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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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