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.

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.

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.

Monolith by Monoprice Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology review: High value, minor flaws

Monolith by Monoprice Portable Headphone Amp and DAC with THX AAA Technology review: High value, minor flaws

This affordable and portable headphone amp will bring out the best in your headphones; but the unit's size, weight, and smudge-prone surface keep it from earning our highest mark.

Primephonic app review:  The unrivaled classical music streaming service comes to Android and iOS

Primephonic app review: The unrivaled classical music streaming service comes to Android and iOS

Primephonic's mobile app for iOS and Android delivers the best parts of its classical music service to smart devices—with one glaring omission.

AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles

AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles

These on-ear wireless headphones sport an ultra-compact, folding form factor and good wireless features, but their wired performance is where they really shine.

House of Marley Exodus headphone review: Sustainably sourced, sweet-sounding headphones

House of Marley Exodus headphone review: Sustainably sourced, sweet-sounding headphones

The Exodus proves that you don't need to sacrifice sweet sound for mindfully sourced and sustainably built headphones

Periodic Audio Nickel headphone amp review: Make your smartphone sound like a high-res digital audio player

Periodic Audio Nickel headphone amp review: Make your smartphone sound like a high-res digital audio player

Music comes alive through the headphones you love most when played on even an average smart device or PC.

Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable review: Spin all your favorite vinyl and stream it in high-res, too

Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable review: Spin all your favorite vinyl and stream it in high-res, too

This easy-to-use, high-performance turntable lets you stream your favorite records to any audio system with a Bluetooth receiver, including wireless headphones.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i review: Gorgeous headphones with great active noise cancellation

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i review: Gorgeous headphones with great active noise cancellation

B&O's H9i headphones hit a high note with excellent active noise cancellation, premium build quality, and superb sound.

Sonarworks True-Fi review: The promise of studio-quality sound from average headphones

Sonarworks True-Fi review: The promise of studio-quality sound from average headphones

True-Fi will correct your headphone's frequency anomalies with the click of a button.

Riva Concert speaker review: A smart speaker that sounds good, too

Riva Concert speaker review: A smart speaker that sounds good, too

This sweet-sounding speaker is built to satisfy the music lover, and it's outfitted with high-end features you don't typically see at this price.

Mixcder E7 wirelesss headphone review: Active noise cancelling for very tight budgets

Mixcder E7 wirelesss headphone review: Active noise cancelling for very tight budgets

Just don't expect these ultra low-priced wireless ANC headphones to be Bose or Sony busters.

Fiio M7 digital audio player review: aptX HD and LDAC support for streaming high-res audio over Bluetooth

Fiio M7 digital audio player review: aptX HD and LDAC support for streaming high-res audio over Bluetooth

This entry-level player delivers wireless high-resolution audio in a pocket-sized package for the audiophile on the go, but it's dearth of features might be too bare bones for some.

AKG N700NC Wireless headphone review: Finally, noise-cancelling headphones an audiophile can love

AKG N700NC Wireless headphone review: Finally, noise-cancelling headphones an audiophile can love

These AKG headphones prioritize music reproduction over noise cancellation.

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable review: Listen to your vinyl collection and digitize it, too

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable review: Listen to your vinyl collection and digitize it, too

Vinyl records are making a major comeback, but digital recordings are better suited to mobile pursuits. Audio-Technica's USB turntable gives you the best of both worlds.

Focal Elegia headphone review: Rich, luxurious sound and impeccable design

Focal Elegia headphone review: Rich, luxurious sound and impeccable design

Focal's first closed-back headphone for audiophiles is a winner.

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