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.

BT5200 and BT2200

Puro Labs Bluetooth headphones review: These cans promise protection from noise-induced hearing loss

We audition the kids' and adult models and dig both of them.

Creative iRoar top-down look

Creative’s iRoar is a ridiculously powerful Bluetooth speaker

The Sound Blaster crew has some crazy ideas about how we should listen to music.

Sennheiser HD 800 S

Sennheiser launches new flagship headphones, the HD 800 S, and moves into the 3D-audio space with Ambeo

The HD 800 S is all about refinements, while the new focus on immersive audio signals a strategic shift for the company.

Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier

Here’s a head-snapper: Creative just announced a $5000 audiophile sound bar that streams music and video

The X-Fi Sonic Carrier packs 15 drivers, a wireless subwoofer, Dolby Atmos support, and an 800-watt amplifier.

MQA logo

MQA was one of the best products of CES 2015; soon, we’ll finally be able to buy and listen to music encoded with it

Audiophile download services and device manufacturers are lining up to deliver MQA-encoded music and the equipment to play it on.

The Loop earbud cable organizer

The Loop review: A simple tool for avoiding tangled earbud cables

This deceptively simple gadget keeps earbuds tangle-free and protected.

bebox front

Mohu BeBox review: An epic mashup of Bluetooth boombox and Android tablet

From the sound of it, Mohu is about to shake up portable entertainment in the same fashion that it has the TV-antenna market.

Lola headphones (white)

Lola headphones review: Futuristic design, custom fit, and great sound

The Lola’s cool design and bass-rich sound will appeal to millennials, but its audio performance falls just short of knocking more expensive headphones off their perch.

Puro Labs headphones

Puro Sound Labs introduces headphones designed to protect children’s hearing

These phones attenuate the input signal so that it doesn’t exceed a level that can cause permanent damage to the listener’s ears.

Lumoid home audio

Lumoid Listen lets you try out high-end audio gear before you buy it

This is a low-cost, novel twist on finding the perfect product.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

The next big things in home-theater: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X explained

What’s more immersive than surround sound? An audio system that can use the third dimension of height.