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.

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Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play 'Jurassic Park'

Denon HEOS HomeCinema HS2 soundbar review: Alexa, play 'Jurassic Park'

You’ll find Denon’s Heos HomeCinema HS2 soundbar and wireless subwoofer a solid, feature-rich package.

Benchmark DAC3 HGC review: An outstanding all-in-one headphone amp, DAC, and preamp

Benchmark DAC3 HGC review: An outstanding all-in-one headphone amp, DAC, and preamp

"Benchmark" describes both the company's name and the DAC3 HGC's performance.

Yamaha YAS-108 review: One of the best entry-level soundbars you can buy

Yamaha YAS-108 review: One of the best entry-level soundbars you can buy

Strong sound, clear dialogue, DTS Virtual:X, and the ability to connect two Bluetooth devices at once make this small speaker a winner.

Shinola Canfield Pro review: These in-ear headphones deliver stylish looks, but mediocre sound

Shinola Canfield Pro review: These in-ear headphones deliver stylish looks, but mediocre sound

Slick style and outstanding build quality can't make up for sonic shortcomings.

Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right

Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right

You choose how much of the world to let in or keep out, or have the headphones do it for you automatically based on your surroundings and motion.

Aurvana Trio in-ear-headphone review: These balanced-armature headphones are a solid sonic value

Aurvana Trio in-ear-headphone review: These balanced-armature headphones are a solid sonic value

Value is the name of the game when it comes to the Aurvana Trio. You'll find lots of high-end features in these modestly priced headphones.

Periodic Audio Be in-ear-headphone review: These beryllium-based headphones sound oh so sweet

Periodic Audio Be in-ear-headphone review: These beryllium-based headphones sound oh so sweet

These headphones worth every penny of their asking price.

Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup promises to extend the company's bang-for-the-buck hi-fi tradition

Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup promises to extend the company's bang-for-the-buck hi-fi tradition

Refinement, not revolution, takes center stage in this redesign.

Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

An intoxicating sonic experience from a hi-res audio player that's as heavy as it is expensive.

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, Onkyo, and Questyle; one shines above all he others.

Fiio X7 Mark II review: You can swap out the amplifier in this Android-based high-res audio player

Fiio X7 Mark II review: You can swap out the amplifier in this Android-based high-res audio player

The Fiio X7 Mark II’s modular architecture, apps, and sweet sound make this a great choice for serious music lovers who want an Andriod-based hi-res audio player.

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