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.

Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

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.

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Pulse Subwoofer review: Reference sound and outstanding streaming features

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar and Pulse Subwoofer review: Reference sound and outstanding streaming features

This soundbar/subwoofer combo is for audiophiles and cineastes who can afford to indulge their craving for refined, dynamic sound.

Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos review: This speaker covers all the bases

This soundbar features immersive audio for movies, Chromecast for multi-room audio, and Google Assistant support for voice control.

Billie Jean in-ear headphone review: Audiophile performance on a mainstream budget

Billie Jean in-ear headphone review: Audiophile performance on a mainstream budget

The partnership between Astell&Kern and Jerry Harvey Audio delivers an affordable winner.

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. Find out which shine above the others.

Activo CT10 high-res digital audio player review: High-end personal audio without the high-end price tag

Activo CT10 high-res digital audio player review: High-end personal audio without the high-end price tag

Sweet sound, compact size, superb interface, rich feature set, and a $299 price tag render this player a steal.

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.

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