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 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.

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening
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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

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.

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.

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