Theo Nicolakis

Freelance contributor

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

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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.

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.

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.

Roon Labs' Nucleus music server review: Exquisite hardware for exceptional software

Roon Labs' Nucleus music server review: Exquisite hardware for exceptional software

The Nucleus is a superb—but very expensive—platform for running Roon Labs' marvelous Roon music server software.

V-Moda M-100 Crossfade Master headphone review: The best headphone V-Moda has ever made

V-Moda M-100 Crossfade Master headphone review: The best headphone V-Moda has ever made

The first real collaboration between V-Moda and majority stakeholder Roland delivers sonic refinements and performance improvements in just about every area.

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

The first soundbar with DTS Virtual:X technology is impressive, but it's not perfect.

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.

Fluance AB40 Soundbase review: This speaker delivers a bona fide theater experience in any room

Fluance AB40 Soundbase review: This speaker delivers a bona fide theater experience in any room

This $250 soundbase has a big footprint that delivers equally big sound.

Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Wi-Fi turntable review: Stream your LPs to any room in your home

Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Wi-Fi turntable review: Stream your LPs to any room in your home

Yamaha's turntable lets you stream your vinyl LPs to any or every room in your home, thanks to its support for the company's MusicCast wireless streaming platform.

Vizio SB2020 Sound Bar review: This ultra-compact, budget soundbar delivers budget sound

Vizio SB2020 Sound Bar review: This ultra-compact, budget soundbar delivers budget sound

Vizio's entry-level, ultra-compact soundbar breaks the mold with its small form factor, but the very narrow parameters of its audio performance detracts from its value.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6 review: B&O's signature sound in an in-ear monitor

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E6 review: B&O's signature sound in an in-ear monitor

The Beoplay E6 is a wireless in-ear-headphone in a sweat- and dust-resistant package that's just the ticket for active lifestyles.

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