2 soundbase

Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase review: This no-frills speaker delivers

There's nothing fancy here, but this box delivers a great performance every time.

shinola canfield

Shinola Canfield over-ear headphones review: These cans are made for hipsters, not audiophiles

Sub-par audio quality taints these otherwise beautifully styled and solidly built headphones.

ny audio show

2017 New York Audio Show: From the cool to the outrageous, long live great audio

Audio bliss from a few hundred dollars to a quarter million

Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice

Has Bose been dethroned? Sony's latest active noise-cancelling headphones are fantastic.