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.

Focal Clear reference headphones.

Focal Clear review: One of the finest headphones money can buy (and you'll need lots of it)

Astounding transparency, detail, clarity, and dynamics only begin to describe these cans' truly reference-quality performance.

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Focal Listen Wireless review

Focal's Listen Wireless offers outstanding Bluetooth wireless range and hands-free performance, but be sure to plug them in for the best sound.

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Astell&Kern XB10 Bluetooth headphone adapter.

Astell&Kern AK XB10 Bluetooth DAC and amp review: Wireless, hi-res audio for any headphones

You don't need new headphones to benefit from Qualcomm's aptX HD codec.

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Yamaha's YAS-107 sound bar

Yamaha YAS-107 soundbar review: This speaker delivers plenty of bang for the buck

Highly intelligible dialog and great overall performance make Yamaha's sound bar a top performer in its price class.

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N60 NC Wireless noise cancelling headphones.

AKG N60NC Wireless noise-cancelling headphones review: They cut the noise, not the music

Clear sound, good noise cancellation, and a compact footprint make these travel headphone exceptional.

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Primephonic review: Classical music fans get a high-res streaming service to call their own

This boutique service hits all the right notes with FLAC streams and high-resolution downloads.

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Phiaton's BT460 Bluetooth wireless headphones

Phiaton BT 460 Bluetooth headphone review: Sleek, smart, and feature rich. But they sound best wired

Innovative features and strong battery life set these headphones apart from the pack. Unfortunately, their Bluetooth audio performance falls short.

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Radsone EarStudio brings hi-res wireless streaming to any headphone.

EarStudio Bluetooth receiver review: Bring high-res wireless streaming to any wired headphones

This tiny box will add high-res music streaming, hands-free calling, and remote control capabilities to any headphones.

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The Focal Spark is a sweet-sounding in-ear-headphone.

Focal Spark in-ear-headphones review: Refined audio and French style on a budget

These modestly priced headphones sound leaps and bounds beyond their price tag.

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Focal Spark Wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Focal Spark Wireless in-ear headphone review: Audiophile sound at a budget price

The French manufacturer's in-ear-headphones will bathe you in intoxicating audiophile sound and a smart set of accessories without breaking your budget. And they won't fall off while you run.

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MartinLogan's Unison is a slick DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay solution.

MartinLogan Unison review: This DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay preamp will stream anything—including your vinyl

The Unison will stream just about any audio source in your home—including hi-res audio—while correcting your room's acoustic anomalies with Anthem Room Correction.

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JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

JBL's E55BT wireless headphones are light, fold to a travel-friendly footprint, and pair with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously. They also sound really good for the price.

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless in rose gold with aptX Bluetooth codec.

V-moda Crossfade 2 Wireless headphones: Exceptionally good cans

The Crossfade 2 Wireless keeps the same style and customization options of the original while delivering an upgraded sound that will please audiophiles.

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Blue Microphones Ella planar magnetic headphones review: Fantastic sound, with or wihout the onboard amp

Blue brings its strut-like headband and a Class AB amplifier to a set of planar magnetic cans.