Theo NicolakisFreelance contributor, TechHive

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Theo Nicolakis is a C-Level technologist and digital communications professional. He's also a passionate audiophile and home theater aficionado.

Polk Omni S6 in black.

Polk Omni S6 wireless speaker review: Play-Fi hardware is still hobbled by Play-Fi software

This speaker's price tag, sound, and feature set are appealing enough, but it's all undermined by a distinctly mediocre app.

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Sharkk's Bravo hybrid electrostatic cans bust the bass, but hit for par elsewhere

Mediocre mid-range and top end takes some of the luster off the Bravo’s superb bass performance.

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Yamaha's new YAS-106 sound bar supports 4K UHD video

The budget-priced home-theater speaker is slimmer and more stylish than previous models, and it delivers multi-channel audio.

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Roland acquires majority stake in headphone-maker V-Moda

We interview V-Moda CEO Val Kolton, who will retain 30 percent of V-Moda and become a Roland product design consultant.

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.

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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.

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

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.