Theo NicolakisFreelance contributor, TechHive

Theo Nicolakis is a C-Level technologist and digital communications professional. He's also a passionate audiophile and home theater aficionado.

Periodic Audio Nickel headphone amplifier

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.

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Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

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cambridge audio alva tt

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.

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Beoplay H9i ANC headphones.

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.

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Sonarworks True-Fi

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.

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Riva Concert Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker.

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.

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soundbar hero

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.

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Mixcder E7 active noise cancelling headphones

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.

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Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

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Fiio M7 portable music player

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.

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

These AKG headphones prioritize music reproduction over noise cancellation.

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Audio Technica LP120-USB

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.

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Focal Elegia closed back headphone.

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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1More Triple Driver Over-Ear Headphone

1More Triple Driver Over-Ear headphone review: A great value in personal audio

These cans continue the young company's tradition of delivering lots of sonic bang for the buck.

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TaoTronics 40-inch soundbar

TaoTronics 40-inch soundbar review: How low can you go?

A 40-inch soundbar for just $90? If your budget is tight and you can live with its quirks, TaoTronics offers a very inexpensive solution for improving your TV's sound.

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