Audio was one if the stand out topics at CES 2015, pretty much all of the main equipment sellers and many of the smaller start-ups attended to show off new products.
Gibson Brands had a very impressive tent on the green outside the LVCC and a trip inside demonstrated just how much recent acquisitions have added to the companies product portfolio. Not everyone realises that Gibson Group encompasses many well known audio equipment brands including Onkyo and Philips Audio. Aquisitions over recent years have helped it become one of the largest global audio equipment vendors.
Harman Group is another large collection of well known audio brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, JBL, Mark Levison and many more. Harman took over a section of the Hard Rock Hotel on the strip to showcase its new products across infotainment, lifestyle (home) and others.
Many more audio related companies had exhibition space in the main halls and suites – Sennheiser, Altec Lansing, Polk Audio, Bang & Olufsen, Creative Labs, Dali, Definitive Technology, DTS, Dolby Labs, Klipsch and Pure ti name but a few. There were also many technology companies such as Microchip, Broadcom, Qualcomm, etc which suppy essential building blocks for audio equipment.
All in all Audio was big news and will continue to be a big deal in 2015 and beyond.