CES 2012: Compact Audio Systems

I had no idea when I wrote my CES Audio Preview how right I’d be. I predicted that Bluetooth and AirPlay wireless technologies would be making their way into tons of new audio gear, and sure enough, at CES both were as common as bad food. Bluetooth and AirPlay make extra-good sense in compact audio systems, which you’re likely to use with smartphones and computers.

Here’s a few of the most interesting compact audio products I’ve seen at the show so far, including advanced wireless models and a few old-fashioned analog input models. This is just the coolest stuff from a few manufacturers I met with. JBL, Sony, and Ferrari by Logic3 had several more interesting compact systems worth a look, too.