Theo Nicolakis

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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.

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

AIAIAI TMA-2 modular headphone review: You'll pay a steep price to build your own headphone

AIAIAI TMA-2 modular headphone review: You'll pay a steep price to build your own headphone

This customizable, modular headphone sounds good, but has some quirks that mar its overall appeal.

Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?
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Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio
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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 noise-cancelling headphone review: A stunning refinement to a flagship

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 noise-cancelling headphone review: A stunning refinement to a flagship

High-end Danish audio maker, Bang and Olufsen is known for its striking designs and high-fidelity audio reproduction, and both characteristics are in abundance in the company’s latest flagship wireless headphone, the Beoplay...

Astell&Kern T9iE in-ear monitor review: Spectacular sound, with a price to match

Astell&Kern T9iE in-ear monitor review: Spectacular sound, with a price to match

Astell&Kern joined with high-end headphone builder Beyerdynamic to formulate the elegant, high-performance, but pricey T9iE in-ear monitors.

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

Mixcder E9 noise-cancelling headphones review: Good noise cancelling and sound at a budget price

Mixcder E9 noise-cancelling headphones review: Good noise cancelling and sound at a budget price

Mixcder’s new E9 wireless noise cancelling headphone are a great fit for those who want decent noise cancelling and sound and don’t mind sacrificing aesthetics and premium materials to get it.

Phiaton Curve BT120 NC review: A great value in noise-cancelling in-ear headphones

Phiaton Curve BT120 NC review: A great value in noise-cancelling in-ear headphones

Decent active noise cancellation and great sound combine with a solid feature set and design to produce a high-value package.

Monoprice Monolith desktop balanced headphone amplifer review: A high-value, high-performance audio component

Monoprice Monolith desktop balanced headphone amplifer review: A high-value, high-performance audio component

This desktop headphone amp with THX AAA technology will bring out the best performance from your headphones.

Astell&Kern SR15 review: This digital audio player is packed with features and high-fidelity performance

Astell&Kern SR15 review: This digital audio player is packed with features and high-fidelity performance

Astell&Kern's SR15 might be the best high-res portable player priced less than $800.

Denon DP-450USB turntable review: An ideal tool for digitizing your vinyl collection

Denon DP-450USB turntable review: An ideal tool for digitizing your vinyl collection

Denon’s DP-450USB delivers great sound and an easy way to digitize your vinyl—and you’ll want to find a better software solution than that comes bundled.

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