The market for Bluetooth speakers is pretty packed, so it can clever engineering, marketing, or both to stand out and attract attention. While speakers still come in a variety of shapes and sizes, “rectangular” or “cylindrical” still appear to dominate. Yawn. Boring.
When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, it’s not an easy thing to stand apart from the rest. As you should know by now, they come in all colors, shapes, and sizes by all sorts of different manufacturers. But while I was roaming around at CES 2014 earlier this year, one in particular caught my eye at the iLuv booth.
One great aspect about attending CES for a week is that you get to hear a lot of audio products in action. The only real problem is that you don’t really get to listen to them, since there is so much noise and bustle all around. When I met with the team at the Libratone booth, I wanted more and louder, but without all the surrounding noise. So like any awesome company, they let me borrow one.
Creative Technology loves audio, but they probably know that we consumers love audio more than they do. We do, dammit. So this is why they’ve taken such care to produce and support such awesome audio-related products over the decades. Speakers, sound cards, all of it.
Although the number of Bluetooth speakers grows each month, there are so many more non-wireless speakers on the market. Many of these, arguably, present better and more detailed sound quality than some of the newer generations. It’s a shame to think that an excellent speaker could be considered obsolete simply due to the lack of wireless to complement the surge of mobile trends.
Many companies are making a return to Hi-Fi with releases of audio products touting improved sound quality. From headphones to speakers, easily portable or not, consumers have a wide range of options available.
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If you haven’t noticed, there have been a lot (i.e. a flood) of new audio products hitting the market recently. New technologies and features have been added to speaker systems to add value and maintain a competitive edge.
While roaming the halls of CES 2014, you couldn’t get very far without passing another booth showing off an assortment of Bluetooth speakers and/or headphones. Bright colors had been a recurring theme as well, with some products looking more like polished candy than pressed plastic.
On Monday, Monster Products took the stage for their CES 2014 press conference. In the typical Monster fashion, head monster Noel Lee took the stage as Rihanna’s “Monster” blared in the background. After a sentimental slideshow about Monster’s 35 years in the industry, Lee explained that Monster would be bringing back some vintage classics from Monster’s timeline, such as classic cables and connectors.
If you haven’t been feeling inundated by the selection of emerging audio products, just give it a week or so. Some exciting stuff is going to be shown at CES 2014. One exhibitor, Soundfreaq, a manufacturer of wireless speakers, will be unveiling a number of new products at CES 2014 / CES Unveiled. The Pocket more »