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's Heos HomeCinema sound bar and wireless sub.

Denon HEOS HomeCinema soundbar review

This soundbar's sonic performance and streaming features elevate it well beyond its price tag, but setting it up can be a bear.

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Yamaha YAS-706 MusicCast soundbar review: A perfect addition to any MusicCast setup

Sweet sound and a solid streaming ecosystem make Yamaha's soundbar a winner.

Onkyo STB-A500 sound bar system.

Onkyo SBT-A500 soundbar review: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support is for naught if the sound disappoints

Object-based audio support and a seemingly endless array of features, streaming, and high tech don't compensate for poor sound quality.

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JBL Cinema SB 250 soundbar review: A great speaker for the cinema lover on a budget

Stylish looks and great bass performance, however, can't completely mask this sound bar's other sonic shortcomings.

Radsone EarStudio brings hi-res wireless streaming to any headphone.

EarStudio Bluetooth receiver review: Bring high-res wireless streaming to any wired headphones

This tiny box will add high-res music streaming, hands-free calling, and remote control capabilities to any headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless in-ear headphone review: Audiophile sound at a budget price

The French manufacturer's in-ear-headphones will bathe you in intoxicating audiophile sound and a smart set of accessories without breaking your budget. And they won't fall off while you run.

The Focal Spark is a sweet-sounding in-ear-headphone.

Focal Spark in-ear-headphones review: Refined audio and French style on a budget

These modestly priced headphones sound leaps and bounds beyond their price tag.

MartinLogan's Unison is a slick DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay solution.

MartinLogan Unison review: This DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay preamp will stream anything—including your vinyl

The Unison will stream just about any audio source in your home—including hi-res audio—while correcting your room's acoustic anomalies with Anthem Room Correction.

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JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

JBL's E55BT wireless headphones are light, fold to a travel-friendly footprint, and pair with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously. They also sound really good for the price.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in rose gold with aptX Bluetooth codec.

V-moda Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones: Exceptionally good cans

The Crossfade 2 Wireless keeps the same style and customization options of the original while delivering an upgraded sound that will please audiophiles.

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Blue Microphones Ella planar magnetic headphones review: Fantastic sound, with or wihout the onboard amp

Blue brings its strut-like headband and a Class AB amplifier to a set of planar magnetic cans.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless comes in three colors.

V-Moda gives you a choice: Use its new Crossfade 2 headphones with or without wires

You get Hi-Res Audio certification with a cable, or aptX Bluetooth decoding without one.

Libratone Q Adapt

Libratone Q Adapt In-Ear headphone review: Good sound, but minor problems abound

The convenience of Lightning doesn't make up for the poorly designed ear tips and only average noise cancellation.

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MartinLogan Motion AFX review: Remarkable add-on speakers for object-oriented movie soundtracks

Add Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to your home theater's repertoire without cutting holes in your ceiling.

Libratone's Q Adapt wireless active noise cancelling headphones

Libratone Q Adapt wireless headphones review: You control how much of the world to allow in

These noise-cancelling cans are stylish and they sound great, but that's not enough to put them at the top of our list.