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.

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.

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.

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.

Astell&Kern AK70 MKII review: The best pocket-sized digital audio player in its price range

Astell&Kern AK70 MKII review: The best pocket-sized digital audio player in its price range

Sweet sound, a rich feature set, and a small footprint make this one of the best small DAPs on the market.

UA Sport Flex wireless headphone review: Made for active music lovers

UA Sport Flex wireless headphone review: Made for active music lovers

With an LED safety light, adjustable neckband, and enough sonic energy to pump up any workout, these JBL-designed, Under Armour-branded Bluetooth headphones are a smart exercise companion.

Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

Polk Audio Signa S1 soundbar review: This budget speaker is a big improvement over the built-in audio in most TVs

Polk’s Signa S1 soundbar and wireless subwoofer offer a super-slim package at a budget price for those wanting to hear what they've been missing from their TV’s built-in audio.

Vizio SmartCast Sound Bar (model SB3651-E6) review: The high-tech feature set comes with a few sonic tradeoffs

Vizio SmartCast Sound Bar (model SB3651-E6) review: The high-tech feature set comes with a few sonic tradeoffs

This soundbar delivers true 5.1-channel surround sound, but you'll need to hear it to decide if Vizio made the right compromises in its effort to hit this price point.

Q Acoustics M3 soundbar review: This budget-priced speaker delivers an outstanding audio performance

Q Acoustics M3 soundbar review: This budget-priced speaker delivers an outstanding audio performance

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better sonic performer at this price-point.

Shinola Canfield over-ear headphones review: These cans are made for hipsters, not audiophiles

Shinola Canfield over-ear headphones review: These cans are made for hipsters, not audiophiles

Sub-par audio quality taints these otherwise beautifully styled and solidly built headphones.

2017 New York Audio Show: From the cool to the outrageous, long live great audio

2017 New York Audio Show: From the cool to the outrageous, long live great audio

Audio bliss from a few hundred dollars to a quarter million

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